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The FST-12 Fiber Separation Tool is used to quickly, accurately and reliably split ribbons into sub-groups or individual fibers. The ergonomic FST-12 design enables safe and reliable, one-handed operation for use in diverse fiber deployment environments, such as aerial and remote-site applications. Features: Enables separation of groups of fibers or single fibers and is not limited to only even- numbered groupings. One-handed operation allows the operator's other hand to guide and control the ribbon at all times, minimizing the potential for accidental damage to the fibers or ribbon. Hand-held method eliminates the need to utilize valuable work surface space for operation and is the ideal solution for remote-site and aerial operations such as bucket truck or ladder-sling applications. Performing two overlapping separations of the ribbon allows any single fiber or any sub-group of fibers to be extracted from the ribbon, even in mid-span taut-sheath operations where minimal ribbon length is available. Standard tool designed for fiber counts up to 12-fiber ribbon.