Hand Tools & Kits
"Twister" Flat Drop Cable Slitter
Ripley / Cablematic
Ripley Miller's MB04-7000 has a patent-pending design that slits both sides of flat drop cable jackets on end or mid-span applications, and allows for precise, safe and easy access to fiber buffer tube. Features: • Unique articulating hinge allows accurate end AND mid-span stripping without disassembling the tool — simply close the tool over the cable and pull to slit jacket • Shielded blades promote safe operation and prevent cuts and lacerations • Ergonomic design with convenient opening tabs fits comfortably in hand and requires minimal effort to use • Comes with two installed reversible blades plus two additional replacement blades stowed conveniently in tool • Lightweight and durable polymer construction Compatibility: • Cable Compatibility: Commscope, Corning, Draka/Comteq, OFS, Prysmian, Superior Essex • Cable Width: 0.305″ - 0.350″ (7.7 mm - 8.9 mm) • Cable Height: 0.155″ - 0.185″ (3.9 mm - 4.7 mm) • Jacket Thickness: 0.03″ - 0.04″ (0.76 mm - 1.0 mm)
16-Channel Mid-Span Fiber Access Tool
Ripley / Cablematic
Introducing the new MSAT 16, an exciting new solution designed to easily size and access fibers in loose tube cables ranging from 1 to 3 mm diameters in mid-span applications. Features • Safe, compact & ergonomic design fits comfortably in hand for easy operation without risk of injury. • 16 unique diameter settings accommodate loose tubes ranging from 1 mm to 3 mm. • Convenient built-in sizing channels quickly determine proper setting for a wide variety of loose tube cables. • Patent-pending design features a self-aligning, easy-to-load buffer tube channel that supports & guides the tube through precision shaving operation. • Rugged polymer construction is lightweight & durable. • Spring-loaded design eliminates need to lock or clamp tool while in use. •Fixed stainless steel blades require no adjustments and replace easily. Compatibility • Buffer Tube Diameter 0.039″ - 0.118″ (1.0 - 3.0 mm)
Fiber Connect Tool
The FCT-100 is the perfect tool for inserting and extracting fiber connectors in high density patch panels Tool is designed to work with LC, SC simplex and duplex connectors as well as with MU, MT-RJ and other similar type connectors. The spring-loaded tool and comfortable grips allow for easy operation. Specifications: • Fiber Connector LC, SC-Simplex, SC-Duplex, MU, MT-RJ • Length 10.6" (269.2 mm) • Weight 1.13 lbs (0.512 kg) • UPC No. 811490018990
Ratcheting Cable Slitter
Ratcheting Cable Slitter Features: • Slits and rings PVC, PE, rubber, and other cable jacket materials. Will work on small cables as well as cables larger than 25mm. • Designed with reversible double-ended replaceable blade with adjustable cutting depth 0-5mm for each unique cable application. • 10/20/30mm scaled on tool for slitting length reference. • For midspan or end cable slit and ring applications. Specifications • Cut Type Slit, Ring • Weight 0.4 lbs (181.43g) • Length Open 8-1/4" (209.55 mm), Closed 6" (152.4 mm) • UPC No. 811490018822
• For stripping 250 micron buffer coating from 125 micron optical fiber • Precision diameter hole & V-opening in blade allow for accurate buffer coating removal • Pivot pin, spring and precision handles enhance tool functionality and durability • Factory set, requires no adjustment • Prevents scratching or nicking of optical fiber • All cutting surfaces are precision formed, hardened, tempered and ground assuring precise buffer removal Made in the U.S.A. Length: 5.375 in (136.53 mm) Weight: 2.5 oz (71 g)
Mid-Span Access Tool
Ripley / Cablematic
• Quickly and easily access fibers in 2, 2.5 and 3 mm buffer tubes in a mid-span location without fiber damage • All blades precisely factory mounted in tube slitting channels with no adjustment required by the installer • Tool design incorporates buffer tube size gages on the tool body for ease of selecting proper tube slitting channel • Convenient spring loaded lever opens and closes the tool and lever becomes flush with the top of the tool body when closed • For use with the following diameter buffer tubes: -2.0 mm 1.8-2.2 mm (0.071 in.- 0.086 in.) -2.5 mm 2.3-2.8 mm (0.090 in.-0.110 in.) -3.0 mm 2.8-3.2 mm (0.110 in.- 0.126 in.) • Made in the U.S.A • Replacement Blade: Part No: 80794 includes 1 blade set (2 each) and 1/16 in. Allen wrench • Same blade part No. for all three tool channels • Length: 2.5 in. (63.5 mm)
The CSR-1575 is designed to slit and ring cables, buffer tubes and jackets on fiber optic cables up to 7.5mm (0.3") in diameter. The tool features an easily adjustable slit blade and ring blade as well as a removable and reversible V block that improves slitting performance and accommodates smaller to larger diameter cables. Simple to use: • Ringing a cable: Ring blade is easily adjustable using the adjustment knob. Rotate the knob toward the "+" sign to increase cutting blade depth and rotate the knob toward the "-" sign to decrease cutting depth. Once depth is determined, open jaw, insert cable, rotate tool around cable 3 times, open jaw and remove cable, pull off jacket. • Slitting a cable: First select which V groove is needed on the V block, we recommend using the small V groove for cables 3mm or smaller and use the large V groove for cable larger than 3mm. To remove V block simply push on the V block, remove from tool. • Select groove then push V block back into tool. Set the depth of the slitting blade by loosening the screw holding the blade in place, use the tab on the blade to move the blade up or down to the desired slitting depth, tighten screw. Open jaw, insert cable to be slit, close jaw and pull.
Fiber Prep Kt
The TK-120 fiber preparation kit provides you with all the tools needed to access and prepare a fiber optic cable for termination. The kit includes: CST-1900, CSR-1575, FOD-2000 and MS-6 for opening various types of fiber optic cables, the JIC-375 fiber stripper and JIC-186 Kevlar cutter for prepping the fiber for termination. Other tools included with the kit are the SD-61 multi bit screwdriver FL-2000 flashlight, JIC-2288 diagonal cutter, JIC-842 long nose plier and FW-5 fiber wipes. All these tools are provided in a rugged tool case (H-90) with extra pockets for extra tools, connectors and many other items.
Fiber Prep Kt (Dlx)
TK-160 Fiber Prep Kit W/ Connector Cleaners, Visual Fault Locator The TK-160 Fiber Prep Kit with FCC & VFL (includes the FCC-125 & FCC-250 Fiber Connector Cleaners 1.25mm & 2.5mm and the Visual Fault Locator Kit) . This fiber preparation kit provides you with all of the tools needed to access and prepare a fiber optic cable for termination. The kit includes: • CST-1900 Round Cable Stripper • CSR-1575 Cable Strip & Ring Tool • FOD-2000 Fiber Optic Drop Cable Slitter •MS-6 Mid Span Slitter for opening various types of fiber optic cables •JIC-375 3-hole fiber stripper •JIC-186 Kevlar cutter for prepping the fiber for termination •SD-61 multi bit screwdriver •FL-2000 LED flashlight •JIC-2288 diagonal cutter •JIC-842 long nose pliers •FW-5 fiber wipes •FCC-125 Fiber Connector Cleaner 1.25mm •FCC-250 Fiber Connector Cleaner 2.5mm •VFL-150 Visual Fault Locator Kit •All these tools are provided in a rugged tool case (H-90) with extra pockets for extra tools, connectors and many other items.
The CST-1900 is designed for fast and precise jacket removal of PVC, rubber, PE and other jacket materials, and works well on round cables with diameters ranging from 3/16" to 1-1/8" (4.5-29 mm). This is a Triple Action Tool, cutting longitudinally for end stripping, spiral for end stripping and mid-span cuts, and circular for jacket removal. A simple versatile easy to use tool your customers will love. The Replaceable Cutting Blade CST-7915 is spring loaded, adjustable for various cable diameters, provides a 90 degree blade rotation and is designed for long life. Cut Type: Slit, Ring Cable Type: Jacket, Round Distribution Cable Dia: 4.5-29.0 mm Material: Metal Length: 5-1/4" (133.35mm)
The FOD-2000 Fiber Optic Drop Cable Slitter is a patented tool that simplifies the slitting of drop cable jackets at the end of the cable or mid-span. For Flat Cables, where the width is .32" and the height is .17". These are the dimensions of a typical corning SST-Drop flat cable. The tool will work on other cables with similar dimensions. The FOD-2000 puts a slit on both sides of the jacket allowing easy access to the fiber or strength member. The ease of use makes this tool truly unique! To use just position the tool around the cable, pull and slit. Designed for .250" flat drop cables. The FOD-2000 comes completely assembled with two blades, which can be reversed once the blades are worn. Replacement blades are also available under part number FOD-RB25.
