Basic Skills Lab - Tools

Indicate whether the statement is true or false.


The most important rule for tools is “Never go into the field to do a job unless you have checked all your tools and test equipment and know all are in good contition and working properly.”


Any good pair of scissors or wire cutters can be use to cut aramid fiber strength members.


The best way to keep track of your tools is to have a checklist listing all of them that you use before going on a job and after returning from a job.

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.


You have purchased a new tool or tester that should improve your productivity. What should you do first?
Test it in your office or lab to ensure it works properly and you know how to use it.
Put in your toolbox for the next job
Loan it to a co-worker to test for you
If it looks good, buy another for backup


Reference cables for test equipment should all be tested by _______.
Light source and power meter with double-ended insertion loss method
Light source and power meter with single-ended insertion loss method

Multiple Response
Identify one or more choices that best complete the statement or answer the question.


Which 2 tools can be used to score or cut buffer tubes in loose tube cable?
Wire strippers
Small coax cable stripper
Dedicated buffer tube strippers
Cable jacket stripper and slitter


When you are checking the operation of your test equipment in your office or lab, you should also ______. (Check all that apply)
Check the charge on the unit batteries
Test your reference cables
Clean all optical ports and connectors.
Make sure you have all your accessories, adapters, etc.

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