Fujikura CT16 Fiber Cleaver

CT16 Fujikura Optical Fiber Cleaver
CT16 Fujikura Fiber Cleaver

Brand: Fujikura
Origin: Japan
Model: CT16

The CT16 fiber cleaver from Fujikura was designed for FTTH or other space constrained applications where ergonomics and durability are key. It is compact, can be operated ambidextrously, and features a unique fiber adapter, allowing users to cleave two bare fibers simultaneously when paired with the dual fiber stripper, the SS-05. The scrap collector and fiber adapter side can be swapped by the user for left or right-handed preference, or as environmental constraints dictate. Furthermore, the thumbwheel on the bottom of the cleaver is utilized for blade rotations as opposed to previous tedious processes to rotate a cleaver blade. The top lever opens past vertical allowing for easy viewing, cleaning, and adjustment of the cleave length. The blade is retracted when the top lever is opened and the blade activates to score the fiber when it is closed, making this a true one-step cleaver. Like its predecessor, this cleaver can withstand a 30″ drop from any of six different orientations and still maintain factory speciffed cleave angle performance. The cleaver blade and fiber clamping mechanisms are easy to replace in the field, mitigating the need to send this cleaver in for service.


  • Dual fiber adapter plate for single or two fiber cleaving
  • Ambidextrous operation available
  • Field replaceable fiber clamp pads and cleaver blade
  • Shock resistant for drops up to 30″ in any of six different orientations
  • Compact form factor and tool-less blade rotations


  • Small cell site
  • FTTx drops and terminations
  • MDF/IDF splices and terminations
  • Rural fiber deployments and restorations
Applicable Fiber Fiber type Single-mode optical fiber
Multimode optical fiber
Fiber count 2 single fibers
Cladding diameter Approx. 125um
Applicable Coating Adapter plate AD-16A: Max 900um coating diameter single fiber or 250um coating diameter for two fibers
AD-16B: Max. 3mm jacket diameter
Fiber holders FH-60 and FH-70 series – coating diameter dictated by specific fiber holder
Cleave Length Adapter plate AD-16A: 5-20mm *1
Coating diameter – 250um or less: 5-20mm *1
251um-900um: 10-20mm
901um-3mm: 14-20mm
Cleave Angle *2 Single fiber Avg. 0.3 to 0.9 degrees
Blade Life *3 Approx. 48,000 fiber cleaves
Physical description Dimensions W Approx. 106mm without projection *4
Dimensions D Approx. 95.5mm without projection *4
Dimensions H Approx. 49mm without projection *4
Weight Approx. 190g including AD-16A
Environmental condition Temperature Operate: -10 to 50℃
Storage: -40 to 80℃
Humidity Operate: 0 to 95%RH non-condensing
Storage: 0 to 95%RH non-condensing
Other features Blade rotation Manual dial underneath cleaver
Replaceable items Cleaver blade
Fiber adapter base and scrap collector Can be swapped position for ambidextrous operation
Cleave Count Up to two individual bare fibers


  1. When the cleave length is less than 10mm, the coating diameter should be 250um or less. Also, a blade height adjustment is required before cleaving. The average cleave angle is worse than the speciffcation above when the cleave length is less than 10mm.
  2. Measured with an interferometer at room temperature, no with a splicer. A new blade was used to cleave the single fi The average cleave angle changes depending on the environmental conditions, blade condition, operating method, and cleanliness.
  3. The blade life changes depending on the environmental conditions, operating method, and the fiber type cleaved.
  4. Measured with the top lever closed.
Standard Accessories:
Name Model Quantity
Fiber Cleaver CT16 1pc
Scrap Collector FDB-06 1pc
Fiber Adapter (up to 900 µm coating) AD-16A 1pc
Hex Wrench (1.5 mm) HEX-01 1pc
Instruction Manual M-CT16-C 1pc
Optional Accessories:
Name Model Note
Fiber Adapter AD-16B up to 3.0 mm jacket
Replacement Cleaver Blade CB-09  
Replacement Fiber Clamp Pads ARM-CT16-01  
Scrap Collector FDB-06 To collect fiber scrap