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Fiber & Cable Preparation

Various Hand tools for Stripping, Cutting, Crimping, Slitting, and Scribing fiber optic cable for Cable Assembly Manufacturing

Connected Fibers stocks various tools for cable assembly manufacturing that are available for same or next day shipping.  Solutions include products from several leading suppliers of tools and connectors.  Partners include Jonard Tools and IDEAL Industries.  We also offer solutions from USConec, Seikoh Giken and Senko. 

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Ordering Guide

Jonard Fiber Optic Strippers

The Jonard fiber optic strippers use preset factory settings so no adjustments are required. This unique design eliminates human error and prevents nicks or scratches from occurring on the optical fibers.

Part Number  Description

JIC-125  Compact Fiber Optic Stripper, 250 micron

JIC-175  Ergonomic Fiber Optic Stripper, 250 micron

JIC-180C  Ergonomic Fiber Optic Stripper, 180 micron

JIC-275  Fiber Optic Stripper, Two Hole, 250 micron, 600-900 micron

JIC-375  Fiber Optic Stripper Three Hole, 250 micron, 900 micron, 1.6-3.0 mm

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Jonard Kevlar Shears

The Jonard Tools Cutting Shears and Cutters are designed to cut Kevlar®, cabling insulation, tape, cable ties, and other materials with ease. These cutting shears feature the following:

Part Number  Description

JIC-186  Kevlar Shears, Adjustable Joint Screw, Serrated Blade for Gripping

JIC-190 Flush Cut Kevlar® Cutters, High Carbon Steel, Thermoplastic Rubber Handle




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Jonard Round Cable Strip & Ring Tools

The PATENTED Round Cable Strip & Ring Tools are designed for fast and precise removal of cable jackets from round cables. Triple action design makes longitudinal cuts for end stripping, spiral cuts for end and mid span stripping, and circular cuts for jacket removal.

Part Number  Description

CST-900  Slit, Ring, .0315" - 1.10" (8 mm-28 mm)

CST-1140  Slit, Ring, 3/16" - 1 1/8" (4.5 mm-29 mm)

CSR-1575  Slit, Ring, 0.05” - 0.3” (1.2 mm-7.5 mm)

CST-1900  Slit, Ring, 3/16" - 1 1/8" (4.5 mm-29 mm)

CST-4000  Slit, Ring, 3/4" - 1 5/8" (19 mm-40 mm)

CSR-125 Compact Slit, Ring for fiber optic cables from 0 to 0.125" in diameter

CSR-250 Compact Slit, Ring for fiber optic cables from 0.125" to 0.250" in diameter

CSR-316 Compact Slit, Ring for fiber optic cables from 0.1875" to 0.3125" in diameter

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Jonard Crimp Tool for Standard Fiber Optic Connectors

Designed for use with FC, ST, SC, LC, SMA, and MT-RJ connectors, this crimper is the perfect tool for crimping fiber optic connector collars.

Part Number  Description

UC-8039  Crimper with Fiber Optic Die UCD-2685

UC-8000  Universal Crimper Without Die

UCD-2685  Fiber Optic Crimping Die

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US Conec Crimp Tool for MTP® Brand Connectors

Designed for use with MTP®, MTP®PRO, MTP®16, MXC® connectors, these crimpers are perfect for crimping USConec brand products.

Part Number  Description

12245 USConec Brand MTP®, MTP®16 Crimp Tool, Oval

12345  USConec Brand MTP®, MTP®16 Crimp Tool, Round

13473 MTP® Crimp Tool, 4.0-5.5mm Round

9883  Crimp Die MTP®, Oval

12208  MTP® Round Crimp Die, 3.6 mm

13119  MTP® Round Crimp Die, 4.0-5.5mm

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US Conec Ribbonizing Tools

Designed for use with MTP®, MTP®PRO, MTP®16, MXC® connectors, these Ribbonizing tools are perfect compliment to USConec brand products.

Ribbonizing Tools

Part Number  Description

8660  Fiber Ribbonizing Tool, 8F

8040  Fiber Ribbonizing Tool, 12F

Disposable Ribbonizers

Part Number  Description

16764  Disposable Ribbonizer, 4F

14682 Disposable Ribbonizer, 8F

15818  Fiber Ribbonizing Tool, 16F

14316  Disposable Ribbonizer, 12F

15360  Disposable Ribbonizer, 16F

Bonding Agent

Part Number  Description

4861 (10)  LOCTITE® 4861 flexible, high viscosity instant adhesive, provide flexible bondlines, Size Case: 20 g Bottle (Qty 10/case)







IDEAL DualScribe™ Double-Ended Fiber Optic Scribes

Three professional quality blade styles to choose from to meet your specific needs. DualScribe™ reversible blade doubles tool life and the soft non-slip grip provides precise control during scribing. Clear safety cap protects the blades from damage when not in use

Part Number  Description

45-357  Ruby Blade Fiber Optic Scribe (Red Handle)

45-358  Sapphire Blade Fiber Optic Scribe (Blue Handle)

45-359  Carbide Blade Fiber Optic Scribe (Black Handle)

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IDEAL Serrated Kevlar® Cutter

Superior quality high-carbon stainless steel with molybdenum and vanadium provides hard, razor-sharp edges. Breaker notch cuts jacket and breaks fiberglass in one step. With textured cushioned-grip handles this tool is designed to cut up to 3mm fiber cables.

