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How To Tension Cable Railing (2:27)

This video details the necessary steps to make a swaged (or crimped) cable railing connection.

Steps completed before filming:
  1. Doing one section at a time, measure overall length from outside face of beginning post to outside face of ending post, then add an extra 3?.
  2. Using the measurement from step 1, unroll cable and cut to length.
Steps demonstrated in video:
  1. Attach either a Field Tensioner or a Field Terminal to one end of the cable using the Crimper.
  2. Push the crimped fitting through the drilled hole of the beginning post and secure with hardware.
  3. Lace the raw cut end of the cable through all intermediate posts.
  4. Determine final cut length of cable and cut it. Attach second end fitting and secure with hardware.
  5. Tension the cable, remove the excess threading and finish attaching end hardware.
  6. Passivate the cables and other exposed stainless steel surfaces to keep them clean and protected from corrosion.
For more detailed instructions, reference FIELD SWAGED ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS.

How To Install Cable Railing (6:35)

Learn how to install cable railing like a deck professional. This video tutorial will go over the steps and provide tips for installing one of our DIY cable railing systems. The end fitting hardware and crimping portion is universal for any cable railing installation, whether the post material be stainless steel, like in this video, aluminum, wood, or retrofit.

Steps Covered:
  1. Verify that all the necessary components and tools have been assembled.
  2. Prepare the fascia brackets and attach them to the side of your staircase (or deck).
  3. Insert stainless steel square posts into the fascia brackets and tighten the brackets.
  4. Attach the cap rail to the mounting bracket post caps.
  5. Use epoxy to secure the mounting brackets into the posts.
  6. Crimp the field terminals onto each cable strand, feed them through the posts and secure with end hardware.
  7. Thread, measure, and cut the cables to their final length.
  8. Crimp the field tensioners onto the other end of each cable strand, then feed them through the posts and secure with some of the end hardware.
  9. Remove excess threading and finish attaching end hardware to the tensioners.
  10. Passivate the cables and other exposed stainless steel surfaces to keep them clean and protect them from corrosion.

Stainless Cable & Railing Inc. (1:14)

Enjoy this short video about the products and services we offer here at Stainless Cable & Railing Inc. Visit the customer gallery pages for more images of our completed railing projects or browse our product pages for more in-depth information and specifications.

Call 1-888-686-7245 any time if you have questions or send a request form to for a free estimate on your next cable railing project.
Customer Reviews

"It looks great! The railing system is on a $3 Million home near the ski resorts..."
    B.K. - Salt Lake City, UT
"I'm very pleased with the quality and strength. Everything fit and went together easily. I was very happy with the way your company takes the time to carefully wrap and pack the railing posts..."
    E.N. - San Diego, CA
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