Strip outer jacket (if any), using Micro-Strip® non-thermal tool. Install and connect battery(s), or install and connect AC adapter. Install proper cutter blade set, fiber guide and fiber guide lock.
Unit is activated when handles are closed. Close handles only when stripping. Check heater operation by closing handles firmly for no longer than 10 seconds. Nose end of heater should be warm to the touch.
After stripping operation, remove heater oven from tool and clean with the brush provided. (Spring assembly in later models includes automatic scrap ejector.) Reinsert, making sure that heater oven is pushed completely forward toward the blade area and snaps into place. 2" heater oven area should be visible at front of tool so operator can monitor positioning and preheating of coating.
1. Insert fiber through fiber guide and into heater oven to desired strip length. Be sure buffered fiber is flat in the oven channel. Always allow at least 1/8" gap from fiber tip to end of oven channel. Otherwise heater oven movement will cause fiber to buckle up and out of heating zone.
2. Close handles all the way. Blades are precisely aligned for concentric scoring without cladding, core or conductor damage. Heater oven is automatically activated to start the softening process.
3. Keep handles closed (AA or D-size 10-20 sec., 6V or AC adapter 4-8 sec.) for optimum softening. Then begin to pull the fiber, slowly increasing pull force until coating releases from the fiber. Remove the fiber from the tool with a smooth, even motion.
CAUTION:Heater unit heats continuously when handles are closed. Do not hold handles closed for longer than 20 seconds for AA and D-Size battery units, 10 seconds for 6-Volt battery/AC adapter units, or overheating can damage tool. Do not touch heater oven while in operation. Allow oven to cool before removal and cleaning.