This tool provides a safe, easy and simple way of installing or removing either an SC or LC connector in situations such as patch panels, with limited free space for fingers. The hand tool is a pliers type tool, made from quality steel. It features insulated plastic handles, and a spring. Long length jaws are provided for access into fully loaded patch panels. Limited hand movement outside of the curved optical fibre cords, enables the tool to be used simply and effectively. The jaws are specially designed for easily grabbing a connectors body and releasing the connectors locking mechanism, thereby enabling the connector to be removed from the patch panel. A plastic tool pouch is provided.