Reviews and Comments

Reviews and Comments


Date: June 7th, 2024
Name: Wanda Krebs
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: Thank you so much for shipping the replacement handle. It arrived yesterday and my husband removed the broken one and securely bolted the new one on to the Goody Getter.
I will definitely try the tip you mentioned of soaking the walnuts for a few days…I’ll admit that mine have been out of their hulls for MANY months!
I appreciate your very quick response and free replacement handle.

Wanda Krebs

Date: April 7th, 2024
Name: Dwight Shilling
Leave Comments: I bought one of your goody getters back in August of 2018 and I am still using it to this day. It has worn out a few items that I have had to repair but I have literally split upwards of 15,000 nuts. It has worked perfectly from the beginning. Through the years of use I have learned how to process nuts to make them even easier for splitting. I thought I would leave a follow up just to let you know that even though your newer version might be upgraded in someways the older version is still working excellent! I am just so impressed that your product has made cracking black walnuts so easy. I look forward to collecting thousands of walnuts each year just to be able to start cracking again. I had thought about purchasing an additional unit to have a spare, but I guess there’s really no reason to.

Thanks for the great design!

Date: April 6th, 2024
Name: Gary Giffin
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: Just a comment of satisfaction ! I am about 1/3 of my way through the cracking season. To date I have produced 31 pounds of walnut goodies and 1 pound of hickory goodies. Hickory is a real challenge. For all the tools I have I would not trade this for anything I really am in to it.
I don't know if you recall but I returned my cracker for repairs last year as I had badly abused it. You were so kind to bail me out and repair to perfect condition. Once again Thank you. To mention a set of dental tools make great nut picks to get to the small pieces.

Date: March 17th, 2024
Name: Austin Weers
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: Cracks black walnuts with ease, my 2 year old loves this thing for cracking her own pecans!
Date: February 15th, 2024

Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: The GoodyGetter is everything they say it is. But eventually a spring somehow flew off the side of mine. It disappeared and has never been found. I only inquired about the possibility of replacement, and two days later it was in the mailbox. Now I can get back to that cake with a heavy layer of black walnuts that I wanted. That's customer care!

Date: January 9th, 2024
Name: Joseph Iannetti
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: I got the Goody Getter for Christmas. I mounted it on a piece of mahogany that I had sanded and finished with wood honey and then had at it. Everyone I know has a story to tell about husking and shelling black walnuts. This thing really works well and will double as part of the story sharing next year. For me, and I hadn't noticed this before, loading the Goody Getter with the most pointed end of the walnut side down seemed to work the best. My wife suggested that I wear safety glasses; I would suggest a chest protector. I'm just kidding, but it does fling shells. The snips were a surprise, but they also really work and can fling bits of shells pretty well in their own right. My wife and I shelled quite a number first time out working as a team, I cracked 'em with the Goody Getter and she snipped out the overly protected ones with the snips. The whole process is fascinating. There's plenty of opportunity for story telling and giggling and the nuts are really good. Thanks, Grandpa, this is the best black walnut sheller yet!

Date: January 8th, 2024
Name: Dennis Ryan
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: Got mine today and I just love it. We now have really large pieces of black walnuts in less than half of the time. Anyone who wants to process their own black walnuts or hickory nuts should have one of these.

Date: January 8th, 2024
Name: Wanda Krebs
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: I purchased my Goody Getter at the end of 2020. I’ve had many hours of enjoyment cracking black walnuts and hickory nuts. This cracker is strong, well built and a hefty piece of equipment. I’ve greased it as recommended and it has worked just as advertised. A spring did break last week and I contacted the website about my situation and received a response that same day. Dennis emailed me and said he would replace and ship a new spring out at no cost to me. The package arrived super fast and I received not one but 4 new springs!
Thank you so much! Now I can get back to cracking more nuts!

Date: January 2nd, 2024
Name: Thomas H
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: Our order shipped out and arrived quickly and in great condition. It's solid, moves smoothly, looks extremely well made, and we're excited to start using it!

Unfortunately, I accidentally threw away the snippers, instructions, and mounting screws for my favorite Christmas present. When I contacted customer service, they were extremely helpful and responsive, even over the holiday break. Love this company, would absolutely recommend.

