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Ultra-tec® Cable

 
 

Wagner offers the following cable diameters for the Ultra-tec® Cable Railing System; 1 x 19 stainless steel, type 316

Cable Diameter
Stainless Steel
1/8"
CR4AS2
3/16"
CR6AS2
1/4"
CR8AS2
5/16"
CR10AS2
3/8"
CR12AS2

1 × 19, Type 316
Stainless Steel Cable.
1 × 19 construction Cable is engineered to hold static loads without stretching and it is relatively stiff. Left hand lay cable for use with all Ultra-tec® Fittings.

Our recommended cable for most applications is 1x19 construction, type 316 stainless steel cable.

Other constructions of cable can be used, such as 7x7 or 7x19, but they are rarely recommended.

Cable Construction Type 316 Stainless Steel is used, unless otherwise specified.
  • To minimize deflection, cable needs to be:
    • As rigid as possible and
    • Resistant to stretch under load. Cable stretch is undesirable, and the longer the cable runs between terminals the more it will stretch as it is tensioned.
Cable Construction Characteristics
1 x 19
Cable
Very rigid. Lowest stretching under load. 1 x 19 is the preferred construction for cable railings, under most circumstances.
7 x 7
Cable
Less rigid than 1 x 19.
May have application where sharp bends are involved and on shorter runs where stretch is a negligible factor. (Not readily available in left hand lay.)
7 x 19
7 x 19 cable
Less rigid than 7 x 7

Cable Applications

Cable Dia.
Typical Applications
1/8"*
Can be used on horizontal railings where there is little or no pedestrian traffic or where railing does not need to meet code requirements (such as where there is little or no drop off). Can be used on vertical railings, which are not as susceptible to heavy shock loads as horizontal railings.
3/16"
Most commonly used diameter for pedestrian railings.
¼"
Diameters larger than 3/16" can be used where a larger diameter is desirable from a visual/aesthetics standpoint.
5/16"
3/8"

*1/8" diameter cable can be vulnerable to failure under shock loads caused by abuse, such as a heavy person applying an out of plane load on a properly tensioned cable. 3/16" and larger cable diameters have significantly higher load ratings than 1/8" and are, therefore, not as susceptible to failure as 1/8".

Cable Minimum Breaking Strengths

Cable Dia.
Minimum Breaking Strength (Lbs.) For Following Cable Constructions
Type 316 Stainless Steel
1x19
7x7
7x19
1/8"
1,780
1,360
1,300
3/16"
4,000
3,300
2,900
¼"
6,900
5,500
4,900
5/16"
10,600
7,600
7,600
3/8"
14,800
11,700
11,000
NOTE: Ultra-tec® hardware is designed for use in pedestrian guardrailings. For other applications, consult the factory for suitability.
Design Parameters and Constraints:
Cable has a very high tensile strength
and is a suitable in-fill material for a guardrail. Spacing between posts and/or braces should not exceed 42". Recommended maximum vertical spacing of 3" free opening between cables when they are installed. For most applications, 3/16" diameter Cable is recommended.

Other Cable constructions can be used, such as 7 × 7 or 7 × 19, but they are rarely recommended because of their elevated levels of stretch and lower breaking strengths in comparison to 1 × 19 construction.

Measuring Cable:
The factory can cut Cable and swage fittings on Cables up to 60 feet in length.

To measure Cable when ordering pre-cut and swaged Cable:

  • Clearly identify fittings – by part number – that are to be used with the Cable.
  • For Invisiware® Receiver, Radius Ferrule or Clip-On Stop hardware, measure from back side of the post.
  • For Adjust-A-Jaw®, Adjust-A-Body™, Threaded Stud with Welded Receiver or Fixed Jaw hardware, measure from the inside surface of the post .
  • For Adjust-A-Jaw®, Adjust-A-Body™ or Fixed Jaw hardware, you may also measure from the center of the mounting hole.
  • Measure rail as if all are straight from tensioning post to anchor post. If rail is on a slope, measure on the slope.

Note: Re-spooling charges apply for orders under 5,000 feet.

 

Invisiware® Radius Ferrules

For use on the fixed, non-tensioning end of the cable, often in combination with the Invisiware® Receiver on the tensioning end. When installed, the fitting is hidden inside the end post with only the head exposed on the outside of the end post. Externally, it looks the same as the Invisiware® Receiver, but costs much less.

Pipe ends are counterbored so the full perimeter of the head of the Radius Ferrule will rest on a flat surface in the pipe. The head rests on the outside wall of a flat-sided post. A plastic washer is included and acts as a scratch resistant barrier between the Radius Ferrule head and the post.

For pipe and square tube railing only. The Radius Ferrule should not be used on rectangular, double post construction.
Cable Size
L*
D*
S
A
Stainless Steel
1/8"
.750"
.250"
.537"
.437"
CRRF4
3/16"
.750"
.250"
.537"
.437"
CRRF6
1/4"
1.000"
.375"
.646"
.531"
CRRF8
5/16"
1.000"
.500"
.865"
.687"
CRRF10
3/8"
1.000"
.500"
.865"
.687"
CRRF12
* After Swaging

Invisiware® Receiver

The tensioners that are hidden inside the post.
Easy to install
Slide the Invisiware receiver into a pre-drilled hole in the end post. The inside of the receiver is female-threaded to accept the male-threaded swaging stud (below) that is attached to the cable. The head of the receiver is broached for an Allen wrench. To tension the cable, simply insert the Allen wrench and rotate the receiver around the male threads to draw the stud and cable further inside the receiver. When installed, only the head of the Invisiware receiver is exposed on the outside of the post.
Use with metal or wood — on level runs or stairs
Invisiware receivers are used with pipe and with round, square or rectangular metal tubing. Pipe ends are counterbored, so the full perimeter of the head rests on a flat surface in the pipe. The head rests on the outside wall of a flat-sided metal post. A plastic washer is included and acts as a scratch resistant barrier between the head of the receiver and the metal post.

For use in wood, the Invisiware receiver can rest against the outside of the post or the post can be counterbored with the receiver recessed in the post. For wood applications, also order CR716SAE stainless steel washer. You do not have to drill your holes at an angle
to use Invisiware receivers on stairs or severe pitches up to 35 degrees.
 
