Corning Midspan Access Tool 2.4-3.0 mm
Use the Corning Cable Systems OFT-000 tool to access fibers in a buffer tube in a mid-span location with or without slack. Optical Fiber Access Tool (OFAT) is designed to split a buffer tube to expose the fibers inside without damaging them. The resulting buffer tube halves can be removed easily with scissors. This tool utilizes blades mounted in two precisely machined grooves to cut the buffer tubes. The smaller groove cuts buffer tubes 2.4-2.6 mm (0.094"-0.102") in diameter while the larger groove cuts buffer tubes 2.7-3.1 mm (0.106"-0.122") in diameter.
Model OFT-000 is equipped with a gauge to determine buffer tube diameter when the tube size is unknown. A thumbscrew latch facilitates cutting a buffer tube in a situation where gripping the tool is difficult for the operator. Both center pieces and all four outer pieces of the tool are marked with either one or two dots to aid in reassembly after cleaning or blade replacement.