New GRE-6 is 6-ton Hydraulic Tool with Six Interchangeable Tool Head Options

Press Release Summary:

  • CU/AL scissor cutting head designed for cutting up to 750 kcmil copper/aluminum building wire
  • ACSR cutting head is capable of cutting up to 477 kcmil ACSR and up to 3/8-inch guy wire
  • Suiteable for electrical troublemen or maintenance professionals that need a variety of tools with hydraulic power

Original Press Release:

Emerson Introduces New Greenlee® GRE-6: One Tool to Cut Wire, Crimp Connectors and Punch Electrical Boxes

Patented QuickChange System™ increases tool versatility on the job

Rockford, Ill. (August 3, 2020) – Electrical workers searching for versatility with a multi-functional tool to cut wire, crimp connectors and punch electrical panels now have a practical option with the new Greenlee GRE-6 Interchangeable Head 6-in-1 Cable Termination Tool, powered by a Makita® battery. The GRE-6 is a 6-ton hydraulic tool with six interchangeable tool head options and is backed by the Greenlee Gator® seven-year warranty.

“The GRE-6 is ideally suited for electrical troublemen or maintenance professionals that need a variety of tools with hydraulic power,” said Ryan Berg, Product Manager, Greenlee for Emerson. “GRE-6 provides that versatility by allowing the ability to quickly switch tool heads and reduces time wasted going back and forth to search for multiple tools. It’s one tool that can do the job of three with efficiency and precision.”

Additionally, the GRE-6 reduces the cost of tool ownership and saves storage space. Available separately or as a kit, the QuickChange System gives operators the ability to quickly and easily switch heads. Head options include:

  • CU/AL Scissor Cutting Head - Designed for cutting up to 750 kcmil (MCM) copper/aluminum building wire.
  • ACSR Cutting Head - Capable of cutting up to 477 kcmil (MCM) ACSR and up to 3/8-inch guy wire.
  • 6-Ton Quad-Point Crimping Head - Classified to UL 1976 for copper connectors and wire from #8AWG to 750 kcmil (MCM) and aluminum connectors and wire from #8AWG to 500 kcmil (MCM).
  • 6-Ton Service Drop Crimping Heads (O and BG configurations) - For use with:
    • Copper Taps: #10 Solid – 2/0 Stranded
    • AL and ACSR Taps: #14 Solid – 4/0 ACSR
    • Stirrups: #6 – 4/0 ACSR
    • Tension Splices: #10 Stranded – 4/0 ACSR
    • Lugs and Splices: #8 – 350 MCM AL, 500 MCM CU
    • Service Entrances: #10 Stranded – 4/0 ACSR
  • Knockout Punch Head – Punches ½-inch to 4-inch holes in 12-gauge mild steel and 14-gauge stainless steel. The 360-degree head rotation increases maneuverability. Accessories include draw studs and spacers.

A Makita® 18-volt LXT® Lithium-Ion 2.0Ah battery system provides more run time per charge. The powerful battery reaches a full charge faster when using the Rapid Optimum Charger (sold separately).

Schedule a demonstration of the new GRE-6 by visiting Find a local Greenlee dealer by visiting For more information about the GRE-6, visit

Emerson’s Professional Tools businesses include Greenlee as well as the RIDGID® and Klauke® brands and provides the industry’s broadest portfolio of advanced, reliable tools and technologies for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades globally. Visit for more information.

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit

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