Add a modern touch to your composite or vinyl sleeve deck posts with the Cable Bullet cable rail system. The cable rail hardware in these kits features a longer shank to reach the center post through even the largest composite sleeve. Our patent pending tension system transfers all the tension to the center post without putting pressure on the sleeve itself. The simplicity and straight-forward engineering of the Cable Bullet cable rail system make these kits perfect for both DIY and professional contractors.
Every Cable Bullet kit is made up of two identical component sets (2 terminal ends) that make up 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 sleeved wood post cable rail hardware is available in two sizes; a 1-7/8-inch long XL Bullet, and the 2-3/4-inch XXL version. Choose the size that's appropriate for your vinyl or composite sleeve by measuring the distance from the face of the sleeve to the center post. The extra-long shank allows the Bullet to pass through the outer post sleeve and make full contact with the post, avoiding any tension transfer to the sleeve itself.
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. Each kit also includes two pre-installed EPDM o-ring seals and stainless steel cover rings for a clean, finished look.
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 (200–300# 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.
Shim your post sleeve so it makes even contact with the post face you'll be installing your cable rail hardware on. Mark all your holes on the post sleeve. Drill a 5/8-inch hole through just the sleeve for only the very top and bottom end points. For softwood posts e.g. cedar or pine, center on the composite sleeve holes and drill a 1/2-inch hole. The appropriate depth will vary based on the size of the post, your sleeve, and the Bullet size. Set your top and bottom Bullets first to fasten the sleeve to the post, then drill and set the remaining hardware. The rubber o-ring and steel cover ring will help seal and cover the sleeve hole for a clean, finished look.
The Cable Bullet Installation Kit (sold separately) is required to set all end points, securely fasten cable ends, and tension each section. It includes Bullet and set screw drivers as well as a modified YQK-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 end point under tension. Because crimp sleeves are machined from marine grade stainless steel, they are extremely difficult to crimp using standard cable crimpers.
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