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Hand Swage Cable Railing Basics

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Hand Swage Cable Railing Basics

  1. 1. Cable Railing Basics MODULE 4 CERTIFIED SALES CONSULTANT TRAINING
  2. 2. HandiSwage™ is simple,HandiSwage™ is simple, easy and it’s the leasteasy and it’s the least expensive cable railing inexpensive cable railing in the market.the market.
  3. 3. HANDISWAGE™HANDISWAGE™ PRODUCT SELLINGPRODUCT SELLING POINTSPOINTS  Lowest cost cable railing on the market.Lowest cost cable railing on the market.  Cut-in-field convenience and cost savings.Cut-in-field convenience and cost savings.  Easy to use swage tool and standard 3 SKU install. Easy to stockEasy to use swage tool and standard 3 SKU install. Easy to stock and easy to understand.and easy to understand.  Easy measuring and planning.Easy measuring and planning.  Flexible enough to work with any other railing products in theFlexible enough to work with any other railing products in the market. Wood, vinyl or composite, build the rail you want.market. Wood, vinyl or composite, build the rail you want.  Very high quality materials and backed by an internationalVery high quality materials and backed by an international manufacturer with 30 years proven experience with stainless steel.manufacturer with 30 years proven experience with stainless steel.
  4. 4. HANDISWAGE™HANDISWAGE™ PRODUCTPRODUCT MUST KNOW – THE RULE OFMUST KNOW – THE RULE OF 3-4-53-4-5  3 = Cable spacing must never exceed 3 inches.3 = Cable spacing must never exceed 3 inches.  4 = Distance between post can never exceed 4 ft., but you must4 = Distance between post can never exceed 4 ft., but you must always have the install pre-approved by the code enforcement officeralways have the install pre-approved by the code enforcement officer as some municipalities have chosen to demand different spacing. If itas some municipalities have chosen to demand different spacing. If it is necessary to have post spacing over 4 ft., always add cableis necessary to have post spacing over 4 ft., always add cable stabilizers.stabilizers.  5 = Cable runs should not exceed 50 feet in total length.5 = Cable runs should not exceed 50 feet in total length.  You must always use a top rail with a cable system. Top rails must fitYou must always use a top rail with a cable system. Top rails must fit snug between posts and provide code compliant load capability.snug between posts and provide code compliant load capability.  Stainless steel requires maintenance. It is “low” maintenance, but notStainless steel requires maintenance. It is “low” maintenance, but not “no” maintenance.“no” maintenance.
  5. 5. HANDISWAGE™HANDISWAGE™ QUALITYQUALITY  All parts are 316L stainless steelAll parts are 316L stainless steel  1/8” 316L stainless steel 1 x 19 cable1/8” 316L stainless steel 1 x 19 cable  USA made precision swage toolUSA made precision swage tool  All components are electro-polished (EP)All components are electro-polished (EP)  Quality control inspections at every stepQuality control inspections at every step  Accelerated salt spray testingAccelerated salt spray testing  ISO 9001 Certified ManufacturerISO 9001 Certified Manufacturer  Mil Spec Manufacturer (Aircraft Parts)Mil Spec Manufacturer (Aircraft Parts)
  6. 6. HANDISWAGE™HANDISWAGE™ COMPONENTSCOMPONENTS HandiSwage™HandiSwage™ Swage Stud – 2 packs onlySwage Stud – 2 packs only HandiSwage™HandiSwage™ Cover Nut Set – 2 packs onlyCover Nut Set – 2 packs only HandiSwage™HandiSwage™ Cable – 100 & 250 ft. rollsCable – 100 & 250 ft. rolls HandiSwage™ Hand Swage ToolHandiSwage™ Hand Swage Tool There are 3 keyThere are 3 key HandiSwage™ parts used to make a cable railing™ parts used to make a cable railing system. With these 3 parts, you can easily build a cable railing for mostsystem. With these 3 parts, you can easily build a cable railing for most any application.any application. MostMost HandiSwage™ parts are conveniently packages in pairs.™ parts are conveniently packages in pairs.