 
Invisiware Receivers
Push-Lock fittings are made of Type 316 Stainless Steel
           
Frame Options
Cable Size
Also Requires Swaging Stud #
d
h
t
s
For 1-1/4" Pipe (1.66" OD) l = 1.562"
For 11/2" Pipe (1.90" OD)
l = 1.812"
For 2.00" Tube
l = 2.030"
For 2" Pipe (2.375" OD)
l = 2.301"
For 2.75" Tube
l = 2.375"
For 2.50" Tube
l = 2.53"
For 3.00" Tube
l = 3.030"
For 4x4 Wood Post or 3.50" Tube
l = 3.563"
1/8"
CRS4
.437"
3/16"
5/16-24
.537"
CRR612
CRR622
CRR632
CRR642
CRR672
CRR682
CRR652
CRR662
3/16"
CRS6
.437"
3/16"
5/16-24
.537"
CRR612
CRR622
CRR632
CRR642
CRR672
CRR682
CRR652
CRR662
1/4"
CRS8
.531"
7/32"
7/16-20
.531"
CRR822
CRR832
CRR842
CRR852
5/16"
CRS10
.687"
5/16"
9/16-18
.865"
CRR1232
CRR1242
CRR1252
3/8"
CRS12
.687"
5/16"
9/16-18
.865"
CRR1232
CRR1242
CRR1252
* Nominal 4 × 4 wood Post – 31/2" × 31/2" actual. Use Stainless Steel Washers CR716SAE – not included.
† Use as double Posts with spacer.
Invisiware Threaded Swaging Stud
This part is swaged onto the end of the cable and used with the Invisiware receiver (above). When used with the Invisiware welded receiver in a metal end post, it becomes a stop-end (non-tensioning end) fitting that is completely hidden inside the end post. The threaded surface is coated with a baked-on molybdenum-based dry film lubricant, to prevent the threads from binding when tensioned and in extreme environments.
Cable Size
Thread
d after Swaging
Stainless
1/8"
5/16-24
.250"
CRS4
3/16"
5/16-24
.250"
CRS6
1/4"
7/16-20
.375"
CRS8
5/16"
9/16-18
.500"
CRS10
3/8"
9/16-18
.500"
CRS12

Round Tube or Pipe Corner Posts

PIPE OR ROUND TUBE POST PIPE OR ROUND TUBE POST - WELDED ASSEMBLY
End Post: 1-1/4" (1.660" OD), 1-1/2" (1.900" OD), or 2" (2.375" OD), Schedule 80 pipe.

Cable Brace: 1/4" × 1" bar, notched for pipe with through holes for Cable.

Intermediate Post: Schedule 40 pipe with through holes for Cable.

90°FORMED ELBOWS
Pipe Size
r
OD
Steel
Stainless
1-1/4"
1-5/8"
1.660"
4434*
4654
1-1/2"
1-5/8"
1.900"
4464*
4684
2"
1"
2.375"
410
459-1
*Note: These elbows have a visible seam. For other elbows refer to pages 172 to 187.
<>Elbow
90°ELBOW WITH TWO 2" TANGENTS
Pipe Size
r
OD
Steel
Stainless
1-1/4"
4"
1.660"
5640
5656
1-1/2"
4"
1.900"
5670
5690
For other elbows, refer to pages 172 to 187.

 

Pipe
h
Cable
a
1-1/4"
36-1/2"
8 lines
3.300"
1-1/4"
42-1/2"
10 lines
3.240"
1-1/2"
36-1/2"
8 lines
3.240"
1-1/2"
42-1/2"
10 lines
3.200"
2"
36-1/2"
8 lines
3.140"
2"
42-1/2"
10 lines
3.110"
Pipe
h
Cable
a
1-1/4"
36-1/2"
10 lines
3.170"
1-1/4"
42-1/2"
12 lines
3.140"
1-1/2"
36-1/2"
10 lines
3.150"
1-1/2"
42-1/2"
12 lines
3.120"
2"
36-1/2"
10 lines
3.100"
2"
42-1/2"
12 lines
3.340"
CABLE TUBE
Two 3" tangents. Drill 5/8" through hole in post and chamfer one side for welding. Insert Cable Tube into pre-drilled posts and weld into place.
Tubing Diameter
Steel
#4 Satin Stainless
5/8"
CR0113
CR0114.4

 

COMPONENTS FOR THE ASSEMBLY OF TUBE CORNER SECTIONS
These stylish tube corner sections allow a change in direction without risk of damage to the cables. At the same time, they offer the streamlined look of a continuous piece of cable – that runs through the tube – and eliminates the cost and visual obstruction of additional mounting and tensioning hardware.

These corner sections are provided as components: elbows, posts and cable tubes. Each post is custom designed per job requirements with holes pre-drilled to accept cable tubes. Posts can also be provided pre-coped and in various styles and angles. All posts are custom made based on customer provided, detailed shop drawings. Upon request, Wagner can provide shop drawings – standard charges will apply.

To use cable tubes, clear holes are drilled in the posts to accept these smaller diameter elbows. The cable tubes are then inserted through the holes and welded into place. The cable may now be inserted through the tube providing a uniquely attractive fabrication.
For complete design and fabrication information, download our Product Design and Fabrication Guide for Metal Framed Railings.
ROUND TUBE OR PIPE CORNER POSTS

Welded tops and bases. Manufactured to eliminate distortion.
Pipe Size
Tube Size
Height
Steel
#4 Stain Stainless
1-1/4"
1.660"
36"
CR166ST36
CR166SS36A
1-1/4"
1.660"
42"
CR166ST42
CR166SS42A
1-1/2"
1.900"
36"
CR190ST36
CR190SS36A
1-1/2"
1.900"
42"
CR190ST42
CR190SS42A

Invisiware® Swaging Studs

Type 316 Stainless Steel – Moly Coated
This part is swaged onto the end of the Cable and used with the Invisiware® Receiver. When used with the Invisiware® Welded Receiver in a metal end post, it becomes a stop-end (non-tensioning end) fitting that is completely hidden inside the end post. The threaded surface is coated with a baked-on molybdenum-based dry film lubricant, to prevent the threads from binding when tensioned and in extreme environments.
Cable Size
Thread
D after Swaged
Stainless Steel
1/8"
5/16-24
.250"
CRS4
3/16"
5/16-24
.250"
CRS6
1/4"
7/16-20
.375"
CRS8
5/16"
9/16-18
.500"
CRS10
3/8"
9/16-18
.500"
CRS12

 

Invisiware® Swaging Ferrules

  • Stainless Steel, Type 316
  • Available pre-swaged with pre-cut cable. Contact Wagner with your cable run requirements for pricing.
  • See Tools if you wish to do your own swaging.

The Swaging Ferrule is used to retain an Adjust-A-Jaw® or a Adjust-A-Body™ onto a piece of cable.

Ferrules must be ordered separately.

Cable
D Diameter After Swaged
Stainless Steel
1/8"
.250"
CRF4
3/16"
.250"
CRF6
1/4"
.375"
CRF8
5/16"
.500"
CRF10
3/8"
.500"
CRF12

 

Adjust-A-Body™ with Hanger Bolt Tensioner

  • Stainless Steel, Type 316
  • Available pre-swaged with pre-cut cable. Contact Wagnerwith your cable run requirements for pricing.
  • See Tools if you wish to do your own swaging.
  • Ferrule is not included
Similar to the Adjust-A-Jaw® Tensioner, except it screws right into your wooden end post. No need for special mounting hardware. A sleek, economical tensioning device that is easy to install, adjusts with an open-end wrench. Now available with a 1-1/2" longer hanger bolt for 1/8" or 3/16" Cable.

Cable Size

S

T

Ls

Lp*

Lt

Loq

Ln

Lr

D

Use with Ferrule #

Stainless Steel

1/8"

5/16"

5/16-24 LH

1.500"

.250"

2.000"

3.750"

.375"

2.750"

.500"

CRF4

CRAJB6

3/16"

5/16"

5/16-24 LH

1.500"

.250"

2.000"

3.750"

.375"

2.750"

.500"

CRF6

CRAJB6

1/4"

7/16"

7/16-20 LH

2.000"

.250"

2.500"

4.750"

.500"

3.000"

.625"

CRF8

CRAJB8

1/8"

5/16"

5/16-24 LH

1.500"

1.750"

2.000"

5.250"

.375"

2.750"

.500"

CRF4

CRAJB6L

3/16"

5/16"

5/16-24 LH

1.500"

1.750"

2.000"

5.250"

.375"

2.750"

.500"

CRF6

CRAJB6L

For use with a minimum 4 x 4 nominal wood post

*Longer shaft - Lp - for use when mounting post has a fascia covering.

