CableRail Kits Make it Easy™
CableRail Kits are the most popular and cost-effective solution for wood 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 Wood
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:
- 1⁄8″ diameter cable with Threaded Terminal pre-attached to one end
- Quick-Connect® Inset Fitting
- Pair of flat washers
- Snug-Grip® Washer Nut
Available in two cable diameters: 1/8″ and 3/16″. Both diameters of cable are suitable for most residential & commercial projects, and can be used on both outdoor and indoor projects. For slimmer cables that are practically invisible, choose 1/8″ cable. For a bolder look and extra strength, railings may use 3/16″ cable.
6300 SERIES (1/8″) FOR WOOD 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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Stair Kits for Wood
Our Stair Kit makes installing CableRail on stair railings easier than ever! Pre-packaged assemblies include a Quick-Connect® Pivot fitting along with our Threaded Terminal that has been permanently attached to a 20′ length of stainless steel cable.
- (1) Quick-Connect® Pivot Fitting
- (1) 1″OD x 3/8″ID Flat Washer
- (1) 1/4″-20RH Snug-Grip® Washer Nut
- (1) 3/4″ OD x 9/32″ID Beveled Washer
- (1) 20′ 1/8″ stainless steel cable with 7-1/2″ Threaded Terminal pre-attached to one end
6500 SERIES (1/8″) FOR WOOD POSTS
Kits are available in bulk for large projects. Ask your retailer for more information.
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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.
What is the cost per linear foot for horizontal CableRail?
The cost per linear foot varies depending on the length and quantity of CableRail Kits needed for your project. The main expense is in the end fittings, so the longer the cable can run, the fewer fittings you’ll need, so the cost per linear foot will be less. Another factor is the height of your railing frame. The taller the railing frame, the more cables and fittings you’ll need, and this will result in a higher cost per linear foot. An authorized Feeney CableRail dealer can help determine what you’ll need and provide pricing options. See our Dealer Locator to find a dealer near you.
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.
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…
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.
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 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.