If you think nutcrackers all come in one form only, think again! This nutcracker makes use of spring action to drive force into walnut shells to crack them open. Simply place a walnut on the circular platform and put under the spring nutcracker. Pull back the top ball of the spring and aim at the Walnut. Do this many a few times until the shell is broken and easily removable. You'll never have to exert too much effort to get the nuts out of their shells!