Stripper The Ideal 45-163 Blue Buffer Tube Stripper is adjustable from 1/8" to 7/32" to help ensure knick-free strips. Can be use with CATV and CB antenna cable, twisted-pair wire, tightly wrapped stranded cables, SO, SJ, SJT and other types of flexible power cords.
Fiber Optic Drop Cable Slitter
Ripley / Cablematic
Mid-Span Access Tool • Allows easy mid-span access to optical fibers in loose buffer tubes • Access tube sizes from 1.9 mm to 3.0 mm • Shaves precise opening to prevent fiber damage • Sizing channels to easily determine tube size • Locking mechanism ensures tool will remain closed through the entire shaving operation Made in the U.S.A. Dimensions: 3.9 x 1.5 x 0.7 in. (99 x 38 x 18 mm) Replacement Blade: Part No.: 80935 (5 blades – 2 screws)
Replacement Blades (MS-6)
Replacement Blades For MS-6 Replacement Blade Set 1.2 - 3.3mm (pkg of 2) for MS-6 Mid-span Slitter Cable Diameter 3.2-9.6 mm, 3.2-9.6 mm Capacity 1.2-3.3mm UPC No. 811490016682 For use with MS-6
Replacement Blades (MS-26)
Replacement Blades For MS-26 Replacement Blade Set 2.9 - 6.8mm (pkg of 2) for MS-26 Mid-span Slitter For use with MS-26
Mid Span Slitter - MS-6 Designed to provide easy access to optical fibers in loose buffer tubes 1.2mm - 3.3mm diameter. With 6 precision grooves, buffer tube slitting is done without damage to the fiber. The blades are replaceable (MSB-1533). Groove Sizes: 1.2 - 1.5mm 1.5 - 1.8mm 1.8 - 2.1mm 2.1 - 2.5mm 2.5 - 2.9mm 2.9 - 3.3mm Easy to use: • Select the correct groove. Each groove is marked with the recommended fiber size • Place the fiber in the groove to be used. The arrow on the top of the MS-6 indicates blade location and pulling direction. • Close the tool, make sure the lock is engaged, then pull. Replacement Blades: MSB-1533
Mid Span Slitter - MS-26 The Jonard Tools PATENDED MS-26 Mid Span Slitter is designed to open fiber jackets and loose buffer tubes to provide easy fiber access. The MS-26 is designed to work on cables or buffer tubes ranging in size from 2.9mm to 6.8mm in diameter. It's sleek ergonomic design allows you to open a jacket or buffer tube without damaging the fiber and features a replaceable cartridge blade set - part number MSB-2968. The MS-26 was designed with 5 precision grooves which are conveniently identified on the top of the tool. The grooves will handle an assortment of cable sizes. These include: Groove Sizes: 2.9 - 3.6 mm 3.6 - 4.4 mm 4.4 - 5.2 mm 5.2 - 6.0 mm 6.0 - 6.8 mm Easy to use: • Select the correct groove. Each groove is marked with the recommended fiber size • Place the fiber in the groove to be used. The arrow on the top of the MS-6 indicates blade location and pulling direction. • Close the tool, make sure the lock is engaged, then pull. Replacement Blades: MSB-2968
Mid Span Slitter
Mid Span Slitter Fiber optic mid span tool that will strip 1.5mm to 3.3mm
CFS-3 Fiber Optic Stripper The CFS-3 Tri-hole Stripper is a 3 hole model of our classic CFS-2 900 but with 3 holes for safe and efficient fiber stripping. • One step cable preparation. • 1st hole strips 1.6 – 3mm Fiber Jacket to the 600-900 buffer coating. • 2nd hole strips the 600-900 micron buffer coating to the 250 micron coating. • 3rd hole strips the 250 micron buffer coating to the 125 micron glass fiber. Length: 6 in (152.4mm) Weight: 3.97 oz (112.69g)
Optic Stripper CFS-2 for stripping 250 micron buffer coating to expose 125 micron cladded fiber Second hole for stripping 2-3 mm fiber jackets Pre-set at the factory—no adjustments needed Will not scratch or nick glass fiber All stripping surfaces are manufactured to precise tolerances to assure clean, smooth strips Comfort-grip, ergonomic handles Lock to hold tool closed when it is not in use Length: 6.5 in (165 mm) Weight: 4.2 oz (119 g)
Pack of 25 replacement blades for use with the FOD-2000.
