Milwaukee Tool has taken a giant leap forward in the world of electrical tools with the introduction of their latest innovation, the M18 FORCE LOGIC 12T Kearney Linear Crimper (2878K-22). This game-changing tool is set to revolutionize the way linemen and professionals in the field work, offering unparalleled speed, reliability, and versatility.

A Crimper That Redefines Efficiency

The M18 FORCE LOGIC 12T Kearney Linear Crimper is designed to be the fastest and most productive 12-ton crimper on the market. Its fully enclosed high-speed hydraulics ensure consistent and reliable performance, even in challenging conditions ranging from -4˚ to 140˚F. This means it can handle the toughest elements, keeping dirt, dust, and moisture at bay, making it a reliable companion for professionals in the field.

Optimized Design for Maximum Control

One of the standout features of this crimper is its linear design, which provides linemen with an optimized center grip for ideal balance and maximum control. Furthermore, it allows the user to operate it with one hand, thereby freeing up their other hand for added convenience and efficiency.

360-Degree Flexibility for Versatile Applications

The M18 FORCE LOGIC 12T Kearney Linear Crimper features a 340˚ head rotation, allowing it to be set up in multiple orientations and fit into tight spaces, such as transformers, substations, and overhead applications. This level of flexibility makes it an invaluable tool for a wide range of electrical projects.

Enhanced User Experience

Milwaukee has gone the extra mile to enhance the user experience. The crimper is designed for both left and right-handed users and features an enlarged trigger and electronic release button for quick activation, even while wearing Class 3 gloves. Additionally, it’s compatible with all industry-standard Kearney dies, thanks to its pull-pin die retention system, which enables fast, tool-less die changes.

Smart Technology for Enhanced Performance

The M18 FORCE LOGIC 12T Kearney Linear Crimper comes equipped with Milwaukee’s Predictive Force Monitoring (PFM) technology. This innovation constantly measures the output force, ensuring the fastest crimp speeds across all connector types and sizes. The green crimp indicator LED verifies that the crimp reached full pressure, guaranteeing a secure connection.

ONE-KEY Integration

One of the standout features of this crimper is its compatibility with ONE KEY, Milwaukee’s digital platform for tools and equipment. This allows users to sync the tool wirelessly with their mobile devices or desktops. With ONE-KEY, users can record and store data from every crimp made, create custom reports, track timing and pressure, identify the tool’s location, and ensure integrated tool security.


Here’s a quick overview of the key specifications for the M18 FORCE LOGIC 12T Kearney Linear Crimper (2878K-22):

The kit contains everything you need to get started:

(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)

Milwaukee’s commitment to improving productivity and providing performance-driven solutions shines through in the M18 FORCE LOGIC 12T Kearney Linear Crimper. It’s fully compatible with the entire M18 line, which now boasts more than 250 power tool solutions. Engineers have designed this crimper to simplify complex processes and provide an unmatched user experience in the world of high-force tools.

The M18 FORCE LOGIC 12T Kearney Linear Crimper (2878K-22) will be launched this November but pre-sales are available right now at Ohio Power Tool. Click here to shop now!  Don’t hesitate to reach out at or 614-481-2111 with any questions, comments, or concerns, and be sure to follow us on all your favorite social media channels to stay in the know on all the latest announcements, deals, news, and more!