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. Projects with tropical hardwood posts may require additional drivers. Use the 3/32" Allen Wrench or 6" Hex Socket Head Power Bit 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.
Each installation kit includes: