The Cable Connection Ultra-tec® Wire Rope

Cable Railing Hardware for Sleeved 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 posts with sleeves, you will want to go through the sleeves and connect to the core underneath. As that is usually wood, you will lag into the post. If necessary, Ultra-tec® makes extended length lags to ensure the fitting will sink deeply enough into the core to be secure.

Swaged Non-Tensioning Fittings