Cable DriveTite Kit

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Product Description

DriveTite kits were designed to allow anyone to DIY a cable project with the least amount of work. This is why it is one of our most popular products. Often wood posts or a framed structure already exist within a house or on a deck. DriveTite was created to use these structures. Days that would have been spent in demolition, refinishing, or the installation of metal posts can now be significantly shortened by fastening into the wood structure with DriveTite.

The DriveTite Kit contains everything you need to be able to tension cable into a wood post on a level or angled run. There is a Level Kit and Angled Kit, designed for a very easy, DIY friendly installation. You can utilize pre-existing wood posts, completely new wood posts, or a framed wall.

Each Level Kit (1 pack) includes:

1 – Receiver Screw
1 – Threaded Crimp Fitting
1 – DriveTite Turn Buckle
1 – DriveTite Receiver
1 – Lock Washer
1 – DriveTite Cover

Each Angle Kit (1 pack) includes:

1 – Tensioning Screw
1 – Barrel Fitting
1 – Cable Stop
1 – Surface Cover

These components are crafted from marine-grade 316 stainless steel for lasting beauty and strength. We recommend putting a cable every 3 1/8″. We’ve found that this spacing (when combined with an intermediate post placed every 4 feet) allows you to pass code requirements. If your overall system height is 36″ tall, typically a 10 pack for each post is required, and for 42″ systems purchase a 12 pack.

*You will need to purchase a kit for the other end of your cable. We highly recommend using our Cable Installation Kit to install this product.”

 

Installation Guide

DriveTite install 2020

Completed Projects

This product has been used in the following "Completed Projects"

    Product Q&A


    Guest
    Ray Redniss
    3 years 8 months ago

    Can the DriveTite fittings be used with 1/8″ cable?

    Support
    3 years 8 months ago

    Hi Ray,
    Unfortunately no, the fittings are designed to only work with 5/32″ cable. We recommend using out cable since we’ve obviously tested it to ensure that it will work.
    Let us know if you have any other questions.

    Guest
    Mary B. Di Cecco
    3 years 1 month ago

    Please explain installation of the DriveTite (CRIMPED) Kit. It obviously is different than the uncrimped, but your video shows only the uncrimped!

    Support
    3 years 1 month ago

    Hi Mary,

    The Crimped version of DriveTite uses a Cable Stop that is crimped onto the cable rather than the Cable Wedge, which slides over the cable and is compressed into the Barrel Fitting. In general, we suggest getting the uncrimped version unless you’re already doing a lot of crimping for a run of cable with metal posts. Please let us know if there’s anything else we can help you with!

    Guest
    David McCardle
    1 year 8 months ago

    Can I buy just the cable stops seperate?

    Support
    1 year 8 months ago

    David,

    You can buy just the cable stops at https://www.stairsupplies.com/product/cable-stop/.

    Best,

    StairSupplies Customer Support

    Guest
    Robert
    1 year 7 months ago

    How much tension can each DriveTite lag handle?

    Support
    1 year 7 months ago

    Thanks for the question Robert.

    We’ve tested DriveTite in house and it handled up to 1000 pounds.

    Best,

    StairSupplies Customer Support

    Guest
    Peter
    1 year 2 months ago

    I ordered the VR298 DriveTite Interior Kit, the one with stainless steel hardware as shown on the website. The video provided says that no crimping is needed, however, this video appears to be with an older DriveTite system with a black plastic/rubber barrel instead of with stainless steel hardware. I ordered the DriveTite Interior Installation Kit that does not come with a crimp. Will I now have to order a crimp separate from all of this because the DriveTite Interior Installation Kit does not come with the necessary tools?

    Support
    1 year 2 months ago

    Peter,

    I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t receive the cable crimper with your installation kit. That should have been included. I’ve notified our customer service and they should get one shipped out to you as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    Best,

    StairSupplies Customer Support