Mid Span Slit and Ring Tool (8.7mm – 14.6mm)

$326.50 incl GST

The Jonard Mid Span Slit & Ring Tools are essential for safe fibre access. The award-winning MS-446 model provides easy access to optical fibres in thick-walled jackets with diameters ranging from 8.7 to 14.6mm, including AFL’s Heavy Duty OSP MicroCore® cables. With replaceable blades and versatile grooves, these tools ensure efficient and reliable fibre work. Open fibre jackets effortlessly without damage, thanks to the user-friendly design. The tool is compatible with various cable types, offering a wide application range. Its durability and longevity make it a valuable investment. Replacement blades available.

Groove Sizes: 8.7-9.1 mm | 9.5-9.9 mm | 11.8-12.2 mm | 14.2-14.6 mm

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The Mid Span Slit & Ring Tools from Jonard are an essential solution for opening fibre jackets and loose buffer tubes, providing easy access to fibres without causing any damage. The patented and award-winning MS-446 Mid Span Slit and Ring Tool is designed to provide easy access to optical fibres in AFL’s Heavy Duty OSP MicroCore® (LMHD-Series) cables. This slit and ring tool is also suitable for other cables with thick-walled jackets between 8.7 to 14.6mm in diameter. With their patented design and replaceable blades, these tools ensure efficient and reliable fibre work.

Key Features:

  • Precision Grooves: Multiple grooves, including slitting and ringing, allow for versatile usage.
  • Groove Sizes: Each tool offers a range of groove sizes to accommodate different cable diameters.
  • Cable Type Compatibility: Designed to work with various cable types, such as Corning Altos® with FastAccess®, thick-walled jackets, outer jackets, and loose buffer tubes.
  • Replacement Cartridges: Replacement blades are available for different tool models, ensuring long-term usability.


  • Easy Fibre Access: Open fibre jackets and loose buffer tubes effortlessly, enabling smooth fibre access during installations or repairs.
  • Damage-Free Operation: The tools are specifically engineered to prevent any damage to the fibre, ensuring reliable and high-quality results.
  • User-Friendly Design: With simple instructions and marked grooves for cable size recommendations, these tools are easy to use, even for beginners.
  • Versatile Application: Suitable for a wide range of cable diameters, allowing you to work with different types of cables.
  • Durable and Long-Lasting: Replaceable blades ensure the longevity of the tools, providing excellent value for your investment.
  • Replacement blade set available, part number: MS-446RB
  • Blades last for 5,000 slits/cuts


Cut Type: Slit, Ring
Number of Slitting Grooves: 4
Number of Ringing Grooves: 4
Cable Type: Heavy Duty OSP MicroCore® (LMHD-Series)
Cable Diameter: 8.7 mm – 14.6 mm
Dimensions: 101 mm x 38 mm x 79 mm (4″ x 1.5″ x 3.1″)
Weight: 244.252 g (0.54 lb)