The Cable Connection Ultra-tec® Wire Rope

Cable Railing Hardware for Metal Posts

Swageless fittings only work with 1x19 LH lay strand cable. They are designed with a set of tiny jaws which bite into the cable when tensioned. Their engineered moving parts make them more expensive than swaged fittings.

Swaged fittings must be hydraulically crimped to the cable. The fittings themselves, being technically simple, are more reliable and less expensive than swageless fittings.

Every cable run needs at least one tensioning fitting to ensure the cable can be made taut enough to pass building code requirements.

For steel posts, a minimum ¼” wall is recommended. Ultra-tec® fittings for steel posts can be either inserted from the back side or threaded into the front. Aluminum end posts should be reinforced and only used with fittings that install from the back side of the post.