What is Armored Cable Slitter

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For both electrical and fiber optic cables, tools are needed to strip the insulation jacket from the cable. This tool is called a cable slitter. For armored fiber optic cable, a more specialized tool called armored cable slitter is designed for the same purpose.

Armored Cable Slitter Features:

1.Professional grade tool, ideal for slitting the corrugated copper, steel or aluminum armor layer on Fiber Feeder, Central Tube, Stranded Loose Tube fiber optic cables and other armored cables

2.Versatile design allows jacket or shield slitting on non-fiber optic configurations as well

3.Tool slits outer polyethylene jacket and armor in one operation….

4.Performs longitudinal slitting and circumferential (ringing) for end stripping

5.Blade rotates 90 degrees by activating blade lever, allowing easy mid-span preparation (ringing and slitting)

6.Adjustable from 0.315” (8 mm) to 1.125” (28.6 mm) cable O.D.

7.Adjustable blade depths to accommodate different cable coverings

8.”Roller” style cable follower provides cable stability and allows for easier tool movement along the cable

If you have ever tried to slit electrical or fiber optic cable very far without ruining the inner wires and fibers, you know how hard it can be. This little tool does a amazingly good job in two seconds.The same process can take you up to 5~10 minutes if you are using a standard knife or wire cutter.A cable slitter that slits cable insulation without nicking the wires or fibers is a useful tool for new work or adding extra outlets.

Using a cable slitter avoids the chance of cutting through the insulation of the underlying individual conductors or fibers. This tool allows you to safely slit, split and remove insulation up to 4.8mm thick from many kinds of single or multiple conductor cable.

The rotating blade allows you to slit your cable in both a longitudinal as well as orbital configuration. It can slit jacket material of PVC, Teflon and THHN.In the tool, a precision swivel blade lets you make a full 360° slit around the cable. If you want to slit the cable lengthwise, just rotate the slide lever to swivel the blade 90°.

Learn more about Fiber optic tool products, such as Network Cable TesterFiber Cable Stripper, Puch Down Tool ect. on FiberStore.com

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