Milwaukee M18 FORCE LOGIC 6T Linear Utility Crimper 2978-20

Milwaukee has announced a new M18 FORCE LOGIC 6T Linear Utility Crimper 2978-20 to help linemen. According to Milwaukee it will launch as early as November 2020. Check out their press release below for all the deets!

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MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool continues to deliver unprecedented productivity enhancements for linemen with the M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ 6T Linear Utility Crimper – the fastest, most versatile way to crimp. The newest member of Milwaukee’s 6T crimper offering, this linear crimper has a slim grip and enlarged trigger, specifically designed for use with Class 3 gloves. This optimized grip delivers best-in-class balance and pairs with the tool’s 340-degree rotating head for the easiest set-up.

“Last year we crossed a major milestone with the launch of our M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ 15T Crimper and M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ 10,000 psi Hydraulic Pump, which enabled crews to cut and crimp every size wire and cable from distribution through transmission all on the M18™ platform,” said Troy Marks, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “The introduction of this new 6T linear crimper reinforces the fact that there is no other battery platform in the world that can match the power and capability of the M18™ System; and there’s simply no other system that has the sheer number of solutions specifically designed for the unique challenges of the power utility industry.”

The M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ 6T Linear Utility Crimper is designed with numerous features to give users maximum control and versatility. Dual electronic release buttons allows both left and right-handed users to easily activate without changing hand positions eight interchangeable jaws allow users to tackle of variety of applications with a single base tool, including crimping up to 4/0 line taps and cutting 750MCM Cu, 1000MCM Al, 477 ACSR, ½” EHS Guy Wire, 3/8” Rebar, and 3/8” Ground Rod.

Featuring Predictive Force Monitoring (PFM™), an adaptive pressure control system, the tool constantly measures force output delivering consistent speed that won’t bog down on larger connectors. A green LED indicator light provides users instant pressure verification to ensure they’ve achieved the correct pressure every time. Pre-crimp battery check automatically ensures there’s enough battery charge to fully complete each crimp and not get stuck on a connector, a common occurrence with competitive units.

When powered by an M18™ REDLITHIUM™ CP2.0 Battery Pack, the tool delivers up to 280 crimps per charge on 3/0 AL splices and is optimized for consistent performance from -20°C/-4°F to 60°C/140°F giving confidence that any job can be completed in any environment. For maximum protection against the elements, sealed electronics keep dirt, dust and moisture out, protecting internal components for the longest tool life in the industry.

The tool is also compatible with the digital platform, ONE KEY™,** which allows the user 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 monitor the utilization and service intervals of the tool to maximize uptime and keep inventory lean.

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 Linear Utility Crimper (2978-20)

  • Output Force: 6 Tons
  • Length: 19.9” (Tool, Jaw & Battery)
  • Height: 5.1” (Tool, Jaw & Battery)
  • Weight: 7.5 lbs (Tool, Jaw & Battery)
  • Head Rotation: 340°
  • Full Pressure Indicator: Yes
  • Adaptive Pressure Control: PFM™
  • ONE KEY™ Enabled: Yes

Available in 6 Kit Formations:

  • M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ 6T Linear Utility Crimper Kit w/ Snub Nose Jaw (2978-22)
    • Includes: M18 FORCE LOGIC™ 6T Linear Utility Crimper, Snub Nose Crimping Jaw, (2) M18™ RED LITHIUM™ CP 2.0 Battery Packs, M12™/M18™ Multi-Voltage Charger, and Utility Truck Bag.
  • M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ 6T Linear Utility Crimper Kit w/ BG-D3 Jaw (2978-22BG)
    • Includes: M18 FORCE LOGIC™ 6T Linear Utility Crimper, BG-D3 Crimping Jaw, (2) M18™ RED LITHIUM™ CP 2.0 Battery Packs, M12™/M18™ Multi-Voltage Charger, and Utility Truck Bag.
  • M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ 6T Linear Utility Crimper Kit w/ Kearney Jaw (2978-22K)
    • Includes: M18 FORCE LOGIC™ 6T Linear Utility Crimper, Kearney Jaw, (2) M18™ RED LITHIUM™ CP 2.0 Battery Packs, M12™/M18™ Multi-Voltage Charger, and Utility Truck Bag.
  • M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ 6T Linear Utility Crimper Kit w/ O-D3 Jaw (2978-22O)
    • Includes: M18 FORCE LOGIC™ 6T Linear Utility Crimper, O-D3 Crimping Jaw, (2) M18™ RED LITHIUM™ CP 2.0 Battery Packs, M12™/M18™ Multi-Voltage Charger, and Utility Truck Bag.
  • M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ 6T Linear Utility Crimper Kit w/ BG-D3 Jaw & Cutting Jaws (2978-22BGKIT)
    • Includes: M18 FORCE LOGIC™ 6T Linear Utility Crimper, BG-D3 Crimping Jaw, 750 MCM CU/AL Cutting Jaw, 477 ACSR Cutting Jaw, (2) M18™ RED LITHIUM™ CP 2.0 Battery Packs, M12™/M18™ Multi-Voltage Charger, and Utility Truck Bag.
  • M18™ FORCE LOGIC™ 6T Linear Utility Crimper Kit w/ O-D3 Jaw & Cutting Jaws (2978-22OKIT)
    • Includes: M18 FORCE LOGIC™ 6T Linear Utility Crimper, O-D3 Crimping Jaw, 750 MCM CU/AL Cutting Jaw, 477 ACSR Cutting Jaw, (2) M18™ RED LITHIUM™ CP 2.0 Battery Packs, M12™/M18™ Multi-Voltage Charger, and Utility Truck Bag.


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