Adjust-A-Jaw® Tensioners Clevis Style

  • Stainless Steel, Type 316
  • Available pre-swaged with pre-cut cable. Contact Wagner with your cable run requirements for pricing.
  • See Tools if you wish to do your own swaging.
Type 316 Stainless Steel
The Adjust-A-Jaw® Tensioner is a precision machined, sleek, streamlined tensioning device that is used where a high-tech look is desired. It is suitable for level runs or stair pitches. The clevis portion of the fitting attaches to the end post with a button head socket screw that threads directly into a tapped hole on one side of the clevis fitting.

Unlike common turnbuckles, the Adjust-A-Jaw® Tensioner has no sharp edges, no crevices to collect dust and dirt, no large areas of exposed threads or exposed swaged shanks, and nothing that will scratch or snag. See the tabulated drawing to determine how to interface this fitting with your end post, or use our Fixed Tab or Threaded Tab fittings.

The Clevis has a male thread that mates with the female thread within the Body. The Invisiware® Swaging Ferrule is swaged onto the Cable and holds the cable inside the Body. The Body rotates on the cable and provides a considerable amount of take-up during tensioning with an open-end wrench. After tensioning, the Lock Nut locks the assembly in place.
Cable Size
D
E
G
K
Closed L
Open L
Ln
Lr
T
Use with Screw # (included)
Use with Ferrule #
Stainess Steel
1/8"
.260"
1/4-28
.260"
.560"
4.300"
5.990"
.375"
2.750"
5/16-24 LH
CRSC6
CRF4
CRAJ62
3/16"
.260"
1/4-28
.260"
.560"
4.300"
5.990"
.375"
2.750"
5/16-24 LH
CRSC6
CRF6
CRAJ62
1/4"
.390"
3/8-24
.313"
.750"
4.870"
6.430"
.500"
3.000"
7/16-20 LH
CRSC8
CRF8
CRAJ82
5/16"
.390"
3/8-24
.348"
.870"
6.740"
9.280"
.620"
4.500"
9/16-18 RH
CRSC8
CRF10
CRAJ122
3/8"
.390
3/8-24
.348"
.870"
6.740"
9.280"
.620"
4.500"
9/16-18 RH
CRSC8
CRF12
CRAJ122
All metals have a recycled content and high reclamation rate. Contact Wagner for data relating to your specific product selections
Photos courtesy of Custom Architectural ProductDunwoody, GA

Invisiware® Lag Eye and Welded Receiver

Type 304 Stainless Steel
A convenient, easy-to-install means for attaching an Adjust-A-Jaw® or Adjust-A-Body™ Tensioner or Ultra-tec® Fixed Jaw to a wood post.

For use with a minimum 4" × 4" nominal wood post.
Cable Size
G
T
S
L
P
Stainless Steel
1/8"
.232"/.228"
.256"
.420"
1.500"
.260"
CRLE6
3/16"
.232"/.228"
.256"
.420"
1.500"
.260"
CRLE6
1/4"
.255"/.265"
.385"
1.188"
2.000"
.688"
CRLE8
1/8"
.232"/.228"
.256"
.420"
3.000"
.260"
CRLE6L
3/16"
.232"/.228"
.256"
.420"
3.000"
.260"
CRLE6L
Lag Eye
INVISIWARE® WELDED RECEIVER
Steel or Stainless Steel
A fixed end, non-tensioning device, the Invisiware® Welded Receiver provides a sturdy, threaded receptacle in the end post for an Invisiware® Swaging Stud. The Invisiware® Welded Receiver is cut to length as necessary, inserted in a hole drilled through the post and welded to the outside wall. The welded surface is then ground to the post’s original contour, thus hiding the weld.
Cable Size
D
T
Use with Stud #
Steel
Stainless Steel
1/8"
.437"
5-1/6"-24
CRS4
CRWR65A
CRWR65B
3/16"
.437"
5-1/6"-24
CRS6
CRWR65A
CRWR65B
1/4"
.531"
7/16-20
CRS8
CRWR85A
CRWR85B
SCREWS WASHERS
Available in Stainless Steel and Delrin® plastic.
Type 316 Stainless Steel
For use with threaded fittings
Cable Size
Screw Size
Stainless Steel
1/8"
1/4-28 x 1/2"
CRSC6
3/16"
1/4-28 x 1/2"
CRSC6
1/4"
3/8"-24 x 3/4"
CRSC8
5/16"
3/8"-24 x 3/4"
CRSC8
3/8"
3/8"-24 x 3/4"
CRSC8
Cable Size
Outside Diam.
Inside Diam.
Stainless Steel
Delrin® Plasitc
1/8"
59/64"
15/32"
CR716SAE
CRWR6B
3/16"
59/64"
15/32"
CR716SAE
CRWR6B
1/4"
1-1/16"
17/32"
CR050SAE
CRWR8B

Ultra-tec® Fixed Jaw and Clip-on Fixed Jaw

  • Stainless Steel, Type 316
  • Available pre-swaged with pre-cut cable. Contact Wagner with your cable run requirements for pricing.
  • See Tools if you wish to do your own swaging.
Similar in appearance, the Ultra-Tec® Fixed Jaw is about one-half the price of the clevis-style Adjust-A-Jaw® Tensioner. Where you do not need a tensioner on both ends of the cable run, the economical Ultra-tec® Fixed Jaw is frequently used on the fixed, non-tensioning end of the cable with the clevis-style Adjust-A-Jaw® Tensioner on the tensioning end.

The Ultra-tec® Fixed Jaw makes a very attractive fitting where a high-tech look is desired on level runs as well as on pitches. The Invisiware® Swaging Ferrule is swaged onto the Cable and holds the Cable inside the clevis.

See the tabulated drawing to determine how to interface this fitting with your end post, or use our Fixed Tab or Threaded Tab fittings shown on page 54 of this catalog.
Cable Size
D
E
G
K
L
Use with Screw # (Included)
Use with Ferrule #
Stainless Steel
1/8"
.260"
1/4-28
.260"
.560"
1.750"
CRSC6
CRF4
CRFJ62
3/16"
.260"
1/4-28
.260"
.560"
.1750"
CRSC6
CRF6
CRFJ62
1/4"
.390"
3/8-24
.313"
.750"
2.120"
CRSC8
CRF8
CRFJ82
5/16"
.390"
3/8-24
.348"
.870"
2.250"
CRSC8
CRF10
CRFJ122
3/8"
.390"
3/8-24
.348"
.870"
2.250"
CRSC8
CRF12
CRFJ122

Note: Order Ferrule separately.

