America's finest nutcracker - Reed's Rocket Nutcracker has a unique design that cracks soft shell nuts faster, better and easier than before. The Rocket Nutcracker offers 5-star cracking action - gripping the nut firmly with 5 points of contact and giving greater power while assuring cleaner, larger nut meats. All steel machined construction with attractive wooden base and handle grip. Cracks pecans, English walnuts, almonds, filberts and Brazil nuts. Speeds up what formerly was a slow, tiresome chore. Save money by buying bulk nuts and shelling them yourself. Prepares nut meats as you need them.
This item does not Crack hazelnuts. Very disappointed!
This thing gets the job done and doesn't crush pecans to bits once you get used to using it. With a little finesse, you can get pecan HALVES out of this and not just pecan dust. I do recommend using it outdoors and maybe not in your kitchen as bits of shell fly everywhere. Using this thing was a "kid chore" in the run-up to the holidays when I was growing up (like shelling peas during the summer), and my kids have finally gotten good at it too.
It can be worth attaching it to a cinder block with a C-clamp, especially if you're out on the porch.
Fantastic piece of equipment!