Perfect for fixing wire rope runs between timber end posts, this exceptionally popular streamlined wire balustrade kit features a Jaw/Swage Bottlescrew M5 x 1/8" (3.2mm), a Fork Terminal M5 x 1/8" (3.2mm) and 2qty M6 x 60mm Lag Eye Screws.
Apart from its inherent neat and sleek appearance, the two major benefits with this massively popular system are ease of installation and versatility. We would argue is it one of the easiest wire balustrade kits to install. The pivot point provided by the lag eye screws for the bottlescrew gives you the flexibility for use on flat sections of wire rope runs as well as for angled (stair) sections. Even if you don't drive the lag eye screws in perfectly straight, the bottlescrew and fork terminal will pivot and adjust to give you a straight run. In comparison some other systems require you to install the fittings completely straight and square or risk the wire runs with unsightly angles.
Suitable for 3.2mm wire including 7x7, 1x19 and 7x19 constructions. Because 1x19 wire rope has a higher tensile strength, has the least amount of stretch and is less flexible than 7x7 and 7x19, it is very commonly used with stainless swage fittings such as with this kit. 1x19 wire is also more aesthetically pleasing than 7x7 or 7x19, it's smoother due to its helical (spiral) construction and as such can physically accommodate more wire in the 3.2mm than other constructions.
All in stainless steel 316, these fittings require hydraulic swaging/crimping, such as with our light duty hydraulic swaging tool or with our in-house Factory Swaging Service where we do the wire rope cutting and swaging for you. Available for purchase or hire (Melbourne only).
It's recommended to use a purpose built lag eye screw driver bit to easily drive the lag eye screws into your timber posts (pre-drilling recommended).
Also recommended is the bottlescrew spanner to simply and easily adjust the bottlescrew tensioners.