Note: Order ferrule separately.
Cable Size
D
E
G
K
L
Use with Screw # (included)
Use with Ferrule #
Stainless Steel
1/8"
.260"
1/4-28
.260"
.560"
1.750"
CRSC6
CRF4
CRFJC2-4
3/16"
.260"
1/4-28
.260"
.560"
1.750"
CRSC6
CRF6
CRFJC2-6

Adjust-A-Body™ with Threaded Bolt

  • Stainless Steel, Type 316
  • Available pre-swaged with pre-cut cable. Contact Wagner with your cable run requirements for pricing.
  • See Tools if you wish to do your own swaging.
  • Ferrule is not included
Similar to the Adjust-A-Body™ With Hanger Bolt Tensioner, it screws into a drilled and tapped hole in your steel or stainless steel end post and adjusts with an open end wrench. A real money-saver because there is no need for special tees with holes, welded on tabs or any other mounting device – and it’s about half the price of the clevis-style Adjust-A-Jaw® Tensioner
Cable Size
S
T
Ls
Lt
Loq
Ln
Lr
D
Use with Ferrule #
Stainless Steel
1/8"
5/16-24
5/16-24 LH
.375"
2.000"
2.625"
.375"
2.750"
.500"
CRF4
CRAJT6
3/16"
5/16-24
5/16-24 LH
.375"
2.000"
2.650"
.375"
2.750"
.500"
CRF6
CRAJT6
1/4"
5/16-24
7/16-20 LH
.375"
2.500"
3.125"
.500"
3.000"
.625"
CRF8
CRAJT8

Invisiware® Fixed and Threaded Tabs

INVISIWARE® THREADED TAB

Type 316 Stainless Steel
Here’s a real time and money-saver. The Invisiware® Threaded Tab screws into a drilled and tapped hole on the inside wall of the end post. You save the expense of welding tees or tabs onto your end post, for mounting Adjust-A-Jaw® or Adjust-A-Body™ Tensioners or Ultra-tec® Fixed Jaws.

Recommended only when you are using a minimum schedule 80 pipe end post or a square or rectangular steel end post with a minimum .250" wall

Cable Size
H
S
T
A
B
L
Use with Stud # (Not Included)
Stainless Steel
1/8"
.265"
.500"
.233"/.229"
.813"
.313"
1.250"
CRS4
CRTT6B
3/16"
.265"
.500"
.233"/.229"
.813"
.313"
1.250"
CRS6
CRTT6B
1/4"
.390"
.625"
.295"/.285"
1.250"
.375"
1.625"
CRS8
CRTT8B
5/16"
.390"
.625"
.295"/.285"
1.250"
.375"
1.625"
CRS8
CRTT8B
3/8"
.390"
.625"
.295"/.285"
1.250"
.375"
1.625"
CRS8
CRTT8B
INVISIWARE® EXTENDED LENGTH THREADED TAB
Here’s a real time and money-saver. The Invisiware® Threaded Tab screws into a drilled and tapped hole on the inside wall of the end post. You save the expense of welding tees or tabs onto your end post, for mounting Adjust-A-Jaw® or Adjust-A-Body™ Tensioners or Ultra-tec® Fixed Jaws.

Recommended only when you are using a minimum schedule 80 pipe end post or a square or rectangular steel end post with a minimum .250" wall.
Cable Size
Stainless Steel
1/8"
CRTT6BL
3/16"
CRTT6BL
INVISIWARE® FIXED TAB
Steel or Stainless Steel
Welded into an end post to make a strong tab for use in mounting an Adjust-A-Jaw® or Adjust-A-Body™ Tensioner or Ultra-tec® Fixed Jaw. The Invisiware® Fixed Tab is cut to length as necessary, inserted in a hole drilled through the post and welded to the outside wall. The welded surface is then ground to the post’s original contour, thus hiding the weld.
Cable Size
D
H
S
T
L
Steel
Stainless Steel
1/8"
.375"
.265"
.440"
.233"/.229"
3.110"
CRFT65A
CRFT65B
3/16"
.375"
.265"
.440"
.233"/.229"
3.110"
CRFT65A
CRFT65B

Cable Grommets

Cable Grommets are offered for popular cable diameters of 1/8", 3/16" and 1/4". They help prevent rust in exterior applications or elsewhere where moisture is a factor by providing a barrier between the cable and the painted or powder coated surface through which the Cable is drawn when being installed.

Ultra-tec® Cable Grommets are installed – after the paint or powder coating is applied – into holes in Intermediate Posts, Cable Braces and – in the case of the Invisiware® Radius Ferrule – into the end post holes through which the cable exits. They are offered in black UV resistant Delrin®.
Intermediate Post Material
Not slotted for Stairways
End Post Material Using Radius Ferrule, Push-Lock™ or Pull-Lock™ Fittings
Intermediate Post Material Sloted For Stairway Pitch Up to 37 Degrees
Cable Size
1-1/4" to 2" Pipe
Square or Rectangular Tube with .120" Wall
1/4" Cable Brace
1-1/4" to 2" Pipe
Square or Rectangular Tube with .250" Wall
1-1/4" to 2" Pipe
Square or Rectangular Tube with .120" Wall
1/4" Cable Brace
1/8"
CRGC61100
CRGC62100
CRGC64100
CRGC64100
CRGC64100
CRGIC61100
CRGIC62100
CRGIC64100
3/16"
CRGC61100
CRGC62100
CRGC64100
CRGC63100
CRGC64100
CRGIC61100
CRGIC62100
CRGIC64100
1/4"
CRGC81100
CRGC82100
CRGC84100
CRGC83100
CRGC84100
CRGIC81100
CRGIC82100
CRGIC84100
Order Cable Grommets by diameter of Cable and post through which the Cable will be drawn. Sold in lots of 100. Specify quantity when ordering.
GROMMET IDENTIFICATION CHART
Part Number
D
L
CRGIC61100
.370"
.150"
CRGIC62100
.370"
.120"
CRGIC64100
.370"
.250"
Part Number
CRGC61100
.250"
.150"
CRGC62100
.250"
.120"
CRGC63100
.250"
.190"
CRGC64100
.250"
.250"
Pat Number
CRGIC81100
.424"
.150"
CRGIC82100
.424"
.120"
CRGIC84100
.424"
.250"
Part Number
CRGC81100
.312"
.150"
CRGC82100
.312"
.120"
CRGC83100
.312"
.190"
CRGC84100
.312"
.250"

Cable Railing Installation Tools

Cable can be provided pre-swaged or you may purchase the Cable, Tensioners and hardware as components and swage the fittings prior to install. Tools are available for purchase or rental. Rental includes all tools required for installation except for an air compressor.