Date: November 18th, 2023
Name: Evan Hunter
Leave Comments: Brilliant machine. I have a black walnut tree and the shell is so hard it is used in sandblasting. I harvested 32 oz. of nutmeat in a fraction of the time with GGG. I recommend befriending a dentist and asking for used dental tools for getting the goodies. Great design, solidly built, no-brainer buy.
-Evan, Atlanta

Date: October 5th, 2023
Leave Comments: You sent me the improved Rams last year. Using them now and I cannot believe how much better they are. I took it Maplewood State Park in MN and demoed it for a few hours for the fun of it. Kids loved to try it. The organizers asked me to come back next year for Leaf Days. Good Job.

Date: October 5th, 2023
Name: James Ure
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: Amazing: it really is the best!
It came quick and was so easy to put together. I was crushing shells right away and the tool that comes with it are much better than the wire snips that I had before.
I live in Canada and it was a good purchase. Thanks Grandpa for inventing such a cool tool.

Date: June 26th, 2023
Name: Ron French
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: UNBELIEVABLE!!! This machine is absolutely amazing! After exhausting various methods of attempting to extract the innards of the black walnut, I asked and received Grandpa's Goody Getter as a gift from Santa this past Christmas. This is my first harvest and I have about 2 gal left from a crop of 10-5 gal buckets and GGG is going just as strong as when I started cracking in mid-Feb. Am already looking forward to this year's harvest! TY for this device!!

Date: February 14th, 2023
Name: Tina Michel
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: We was so impressed with the fast shipping! We are really testing this machine. We have 3 1/4 large totes of black walnuts, have done 3 five gallon buckets so far & haven't had any problems what so ever. Very impressed & the directions on soaking first has made huge difference on cracking them. Very happy, definitely worth having.

Date: November 14th, 2022
Name: Dave Woodburn
Leave Comments: This is the best black walnut cracker you will ever find and I can assure you Basil Bacon is 1 of the kindest people you will ever meet or chat w/ if you ever have a problem w/ his invention.

Date: November 12th, 2022
Name: Beth Eakes
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: I am thrilled with this product! I had some operational questions when I received the product but was given first class personal customer service until everything was satisfactory. No doubt that the machine is a bit pricey but I would not want to attempt this any other way.

Date: October 8th, 2022
Name: Larry Schoenhoff
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: This nut cracker with the nibbler is one of the best investments we have made and enjoy working with it. We recommend it for the ease of working with the nuts.


Date: January 18th, 2022
Name: Rebecca Whitney
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: Mr. Bacon, If I could I would give your Goody getter 10 star rating! I've been very busy since I recieved it and today I just let a couple of things slide so I could set it up and test it. This is the best product I have purchased in a long time! Easy set up, easy to service. DIRECTIONS!! WOW! So many things have horrid directions. Clear , easy read plus the tips are helpful. The first nut I cracked came out in large pieces!! Super easy to use! I look forward to turning all these black walnuts I have hulled into useable large nut meats & NO SMASHED FINGERS! Thank you for building ad selling a quality American made product!
Sincerely, Rebecca

Date: January 1st, 2022
Name: Gilbert
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: I have tried many different methods to crack walnuts. This is the fastest method to get bigger pieces and save time getting the nut meats out. In doing this I find I can crack 6 pounds of walnuts in 20 min. This will yield 1 pound of nut meats. You still have to glean much with the cutters but less than any other method I have used.

Date: November 30th, 2021
Name: Darin G
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: I have several black walnut trees on some family property that I've made into a private little campground to go to to relax at. I'm constantly working on it. I knew the trees were there but the last few years haven't paid them much attention. I'd always heard how impossibly hard they are to open and even though I love them, I just didn't wanna bother. But this year, I'd decided early to try things I haven't before So when the nuts started falling, I made the decision to start harvesting them. Learning as I went along, I decided pretty quickly I needed a better way than a hammer and a towel, which pretty much destroys the nuts in the process. So I started looking at mechanical devices for openers. The better made ones looked expensive and even some of those specified "not for black walnuts".

