Having trouble cleaving fiber cable? This might be why.

You just received your fiber optic cable, connectors and new tool kit. You get started and you hit a snag with your cleaver not appearing to work properly, you’re doing it according to the instructions included in the tool kit and you’ve watched the how-to video provided by the manufacture. So what’s the deal? This is the most common issue when contractors are new to terminating fiber optic connectors and after numerous conversations regarding the same common issue we’ve made a troubleshooting video that will solve your problem.

Let’s check it out from our YouTube channel.

I recall one of our recent cleaver troubleshooting phone calls where the contractor was about to raise the blade! Don’t do it! When you first receive your new cleaver it’s set and should last you a while before a blade adjustment is needed. Here’s a overview on a cleaver by AFL that also you shows how to make that blade adjustment.

If you purchased your fiber cable, fiber optic connectors and tools from us, thank you. If you have any further questions regarding fiber you may contact Mercy Salinas at 888-797-3697 extension 232.

AFL CT-30 Fiber Optic Cleaver Overview

One of our most popular fiber optic kits is the AFL Fast kit that allows you to terminate connectors in the field quickly and accurately. The most costly part of a fiber kit seems to be the cleaver so we cracked it open to get a better look.

The CT-30 is equally at home in a splicing van or in a bucket truck and is ideal for FTTx applications. Don’t forget the 16-position blade yields 48,000 single-fiber cleaves, or 4,000 12-fiber ribbon cleaves before requiring replacement, and the built-in scrap collector conveniently stores fiber shards until they can be safely discarded.

The CT-30 Cleaver is packaged with three scrap collection options that allow the user to tailor it to their cleaving preferences. The CT30 is delivered with the SC-01 Side Cover installed for users that prefer not to use an automated scrap collection system. For those that prefer an automated scrap collection system, the FC-02 Fiber Collector and two scrap box options are included. The FDB-02 Scrap Box is a smaller bin for users seeking a compact profile. The FDB-03 Scrap Box is a larger bin with sweeping brush and static resistant surfaces for those users seeking to maximize scrap capacity. All scrap options are easily configured by the user.

Its also kinda sweet that the blade is replaceable and it’s fairly inexpensive. I also like how it’s compatible with the AFL Fujikura fusion splicer.

Considering this cleaver is also commonly used in industries such as Aerospace and Defense, Alternative Energy, Broadcast, Electric Utility, Fiber Optic Component and Equipment Manufacturing, Industrial Environments, Installers and Contractors, Medical, Mining, Oil and Gas, Security, Transportation and more helps to make this cleaver one of the most popular and reliable tools on the market.

For further questions you may contact: Mercy Salinas at 888-797-3697 ex 232