Connector Tools

Contact Removal Tools, Large Gage - RRX-01,-02 & -03

Contact Removal tools for large gage contacts are designed to ease the insertion or removal of large gage #8, #4 and  #0 size rear release  Mil-DTL-5015 contacts. RUSSTECH's ergonomic tools feature a fixed and moveable, locking jaw design. Once the tool is closed on the contact, the sliding jaw auto-locks in place, simplifying the manipulation of these cumbersome contacts. Operation is safe comfortable and intuitive. Like all RUSSTECH tools, they are robust and made from the highest quality materials. Equivalent to MIL-I-81969/15.

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Part Numbers Available:

  • RRX-01 for contact size # 8    Equivalent to Mil-C-81969-15-01
  • RRX-02 for contact size #4     Equivalent to Mil-C-81969-15-02
  • RRX-03 for contact size #0     Equivalent to Mil-C-81969-15-03
  • RRX-01-02-03 Kit  Complete set of all 3 tools in a form fit case with usage placard  

Front Release Removal Tool - RFXP Ergonomic

RUSSTECH Ergonomic Removal Tools (RFXP-XX) are used for the removal of wired contacts from front release connectors.  The RFXP is a single action tool that does not require the additional manipulation of a “slider” to remove the contact. A simple, single motion of the tool is all that’s required to remove the contacts. 

Choose the contact for removal, insert the tool until you engage the contact, and continue to push on the contact until the contact is ejected.    Fast, Simple and Intuitive. 

Part Numbers Available: 

  • RFXP-16-01    For size #16 front release contacts. ( Alternate to 81969/19-01)
  • RFPX-20-06    For size #20 front release contacts. ( Alternate to 81969/19-06)                            

RRBX-16S Ergonomic Relay Base Contact Removal Tool

The RRBX-16S Ergonomic Removal Tool is used for the removal of wired or unwired contacts from front release relay base connectors.  The RRBX-16S is a single action spring loaded tool that does not require the additional manipulation of a “slider” to remove the contact. A simple, single motion of the tool is all that’s required to remove the contacts. Choose the contact for removal, insert the tool until you engage the contact, and the contact is automatically ejected. Fast, Simple, and Intuitive. Available for contact size #16. Please Contact us for details.


Contact Insertion / Removal Tools - RFX and RIT Mil-Style

Insertion and Removal Tools are used for the insertion and removal of wired contacts in standard MS front release connectors.  RUSSTECH offer Insertion Tools  as the RIT series, and removal tools as the RFX series is used for the installation of contacts that use front release contacts. A proven and robust  design made from the finest materials. Equivalent to Mil-I-81969 Tools.

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RRX & RIT Ergonomic Rear Release Insertion and Removal Tools

The RUSSTECH Ergonomic Rear Release RIT (Insertion) and RRX (Removal) tools are used for the insertion and removal of rear release crimp-type contacts in the most popular sizes.  Both tools feature a unique patented design with one fixed, and one moveable spring-loaded sliding jaw that once closed around the contact wire, is securely in place. The RIT insertion tool is designed with a stepped jaw feature that ensures a minimum 50% of the latching clip will engage the contact being installed. Both Tools feature a color-coded, ergonomic handle specifically designed to give hours of comfortable use and feature a non-slip wire rest on the handle for secure contact insertion or removal. Operation is safe,  comfortable and intuitive.    These tools have proven to be superior alternatives to both the metal tweezer type, and the plastic MIL-SPEC tools often supplied with connectors.

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Both the RIT (Insertion Tool) and RRX (Removal Tool) are available individually or in sets.

Please contact us for details. Equivalent to Mil-I-81969/8 and others.

Coax Center Conductor GO/NOGO Gages and Gage Kits - RTCG series

RUSSTECH                   K-10 Gage Kit



gages and a fitted case with use instructions.

Standard Coax Gages Available

RTCG-1 for "N" Series Plug

RTCG-2 for "N" Series Recp.

RTCG-3 for "TNC/BNC" Recp.

RTCG-4 for  "TNC/BNC" Plug

RTCG-5 for "C" Series Recp.

RTCG-6A for "C" Series Plug

RTCG-10 for "SMA" Series Plug

RTCG-11 for "SMA" Series Recp

Coax Center Conductor Location Gages, the RUSSTECH RTCG™series, gives a quick and positive visual “GO”, “NO GO” status indication of a Coax center contact. RTCG gages check the length of the center contact to assure it is in proper position for electrical engagement. RTCG gages are designed in accordance with military specification MIL-C-39012  covering “C” series, “TNC/BNC” series, “N” series and "SMA" series crimp type coax connector reference plane dimensions. RTCG gages are designed with a “GO” tolerance ring surrounded on either side by a red “NO GO” indicating area,  giving a quick visual indication as to status of the center contact. Quick and Easy to use.

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coax instructions

To use the RTCG ™ Coax Gage, simply place the gaging surface into the connector to be checked. If the tolerance ring shows at the indicating surface,( FIG. 2) the center conductor is in the correct position. If "Red" shows at the indicating surface, the center conductor is not in the correct position (FIG.1 OR FIG. 3).Simple to use and simple to read. 


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