Build Them Right
Using our Quick-Connect® style fittings with automatic-locking jaws and our bulk cable you can build your assemblies in the field. The cable end is simply inserted into the fitting and the spring-loaded one-way jaws grab and lock on. If necessary, a reusable release tool can be used to disengage and remove or readjust the fitting.
Fittings and Bulk Cable
All fittings and cables are manufactured from high-quality 316-grade stainless steel for weather-tough durability, ultra-low maintenance, and lasting beauty.
Bulk Cable – 1/8″ diameter 1×19 cable construction is available in various lengths for use with CableRail fittings.
Fixed end fitting that screws into the face of a post or wall using the included hanger bolt with lag thread. Includes 2-in bolt for wood posts and 2 ½-in bolt for wrapped or composite-sleeved wood posts.
Quick-Connect® Lag Tensioner
Lag fitting with a special swiveling body that allows ³/4-in of take up for cable tensioning. Includes same hanger bolts as Lag fitting.
Fixed end fitting that screws into the face of a post or wall using the included hanger bolt with lag thread. 180º pivot range allows for angled stair terminations. Includes 2-in bolt for wood posts and 2 ½-in bolt for wrapped or composite-sleeved wood posts.
Quick-Connect® Pivot Tensioner
Pivot fitting with a special swiveling body that allows ³/4-in of take up for cable tensioning. Includes same hanger bolts as Pivot fitting.
Quick-Connect® Surface Mount
Fixed end fitting that attaches to the face of a post or wall with the included screws or bolts. 130° pivot range allows for angled stair terminations. Includes 2-in lag screws for wood posts (½-in bolts for metal posts sold separately).
Surface Mount Tensioner
Surface Mount fitting with a special swiveling body that allows ³/4-in of take up for cable tensioning. Includes same hanger bolts as Surface Mount fitting.
Can fittings and cable be purchased separately for fabricating assemblies in the field?
Yes. We offer a wide selection of cables and fittings, many of which include our Quick-Connect® automatic locking-jaw technology, all engineered for easy installation in the field. See our CableRail Fittings page for more information.
Can I cut the cables with a pair of wire cutters?
No. Wire cutters will crush the cable and cause you significant frustration during installation. You should use cable cutters that are designed to cleanly shear the cable (see our Cable Cutters #2972-PKG). An electric grinder with a cut-off disk is another option that works very well for trimming both the cable and the excess threads on the Threaded Terminal fittings.
What is Feeney CableRail made of?
All CableRail cables and fittings are made from high quality 316-grade stainless steel (also referred to as “marine grade”). This high-quality stainless steel offers beauty, superior weather durability, high strength and low maintenance characteristics that far exceed other traditional railing infill materials.
What will I need to maintain Feeney CableRail cables?
CableRail cables and fittings are made from high quality 316-grade stainless steel for weather-tough durability and very low maintenance. However, while rare, corrosion or staining may sometimes occur on stainless steel due to airborne contaminants, humidity, and other factors, especially in coastal environments. Periodic maintenance is recommended. Wipe the cables with soap and warm water and use either a rag or non-abrasive synthetic pad to keep them clean and free of salt or other contaminates. We also recommend our Stainless Steel Cleaner & Protectant Kit (#5064-PKG) with Feeney SteelProtect™ and SteelRenewal™. The SteelProtect™ product provides a protective layer that can help maintain the performance and luster of the cables and fittings. If any staining does occur, biodegradable SteelRenewal™ cleaning gel effectively removes staining and other contaminants without scrubbing. Simply apply, allow it to sit, and then rinse it off. Be sure to also check the cables periodically for proper…
What’s the longest cable run I can have?
When using our standard CableRail Kits, we recommend that straight runs of cable (no corners or bends) should not exceed 70 feet. Runs with corner bends (using double corner posts) should not exceed 40 feet and should not have more than two corners per run. Maximum run lengths may be less if using CableRail Conceal Kits or other Quick-Connect® or swage-type fittings. Give us a call to confirm the maximum run lengths for your specific project.
Why would I need to use a Cable Lacing Needle?
The CableRail cable is made up of 19 individual wires twisted together. Sometimes, these individual wires can splay open and snag when lacing the cable ends through the post holes. The reusable Cable Lacing Needle slides onto the end of the cable and keeps all of the wires contained within the needle, which allows you to quickly guide the cable through the holes without snagging.
What happens if I need to remove the Quick-Connect® Inset fitting from the cable?
Should this occur, use our Quick-Connect® Release Tool (sold separately, #3128-PKG) to unlock the jaws on the Quick-Connect® Inset fitting.