5/32" Cable Rail

5/32″ Stainless Steel Cable

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Product Description

StairSuppliesTM offers stainless steel cable railing by the foot for your cable railing systems project. Our 5/32 stainless steel cable by the foot comes is 316 marine grade, high corrosion resistant.

It comes in two options: 7×7, which is 7 bundles of 7 strands each for high flexibility and strength. Or 1×19, which is 19 single cables wound into a single cable. When purchasing bulk footage of cable, we highly recommend using our cable railing installation kit including our cutters to give a clean cut, which allows fittings to easily slide over the ends. Viewrail is 316 marine grade made for interior and exterior installation even near the ocean.

316 Stainless is a high grade of stainless used in architectural applications even near the ocean. Stainless Steel Cable Rail Installation suggestions:

Spacing for cables is 3.125″ on center, and balcony height for residential is 36″ minimum (check local codes). A 36″ railing height will require 10 cables. A 39″ handrail height requires 11 cables. A 42″ handrail height requires 12 cables.  Recommended post spacing is 3-4 feet between posts.  Wider post spacing can be used, but will require closer cable spacing and greater tension.  Do not exceed 4′ post spacing. Recommended cable tension is 150 pounds. Cable can make up to a 45 degree turn.

Recommended purchase: Stainless Steel Insert Sleeve. The insert sleeve covers the hole where the cable exits, giving a clean and symmetrical installation.

Cable working load limit: 750lbs.  Cable breaking load limit: 2000lbs.

Call for commercial applications. Also, please see our other DIY cable railing supplies and videos or learn more about cable railing systems.


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    Product Q&A

    Gray Clark
    1 year 6 months ago

    can I use this material with treated lumber posts?

    1 year 6 months ago

    Hi Gary,
    Yes, our cable railing system can work with treated posts. However with those type of posts I wouldn’t recommend using our “Wood Inside Post Mount” system, as it’s more likely to pull out of treated posts over time. If you use our “Wood Standard” system it should work great.
    Please let us know if you have any other questions.

    Tom Masterson
    11 months 4 days ago

    What is recommended vertical distance between strands

    11 months 4 days ago

    Hi Tom,
    We recommend that you space your cable 3 1/8″ on center, and that you have a post every 4ft in order to ensure that your cable doesn’t exceed 4″ deflection once installed.
    Please let us know if you have any other questions.

    5 months 17 days ago

    Which cable should we use Stiff or Flexiable – We are doing railing on exterior deck between 6×6 cedar posts 4′ or so on center with a stair railing system as well

    5 months 11 days ago

    Hi William,
    If you’re doing everything straight runs you should be fine with either. If you’re near water I’d suggest the 1×19 which is the more stiff.


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