That was when I finally googled "Best Black Walnut cracker". All of those search results lead me to one place....Grandpa's Goody Getter. I balked at the price because that was a lot more that I'd planned to spend. At the same though I read the reviews. That are all positive. Then I watched the videos and saw the demonstrations and saw just how well built this machine is. I was amazed. The other machines I'd researched up to this point had mentioned in fine print that they caaaaan crack black walnuts, but never sounded all that confident. And here is this machine that's a sexy chunk of metal designed specifically for the task I needed done. As I had about 5 pounds of nuts ready and waiting for a method to get them open. So I ordered it.

I received it on Wednesday Nov. 24th. Being the night before Thanksgiving I didn't have a lot of time to play with it. But I got it set up, lubed, and tried a few out. It worked well, from what I could tell, but I needed practice. This week so far, after the Thanksgiving holiday, I've had a few nights to practice on it. I've nearly shelled 5 gallons so far. There is a learning curve on how hard to press, let off, and press again, and learning when to lube the necessary parts. BUT THIS THING IS AMAZING. Knowing how frustrating it is to get black walnuts open, and then using the Goody Getter to do it, is night and day. You still have to pick at them with the snippers, but the more you practice cracking, the less you need the snippers. So far this is an absolutely amazing machine and it's worth every penny. I've got about 20 more gallons to de-hull and then shell, and I'm actually looking forward to learning how I can speed it up and get even bigger chunks. I'm even more looking forward to our family Christmas dinner. Except instead of showing up with a store bought pie, I show up with a black walnut pie made from the walnuts on our family's land, that I harvested and processed myself. I've told everyone who'll listen about this machine, and I'm extremely happy with this purchase.

Date: November 5th, 2021
Name: Glenda Haste
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: I received my walnut / hickory nut cracker yesterday. Put it together today (not much to do😃).
I had my son attach it to a board - and go t to use it for the first time this evening. It took just a little while to figure out the best way to use it on a handful of hickory nuts.
As a kid (many years ago!) I used to crack hickory nuts with a hammer in the shed for my mother to use in cookies. The worst part was to use a pick to pick out the nut meats after cracking. NEVER did the nut meats come out whole.
I LOVE this nut cracker! I have been able to crack hickory nuts and get halves out whole! Unbelievable! I first laid the nut on the platform and pressed it on the flatter side - then stood it up to crack with how hickory nuts are traditionally cracked. This technique yielded the largest pieces.
I have not used on black walnuts yet - but know that I will be just as pleased. I think this was invented by a genius!😎
Such an informative paper that accompanied the walnut cracker. Details about the hickory nut and the black walnut and how to get the best results.

Date: Oct 21th, 2021
Name: Jim Machajewski
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: I love this nut cracker I was skeptical about how it would work until I cracked the first black walnut and was amazed how good it works so easy to crack walnuts fast if your on the fence about buying this I suggest do it

Date: Oct 14th, 2021
Name: Pam Hoge
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: Just wanted you to know. Ordered on the 10th of oct. arrived the 13th. (Hubby’s birthday is the 15th). Went ahead and gave it to him. He is thrilled! Already cracking black walnuts to beat the band! Never saw anything so amazing! Thank you so much for the great product! Buy American!

Date: September 26th, 2021
Name: Howard Spaulding
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: Five stars does not do this product justice. The ease of ordering is only surpassed by how easy it is to operate. I ordered it late one night and got an email that it had been sent the very next day. It arrived about 2 days later and it took about 3 minutes to put it together and crack my first pecan. Most of those 3 minutes were spent trying to find some pliers to pull the cotter pin with. A little bit of oil is all the maintenance it needs. I have little neighbor girls (ages 8 and 4) and even they operate this nutcracker like a couple of pros. I have never had much to do with Black Walnuts before because they were too much trouble. Not any more! This is a great company and I can not recommend their products highly enough.

Date: December 10th, 2020
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: I bought both GGG and the shears! It's amazing how much less work it takes with both of them and you hardly lose of the nut meat. I've filled 12 pint jars so far and have plenty more to go! BEST PURCHASE I EVER MADE!!.
Thank you Dennis for your customer service and advice and tips!!!

