Milwaukee® Provides Linemen the Easiest Way to Make Uniform Crimps

MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver unprecedented productivity enhancement for linemen with the M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ 6T Latched Linear Utility Crimper, providing linemen the easiest way to make uniform crimps. Optimized for both underground and overhead distribution applications, this latest addition to Milwaukee’s 6T utility crimper lineup features a latched head that easily opens and secures around the wire and rotates 340 degrees for maximum control in any orientation.

"We are committed to designing solutions for the unique challenges of the power utility industry,” said Troy Marks, Group Product Marketing Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “The latched linear style utilizes linear pressure to create the most uniform crimp appearance, allowing for an even distribution of the crimped material. By ensuring smooth and even crimps, users are able to more easily apply protective wrap over the outside of the connector, ultimately improving isolation from the elements. This style also easily opens and secures, giving the user added confidence knowing only the intended wire gets crimped.”

The M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ 6T Latched Linear Utility Crimper features an inline design, and the latched-style head is easily opened and rotates 340 degrees for unmatched access into confined spaces. The enlarged trigger and dual electronic release buttons allow both left- and right-handed utility workers to easily activate the cordless crimper tool without changing hand positions. The Milwaukee 6T Utility Crimper is lighter weight and more balanced than competitive 6T latched crimpers, reducing operator fatigue.

Featuring Predictive Force Monitoring (PFM™), full pressure is ensured on every cycle for consistent crimps, with a green LED instantly verifying when full pressure is reached. Before beginning a cycle, the tool automatically does a pre-crimp battery check, ensuring there is enough power to complete a crimp. With sealed electronics to keep dirt and moisture out, the high-speed hydraulic system is optimized for consistent performance in temperatures from -4°F to 140°F for unmatched reliability in all climates and weather.

As a complete problem-solving solution, the tool is compatible with, ONE KEY™,** allowing users to sync the tool wirelessly with their mobile device or desktop. Users can upload data and history to create custom reports that track the pressure and timing of every crimp, identify where and when the tool was last seen, and track the utilization and service intervals of the tool to maximize uptime and maintain inventory.

From the power plant, through transmission and distribution, it is Milwaukee’s goal to improve reliability and productivity for linemen by offering solutions that help increase confidence on the job. The new M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ 6T Linear Utility Crimper joins a wide range of power tools, cordless crimpers and cutters, high-output lighting, hand tools, storage, and linemen accessories that continue to deliver on this mission.

*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™ 6T Latched Linear Utility Crimper (2979-22)

  • Style: Latched Linear
  • Output Force: 6 Tons
  • Length: 17-1/4”
  • Height: 3-3/4”
  • Weight w/o Battery: 6.3 lbs
  • Head Rotation: 340°
  • Full Pressure Indicator: Yes
  • Adaptive Pressure Control: PFM™
  • ONE KEY™ Enabled: Yes

Kit Includes: M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ 6T Latched Linear Crimper (2979-20), (2) M18™ REDLITHIUM™ CP2.0 Batteries (48-11-1820), (1) M18™ & M12™Multi-Voltage Charger (48-59-1812), (1) 6T Crimper & Cutter Bag (48-22-8277)

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 their 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 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.