Align, Crimp, Repeat: Milwaukee® Provides the Fastest Way to Crimp

MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool introduces the fastest, most productive 12-ton Kearney-style crimper with the latest addition to their growing crimper lineup. With speed and unmatched reliability, their new M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ 12T Kearney Linear Crimper is the fastest way to crimp, with fully enclosed high-speed hydraulics.

The 12-ton crimper’s linear design provides linemen with an optimized center grip for ideal balance and maximum control. The crimper can be used one-handed, freeing the user’s other hand and allowing them to complete the crimp in fewer steps. A 340˚ head rotation allows the crimper to be set up in multiple orientations and in a variety of spaces, such as transformers, substations, and overhead applications. Designed for both left and right-handed users, the crimper’s enlarged trigger and electronic release button enable quick activation, even while wearing Class 3 gloves. Compatible with all industry-standard Kearney dies, the battery-powered crimper has a pull-pin die retention system for fast, tool-less die changes.

To ensure a full crimp can be completed, a pre-crimp battery check automatically confirms the battery has enough charge. Milwaukee’s Predictive Force Monitoring (PFM™) constantly measures the linear crimper’s output force, delivering the fastest crimp speeds across all connector types and sizes, including stirrups, tension splices, H-taps, and C-taps. PFM™ technology ensures full pressure is reached during every crimp cycle and a green crimp indicator LED verifies full pressure was reached by the user.

Milwaukee’s M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ 12T Kearney Linear Crimper is the fastest 12-ton crimper for 12-ton Kearney dies. A fully enclosed, high-speed hydraulic system is optimized for consistent performance from –4˚ to 140˚. Combined with a POWERSTATE Brushless Motor, weather-protected REDLINK Electronics, and Milwaukee’s M18 REDLITHIUM Battery Packs, this Milwaukee utility crimper provides users unmatched reliability in the toughest elements, keeping dirt, dust, and moisture out. After reaching full pressure, Auto Dump technology automatically returns the ram, allowing users to reset faster when completing consecutive crimps.

As an additional benefit, the crimper is compatible with ONE KEY™** which allows users to sync the tool wirelessly with their mobile device or desktop. With this technology, users can record and store data from every crimp made to create custom reports, track the timing and pressure of every crimp, identify a tool’s location, and utilize integrated tool security. 

Milwaukee is committed to improving productivity by providing performance-driven and trade-focused solutions so users can perform an entire day's work on one battery system. The M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ 12T Kearney Linear Crimper is fully compatible with the entire M18™ line, now offering more than 250 power tool solutions.

*FORCE LOGIC™ is engineered to not only improve upon, but fundamentally change the way high-force tools are used in the field. Through thoughtful design focused on workflow, each tool simplifies a complicated process to deliver the best user experience of its kind and the smartest way to work.

**ONE-KEY™ is the first digital platform for tools and equipment. By integrating industry-leading tool electronics with a custom-built cloud-based program, ONE-KEY™ provides a new level of control and access to information that revolutionizes the way work gets done. The ability to customize, track, and manage through ONE-KEY™ fundamentally changes the way users interact with their tools. 


M18™ Force Logic™ 12T Kearney Linear Crimper - 2878K-22

  • Die Compatibility: 12T Kearney
  • Output Force: 12 Tons
  • Length (Tool-Only): 21.5”
  • Height (Tool-Only): 5.6”
  • Width (Tool-Only): 3.5”
  • Weight w/o Battery: 15.8 lbs.
  • Head Rotation: 340˚
  • Operating Temperatures (˚ F): -4˚  to 140˚
  • Full Pressure Indicator: Yes
  • Adaptive Pressure Control System: PFM™
  • ONE KEY™ Enabled: Yes

Kit Includes: (1) M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ 12T Inline Kearney Crimper (2878K-22), (1) M18™ REDLITHIUM™ CP2.0 Battery (48-11-1820), (1) M18™ REDLITHIUM™ XC5.0 Extended Capacity Battery Pack (48-11-1850), (1) M18™ & M12™ Multi-Voltage Charger (48-59-1812)

About Milwaukee Tool

Milwaukee Tool, founded in 1924, is a global leader in delivering innovative solutions to the professional construction trades that increase productivity and safety. Milwaukee® is known for its world-leading M12™, M18™, and MX FUEL™ cordless systems, the ground-breaking performance of their cordless innovations, safety solutions, battery-powered outdoor power equipment, jobsite lighting and clean-up, time-saving tool accessories, and innovative hand tool and PACKOUT™ Modular Storage products. The company is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced, trade-specific solutions.

Milwaukee Tool is a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY). For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® products, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit www.milwaukeetool.com.