Date: November 27th, 2020
Name: Darrell Moody
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: The Goody Getter is awesome! I have cracked about 150 lbs of Black Walnuts and 50 lbs of pecans with it so far. I am so impressed that I bought 2 more for my family members as Christmas gifts.

Date: November 9th,2020
Name: Jim Hermann
Leave Comments: I just got your product delivered to me yesterday. I've been using a vise for the last four years to crack my walnuts when I got an interest in them. After mounting your product to my workbench and cracking the first walnut my reaction was, "Why didn't I find you 4 years ago"!! Your product is far beyond what I expected. I can't thank you enough for this excellent quality product at such a reasonable price.

From one Grandpa to another, thank you.
Grandpa Hermann

Date: October 25th,2020
Name: Janice Crouch
Leave Comments: All I can say is, I can't wait to get our Goody Getter. We picked up about 5,000 black walnuts just from our one tree this year. The closest black walnut processor is an hour away, and by the time we make the drive, the remuneration we get for the walnuts barely covers the cost of our gas! So I have been shopping determinedly to find a nut cracker that would do the job. The reviews all assure me that this one will fill the bill. I hope you had a good vacation, because I bet you're going to have your hands full sending out the orders when you get home! This has been a bumper crop year, at least in our yard! (I guess 2020 hasn't been ALL bad!)

Date: April 17th,2020
Name: JJ Reich
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: Thank you so very much for such a well-built and effective machine. My goal when starting my black walnut cracking hobby was to get full halves. With your machine and following your instructions, I now easily get full halves consistently. I own two of your machines. I mounted them on one table so that I can crack nuts with a family member or a friend. With the COVID-19 isolation and social distancing efforts going on, I have only been cracking nuts by myself, but I look forward to the days when I can share this great pastime, and my Grandpa's Goody Getters with others. Thanks again for such a great product!

JJ Reich
St. Paul, Minnesota

Date: April 11th, 2020
Name: Chad Braun
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: I’ve had my Goody getter for a couple of years now and have cracked several thousand Minnesota black walnuts with it. Seriously I have no idea why a person would use anything else. My 4 young kids love picking out the nutmeats for a snack when I’m working in my shop. It will crack anything from the smallest hazelnuts to the largest walnuts we have.
It takes some force and some practice to crack them just enough but not too much. But it’s a quick learning machine. Great product! I don’t see ever having to replace it, but if I did I would be ordering another without any hesitation.

Date: January 27, 2020
Name: William Hutton
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: I ordered a grandpasgoodgetter back in November 2019. I let my neighbor borrow it and he didn't want to let me have it back.
I ordered another which was a newer version with new type cam. It works so easy that I am now glad I ordered another.
I have one of the other brands of cracker but the grandpas works so much better.
Can't say enough about this cracker. It is well worth the price if you crack many walnuts.

Date: January 19, 2020
Name: Mark Cutshall
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: Started renting a place that had several huge walnut trees in the yard and no one used them....hard to believe! I was looking for something better than a hammer and rock for cracking:-(
This is the greatest little cracker I have ever tried. I mounted it ona block of wood in the yard with a bucket over it when not in use for 5 yrs. and still and in perfect condition.
NOTE: When they tell you to keep it cleaned and well lubricated they mean it. If that cam gets "dry" or gets grit on it you will know. Follow the instruction and will last forever.
PS...I am now cracking a box of walnuts that has been stored on a shelf in a dry location for THREE YEARS and they are still very good...yes I said 3 yrs.

Date: December 3rd, 2019
Name: William Hutton
Leave Comments: Have cracked out a couple bushels of dryed Black Walnuts and have to say this cracker works great. So easy to use and walnuts are easy to get out of the cracked hulls.
Well worth the price that the cracker sells for.

Date: September 9th, 2019
Name: Kenny Leslie
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: Fantastic machine. Since we have had ours we have cracked aprox. 1500# of walnuts.We make 225 loaves of pumpkin bread every Christmas for gifts.Thanks for a great product!!

Date: April 17th, 2019
Name: Larry Fure
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: The hickory trees with a smooth bark, we call pig-hickory. The nuts are very bitter and not worth picking up. You can feed them to someone you don't like, but expect a rock flung at your head for pulling that on anyone.