Before beginning your project, download the Design and Fabrication

CABLE CUTTER
To be used to cut Cable up to 1/4". Proper leverage is required. Either lay Cable on a table below your waist or on the ground. Use both hands to operate.
Cable cutter for 1/8" cable - disposable
CRC7HIT
Cable cutter for 1/8"-1/4" cable
CRCC
Cable cutter for 1/8"-3/8" cable
CRCC12
CABLE GRIPPING PLIERS

Locking pliers with machined jaws to grip the Cable as you are tensioning the cable. Keeps the Cable from turning and prevents damage to the Cable when Cable is being tensioned.
Pliers
CRJP
PUSH LOCK TOOL KIT

Kit includes Cable Cutter and Jawed Pliers.
Pliers Kit
CRPLTC
RADIUS FERRULE/CLIP-ON STOP GAUGE

Use this Gauge to confirm that your fittings have been properly swaged. If the swaged fitting does not fit the appropriate slot, the fitting is not suitable for use.
Measuring Gauge
CRMG
STAINLESS STEEL CLEANER AND PROTECTANT
Dissolves minor corrosion, then leaves a protective coating that lasts for months. Includes an 8-oz. spray-on rust and stain remover and a 4-oz. bottle of protectant
Stainless Steel Cleaner
CREZCLEAN
JAWED PLIERS WITH PRE-TENSIONER

When tensioning, grip Cable with special Jawed Pliers to prevent damage to the Cable. Pre-Tensioner can be used when installing longer runs of Invisiware® since it may have a minimum take-up
.
Pre-tensioner with pliers
Part #
For 1/8" Cable
CRPTP4
For 3/16" Cable
CRPTP6
For 1/4" Cable
CRPTP8
Jawed Pliers
CRJP
AIR OVER HYDRAULIC PUMP

Air driven. Capable of delivering a maximum of 10,000 psi. A 20 gallon minimum tank size is recommended. A functional pressure regulator set at 100 psi maximum is required – 90 psi minimum to get swager to apply full force – otherwise Swaging Pump may be damaged. Minimum 1/4" ID air hose with a 1/4" male pipe thread.

Note: Should you experience any leakage during operation, discontinue use and contact Wagner.
Hydraulic Pump
CRHP
ELECTRIC HYDRAULIC 120V PUMP

Increases swaging speed versus the Air Over Hydraulic Pump
Electric Hydraulic Pump
CRHPE
CABLE TENSIONING GAUGE
Cable Size
Part #
1/8"
CRPTCR
3/16"
CRPTCR
1/4"
CRPTCR
1/4"
CRPT3
5/16"
CRPT3
3/8"
CRPT3
  • Pump
  • Swager
  • Special Jawed Vice Grips
  • 3/16" Allen Wrench
  • Cable Cutter
  • Marking Pen
  • Gauge for Measuring Diameter of Swaged Radius Ferrule
  • Safety Glasses
  • Grommet Installation Tools
  • Tool Box
  • Lock and Key
  • Instuction manual
  • Installation Guide
  • Return Address Label
GROMMET INSTALLATION TOOLS
Set of four for each size and shape of grommet.
Installation Tool
CRGIT
MODEL 610 SWAGER
For 3/16" Cable and smaller. Requires a hydraulic power source capable of 10,000 psi.
Model 610 Swager
CR610
Rental Kit
CR610WAIT
SHIPPING CONTAINER/TOOL BOX

For Model 610 Swager

With compartments for Cable cutting and installation tools.

Tool Box
CR610TOOLBOX
MODEL 650 SWAGER
For 1/8" - 3/8" Cable. Requires a hydraulic power source capable of 10,000 psi.
Model 650 Swager
CR650
Rental Kit
CR650WAIT
SHIPPING CONTAINER/TOOL BOX
For Model 650 Swager

With compartments for Cable cutting and installation tools.
Tool Box
CR650TOOLBOX
CABLE RELEASE
Releases Cable from Push-Lock™ and Pull-Lock™ type fittings before Cables are tensioned.
Cable Release
CRPLKEY
CUT-OFF TOOL
Used to cut Cable flush with the end of Pull-Lock™ fittings, and to cut excess threads off stud-type tensioners. Includes mandrel and two cut-off wheels.
Cut-Off Tool
CRCUTOFFKIT
STAINLESS STEEL POST PROTECTOR TUBE
The post protector tube is inserted into a wood post where the Cable enters/exits the post at an angle to keep the cable from biting into the wood.
Post Protector Tube
CRPPT
SWAGER/INSTALLATION EQUIPMENT AND TOOL RENTALS
You can rent the equipment and tools needed to cut the Cables and swage the fittings in the field. The standard rental package includes: Model 610 or 650 Swager, Air Over Hydraulic Pump, Cable Gripping Pliers, Cable Cutter, Radius Ferrule/Clip-on Stop Gauge, Grommet Tool Set, Allen Wrench, Safety Glasses, and Tool Box, Pre-tensioner (included upon request).

You will need to provide an air compressor capable of delivering at least 5.8 c.f.m. at 90 p.s.i. and a minimum 20-gallon tank. Minimum 1/4" I.D. air hose with a 1/4" male pipe thread required (not included).
 
Contact Wagner for more information

Push-Lock™

Field-installed Push-Lock fittings —
outside-of-post mount
No field swaging
Push-Lock fittings are designed for use with 1x19 Left Hand lay strand only. They can be used with any tensioning device on the other end, and when matched with an Invisiware® Receiver tensioner, gives you a cable railing system with no visible hardware between the end posts.
Easy to install
Attach the tensioner on one end post, slip the Push-Lock fitting into the other end post and cut the cable to length per the instructions. Push the cable into the Push-Lock fitting, tension the cable, and you’re done!
Four styles make your job easy — for any width post, wood or metal.
Push-Lock fittings with rounded nose ends rest inside your metal or wood end posts on level runs. The fitting is hidden inside the post, with only the head exposed on the outside of the post.
Push-Lock fittings with squared nose ends are available for 11/2", 2", and 3" square (or rectangular) tube to create a uniform look when used opposite 11/2", 2", or 3" Invisiware Receivers.
For level runs where back side of end post is accessible
Push-Lock fittings are used on level runs. They rest in a hole in the end post. When used with an end post 11/2" or more in thickness, the Push-Lock fitting is hidden inside the end post, with only the head exposed on the outside of the post. Pipe ends are counterbored, so the full perimeter of the head will rest on a flat surface in the pipe. A plastic washer is included and acts as a scratch resistant barrier between the Push-Lock fitting and a metal post. The head rests on the outside wall of a flat-sided metal post or on a stainless steel washer on a wooden post. For wood applications, also order CR716SAE stainless steel washer.
CRPL4-12
CRPL4-2.030
CRPL4/CRPL6
CRPL4-3.030/CRPL6-3.030
Easy to order, easy to install
Select the tensioners you wish to use. If the tensioners are swageless, order the quantity of tensioners, Push-Lock fittings and cable you will need. If you need a tensioner swaged on one end by the factory or a distributor, provide the length of each of your cable runs and the tensioners you wish to use, and your cables will be shipped to you with tensioners on one end and bare cable on the other end. The cables will be a bit longer than you need, and you will cut them to a final length and push them into the
Push-Lock fittings when you install the cables in your posts.
Push-Lock Fittings – Outside-Of-Post-Mount
Push-Lock fittings are made of Type 316 Stainless Steel with the exception of internal components that are made of other types of stainless steel.
Designed for use wtih 1x19 Left Hand Lay Strand Only
Note: For wood posts, also use Stainless Steel Washer CR716SAE

Cable Size

Any Frame

1.50" to 1.66" Tube Or 1-1/4"

2" Tube or 1-1/2" Pipe

3" Tube

1/8"
CRPL4
CRPL4-12
CRPL4-2.030
CRPL4-3.030
3/16"
CRPL6
CRPL6-12
CRPL6-2.030
CRPL6-3.030
Cable Release
Releases Cable from Push-Lock and Pull-Lock™ Type Fittings before Cables are tensioned. For 1/8" Cable only.
Part Number
Cable Release
CRKEYPL
Field-installed Push-Lock fittings —inside-of-post mount
No field swaging

Push-Lock fittings are designed for use with 1x19 Left Hand lay strand only. They can be used with any tensioning device on the other end, and our inside-mount swageless fittings are the most economical inside solution we offer
Easy to install
You can order your cables with a tensioner already on one end or you can install a tensioner on one end on site. Attach the tensioner on one end post, then cut the cable to length based on the Push-Lock fitting being used for the job. Push the cable into the Push-Lock fitting, tension the cable, and you’re done!
Four styles make your job easy – in metal, wood, or wood with composite sleeve
Push-Lock fittings with threaded eyes mount to lag eyes, tabs or holes on the outside of your metal or wood post for use on stairs and severe pitches.

