Cable Railing Hardware for Wood 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.
You will want to use a minimum 4x4 wood end post for wood rail systems. Ultra-tec® fittings for wood posts can be either inserted from the back side of the post or lagged into the front.