Date: September 23rd, 2018
Name: Claire Cyr
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: We have 1 black walnut tree in our yard. Preparing and cracking the walnuts was becoming a big chore. We came across the web site for Grandpas Goodie Getter by chance. I watched the video and purchased the nut cracker. What a time saver, I can handle cracking the walnuts by myself now. The machine is so easy to use and the walnuts crack in a way that the nut meat is easy to retrieve. Thank you for this wonderful product. When it wears out, I will be ordering another one.

Our response to this comment: We thank you so much for your kind words and have only one thing to say and that is "Your grandkiids may order a new one but you will never wear this one out with proper lubrication" Thanks again and God bless.

Basil Bacon Dennis Bacon

P S If "YOU" wear this one out I will give you a new one. Been building them for 16 years and never had a worn out one yet.

Date: September 18th, 2018
Name: Dwight Shilling
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: I absolutely love your product. It is the best/easiest way I have ever cracked Black Walnuts. Getting full nutmeats is very difficult with any other process other than using your Goody Getter. I now laugh at watching videos on YouTube about people who are promoting their own design Black Walnut crackers. Your design is, by far, the best I have ever seen or used. Thanks for all your commitment to designing and testing a quality product!


Date: September 11th, 2018
Name: Kyoshoman from youtube comment left at GGG's Youtube video
Comment: I purchased one of these after several years of working with my own components involving a vise and various other tools. My process was quite efficient until I realized how the Goody Getter could speed up the process. I will tell you this device does an outstanding job of cracking the nuts without damaging the nut meats. It is worth the money if you have any interest in cracking Black Walnuts and having large pieces of nut meats not little broken parts. When I see people post videos of using a hammer to crack the walnuts I just laugh thinking about all the broken pieces. Great design!

Date: August 22nd, 2018
Name: Karen Gohn
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: Used it for 3 hours this morning. I have cracked black walnuts for 60 years but never have I consistently gotten such large nutmeats! It is still work, but it is much easier with this machine!

Date: April 19th, 2018
Name: Patsy and Rich Kvortek
Leave Comments: Good morning. I searched the Internet for quite some time for a black walnut cracker and saw many different versions. When I came across your Grandpa's Goody Getter, I decided to purchase one based on the YouTube videos I watched. I was reluctant it would be able to do the job as well as the videos showed.
Now that I received the product and have used it for three months, I am pleasantly surprised at how well it works. The quality of the product and the price point are wonderful. I followed the grease and oil instructions that you provided and I have had no issues at all. I used to use a hammer and vice, which was time consuming and messy. But with the Goody Getter, the job of cracking nuts is fun and fast.
Additionally, I am able to recover all four kernels from 90% of the nuts that I crack without having to use the supplied pliers. This is by far the best nutcracker on the market for the price and quality. It really does what it is designed to do. I am extremely happy with your product and wanted you to know.

Rich Kvortek

Date: March 29th, 2018
Name: Therese Inverso
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Date: March 19th, 2018
Name: William Petty
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: Recently received the latest Grandpa's Goody Getter Nutcracker and am so pleased with the way it has worked so far. Yes, the cam does need to be greased a lot when one first uses it. Here is hoping it will be enjoyed by the family for years to come.

Date: March 14th, 2018
Name: Bruce Bohlin
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: We got our goody getter yesterday and what a pleasure it was to crack those black walnuts so easy and big pieces of meat. Thank you for an affordable tool that does the job we will buy another one for next season.

Date: January 15th, 2018
Name: Don Upp
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: I have purchased three of the machines. I have had them for 4 or 5 years. I was a skeptic until I received my first. I have been very satisfied with the product. I have had trouble with the handles breaking. I contacted the company about the issue, just to find out that they were aware of the issue on the older model and the problem had been resolved with a heaver gage handle. They promptly send me new handles and have not had any further issues. The support I received was awesome and they speak English.

