T-580 Semi-Rigid Facing Tool
Available from Seven Associates
This tool has been developed as an efficient means of removing the excess cable jacket, dielectric and solder from various cables and connector styles. It is expecially effective with connector styles that incorporate the inner conductor as the connector center contact pin. The T-580 accommodates straight or pre-bent assemblies of a wide variety. Smear-free interfaces are achieved by the use of replaceable carbide cutters. The built in Micrometer stop may be pre-set for strict process control. This same micrometer stop may also be used for controlled predetermined trimming of phase-matched cable assemblies when desired. The tool ships standard with a holding jaw for the normal SMA connector. Other custom jaws are available from the factory. It is recommended that this tool be ordered with a second T-580C Cutter so that one can be re-sharpened by the factory while the other is in use.