The One-Step Band Application Tools are constructed to survive the demands of production and maintenance use, and remain precisely adjusted to provide a quality band termination. The tension-lock system gives the operator a positive indication when the precise tension has been applied. The Cut-Off handle easily cuts and bends/locks the shield band in one step.
Prepare the connector and cable braid for band termination process.
Using an appropriate size band, feed the end of the band through the narrow slot on the buckle twice. This will create a double-looped band. Never use a single-looped band. To hasten the termination process on a smaller adapters, pull on the end of the band to reduce the diameter of the loop.
Squeeze the release lever and insert the end of the band into the nose of the tool. Ensure the orientation of the band matches the graphic on the body of the tool (coil down when the tool is held upright).
Position the connector and the shield assembly through the band.
Repeatedly squeeze the tensioning handle until the band closes around the assembly. Once the band is close around the assembly, use half strokes of the handle until the band is tight against the braided cable. Release the tensioning handle and allow it to open fully. With one final stroke, close the tensioning handle until it locks against the tool body. This idicates that the band has been tightened to the pre-set tension.
Once the tensioning handle is locked in place, squeeze the cut-off handle to finish the termination process. Both handles will open up on their own. (If shrinkable tubing is to be applied, it is recommended that the band is wrapped in tape and the excess braid folded back over the band to prevent cutting of shrinkable tubing).
Release the tensioning handle and then squeeze the release lever. While squeezing the release lever, carefully pull on the band and slide it out of the tool and discard.