Part Number  Description

45-344  Serrated Cutter w/Breaker Notch

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IDEAL Stripmaster® Ribbon Fiber Jacket Stripper

IDEAL Stripmaster® Ribbon Fiber Jacket Stripper Removes jacket from Ribbon Fiber without damage to the Kevlar® strength member of the Ribbon Fiber.

Part Number  Description

L-5620  Stripmaster® Wire Stripper Frame only

LB-1152  Blade-set for use with Corning® Plenum and Riser Ribbon Fiber Cable

LB-1153  Blade-set for use with Corning® “Fanout” Ribbon Cable

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IDEAL MiniLite-Strip™ Fiber Optic stripper

MiniLite-Strip™ Fiber Optic stripper is a hand-held stripper designed to cut and strip select fiber optical cables. The larger strip hole is to strip the outer jacket from 3mm cables. The inner, smaller hole is engineered and precision-ground to remove the buffer coatings, up to 900 microns, to expose the 125 and 140 micron diameter (core + cladding) fibers.

Part Number  Description

45-352  MiniLite-Strip™ Optical Fiber Stripper


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Micro-Electronics Soft-Strip® Single Fiber Stripping

Soft-Strip® stripping tools from Micro-Electronics have integral heating elements which enable them to soften and strip such coatings and insulations as MYLENE, KAPTON, TEFLON, PVC and HYTREL. The Soft-Strip® system permits precise stripping of these tough coatings with less than 3 lbs. of peak pulling force for multi-fiber ribbon, and less than 1 lb. for single fiber. The result is no fiber damage and higher quality splices and connections. Units are available for optical fiber (180-1000µm) and all standard multi-fiber ribbons (encapsulated, bonded, ribbonized and flat fiber types).

Featured Soft-Strip®  Kits

Part Number  Description

MS-SK-1  The MS-SK-1 kit, Soft-Strip® thermal stripper and components for ribbon types  2-12 fiber, AC wall outlet adapter (order separately).

MS-SK-2  The MS-SK-2 kit, Soft-Strip® thermal stripper and components for Cladding dia. up to 140µm and Coating/Buffer dia. up to 900µm, AC wall outlet adapter (order separately).

MS-T3  AC Power Supply (North American / Japan)

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Sumitomo JR-7 Thermal Stripper

Thermal jacket remover, compatible with 250μm and 200μm coated fibers. Compatible with Sumitomo Electric's bare single fiber and ribbon holders.  The JR-7 includes a new ergonomic design with a tough metal lid for durability, vibration-ready notification, LED light for dark environments, a wide and flat stage for easy setting and cleaning, power save and auto power off functions, and improved blade design to reduce operation force.

Part Number  Description

JR-7  Main body with, battery pack(BU-6A), AC adapter (ADC-1220S), AC power cord(PC-AC[X]-2P), DC power cord (PC-B(C)), cleaning brush, hex drivers, strap, operation manual, carrying case

FHM-12  Fiber holders for 12-fiber ribbon, compatible with Sumitomo Electric ribbon fusion splicers.  

JR-7BL  (Pair of upper and lower blades)

BU-6A (Rechargeable Li-ion battery)






Corning® is a registered trademark of Corning, Inc.

Kevlar® is a registered trademark of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.

MiniLite-Strip™ and DualScribe™ are trademarks of IDEAL Industries Inc. and  Stripmaster® is a Registered Trademark.

Soft-Strip® is a registered trademark of Micro Electronics, Inc.

 MTP®, MTP®PRO, MTP®16, MXC® Brand connectors are registered trademarks of USConec.

Established in 1992, US Conec is a leader in providing passive components for high density optical interconnects. The company was founded to expand the use of MT style multifiber technology through the design, manufacturing and sales of high precision fiber optic components.  US Conec shareholders are Corning Inc., Fujikura Ltd., and NTT Advanced Technology Corporation. To learn more about US Conec please visit for more information.

Founded in 1958, Jonard Tools® manufactures tools for the Telecom, CATV, Fiber Optic, Home Automation, Security & Alarm, and Electrical markets. Jonard Tools designs and engineers patented products by utilizing customer partnerships to create innovative solutions for industry needs. New tools are released each month and are all Made For Life® with lifetime warranties. Through quality and innovation Jonard aims to move the industry forward and connect the world.  To learn more about Jonard Tools and their products visit for more information.

More than one hundred years later, IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. is a global enterprise with companies serving technicians and workers across a wide range of industries, from electrical to construction to aerospace to automotive. Our products have been instrumental in helping mankind reach from the South Pole to the Moon, and are paving new paths for the future. Because as J. Walter Becker taught us, when you honor relationships, success for all will follow.  To learn more about Ideal Industries and their products visit for more information.

Visit Us @ Booth # 5102
Jan. 30-Feb. 1 , 2024
Mascone Center, San Francisco, CA

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