How to protect wood posts by using cables sleeves.
Cable sleeves prevent damage to your posts by providing reinforcement to drilled holes. Step one – lay out your posts. I’ve marked all my posts here to where I’m going to drill so the cable can come through. I need to mark on both sides. Also, I’ve marked on some tape so that I don’t leave any marks on the actual post.
Step two – drill halfway through both sides of the post. We’re almost ready to run our cable but before we do, we want to insert some cable sleeves. You want to use cable sleeves any time you’re going to be changing direction with your cable, they help prevent damage to the woods.
The cable sleeve helps to maintain the integrity of the post, eliminating damage, which could be caused by cable digging into the wood.
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Cable Sleeves are used with wooden post systems, installing inside the holes drilled for the cable infill to pass through. They create a finished look and act as a protective barrier, resting between wood and cable, extending the lifespan of your railing system.