Replacement Blades for MSAT-5 (5)
Ripley / Cablematic
Pack of 5 replacement blades (with Screws) for use with the MSAT-5.
Fiber Optic Stripper
The Fiber Optic Stripper is used for stripping 250 micron buffer coating from 125 micron optical fiber. Preset at the factory so no adjustments are necessary. Unique design prevents nicks or scratches on the optical fiber plus blades are ground and hardened for long life. Yellow plastic dipped handles 5 3/16" long.
Three hole Fiber Optic Stripper model performs all common fiber stripping functions. The first hole of this Fiber Optic Stripper strips the 1.6-3 mm fiber jacket down to the 600-900 micron buffer coating. The second hole strips the 600-900 micron buffer coating down to the 250 micron coating and the third hole is used to strip the 250 micron cable down to the 125 micron glass fiber without nicks or scratches. Handle is made of TPR (Thermoplastic Rubber) and tool is 6" long.
Fiber Optic Kevlar Cutter
High carbon stainless steel blades designed to cut Kevlar®, cabling insulation, tape, cable ties and other material. Ergonomic handles for user comfort and durability. Adjustable joint screw under protective cap, serrated blades grip material, sharp and durable 6" long.
Large Duct Cutter PVC
The MDC-64 Is a large Fiber Duct tube cutter designed to cut Fiber Ducts (up to 64mm/2.52" in diameter), PVC, CPVC, PE, HDPE, PEX and other nonmetallic tubing. This ratcheting cutter provides high leverage to facilitate cutting with minimal effort. Comfortable one hand operation and easy open release. Provides square and straight cuts with no mess when compared to other saw type duct cutters. The Triangular blade shape holds the tubing as well as helps to reduce cutting force. Tool body is Die Cast Aluminum alloy and cutting blade is made from Stainless Steel for long life. Safety latch at bottom of handle keeps handles together to prevent tool from opening and exposing the cutting blade.
Micro Duct Tube Cutter
Cuts micro ducts and other types of tubing made from PVC, Nylon, Polyethylene and other materials quickly and with less effort so cuts are clean and straight. Maximum duct diameter 14mm (9/16”). Tool is made from Polypropylene with TPR (Thermoplastic Rubber) grips for comfort. Blade is made from heat treated stainless steel for longer life. Specifications • Overall Length: 4.5" (114.3mm) • Maximum Duct Diameter: 9/16" (14.28mm) • Weight: 0.115 lbs (52.16g)
Fiber Optic Connector Tool
Inserts and removes small form factor connectors in high-density patch panels. Works with SC, SC2, MU, LC and MTRJ connectors and different cables, including 2mm, 3mm, 1.6mm, jacketed, and 900um buffered cables. Long tapered jaws reach through congested enclosures, while supporting the cable and delicate fibers. Integrated flashlight facilitates navigation and illuminates individual ports and connectors. Universal tips firmly grasp the smallest connectors without disturbing adjacent connections.
Kit includes the JIC-375 Fiber Optic Stripper Three Hole, JIC-186 Ergonomic Fiber Optic Kevlar Cutter and the convenient H-60 molded plastic pouch with metal clip.
Fiber Optic Kit
Kit includes the JIC-375 Fiber Optic Stripper, ES-1964 Electrician's Scissor, and convenient molded plastic pouch(with belt loop).
Fiber Optic Shears (5-1/2")
Jameson's fiber optic shears feature high carbon stainless steel blades. Shears are designed to cut Kevlar fibers, soft cable, wire insulation, tape, cable ties and other electronic materials. The notched, serrated edge grips material and removes wire jacket. • Ideal for fiber optics • Web belt pouch included • Ergonomic handles made of high strength fiberglass/nylon blend • 5.5 inch overall length with 1.625 inch cutting length