Push-Lock Lag, Extended Lag, and Threaded Bolt fittings for straight, level runs allow you to lag or thread into the inside of the end post, depending on post composition.
The Push-Lock Lag fittings come in two parts so the lag can easily be driven into the wood post.

The Push-Lock Threaded Bolt operates as a single unit.

For stairs or severe pitches
Push-Lock fittings with threaded eye ends are for use on stairs. They attach to a wood end post with a lag eye (Page L24). See the drawing to determine how to interface this fitting with a metal end post or use our fixed tab or threaded tab (Page L23). Mount with an CRSC6 screw (Page L24) – included. For wood end posts with composite sleeves, use extended length lag eye.

CRPLTE4/CRPLTE6
For level runs where cable must be
terminated on the inside of the post
For level runs where the back side of the post is not accessible, so the cable must terminate in a fitting on the inside of the post, the Push-Lock Lag (for wood posts), the Push-Lock Extended Lag (for wood posts with composite sleeves), and the Push-Lock Threaded Bolt (for metal posts) address those needs.
The Push-Lock Lag is actually two components that fit together: the lag and the Push-Lock coupler. The lag is broached for an Allen wrench on one end to make it easy to screw into the post. Once installed, thread the Push-Lock coupler onto the lag and you’re ready to insert the cable.
The Push-Lock Threaded Bolt is a single unit which threads into a pre-drilled and tapped hole. Once securely tightened against the post, you’re ready to insert the cable.
Neither the Push-Lock Lag nor the Push-Lock
Threaded Bolt are tensioning devices, so the
other end of the cable run will require a tensioner.

CRPLL4/CRPLL6

CRPLL4L/CRPLL6L
Cable Size
Stainless
Use Washer #
1/8"
CRPLTH4
CR716SAE
3/16"
CRPLTH6
CR716SAE
Easy to order, easy to install
Select the tensioners you wish to use. If the tensioners are swageless, order the quantity of tensioners, Push-Lock fittings and cable you will need. If you need a tensioner swaged on one end by the factory or a distributor, provide the length of each of your cable runs and the tensioners you wish to use, and your cables will be shipped to you with tensioners on one end and bare cable on the other end. The cables will be a bit longer than you need, and you will cut them to a final length and push them into the Push-Lock fittings when you install the cables in your posts.
Push-Lock Fittings – Inside-Of-Post-Mount
Push-Lock fittings are made of Type 316 Stainless Steel with the exception of
internal components that are made of other types of stainless steel.
Designed for use wtih 1x19 Left Hand Lay Strand Only
Note: For wood posts, also use Stainless Steel Washer CR716SAE
Cable Size
Level or Stair Run
1.50" to 1.66" Diameter
Other Frames
Wood
Wood With Composite Sleeve
(Included) Use With Screw No.
For Wood, Use With Lag Eye No.
For Wood With Composite Sleeve, Use Long Lag Eye No.
For Metal Post, Use With Tab No.
1/8"
For Level Runs
CRPLTH4
CRPLTH4
CRPLL4
CRPLL4L
1/8"
For Level Runs
CRPLTE4
CRPLTE4
CRPLTE4
Not Avail.
CRSC6
CRLE6
CRLE6L
CRTT6B
3/16"
For Level Runs
CRPLTH6
CRPLTH6
CRPLL6
CRPLL6L
3/16"
For Level Runs
CRPLTE6
CRPLTE6
CRPLTE6
Not Avail.
CRSC6
CRLE6
CRLE6L
CRTT6B

Field installed Push-Lock studs require no swaging or special tools.
No field swaging
Similar to our Invisiware® receivers, but when used with Push-Lock studs there is no need to swage the threaded stud onto the cable. Receivers with Push-Lock swageless studs can be used with any fitting on the other end, but when used with our other swageless fittings, both ends can be put on the cable by hand without any swaging or special tools.

Easy to install
Push-Lock studs are designed for use with 1x19 Left Hand lay strand only. Push the cable into the Push-Lock swageless stud, where it will be securely held inside the fitting. The receiver is female-threaded to accept the male-threaded end of the fitting. The head of the receiver is broached for an Allen wrench. To tension the cable, use an Allen wrench to rotate the receiver around the threaded end of the stud.

The receiver with Push-Lock stud rests inside your metal or wood end posts. Use with metal or wood posts
For use in wood, the fitting can rest against the outside of the end post or the post can be counterbored with the fitting recessed in the post. For wood applications, a larger diameter washer is needed to distribute the load over a wider surface. See CR716SAE stainless steel washer.
For stairs or severe pitches
Special stainless steel beveled washers let you use Push-Lock tensioners on stairs or severe pitches with flat-sided metal and wood posts. (Not offered for pipe or round tubing.) For wood posts, also order CR716SAE stainless steel washer.
BEVELED WASHERS – For Flat-Sided Frames Only
Stainless Steel. For use with Solid Bar or Posts drilled at an angle.
Pitch/Angle
1/8" Cable
3/16" Cable
30°-33°
CRBW326
CRBW326
34° - 36°
CRBW356
CRBW356
37° - 39°
CRBW386
CRBW386
For level runs
Receivers with Push-Lock studs rest in a hole inside the end post. Pipe ends are counterbored, so the full perimeter of the screw cap head rests on a flat surface in the pipe. The head rests on the outside wall of a flat-sided metal post. A plastic washer is included and acts as a scratch-resistant barrier between the screw cap head and the metal post. For wood applications, a larger diameter washer is needed to distribute the load over a wider surface. For wood, also order CR716SAE stainless steel washer.
Invisiware Receivers are made of Type 316 Stainless Steel.
Order one Swageless Stud and one Receiver per length of Cable.
Refer to Invisiware Options on Page L17
Cable Size
Use With Swaggeless Stud #

a = Length of Invisiware Body

1.582"
1.812"
2.030"
2.301"
2.375"
2.530"
3.030"
3.562"
1/8"
CRPLST4
CRR612
CRR622
CRR632
CRR642
CRR672
CRR682
CRR652
CRR662
3/16"
CRPLST6
CRR612
CRR622
CRR632
CRR642
CRR672
CRR682
CRR652
CRR662
Push-Lock Swageless Stud
Push-Lock Fittings – Outside-Of-Post-Mount
The Push-Lock Swageless stud is installed onto the end of the cable by hand, by pushing the cable into the fitting where it is held securely inside. No swaging is required, and, other than a cable cutter, no special tools are needed. Push-Lock swagless studs are made of Type 316 Stainless Steel with the exception of internal components that are made of other types of stainless steel.
Designed for use wtih 1 x 19 Left Hand Lay Strand Only
Cable Size
Any Frame
1/8"
CRPLST4
3/16"
CRPLST6
The Push-Lock tensioner for inside-of-post applications.
Easy to install
Push-Lock Turnbuckles are typically used as a second tensioning device on longer runs. They are a combination of our Adjust-a-Body tensioners and Push-Lock Studs, and are available with whatever connecting end is necessary. Whether wood posts, metal posts, sleeved posts, or even concrete; level runs or stairs, the Push-Lock Turnbuckle is our most universal fitting.
Push-Lock Turnbuckles are typically used as a second tensioning device on longer runs. They are a combination of our Adjust-a-Body tensioners and Push-Lock Studs, and are available with whatever connecting end is necessary. Whether wood posts, metal posts, sleeved posts, or even concrete; level runs or stairs, the Push-Lock Turnbuckle is our most universal fitting.
Push-Lock Turnbuckles with Threaded Eyes mount to lag eyes, tabs, or holes on the outside of your metal or wood post for use on stairs and angled runs.
Push-Lock Turnbuckle With Threaded Eye
Options for Mounting to End Posts:
Cable Size
Part Number
(Included) Use with Screw No:
Metal Posts Use Mounting Tab #:
Wood Posts: Use Lag Eye #
1/8"
CRPLTBTE4
CRSC6
CRTT6B
CRLE6 or CRLE6L
3/16"
CRPLTBTE6
CRSC6
CRTT6B
CRLE6 or CRLE6L
Push-Lock Turnbuckle With Hanger Bolt, Threaded Bolt,
Extended Hanger Bolt or Anchor Bolt

Push-Lock fittings are made of Type 316 Stainless Steel with the exception of internal
components that are made of other types of stainless steel.
Designed for use with 1 x 19 Left Hand Lay Strand Only
Red Head® Anchor (Order Separately)
Cable Size
Wood Post
Metal Post
Wood Post With Composite Sleeve
Concrete Post
Steel
Stainlees
1/8"
CRPLTBHB4
CRPLTBTB4
CRPLTBHBL4
CRPLTBAB4
RL-38
SSRM-38
3/16"
CRPLTBHB6
CRPLTBTB6
CRPLTBHBL6
CRPLTBAB6
RL-38
SSRM-38

Pull-Lock™ Stop End Fittiings

FIELD INSTALLED PULL-LOCK™ FITTINGS MAKE CABLE RAILING EASY TO INSTALL USE WITH METAL OR WOOD POSTS

NO FIELD SWAGING
Pull-Lock™ fittings are designed for use with 1 × 19 L.H. lay strand only. They can be used with any tensioning device on the other end, but when used with our swageless tensioners, both ends can be put on the cable by hand without any swaging or special tools.

EASY TO INSTALL
You can order your cables with a tensioner already on one end or you can install a tensioner on one end on site. Attach the tensioner on one end post, slip the Pull-Lock™ fitting into the other end post and pull the cable all the way through the Pull-Lock™ fitting. Tension the cables, then cut the excess cable off on the back side of the fitting with a 4" right angle grinder or a cutting wheel that is used with your hand drill. Press on the stainless steel cap to cover the bare cable end, and you’re done!

Pull-Lock™ fittings are used with pipe and with round, square, or rectangular metal tubing. When used with an end post 1-1/2" or more in thickness, the Pull-Lock™ fitting is hidden inside the end post, with only the head exposed on the outside of the post. Pipe ends are counterbored so the full perimeter of the screw cap head rests on a flat surface in the pipe. The head rests on the outside wall of a flat-sided metal post. A Plastic Washer is included and acts as a scratch-resistant barrier between the screw cap head and the metal post. For wood applications, also order CR716SAE Stainless Steel Washer.
USE PULL-LOCK™ STOP-END FITTINGS ON STAIRS WITH SPECIAL BEVELED WASHERS
Special stainless steel beveled washers let you use Pull-Lock™ fittings on stairs and severe pitches with flat-sided metal frames. (Not offered for pipe or round tubing.)
Pitch/Angle
1/8" Cable
30°-33°
CRBW326
34°-36°
CRBW356
37°-39°
CRBW386
Pull-Lock Fittings – Outside-Of-Post-Mount
Pull-Lock fittings are made of Type 316 Stainless Steel with the exception of internal components that are made of other types of stainless steel.
Designed for use wtih 1 x 19 Left Hand Lay Strand Only
Note: For wood posts, also use Stainless Steel Washer CR716SAE
CRPUL4-12/CRPUL6-12
Cable Size
Any Frame
1.50" to 1.66" Tube or 1-1/4" Pipe
2" Tube
or 11/2" Pipe
2.375" Tube
or 2" Pipe
3" Tube
1/8"
CRPUL4
CRPUL4-12
CRPUL4-2.030
CRPUL4-2.375
CRPUL4-3.030
3/16"
CRPUL6
CRPUL6-12
CRPUL6-2.030
CRPUL6-2.375
CRPUL6-3.030
CRPUL4-2.030/CRPUL6-2.030
CONVENIENT CUTTING TOOL
To cut the cable flush with the end of the
Pull-Lock™ fitting, a 4" right angle grinder with a cut-off wheel is ideal. For those who do not have that type of hand tool, a cutting tool for use with a hand drill is available.
CUTTING TOOL
CRCUTOFFKIT

Adjust-A-Body™ with Concrete Bolt Tensioner

  • Stainless Steel, Type 316
  • Available pre-swaged with pre-cut cable. Contact Wagner with your cable run requirements for pricing.
  • See Tools if you wish to do your own swaging.
Similar to the Adjust-A-Body™ with Hanger Bolt, screws into a Red Head brand concrete anchor.  It is an easy, practical way to attach your tensioner to a concrete wall.  Adjusts with an open end wrench.
Cable Size
S
T
Ls
Lt
Loq
Ln
Lr
D
Red Head® Anchor* Steel
Red Head® Anchor* Stainless
Use with Ferrule #
Stainless Steel
1/8"
3/8-16
5/16-24 LH
.500"
2.313"
3.188"
.375"
2.750"
.500"
RL-38
SSRM-38
CRF4
CRAJAB6
3/16"
3/8-16
5/16-24 LH
.500"
2.313"
3.188"
.375"
2.750"
.500"
RL-38
SSRM-38
CRF6
CRAJAB6
1/4"
1/2-13
7/16-20 LH
1.125"
2.500"
3.938"
.500"
3.000"
.625"
RL-12
SSRM-12
CRF8
CRAJAB8

Ultra-tec® Clip-On Stop

For use in posts with cables cut and fittings attached – preswaged – at the factory. No field swaging is required. A special clip and washer secure the Stop to the end post. Used on the non-tensioning end of the Cable. An Adjust-A-Jaw®, Adjust-A-Body™ or Invisiware® Receiver is used on the opposite end to tension the cable. Available for 3/16" and 1/8" diameter Cable only. Includes Stop, Washer and Clip. .
Cable Size
Post Material
Washer Diameter
Stainless Steel
1/8"
Wood
.922"
CRCOS4
1/8"
Metal
.468"
CRCOS4M
3/16"
Wood
.922"
CRCPOS6
3/16"
Metal
.468"
CRCOS6M

