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Northern Industrial Tools Nut Cracker Is One Serious Piece Of Holiday Kit

Northern Industrial Tools Nut Cracker (Image courtesy Northern Tool + Equipment)
By Andrew Liszewski

I’m not really sure why nuts are more popular around the holidays, particularly when they’re still in the shell, but I think it might have something to do with relieving stress or pent-up rage when you smash them open. And while it might not be as satisfying as using a straight-up hammer, this nutcracker from Northern Tool + Equipment ($11.99) looks like it was designed sometime in the middle ages, and pulling the lever to bring an end to an innocent walnut just seems like it would be really satisfying.

[ Northern Industrial Tools Nut Cracker ] VIA [ The Green Head ]








  • mcman

    Frankly I doubt I could build one for less than $12. Could be a good gift for someone who is hard to buy for.

  • franco1975

    My gf's mother cracks walnuts withe her bare hands. Probably imagines they were mine.

  • Jessicat

    Walnuts are not innocent. They deserve the smashing death they get.

    But most people I know like collecting the tin men style nutcracker. This is for someone who would like not the ordinary thing.

  • Nikkita Croix

    It looks like the threaded adjustable end would be difficult to adjust. It could use a little handle to make that easier. I usually get nuts that have already been shelled, but if you like working for your food, this would be more useful than the decoration only nutcrackers.

  • mcman

    Frankly I doubt I could build one for less than $12. Could be a good gift for someone who is hard to buy for.

  • franco1975

    My gf's mother cracks walnuts withe her bare hands. Probably imagines they were mine.

  • Jessicat

    Walnuts are not innocent. They deserve the smashing death they get.

    But most people I know like collecting the tin men style nutcracker. This is for someone who would like not the ordinary thing.

  • Nikkita Croix

    It looks like the threaded adjustable end would be difficult to adjust. It could use a little handle to make that easier. I usually get nuts that have already been shelled, but if you like working for your food, this would be more useful than the decoration only nutcrackers.