Ripley’s MSAT Mid-Span Access Tool is intended for easy access to fibers in buffer tubes. It is designed to allow technicians to quickly access fibers in 2, 2.5 and 3 mm buffer tubes in a mid-span location without fiber damage. All blades are precisely factory mounted in tube slitting channels with no adjustment required by the installer. The tool’s design incorporates buffer tube size gages on the tool body. A spring-loaded lever opens and closes the tool, and the lever becomes flush with the top of the tool body when closed.