Now we're gonna go ahead and cut this top cable here.
But to illustrate what's happening on the other end, look at this next cable down. Now, we've threaded on a jam nut with some exposed threads showing and the exposed threads are just enough to where you bottom out on the acorn nut. Now, we may have to adjust that afterwards, but the reason why we do this is because - if you do end up cutting your cable a little bit too short, this gives you about a quarter of an inch of freedom or adjustment. So, you can make that up without having you cut a new cable.
Okay. We're gonna go ahead and cut this cable now. A couple things you want to focus on is - make sure you've got a reasonable amount of tension on this cable, so there's no slack in it. So, if you cut it, you'd cut it too long that way. So, make sure you've got some tension on it. About 3/8ths of an inch short of the post, go ahead and cut the cable. You can see that. You can see that.
And then we're going to go ahead and attach the end fitting. Now, at this point, it's good to have a helper, so they can gold the cable and the fitting together while you crimp the fitting. Now, for your first crimp, you want togo and have it about a quarter of an inch away from that. And you'll rotate this fitting about one hundred eighty degrees. And you just feed it back through the post. Attach the ends and tension where there's no slack showing in the cable.
How-To Guide: How to Install Cable Railing Fittings in 7 Easy Steps
What is a Clearview® - Standard Cable Fitting?
A Clearview® - Standard Cable Fitting is a stainless steel part that attaches an uncoated 1/8-in stainless steel cable to the post of a Rainier cable railing system under the Clearview® brand. This type of fitting requires crimping with AGS - Cable Crimpers. AGS Stainless designs and manufactures the Clearview® - Standard Cable Fitting - Exterior, the Clearview® - Standard Cable Fitting - Interior, and the Clearview® - Standard Cable Fitting - Mill Finish.
Table of Contents
- Step 1: Tension the Cable.
- Step 2: Cut the Cable.
- Step 3: Put on the Fitting.
- Step 4: Crimp the Fitting.
- Step 5: Stick the Cable Through.
- Step 6: Screw on the Jam Nut.
- Step 7: Lock the Acorn Nut.
Step 1: Pull the Uncoated 1/8-in Stainless Steel Cable Cable Toward the Post to Add Tension.
Without stainless steel cable tension, slack will cause the cables to droop downward.
Step 2: Cut the Uncoated 1/8-in Stainless Steel Cable 3/8 of an Inch from the Post.
AGS - Cable Cutters feature hardened stainless steel jaws with shear blades that were specially designed with a bypass style for cutting metal cables. They can also be purchased or rented as part of a kit. To avoid cutting the cable too short, unscrew the jam nut and the acorn nut on one side of the cable before cutting the other side as referenced in the first part of the video.
Step 3: Put the Clearview® - Standard Cable Fitting onto the Uncoated 1/8-in Stainless Steel Cable
A Clearview® - Standard Cable Fitting attaches an uncoated 1/8-in stainless steel cable to a post for a Rainier cable railing system under the Clearview® brand.
Step 4: Crimp the Indentations on Both Sides of the Clearview® - Standard Cable Fitting
The indentations on either side of the fitting are 1/4 of an inch apart.
Step 5: Put the Cable with the Fitting on It Through the Hole in the Post and Maintain Tension
The standard fitting is 3 7/8 inches long, which should be enough to extend through the hole in a dimensional 4 x 4 inch post.
Step 6: Tightly Screw the Jam Nut onto the Fitting for Securing the Cable
A stainless steel jam nut has a hexagon shape with a threaded hole through the center.
Step 7: Tightly Lock the Acorn Nut Against the Jam Nut to Prevent Any Further Movement.
A stainless steel acorn nut has an acorn shape with a threaded hole through the middle.
Cut cable to length, crimp and install Clearview® stainless steel cable fittings
A316 Stainless Steel, recommended for exterior/interior use with uncoated 1/8" cable; fittings include both hex and acorn nuts.
Crimpers are specifically designed for AGS Clearview® cable fittings, the custom jaws provide a clean and uniform crimp securing fitting to cable length
The high quality "Bypass" style cutters provide a clean, non-crushed cut, that can easily be inserted into a cable fitting.