Uniquely, Sumitomo cleavers are available with a choice of a manually adjustable blade or an automatically rotating blade. The automatically rotating blade removes the need for frequent cleaver adjustment in the field, thus saving time and increasing productivity.
The FC-6 is a traditional bench top cleaver, simple and easy to use. It is available with, or without, a fibre offcut collector.
The FC-7 is a one-step handy cleaver, originally designed for aerial splicing work. All FC-7 cleavers have an off-cut collector inside the cleaver body.
FC-6S Bench top cleaver, no offcut collector, manual blade adjustment, single fibre
FC-6S-C Bench top cleaver with offcut collector, manual blade adjustment, single fibre
FC-6RS-C Bench top cleaver with offcut collector, automatically rotating blade, single fibre
FC-6RM-C Bench top cleaver with offcut collector, automatically rotating blade, up to 12 fibre ribbon
FC-7M-F8 Hand held cleaver with offcut collector, manual blade adjustment, up to 8 fibre ribbon
FC-7R-F Hand Held cleaver with offcut collector, automatically rotating blade, up to 8 fibre ribbon
All cleavers can be used with a loose hand held fibre or with fibres in Sumitomo fibre holders.
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT COUNTERFEIT SUMITOMO CLEAVERS
The Sumitomo FC-6S is one of the most popular cleavers in the mainland Chinese market. It has attracted the attention of many 'clone manufacturers' who build unauthorised counterfeit copies of our cleavers and cleaver cases. These are then offered for sale on the internet, usually via web-sites of various Chinese resellers, or on e-Bay. As of early 2014 the fake cleavers are all the standard FC-6S model, without the auto-rotating blade.
From early 2014, genuine Sumitomo FC-6 cleavers have a new design of anti-counterfeit label on the cleaver lid and on the cleaver case. The appearance of the label varies depending on the illumination conditions...