Every Cable Bullet kit is made up of two identical component sets (2 terminal ends) that make one run. Interchangeable cable railing hardware means there is no need for separate tension and non-tension end kits. The ability to tension each run on the post interior also eliminates the need to drill through the post. This means cable runs don't have to be staggered or off-set around corners. Furthermore, the same hardware can be used on straight, angled or sloped railing sections.
Our wood cable rail hardware is available in three sizes; the standard 1-1/2-inch long Bullet, and the XL 1-7/8-inch and XXL 2-3/4-inch version. The standard hardware is perfect for basic direct-to-post applications. The XL version has a longer shank and additional threads. It was designed for use with wood-wrapped posts (e.g. cedar-wrapped pine), where the added length allows it to pass through the outer sleeve and make full contact with the inner post, avoiding tension on the sleeve itself. Select the XXL Bullet for maximum length when drilling through multiple veneer layers.
Cable Bullet hardware is machined from high-quality 316 marine grade stainless steel and made exclusively in the U.S.A. to guarantee long-lasting durability and beauty.
All Cable Bullet cable railing kits were designed exclusively for use with 5/32" cable. If your project includes sloped or angled rail sections, we highly recommend using 7x7 cable. The additional flexibility of the 7x7 cable braid allows for cleaner lines and tighter angles between staggered posts.
End posts should be spaced no more than 20' apart and must be braced top and bottom to support the combined tension of every cable run within a section (150–200# per run). Add intermediate (pass-through) support posts at least every 3-1/2' between end posts. Cable runs should be spaced no more than 3" apart.
Wood post Bullets are designed to work with both soft and hardwood posts. To ease the installation process, each Bullet is self-tapping. Use a 9/16-inch auger bit to drill your holes. The depth will vary based on the Bullet size you're using.
In particularly soft cedar, consider using a 1/2-inch bit to improve holding strength. In domestic and especially tropical hardwood posts e.g. maple or oak, and Ipe, drill and pre-thread your Bullet holes using the Cable Bullet Threading Tool (sold separately). Avoid using spade bits as these are more likely to result in uneven holes.
The Cable Bullet Installation Kit (sold separately) is required to set all endpoints, securely fasten cable ends, and tension each section. It includes Bullet and set-screw drivers as well as a modified YYQ-300 16-ton manual hydraulic crimper that's been refitted with a custom hexagonal die. The hexagonal crimp along the full length of the crimp sleeve is necessary to securely fasten each endpoint under tension. Because crimp sleeves are machined from marine grade stainless steel, they are extremely difficult to crimp using standard cable crimpers.
For full details & installation instructions see How it Works.
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