The Right Tools for the Job
The Modified Manual Hydraulic Crimping Tool is used to securely fasten crimp sleeves to cable endpoints. This tool is a standard YYQ-300 Hydraulic Crimping Tool refitted specifically for use with the Cable Bullet cable rail system. It includes a custom hexagonal die made of hardened tool steel, designed to crimp Cable Bullet crimp sleeves. The YYQ-300 Hydraulic Crimping Tool has the necessary 16-ton pressure capacity to comfortably crimp the 316 stainless steel sleeves. The result is a clean, even hexagonal crimp along the length of the sleeve which guarantees each line will hold under pressure once tensioned. For ease of use, this package includes a stabilizer bracket for the crimper tool, which allows for convenient one-handed operation. To download instructions for best practices when using the crimper, see Crimper Tool: Use, Maintenance, & Troubleshooting.
This kit also includes a pair of cable cutters designed for cutting 5/32" steel wire and two custom drivers for use with a 1/2" chuck drill/driver to set Bullets. Use the 3/32" Allen Wrench or 6" Hex Socket Head Power Bit with the Magnetic Multi-Bit Screw Driver to advance the set screws that tension each cable run. PLEASE NOTE: The set screws that tension each cable should be advanced by hand, not with a drill/impact driver.
On Signature series railing, the 1/8" Allen is used to secure the modern post tops, and the 5/32" x 6" drill bit and the T20 X 3-1/2" Star Driver Power Bit are used during the aluminum handrail installation. The 3/16" Allen Wrench, T30 x 6" Star Driver Power Bit, and 3/16" aircraft bit are used during the post mounting process (top and side mount posts).
Each installation kit includes: