VS-3 and VS-3A Hand Tool (to be used with loose-piece mini connectors) These tools feature ratchet control which provides positive crimping action. The cycle must be completed before the handles are released. The VS-3 VS-3A and tool will accept all loose-piece standard and load coil connectors. The MVS-3 tool will accept all loose-piece mini connectors. The tool holder for use with VS-3, VS-3A, and MVS-3 hand tools is specifically designed to clamp directly onto the strand allowing the craftsman free use of both hands for tool operation. The holder is supplied with an adjustable locking device which provides total insulation between the strand and tool. In addition to aerial applications, it can be used for buried and underground installations.