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Lever Action Nutcracker

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Crack nuts faster than ever. Built to crack black walnuts, hickory nuts, butternuts and macadamia nuts, but also works well on English walnuts and pecans. Features geared lever. Fully adjustable. Cast aluminum.

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Why did you choose this?
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John S on Sep 3, 2020
Because I have a Walnut tree and the walnuts have a very hard shell.
Melody B on Mar 27, 2019
John S on Sep 3, 2020
Because of the variety of different nuts, I hope that it will do everything that their literature said it would.
Oliver B on Dec 5, 2019
Because I have a Walnut tree and the walnuts have a very hard shell.
Melody B on Mar 27, 2019
The reviews were good
Bonnie P on Dec 11, 2018
My neighbor has one and it works great
sandra h on Nov 4, 2018
Because I have many hard shell nut trees and this is the best nut cracker that I have seen for that
Resa T on Sep 23, 2018
It's a gift for my son who has a pecan tree, and it is reported to do a good job on pecans. I hope! They are hard to crack right with little hand nut crackers, and this should make the job much easier. Stark Brothers has not disappointed me yet.
JO K on May 11, 2018
Lever Action Nutcracker was recommended by my mother. I was able to use hers before I purchased one for myself. It seems to be a quality product.
Elizabeth T on Nov 14, 2017
To crack black walnuts from our walnut trees.
MICHAEL O on Jan 14, 2017
I have been looking for an easy to use nut cracker, this is it!
Michael P on Jan 4, 2017
This is the BEST nut cracker. Purchased 1 for us and love it so I purchased several for friends to give for Xmas along with a box of homegrown nuts!
June B on Nov 29, 2016
I have black walnuts and will have hickory nuts
DON L on Nov 7, 2016
Because of the variety of different nuts, I hope that it will do everything that their literature said it would.
Oliver B on Dec 5, 2019
The reviews were good
Bonnie P on Dec 11, 2018
Is this nut cracker made in the u.s.a.?
J K on Jan 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is made in China.
has anyone ever used this nut cracker to crack apricot seeds?
Lindaq L on Dec 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I will be 79 in 21 days. I've ate Black
Walnuts all these years because I love them, also have had many sore thumbs from cracking them. This nutcracker makes nut cracking so easy. I think it will crack anything you might want.
instructions showing how do you lubricate this cracker?
Patrica C on Dec 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi Patricia- my husband said he thinks there is a sticker that indicates where to oill the cracker. He said he has only oiled it once and used 3-in-1 oil.
It really is a simple piece of equipment that works well without a lot of effort.

I hope this helps!
Can you crack the outer black hull?
Frances S on Sep 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Usually that is peeled off before they are stored for a while to dry. I think this item is intended to crack the dried cleaned shell, otherwise the nutmeats could get pretty dirty and that would not be good
Does this nutcracker also crack Almonds?
Bev E on Sep 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It also works well for almonds, but is especially good for hard-to-crack nuts.
Can this crack indian almonds ?
Freda S on Mar 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi! We have used our Stark Bros nutcracker on pecans and English
walnuts and it does a fantastic job on either. I can't imagine why you would
not be able to use it for indian almonds. It adjusts for various size nuts and cracked
even the hard English walnut shell without much effort. I highly recommend it.

Customer Reviews

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Excellent Nutcracker
I found the Lever Action Nutcracker to be easy to use to crack about 700 black walnuts. The Nutcracker has great leverage and allowed me to apply the right amount of pressure to crack the walnuts and then continue to use another tool to extract the nutmeat from each nut. I would highly recommend this product.
October 28, 2016
over 3 years ago
Dukelever Mod. 150 nut cracker
I have spent hundreds of hours cracking black walnuts, shagbark hickory, and shellbark hickory nuts in the last 15 years. To start with I tried various methods and nut crackers and quickly settled on the Dukelever Mod. 150. It is versatile and cracks almost any size nut. It works well to break up the pieces too. I wore out two of them before I learned that you need to keep it lubricated or the teeth ware out. I now use two of them for large nuts. One to crack the nuts and one to break up the pieces. It is a little pricey but I would recommend it to anyone wanting to crack a lot of nuts.
May 13, 2016
over 5 years ago
great nutcracker
I have a lot of nut trees on my property . I have black walnut, shagbark hickory , shellbark hickory , hazel nut , and butternut trees . This nutcracker works on all of them even the shellbark hickory which is one tough nut to crack , and it cuts the time I spend cracking nuts way down.
May 29, 2017
over 4 years ago
walnuts no problem
I had to learn the difference between different nuts to accurately crack them. For instance walnuts have to be cracked from end to end, not sideways, otherwise they explode.
March 14, 2016
over 4 years ago
Lever Action Nutcracker Best one out there
This thing will crack the hardest Skunk River hickory nuts without fail. It will also last forever.
May 9, 2016
over 5 years ago
Heavy duty and works well!
I bought this for my husband for Christmas. He is very picky about the quality of tools that he uses for his many tasks as a handyman. He is impressed with the quality and workmanship of this nutcracker. He has cracked pecans and walnuts and it cracked both easily and most of the time the nut came out of the shell easily. It still takes time but it made this chore a lot easier. Now I have an abundance of cracked nuts stored in my freezer for quick access when making baked goods.
February 28, 2017
over 3 years ago
I was impressed with the time it saved in working with it. It is well worth the money.
Thank you so much. Louella Bower
March 1, 2016
over 4 years ago
Nut cracking.
This nut cracker worked GREAT,, But I sure would hate to make a living cracking nuts.
February 18, 2016
over 4 years ago
Your Nutcracker is very helpful in cracking Walnuts. We have cracked a lot of the Walnuts and has also loaned it to others so that could see how good it has been in cracking some too.. They plan on purchasing one for their help also. Thanks
May 20, 2016
over 5 years ago
I ordered this after a friend showed what her hubby had cracked in one day and she told me the cracker came from Stark Brothers years ago! So I got on the Internet and ordered one right away and after telling my brother about it he had me order him one also! The good thing is not having the keep hammering and picking with picks to get the nuts out of the shell! Would highly recommend this product if you need a black walnut cracker!
March 12, 2016
over 4 years ago