Buffer Tube Slitter

Developed specifically for fiber access on loose tube cables, the MSAT (Midspan Access Tool) easily separates buffer tubes during midspan applications.The MSAT is tech friendly and reduces time for fiber access. This low cost tool is fast and will enable users to mid-span loose tube fibers with ease. Works great on gel filled or all dry buffer tubes. Once the buffer tube is split carefully remove fibers for termination and routing within splice trays.

Find a Distributor

Product Downloads


MSAT SlotTube OD
2.00.071 – 0.086 in (1.8 – 2.2 mm)
2.50.090 – 0.110 in (2.3 – 2.8 mm)
3.00.110 – 0.126 in (2.8 – 3.2 mm)

Ordering Information

Part NumberDescription
MSAT-01Buffer Tube Slitter (Mid-span Access Tool)


  • Quickly and Easily Access Fibers in 2.0, 2.5 and 3 mm Buffer Tubes in a Mid-Span Location Without Fiber Damage
  • All Blades Precisely Factory Mounted in Tube Slitting Channels with No Adjustment Required by the Installer
  • Tool Design Incorporates Buffer Tube Size Gauges on the Tool Body for Ease of Selecting Proper Tube Slitting Channel
  • Convenient Spring Loaded Lever Opens and Closes the Tool and Lever Becomes Flush with the Top of the Tool Body When Closed
  • Ergonomic Design for Easy Handling