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How to slit open and mid-access armored fiber optic cables?

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We have the Miller ACS armored cable slitter in stock.

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This is Miller's ACS armored cable slitter. You can use it to slit open armored cable as well as regular jacketed cable.

This little handle is to set the blade cutting direction. At this position, it is set to longitudinal cut. You can see that the blade direction is set straight along the cable's length.

Now we set the blade at the ring cut direction. You can see that the blade's direction is set at this direction, now I can ring cut the cable.

The first step is to set the blade's cutting depth. At the bottom, there is a slotted set screw. You just press the cable against the blade, and then you can see how deep the blade should be set. Use a screwdriver to set it properly.

Once that is done, lower the blade to hide it by turning the knob. Then put the cable in the slot, get a snug fit of the cable, and lock it in place.

After that, turn the knob back until it stops, and now that blade is cutting into the cable jacket.

Now let's do the ring cut by rotating the slitter around the cable a few turns.

After the ring cut, turn the blade handle to longitudinal cut direction, then pull the slitter along the cable to do the longitudinal cut.

Now we can use a screwdriver or pliers to pry open the cable.

Now let us show how to do a mid-access slit.

First set the blade to ring cut position, put the slitter at the first ring cut location on the cable, do the first ring cut, then set the blade to longitudinal direction, and then pull the slitter along the cable, stop at the second ring cut location, then do the second ring cut.

Now take the slitter out, then use a screwdriver or pliers to pry open the cable.

This is a successful mid-access job. It is that easy.

Now let's talk about replacing the blade once it gets dull.

First remove the thumbscrew, then completely screw off the bottom assembly. Here is the blade.

Here is a set screw which prevents the blade from rotating inside the holder, let's loosen this screw first.

Then we can use a screwdriver to fully retrieve the blade.

Here is the blade assembly, it has a locker washer in place, don't lose this washer.

Once you replace it with a new blade, just put it back in, screw on the bottom screw, then rotate the blade to the correct position and tighten the set screw again.

Try to raise or lower the height of the blade to make sure the assembly has been done correctly.

Then put the whole assembly back in, and that is it.

We have this armored cable slitter in stock at fiberoptics4sale.com. Order it at the link below.

We have the Miller ACS armored cable slitter in stock.

Order it here or by clicking the picture below!


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