Category Archives: Cleavers

INNO Instrument Releases the Dragons

INNO Instrument has just launched their new Dragon series fiber optic cleavers. Stronger, sleeker, and faster are just some of the words that come to mind after using these precision instruments. There are two dragons to choose from: D1 fully automated cleaver and the D2 manual cleaver.

Inno Dragon D1 and D2

INNO’s premier model D1 cleaver is fully automatic and is ready to score the most frequently used optical fibers. The first thing that caught my eye was the new body design with stylized dragon artwork on the side. INNO has managed to incorporate a one-step design with an automatic fiber catcher that is sturdy, light weight, and easily fits in my palm. The fiber holder is slotted to hold 250um, 900um, flat cable and fiber jumper cables. Placing the fiber into the fiber holder and closing the lid is effortless. inno-d1-binThe cleaver automatically resets to the original position, and the glass off-cuts are cleanly disposed of into the catcher.

This bad boy is so much easier to use than a lot of the older cleavers we have all come to know and groan about. The frame feels sturdy and for good reason. It’s made of a magnesium alloy material and has a couple rugged rubberized grip pads at the base. The small, sleek, black case looks great. It has an interior netted pouch, a belt loop, and a carabiner attached for carrying.

inno-d2-binThe D2 cleaver has a similar stylized design with slimmed down features. This little dragon is even lighter. I can probably fit two in my hand with room to spare. It comes with the same fiber holder as its big brother, but has an open bin for catching off-cuts. The D2 is a two-step cleaver, but can still be operated with one hand. Both cleavers have the same durable feel to them. The case is also smaller, but has the same style and features as that of the D1.

The two new cleavers use the same blade for scoring the fiber during cleaving. The blades have 16 positions, and each position can cleave 3,000 times. So, the blades have a life of 48,000 cleaves. Not bad. Each cleaver has its role. If you cleave fiber frequently, the D1 automatic model is the strong choice. If fiber is only something you dabble with a couple times a month, or you don’t have need of the automatic fiber catcher, then picking up the D2 model will save you about a hundred bucks. Either way, the reliability and quality of cleaves will be consistent, and that’s what matters most. Introduces the Inno IFS-10 Fusion Splicer

Just released, ‘The Fiber Master‘, Inno Instrument IFS-10 core-alignment fusion splicer.

Phoenix, AZ, Nov. 29, 2011 – introduces the Inno Instrument IFS-10 fiber optic fusion splicer. With a price tag of only $9990, the IFS-10 is easily the best value in a new core-alignment fusion splicer. This price is for the complete splicing kit, including VF-78 cleaver, heavy-duty case, battery, charger, cables, user documentation and software, plus an exclusive 2-year limited warranty with US service and support.

Inno Intrument IFS-10 Fusion Splicer

Inno IFS-10 Fusion Splicer Kits, Price $9,990.00 /Kit

Called The Fiber Master, the IFS-10 fusion splicer is manufactured in South Korea and uses core alignment technology. At only around 4.5 lbs the IFS-10 is designed for high-precision splicing applications, harsh weather conditions, includes a friendly GUI with intuitive menu options, 350x splice capacity with its lithium batteries, upgradable software using USB, and a feature not common with the better-known splicers,  bi-directional viewing which allows the monitor to be positioned in front or rear. See user’s manual for the IFS-10 on this blog. Don’t confuse the Inno with the splicers made in China. The IFS-10 is far superior with well-designed features and built solid enough for any field application and with the dual-directional monitor easy to use indoors on a lab bench. The Inno IFS-10 has been called the “Best Fusion Splicer” on the market today, and without being gouged on price. South Korea has become known more for quality electronic and other products and the Inno IFS-10 is more evidence of this. The IFS-9 was the first splicer model from Inno but the company chose to wait until they perfected the IFS-10 before introducing it to the US and the “demanding” US customer. is the only distributor currently with stock on hand. All repairs are done in their Phoenix, AZ location by factory trained technicians. Generous credits are available for fusion splicer trade-ins of working and many non-working units, on a case-by-case basis. Contact eFiberTools for details at Dealers wanted! EFiberTools can sell both retail and wholesale to fiber optic and cabling suppliers and is currently looking for resellers and manufacturer reps to market Inno products and help get the word out. Drop-shipping is offered to recognized businesses. Special discounts are available to fiber optic training schools and other educational organizations.  Quantity discounts are also available. Anyone interested in the Inno fusion splicers or cleavers should contact at Finally, US customers have a choice. The Inno IFS-10 is the first fusion splicer to hit the US market truly ready to compete against the long-held dominance of Fujikura, Fitel, Sumitomo, and Corning and is a direct replacement to the best-selling model, Fujikura FSM-60s fusion splicer. Pricing for the 60s is controlled by AFL, which is owned by Fujikura. As more customers realize that the 60s price is based on a monopolistic pricing scheme in the US and not on the quality of their products, then more customers will consider other brands. The Inno IFS-10 fusion splicer is as good or better than the FSM-60s in every way and is priced 40% lower. That’s $6000 less! The Inno IFS-10 fusion splicing kit comes with a money-back guarantee from if you are not fully satisfied, no questions asked. Dealers are wanted so contact the eFiberTools’ sales department for details. Drop-shipping is available for recognized resellers. Contact:

Ilsintech Fiber Splicing Videos

Ilsintech is a Korean manufacturer of fusion splicers, cleavers, and other tools for splicing fiber optic cable. We have found the quality to be considerably better quality than any of the Chinese models currently on the market, plus the newest splicers (aka: Swift) look exceptional cool. [tubepress mode=”playlist” playlistValue=”23214E036955E386″] Ilsintech is the only field splicer which includes the cleaver and stripper integrated right in the splicer body. This is very slick and filed techs should find this configuration very useful. Vytran is the only other manufacturer that includes the cleaver and stripper in their Vytran FFS-2000 filament splicer, but they also include a fiber recoater and ultrasonic cleaner and much higher price. Following are the Ilsintech videos which you should find most interesting.