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How do I cut the fiber optic filament or cable?

Cutting the fiber optic filament or cable is not as hard as it might seem.

 

It’s possible to cut the thinner diameter fibers (0.25 mm – 1.00 mm) and cable with a sharp scissors.  

The medium diameter filaments (1.50 mm – 3.00mm ) and the fiber optic cables can be cut with a good wire or jewelers snip. After you make the cut, you may need to sand down any spurs or rough ends with a fine-grit sandpaper.

 

 

For the thicker diameter cables and side glow fibers, you will need to use a cutting instrument that cuts with an even torque. A heavy gauge PVC or cable cutter works well.


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