Adjust-A-Body™ with Threaded Eye Tensioner

  • Stainless Steel, Type 316
  • Available pre-swaged with pre-cut cable. Contact Wagner with your cable run requirements for pricing.
  • See Tools if you wish to do your own swaging. Assembly Requires review of equipment.  
The Adjust-A-Bolt™ with Threaded Eye Tensioner is similar to the Adjust-A-Jaw® Tensioner, except it costs a lot less than the clevis-style Adjust-A-Jaw® Tensioner. See the tabulated drawing to determine how to interface this fitting with your end post or use our Fixed Tab or Threaded Tab fittings shown on page 54 of this catalog. Tension with an open-end wrench.
Cable Size
E
A
B
S
T
Lt
Ln
Lr
D
Use with Screw # (included)
Use with Ferrule #
Stainless Steel
1/8"
1/4-28
.233"/.229'
.500"
.440'
5/16-24 LH
2.000"
.375"
2.750"
.500"
CRSC6
CRF4
CRAJTE6
3/16"
1/4-28
.233"/.229
.500"
.440"
5/16-24 LH
2.000"
.375"
2.750"
.500"
CRSC6
CRF6
CRAJTE6
1/4"
3/8-24

.295"/.285"

.844"
.680"
7/16-20 LH
2.500"
.500"
3.000"
.625"
CRSC8
CRF8
CRAJTE8

Cable Railing Mounting Options

For installation details and mounting options using these components, refer to Cable Railing Mounting Options and Mounting Hardware Catalog available online or directly from Wagner
FACIA MOUNTING PLATE WITH WELD SLOTS AND FOUR HOLES
5" high. Four 7/16" holes for 3/8" mounting bolts. Attach to tube with 3/16" weld all around inside of 3/8" × 2-1/2" slot. Weld to post from the back side. Use Spacer shown below between posts for double post applications. Double posts with 1" spacer will use plate with two slots as noted below.
Pipe Size
Tube Size
Double Post with 1" Spacer
a
b
Weld Slots
Steel 1018
Stainless Steel Type 304
1-1/4"
1.660"
5"
6"
1
CRFAP4
CRFAP4S
1-1/2"
1.900"
5"
6"
1
CRFAP4
CRFAP4S
2"
2.375"
6"
7"
1
CRFAP5S
1" x 3"
4"
5"
1
CRFAP1
CRFAP1S
3" x 3"
1" x 3"
6"
7"
2
CRFAP3
CRFAP3S
1" x 2"
4"
5"
1
CRFAP1S
2" x 3"
1" x 2"
6"
7"
2
CRFAP3S
2" x 2"
5"
6"
1
CRFAP2S
CABLE BRACE FLOOR PLATE
Cable Brace Floor Plate
1/4" thick. For 1/4" × 1" Cable Braces. Countersunk for 3/8" mounting bolts. Weld to cable brace from the back side of the Plate.
Brace Size
Steel
Stainless
1/4" x 1"
CRFLPCB
CRFLPCBS

 

BEVELED WASHERS
Stainless Steel. For use with solid bar or posts drilled at an angle.
Pitch/Angle
1/8" Cable
3/16" Cable
1/4" Cable
30°-33°
CRBW326
CRBW326
CRBW328
34°-36°
CRBW356
CRBW356
CRBW356
37°-39°
CRBW386
CRBW386
CRBW388
FLOOR PLATES WITH CENTER HOLE FOR PIPE
1/4" thick. Countersunk for 1/4" mounting screws. Weld to pipe from the back side.
Pipe Size
Outside Diameter
a
b
Steel 1018
Stainless Type 304
1-1/4"
1.660"
3"
2-1/2"
CRFLP1M
CRFLP1MS
1-1/2"
1.900"
3"
2-1/2"
CRFLP2M
CRFLP2MS
FOR SQUARE OR RECTANGULAR TUBING
Tube Size
Double Post With 1" Spacer
a
b
Steel 1018
Stainless Type 304
1" x 3"
3-1/2"
3"
CRFLP7M
CRFLP7MS
3" x 3"
1" x 3"
5"
3-1/2"
CRFLP8M
CRFLP8MS
1" x 2"
3"
2-1/2"
CRFLP4M
CRFLP4MS
2" x 3"
1" x 2"
5"
2-1/2"
CRFLP6M
CRFLP6MS
2" x 2'
4"
2-1/2"
CRFLP5M
CRFLP5MS
SPACER
Only available in stainless steel. Insert between rectangular tube posts.
Cable
Diameter
Wall Thickness
Length
Stainless
1/8"
5/8"
0.83"
.970"
CRSPCR6
3/16"
5/8"
.083"
.970"
CRSPCR6
1/4"
7/8"
.035"
.970"
CRSPCR6

Threaded Hex Tensioner

Wagner’s new Hex Head Tensioner provides an economical alternative when installing vertical cable assemblies. A standard Ferrule is used as a cable stop to create a pre-swaged assembly that is then attached directly to a pre-threaded hole on a horizontal rail.
Hex Head Tensioner
CABLE THREADED HEX TENSIONER
Type 316 Stainless Steel
Cable Size
Thread
Drill Hole Size
Use with Ferrule #
Stainless Steel
1/8"
5/16-24
.272"
CRF4
CRHT4
3/16"
5/16-24
.272"
CRF6
CRHT6
1/4"
5/16-24
.391"
CRF8
CRHT8
Vertical Cable Solution
Hex Head
* Click here to download the spec sheet.
Hex Head Tensioner
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS:
Rail Preparation
Note: Wagner can provide pre-drilled and tapped material per your specifications.
  • A vertical brace should be provided every 30" or less to keep the top and bottom rails from bowing inwardly.
  • Locate holes in your Top and Bottom Rails to accept the Threaded Hex Tensioner. Spacing should be no more than 3-1/4" on center.
  • For tubing or pipe with wall thickness greater than 0.59", you can use a Flowdrill® to extrude a tapped hole in the material. Got to www.wagnercompanies.com/Flowdrill.aspx for more information.
  • For tubing or pipe with a wall thickness of .140" or greater, you can drill and tap to accept a 5/16-24 thread.
Cable Preparation
Note: Wagner can pre-swage cables per your dimensions.
  • Determine cable cut length by using this formula where a = Inside-to-Inside Dimension:
Cut Length = a + .750" + 1.375"
Hex Head
Example:
42" high guard using 11⁄2" pipe (1.90" OD) with 3.75" opening below Bottom Rail

a = 42" - 1.90" - 1.90" - 3.75" = 34.45"

Cut Length = 34.45" + .750" + 1.375" = 36.575"

  • Cut your cable to this dimension.
  • Attach a Ferrule to one end of your cable using any one of our swaging tools - available for rent or purchase from Wagner.
  • Insert the open end of the cable through a Hex Tensioner with the threaded end facing in the opposite direction.
  • Insert a second Hex Tensioner onto the cable with the threaded end facing in the opposite direction.
  • Attach another Ferrule to the bare end of the cable.
Assembly:
  • Insert the pre-swaged cable with Hex Tensioner into the tapped hole on the bottom rail and tighten to a loose fit.
  • Repeat for the Top Rail connection.
  • Repeat for each cable in the rail assembly.
  • Confirm all alignment and begin final tensioning - starting with the center-most cable - with an open end wrench.
  • Once the first cable is tensioned, continue to tension outwardly - alternating left and right center.
  • Check cable tension as needed and confirm that all cables are taut and have been tightened to tension of 400 lbs.
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