Date: January 12th, 2018
Name: Allan Maltman
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: Your "goody getter" works great!! I am ordering a second one as a gift for my aunt and uncle, as well as extra shears. The shears do a fantastic job of gettin large pieces instead of pickin, diggin, an makin a mess outa nut meats!! They do wear out, but are very economically replaced. My recommendation: if you get the cracker, get extra shears, and invite some of your squirrely friends over for a natures harvest party!!

Date: November 26th, 2017
Name: Tom Bolt
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: Wow! Simply wow. I have one of these by benovlence, or kindness. When I cracked the first hard shelled Black Walnut I was simply amazed at how the device shattered the shell, exposing the nut meat and the numbers of nut meats that simply fell out of the shell. You do have to do some cutting with the nippers but because the device does such a magnificant job the nipping away of the shell is rather quick because of the fracturing of the shell. If you have a few hundred or over a thousand nuts to crack as I, this Goodie Getter will save you pain and agony and long hours of cracking any other way. Before I used a bench vice. It cracked the nuts, but I had a lot of nipping to do and because the shell was not shattered with fracture lines it was more difficult to separate the meat from the shell. You will not be disappointed and once you crack your first black walnut you will be amazed.

Date: November 21st, 2017
Name: Tim Thomas
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: I received my GGG last week and immediately went to cracking nits harvested 2 years ago. Cracked a bucket full in about 1.5 hours. The nuts came out in big pieces and was well pleased. I would recommend this cracker if you are harvesting for yourself and want a good tool to help you get the nuts out.

Tim Thomas
Monroe, NC

Date: November 21st, 2017
Name: Morris Yates
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: I've been using this product for 3 years and absolutely love it. I recommended it all the time to people and have taken it to a church social and demonstrated it. I usually crack out about 30-35 lbs of nut meat. Best thing that I have found out there and it's extremely easy to use.

Date: November 19th, 2017
Name: Vickie Thoroughman
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: Having a ball cracking my black walnuts. This makes it so much easier.

Date: October 23rd, 2017
Name: Donald Israel
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: I love my machine. I used a friends for a year and got mine for my birthday. I can crack pecans from the very smallest (1/2 inch) to the very largest black walnut and get quarters most of the time.

Date: October 21st, 2017
Name: Mark M
Leave Comments: Grandpa - Your Goody Getter works great! Bought it 2 months ago, and already have cracked 8 mason quart jars full of black walnuts. Glad I bought it. Beats the H out of using a vise, which is what I used last year. And that included nipper also helps out tremendously. Thank you Grandpa. MM

Date: October 17th, 2017
Name: Robert Price
Leave Comments: I purchased one of these about 5-6 years ago and cannot tell you how pleased I am.....hundreds of pounds of walnuts processed with a good number of quarters each time! My wife loves black walnuts and it is a Christmas tradition to crack a few quart jars full...much better quality that what you get from Hammons. Will be purchasing a second cracker as a backup this year. Best cracker I have found! Many thanks.

Date: October 11th, 2017
Name: Martin Brown
Leave Comments: Just received my goody getter today super fast shipping.I immediately took it out and started cracking and shelling out perfect walnuts. I’ve used a number of methods of cracking walnuts and this is by far the best. Most of the kernels come out perfectly whole it’s unbelievable! Don’t waste your time and money on anything else. This one works!!

Date: October 8th, 2017
Name: Donald H. Wilson
Message: Just wanted to let you know I really like your machine. No more mashed thumbs using a hammer. Have cracked two one gallon freezer bags full of Black Walnuts so far. If you follow the instructions and keep the machine lubricated it should last a long time. "When mama's happy everybody is happy"

Date: September 17th, 2017
Name: John Paul Koczan
Stars Rating: 5/5
Leave Comments: You get what you pay for, and this nut cracker is worth at least every penny! This tool makes a once arduous process a breeze. Processing black walnuts is something I actually look forward to now. I wish everything was built as well and works as well as Grandpa's Goody Getter!

Date: December 10th, 2016
Message: I just mounted and used my goody getter for the 1st time. I kept telling myself just 1 more and then I will stop. Really hard to stop using it. I live in central PA and I love your product. Thank you for making a affordable black walnut cracker. will tell everyone about what a fabulous walnut cracker that you sell.
Thanks again
Craig Reigle