Milwaukee® Improves Productivity for Linemen with the Fastest Way to Crimp

MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool continues to expand their M18™ crimper lineup with the new M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ 12T Latched Linear Crimper. Designed for power utility distribution, substation construction, and commercial electrical applications, this 12T crimper delivers linemen, underground cable splicers, and commercial electricians the fastest way to crimp by offering increased speed and control in application. Featuring an ergonomic design and instant pressure verification technology, this addition to Milwaukee’s FORCE LOGIC™ lineup ensures users the fastest connections in all elements.

The M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ 12T Latched Linear Crimper offers the lightest, most balanced inline design to deliver users maximum control. Structured with a centered, balanced grip to allow one-handed use in multiple orientations, the crimper features an enlarged trigger and electronic release button to enable both left- and right-handed users to easily activate the tool while wearing thick Class 3 gloves without changing hand position. The quick-release and push-to-close style latch pin can be easily opened or secured with just one touch, while the head of the crimper features a 340-degree rotation. Delivering faster resets on consecutive crimps, AUTO-DUMP™ technology automatically retracts the crimper once pressure is fully reached. With optimized ergonomics and design, users are provided more versatility in accessing a variety of jobsite applications. 

Predictive Force Monitoring (PFM™) technology delivers the fastest crimp speeds across all connector types and sizes while also ensuring full-pressure crimps. Prior to application, a pre-crimp battery check confirms that the battery has enough charge to complete a full crimp. Once the application is complete and full pressure is reached, a green LED light instantly verifies after every cycle, improving user confidence, precision, and efficiency. Equipped with a POWERSTATE™ Brushless Motor and REDLINK™ Electronics, the tool delivers the fastest connections in all elements by ensuring unmatched reliability on a jobsite’s toughest climates. The crimper’s ventless design and the sealed high-speed hydraulic system deliver consistent performance from -4°F to 140°F, driving maximum reliability and speed on the job site.

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 upload data and history to create custom reports to 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 Latched 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 Latched Linear Crimper - 2878-22

  • Style: Latched Linear
  • Output Force: 12 Tons
  • Length: 20.9”
  • Height: 5.25”
  • Weight w/o Battery: 13.1lbs
  • Head Rotation: 340°
  • Full Pressure Indicator: Yes
  • Adaptive Pressure Control: PFM™
  • ONE KEY™ Enabled: Yes

Kit Includes: (1) M18™ Force Logic™ 12T Latched Linear Crimper (1) M18 2.0 Ah Lithium-Ion Compact Battery (1) M18 XC 5.0 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery (1) M12 and M18 Multi-Voltage Battery Charger, (1) Contractor Bag

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.