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Cable Railing Kits

DIY Cable Railing Kits

Shop cable railing kits from Stair Supplies: a practical tool for any DIY homeowner. Each kit contains all the hardware and components you need to install cable railing. Each piece is made from 2205 duplex stainless steel and built to stand up under extreme coastal and corrosive environments.

Purchase an additional installation kit to bundle with your cable railing. They contain all the tools you need to install the components — and these kits can be rented to save some additional money.

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Do I need Different Kits for Decks or Balconies?

The short answer is no. You can use the same kit for decks, balconies, or staircases. Each DIY cable railing kit is built to be used for cable railing in all its forms. The wire cable railing kits come with all the hardware and components needed to install stainless steel balcony wire to metal posts.

Stainless Steel Hardware for an Ageless Look

All cable railing hardware is made with stainless steel components — from wiring to fasteners to fittings. This high-quality metal is used by DIY homeowners and contractors alike, and it’s built to stand up under even the most extreme coastal and corrosive environments. The kits for steel cable fence come with all the components needed to tension one end of a line of cable to a post.

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Kits FAQ

What’s the Difference between DriveTite Exterior and Interior?

DriveTite Exterior is built for outdoor projects, while the DriveTite Interior is meant for indoor projects, such as staircases or indoor balconies. In addition, the interior kit has a wood angle insert which hides the hardware directly inside the post, creating a cleaner, less obtrusive look to the system. DriveTite Exterior comes with a post cover that will hide the assembly of the hardware, giving the post system a more finished look.

When do I need a DriveTite Interior Kit?

You will use a DriveTite Interior Kit anytime you need to secure a line of cable to a wood post. The interior kit is specifically intended for indoor use, such as staircases and balconies. It contains all the components and hardware you need to attach one end of a cable to a post — and the corresponding installation kit contains all the tools you need to install the components. Use DriveTite either on a level or at an angle.

When do I need a DriveTite Exterior Kit?

You will use a DriveTite Exterior Kit anytime you need to secure a line of cable to a wood post. The exterior kit is specifically intended for outdoor use, such as decks and balconies. It contains all the components and hardware you need to attach one end of a cable to a post — and the corresponding installation kit contains all the tools you need to install the components. Use DriveTite either on a level or at an angle.

When do I need a KeyMount Kit?

You will use a KeyMount Kit anytime you need to turn a corner using just one post. The kit can be used for posts on an angle or on a level. Keep in mind that you will need to purchase two kits for each line of cable — one for each side. If you choose the Keymount Kit, you will need to pair it with either the Level Tension or Angle Tension kit, because on its own, KeyMount doesn’t have any tensioning ability.

When do I need a Level Tension Kit?

You will use a Level Tension Kit to secure your cable line to a metal post. This kit is built for projects on a level, such as a flat deck or balcony. Keep in mind that you will need to purchase a kit for the other end of your cable.

When do I need an Angle Tension Kit?

You will use an Angle Tension Kit to secure your cable line to a metal post. This kit is built for projects on an angle, such as a staircase. Keep in mind that you will need to purchase a kit for the other end of your cable.

Are cable railing kits DIY friendly?

Yes. All of our wire cable railing kits are built to be used by anyone from a contractor to a DIY homeowner. The kits use top-of-the-line technology to hide all our metal components inside the posts, keeping your views are completely wide open. Learn how to install cable railing kits!

What do I need to install your kits?

If you are working with StairSupplies posts, the simple answer is: nothing. The kits come with all the tools and components you need to install cable railing. If you are working with your own wood posts, you may need to make special modifications, such as drilling holes in the posts. Purchase or rent an installation kit for all the tools you need to install the hardware to make your beautiful cable railing.

Will these wire cable railing kits meet code?

Yes, all StairSupplies cable railing kits are completely up to code. We have engineered our hardware to tension easily and our post hole spacing meets the 4 inch sphere code.

How are your cable railing kits installed?

Our cable railing kits are designed to fit with your system. They include everything you need for installation: screws, barrel fittings, tension receivers, and threaded crimp fittings. You will attach the fittings to the wiring in one of two ways: either with a swager or a crimper.