The Kenkel Hardshell Nutcracker cracks all types of hard shell nuts with minimal effort. The Kenkel Hardshell Nutcracker is made to crack even the toughest of Black Walnuts. The patented design allows the nut to be cracked outwardly, leaving the nutmeat in large pieces. The Kenkel Hardshell Nutcracker allows you to control the force using the long handle. The control allows you to also crack softer shelled nuts. All you have to do is turn to knob to adjust the Nutcracker to the size of the nuts you are wanting to crack. The Kenkel Hardshell Nutcracker is built to last and each Nutcracker is assembled by hand of solid steel and plated to resist rust.
If you would like to mount your Kenkel Hardshell Nutcracker HOZONTALLY, you would need a piece of wood 2 X 8 X 24 inches which is NOT included. This mounting allows the Kenkel Hardshell Nutcracker to remain portable.
If you would like to mount you Kenkel Hardshell Nutcracker VERTICALLY, find a wall stud or upright beam which is convenient. This allows for a more permanent installation of your Kenkel Hardshell Nutcracker. The handle should be positioned at a comfortable level in order to be able apply downward pressure comfortably.
Once your Kenkel Hardshell Nutcracker is mounted in the way that you prefer – you are ready to start cracking nuts. There are a few things to note – Your Kenkel Hardshell Nutcracker should be positioned so that the handle is NOT higher than your elbow. The Black Knob is used to adjust the bolt to position the Nutcracker so that it can correctly crack the size of nut you wish to crack. Put the nut vertically between the holder and the adjustable screw. Press down on the handle but be careful for any fingers in the way. Your Kenkel Hardshell Nutcracker causes the shell to break outward from the nutmeat, thus allowing for larger pieces.
There are a few things to keep in mind when using your Kenkel Hardshell Nutcracker. You need to apply different types of pressure for different sizes and types of nuts. BUT, too much pressure will cause your nutmeat to shatter. If this problem occurs, do not apply as much pressure or adjust the screw. Black Walnut Shells crack much easier if the nuts are not too dry as comes with age. For the best results, do not store Black Walnuts near the radiator or furnace of any source of heat because the heat can dry out the nuts.