Last Updated: June 27, 2022
MS-6 Mid-Span Access Tool
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The Jonard Tools MS-6 midspan slitter is designed to provide easy access to optical fibers in loose buffer tubes from 1.2 mm to 3.3 mm in diameter. It sleek ergonomic design allows you to open a buffer tube without damaging the fiber and features a replaceable cartridge blade set part number MSV-1533. The MS-6 was designed with 6 precision grooves which are conveniently identified on top of the tool. The grooves will handle an assortment of cable sizes These include 1.2 to 1.5 mm, 1.5 to 1.8 mm, 1.8 to 2.1 mm, 2.1 to 2.5 mm, 2.5 mm to 2.9 mm and 2.9 to 3.3 mm.
To use the MS-6. First, open the tool by pushing down on the lock to pull the jaws apart. Next, select the groove that corresponds with the size of your cable. Place the cable in the correct groove. Note the arrow on the top of the tool indicates the pulling direction and the starting point of the slit. Close the tool and make sure the lock is engaged. Then pull to slit the fiber.
When the blades need to be replaced, simply take out the screws on the top and bottom of the tool. Remove the used cartridges and insert the replacement. Secure the new blades with the screws and the tool is now ready for use.