Milwaukee Tools has made major strides in efficiency and innovation with their crimping tools, and the newest edition to Milwaukee’s 6T crimper lineup, the M18 FORCE LOGIC 6T Utility Crimper, is no exception. Its sleek and ergonomic design paired with a 340° rotating head allows any crimping project to be completed with ease. The consistent and accurate performance that this tool provides sets it apart from the competition, and drastically improves user productivity. This crimper has a plethora of unique features that will practically do your job for you!


Milwaukee understands the need for versatility in a crimping tool, so they designed this tool to adapt to the different needs of linemen. The M18 FORCE LOGIC 6T Utility Crimper has a slimmer grip and enlarged trigger that creates the perfect balance when held overhead or underground, which helps reduce strain on your shoulders and upper body. This is a common complaint from industry professionals who often have to reach into difficult areas when completing projects. There are eight interchangeable jaws that can be used with the base tool so only one tool is needed for any job. Additionally, this crimper has dual electronic release buttons so it can be used by left- and right-handed users without having to switch hand positions. The linear crimper is able to crimp up to 4/0 line taps and cut 750MCM Cu, 1000MCM Al, 477 ACSR, ½” EHS Guy Wire, 3/8” Rebar, and 3/8” Ground Rod.

“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.”

Troy Marks, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Milwaukee Tool

Pressure Control

One key feature of the 6T Utility Crimper is that it uses Predictive Force Monitoring (PFM). PFM is an adaptive pressure control system that measures force output during use so your tool delivers consistent and accurate pressure 100% of the time and won’t burn out when crimping larger wires. This tool can complete up to 280 crimps per charge on 3/0 AL splices when paired with the M18 REDLITHIUM CP2.0 Battery Pack. The battery offers a pre-check feature that measures the battery life and alerts you if there is not enough power to complete each crimp. This helps ensure that your tool will not lose power mid-use and is able to complete each task in its entirety.


The 6T Utility Crimper crimper can withstand any weather conditions and work environments, from -20°C/-4°F to 60°C/140°F due to its durable design. Professionals in this industry work in many different environments, so Milwaukee made sure that this tool is reliable enough to perform effectively wherever you take it. The internal components are sealed tightly to protect them from dust, dirt, and moisture which increases the lifespan of this product.

Wireless Connectivity

Your data and usage history with the 6T Utility Crimper can be uploaded using Milwaukee’s ONE KEY system, which is a digital platform that syncs important data to a mobile device or desktop. Users can track the pressure and timing of each crimp, as well as identify where the tool was last in use. The ONE KEY system is a revolutionary way for users to keep track of information and ensure that your data is stored accurately.


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


  • 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.

Available in 6 Kit Formations:

  • M18 FORCE LOGIC 6T Linear Utility Crimper Kit w/ Snub Nose Jaw (2978-22)
  • M18 FORCE LOGIC 6T Linear Utility Crimper Kit w/ BG-D3 Jaw (2978-22BG)
  • M18 FORCE LOGIC 6T Linear Utility Crimper Kit w/ Kearney Jaw (2978-22K)
  • M18 FORCE LOGIC 6T Linear Utility Crimper Kit w/ O-D3 Jaw (2978-22O)
  • M18 FORCE LOGIC 6T Linear Utility Crimper Kit w/ BG-D3 Jaw & Cutting Jaws (2978-BGKIT)
  • M18 FORCE LOGIC 6T Linear Utility Crimper Kit w/ O-D3 Jaw & Cutting Jaws (2978-OKIT)

If you are looking for a crimping tool that truly does it all, this is the one for you. Check out Milwaukee’s entire M18 crimping lineup to see why professionals have stood by Milwaukee products for years. If you have any questions about the new Milwaukee 6T Linear Utility Crimper, or any of their other products, the Ohio Power Tool team can help! Give us a call at 800-242-4424, email us at, or leave a comment below! To be the first to know about new products and deals, subscribe to our e-newsletter and follow us on social media!