CableRail Kits Make it Easy™
CableRail Kits are the most popular and cost-effective solution for custom fabricated metal railing frames, and include everything needed to attach and tension a cable. They’re designed for frames where there is access to drill through both end posts, allowing the fittings to anchor to the outer faces of the posts.
Level Kits for Metal
All fittings and cables are manufactured from high-quality 316-grade stainless steel for weather-tough durability, ultra-low maintenance, and lasting beauty.
Each kit includes the following:
- Selected length of 1/8″ diameter cable with Threaded Terminal pre-attached to one end
- Quick-Connect® Inset Fitting
- Pair of flat washers (Stainless for wood posts)
- Snug-Grip® Washer Nut.
Available in three cable diameters:
- 1/8″ Residential & Commercial – We recommend 1/8″ diameter cable for most outdoor and indoor railings.
- 3/16″ Residential & Commercial – For a bolder look and extra strength, railings may use 3/16″ cable.
- 1/4″ Heavy Duty & Industrial – High traffic and special architectural railings may require 1/4″ cable.
- All kits can be used for stair applications using beveled washers.
6200 SERIES (1/8″) FOR METAL POSTS
Choose the increment based on your cable run length. Kits are available in bulk for large projects. Ask your retailer for more information.
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FOR METAL POSTS
Stair Railing Frame Options
All kits can be used for stair applications using beveled washers.
Care and Maintenance
Feeney offers comprehensive care and maintenance documents categorized by material: one for stainless steel fittings and cables, and another for powder-coated aluminum products.
For best protection of CableRail, Feeney recommends using SteelRenewal™ and SteelProtect™, a stainless steel cleaner and protectant kit combo pack to help maintain your stainless steel surfaces.
Can I buy one long cable and lace it back and forth like a shoelace?
No. As soon as you bend the cable more than 45 degrees, it will kink, and you will not be able to achieve the require tension. Each horizontal cable needs to be a separate assembly.
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.
Do the cables need to be attached with fittings at every post?
No. The cables are laced freely through holes in the intermediate posts and are then tensioned with end fittings that attach to only the end or corner termination posts.
How accurate do I need to be when measuring for my cable run lengths?
While it is always best to measure as accurately as possible, CableRail Kits allow for quite a bit of flexibility because they are sold in prefabricated, pre-cut lengths designed to be trimmed to exact length in the field. We recommend that you measure from outside-face to outside-face of the end posts (the posts you will attach the fittings to), and then add one foot to that length. You can then select a CableRail Kit that is at least as long as the augmented dimension. If you’re not sure, just give us a call at 1-800-888-2418.
How far apart can I space my posts?
We recommend having a post or vertical member (intermediate picket) at least every 3 feet. With the posts/verticals spaced 3 feet apart and the cables spaced 3 inches apart, you should be able to tension the cables so that they won’t open past the 4-inch sphere code requirement when a reasonable force is applied.
How far apart can I space the cables?
The International Building Code states that a 4-inch sphere cannot pass through any opening in your railing and since cable is non-rigid, the flex of the cable must be taken into account. We recommend spacing the cables no more than 3 inches apart to allow for possible cable deflection and to meet the intent of the code. Before starting a CableRail project, installers should always check with their local building department to see if there are any special local requirements for using and installing cable railings.
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 tools are needed to install Feeney CableRail?
The beauty of the standard CableRail Kits is that you don’t need any special crimping tools. The basic tool list would include safety glasses, work gloves, tape measure, pencil, electric drill & bits, hammer, 7/16-inch wrench, locking pliers, hacksaw, cable lacing needle, cable cutters or electric grinder with cut-off disk. We also recommend using our Cable Tension Gauge (#6004-PKG) to measure final cable tension. If you have a lot of cables to install, our Cable Tensioning Tool (#6005-PKG) can save even more time.