Will write a proper review soon, but since appeared not able to submit a pic with a question, i will do so here.
If you use the protector sleeve in a 3.5" x 3.5" post (4x4) there is only about 1/16" between it and the fully retracted turnbuckle. Since that left so little room for error, I made a decision to cut the sleeves down just on the posts with turnbuckles. Your video seemed to skip over that detail. What is your anticipated solution? it would seem impossible to make each cable the perfect cut so that optimal tightest occurred when fully retracted so not to interfere with an uncut sleeve.
Make sense? See attached pic.
Ordered my first set, and installed it. Had some issues, but after watching some YouTube videos - I got it. So I order a second set, to do another installation. Great products, and good delivery time.
I do advice to buy the crimper and cable tool, if you don’t have it. If I wouldn’t have got it with my first order, life would had been difficult.
level stainless cable wire rail. Looks terrific. Make a template to drill your holes. Use a 3/16 drill piece for eye screws and to get through posts. Loosen turnbuckle about 15! turns on each side and drag cable through the posts. Swag the wire to the turnbuckle end first and then pull cable tight and cut about 1/2" in length. Place fixed in 1/2 in into fitting and swag. Attach to eye screw and readjust with turn buckle. I used a plammer to trim the wire as their cable cutters are worthless and pinch your fingers. I ran nearly 1000' of wire and extremely pleased with the outcomes
We've been wishing to re-do our deck railing for some time. My friend had hers done and it was $1500. Ouch! My boyfriend discovered this hardware on-line. We are on the coast so we are in need of stainless-steel. For her deck, only for ONE set of tensioners and end piece was $70. We need like 20! There's the cable to buy. We got this and were very satisfied. For $500, and that's also the wire, we can do both stairs and decks. We just recently purchased more but beware who you get it from. I thought I got it from the same seller but I didn't and it's on a slow boat from China and will not be here for 2-3 more weeks. It came fast when we ordered this!
All these are a great value. We live on the coast therefore we really need stainless steel. Our close friend had her contractor handle hers. Only for one set, it was $70. We really need about 20 so it will add up. These were very easy to set up and provided a great appearance. We acquired a lot more.
let's be honest, this is about $.30 worth of stainless/aluminum. I thought the turnbuckles would be a little bit larger for a $40 pack. It does the job and looks beautiful in my application. I did need to buy more crimps and cable ends since they provide you exactly what they say and I needed extra for my project, but the completed product seems great. In my honest thoughts its a little bit overpriced for what you get. I 'd say $30.00 at the most is generally appropriate.
The instructions are a bit unclear for people who exactly do not do this kind of project. Through all the descriptions and reviews it leads to believe it's easy. Once we struggled through the first set up the rest were no problem at all. We then got back and re-did the first one. I will strongly recommend getting the tools they recommend for the project. I think they ought to actually just come as a full kit. Given that we had our own crimper and wire cutter, we did not buy them at first. They didn't do the job they the way the should I guess. There is a small teardrop piece Shown as going on at the end with the turnbuckle. We could not get that to go on for the life of us. We ended up keeping them off. If that's critical or not, not sure. It seems to be doing the job fine without having it however there is very little instructions in the manual about those pieces and how to even get them on to the end piece. Overall these are awesome looking but in stall is not for a beginner.
Our insurance company made us fix our railing because the spindles were to far apart. As soon as I found this kit I realized exactly what I needed to do.
I cut out all of the iron spindles with an angle grinder, brought in 4x4 post with brackets into the concrete. Drilled the holes for the cables using an extremely long drill bit (1/4 inch x8"). I purchased the cable from Home Depot (50ft for $18) and I ordered 4 sets of metal screw on clamps from Home Depot (which helped me avoid buying the swage tool).
The most awesome part about this kit is the longer 2 sided bolt parts. They enable you to have slack in our line so it's simple to set up and once your completed clamping the pieces on, you just spin it to secure it.
Will absolutely recommend!!
I used these in a cable rail project and they did the job perfectly. When completed, it really looks delightful. When you think about all the pieces, best deal I could find around.
Strongly recommend and also way cheaper!
I used galvanized pipe for the top rail. Lowe's offers it in a nicer finish along with fittings.
Comes along with no additional screws ... so make sure not to strip the caps.
I applied this kit for outdoor deck cabling, together with 1/8" stainless steel cable also offered by Muzata. Each kit came packaged independently - that is a very helpful service. Every item was of excellent quality, and, amazingly, each kit had the right number of each item. , it is available to do a double crimp on each ferrule, thus reinforcing the connection.
Great set of turnbuckle hardware. With closed loops on each ends, attaching plates, screws and wire strain reliefs. Just exactly what I want. Applying to change damaged antenna guy cable and turnbuckle.
This fit a set we previously purchased. We wanted a few more pieces and it was much cheaper to buy this than buy the pieces a-l-cart. The only thing I'm not thrilled with is that they print their company brand on the turnbuckles. I mean that is a silly thing. No one cares about the brand of turnbuckles you got. These guys need to save the cost and make a product without having a brand name printed.
THE TOP HALF OF THE CRIMPER HEAD WAS BENT BACK WHILE CRIMPING CABLE WIRE TO HARDWARE.
The protective sleeves are not 1/4” as shown on the dimensions but actually 6mm.A 1/4” hole leaves the sleeve loose in the hole. I’m just glad to have found this out before I drilled an actual deck post
Both tools work well. Would give 5 stars if the crimper came with a few more dies; only includes an 1/8" pair. Need to make sure knob is snugly closed or the hydraulic fluid bleeds past the valve under pressure and your crimps will suffer.
Muzata lag screw Left & right cable railing kit 1/8" 5-10 Pairs CK17
Muzata heavy duty hydraulic crimper tool for stainless steel 60-tons force + cable cutter CT01 upgraded version