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 air just enough to where you bottom out 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 that 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 three eighths of an inch short of the post, go ahead and cut the cable. 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 hold the cable and the fitting together while you crimp the fitting. Now your first crimp, you want to go and have it about a quarter of an inch from the end of the fitting. And then your next crimp, you’ll do 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 in through the post. Attach the ends. And tension it enough to where there’s no slack showing in the cable.
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Cut cable to length, crimp and install CLEARVIEW® stainless steel cable fittings
7 Easy Steps to Install Cable Fittings
- AGS cable cutters
- AGS cable crimpers
Step 1: Pull the Cable Towards the Post to Add Tension.
Why is Cable Railing Tension Important?
Without stainless steel cable tension, slack will cause the cables to droop downwards.
Step 2: Cut the Cable 3/8 of an Inch from the Post.
What Cable Cutting Tool Will I Need?
What is the Best Way to Cut Cable?
To prevent that cable from being too short, unscrew the jam nut and the acorn nut on one side of the cable before cutting the other side (Referenced in the first part of the video).
Step 3: Put the Fitting onto the Cable.
What Cable Fitting Tool Will I Need for Crimping?
You should use AGS cable crimpers. AGS cable crimpers have specially-made jaws for a better crimp when using Clearview® cable fittings and Clearview® barrel nut fittings. Cable crimpers can also be purchased or rented as part of a kit.
Step 4: Crimp the Fittings on the Infill Side of the Fitting and the Post Side of the Fitting.
What Do Cable Fitting Crimps Look Like?
The crimps are the indentations on the fitting that 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.
How Long is the Fitting?
The fitting is 3-7/8 inches long, which should be enough to extend through the hole in a dimensional 4 x 4 inch post.