  7. 7. HANDISWAGE™ STUD &HANDISWAGE™ STUD & COVER NUT SETSCOVER NUT SETS TheThe HandiSwage™ Stud and your choice of cover nutHandiSwage™ Stud and your choice of cover nut set are required at both ends of a HandiSwage™ cableset are required at both ends of a HandiSwage™ cable railing system. There are other fittings that may replacerailing system. There are other fittings that may replace one stud and cover nut set, but swage studs are theone stud and cover nut set, but swage studs are the most cost effective way to install a cable railing.most cost effective way to install a cable railing. HandiSwage™ StudStud HandiSwage™ Deluxe Cover Nut set HandiSwage™ Acorn Nut set
  8. 8. HANDISWAGE™HANDISWAGE™ TOOLTOOL USA made low cost swaging tool. Precision made and long lasting. We also give free tool reconditioning. Return it and we will recondition for free!
  9. 9. HANDISWAGEHANDISWAGE™™ ACCESSORIES &ACCESSORIES & ADDITIONAL USEFULADDITIONAL USEFUL PARTSPARTS These 5 additional parts serve different purposes that may arise when installing a HandiSwage™ System. HandiSwage™ Flush Fitting HandiSwage™ Cable Grip HandiSwage™ Long Stud HandiSwage™ Cable Sleeve HandiSwage™ Tensioner
  10. 10. HANDISWAGEHANDISWAGE™™ ACCESSORIES & OTHERACCESSORIES & OTHER HELPFUL PARTSHELPFUL PARTS HandiSwage™ Flush Fitting The HandiSwage™ Flush Fitting is used at the opposite end of a HandiSwage™ stud. The flush fitting has no tensioning capability so care should be taken to ensure the stud end has maximum tensioning capability. The product advantage is the removal of measuring the job accurately which speeds the process and eliminates swaging time at one end. Measure outside to outside of your end posts and add 1”. Cut all cables the same length. See instructional videos and detailed instructions at www.HandiSwage.com HandiSwage™ Cable Grips The HandiSwage™ Cable Grips are designed to allow you to safely grip the cable while tensioning your studs and to eliminate slack when working on you swages. The grip pads are extra hard, durable rubber that will hold several cables per pad. Simply set a pair of vice grips with a 1/8” gap and place the pad on the desired cable position, then clasp the vice grip around the pad. For holding tension while swaging, place the cable grip inside the end post. For holding cable while tensioning place the cable grip next to the end post. See instructional videos and detailed instructions at www.HandiSwage.com
  11. 11. HANDISWAGEHANDISWAGE™™ ACCESSORIES & OTHERACCESSORIES & OTHER HELPFUL PARTSHELPFUL PARTS HandiSwage™ Cable Sleeve HandiSwage™ Tensioner HandiSwage™ Long Studs The HandiSwage™ Long Studs and Tensioners are both primarily used for stairways, angles or other conditions where the regular stud would not work as well. You can accommodate any condition with the regular stud but these parts may make things easier. The HandiSwage™ Cable Sleeves are used either as a decorative finish on post holes or as a functional piece to transcend corners and stairways without additional hardware. This use is detailed in a later slide.
  12. 12. HANDISWAGEHANDISWAGE™™ HOW TOHOW TO STEP 1 – POST DRILLINGSTEP 1 – POST DRILLING The first step in installing a HandiSwage™ cable railing is drilling your post. End post holes should be drilled with a 9/32” drill bit. Mid posts should be drilled with a 3/16” drill bit. Use a sharp bit and drill from both sides, particularly on the 3/16” holes and always drill to space cable at 3” on-center. A template is available to assist you in accomplishing an accurate layout. When using vinyl or composite post sleeves you can save a great deal of time by pre-drilling your sleeve at 3/16” and then marking the wood 4 x 4 with a drill or marker. Remove the sleeve and drill all of the holes with a 1/4” bit. This will make the install much faster and the visible holes will be 3/16”. See instructional videos and detailed instructions at www.HandiSwage.com
  13. 13. HANDISWAGEHANDISWAGE™ HOW TO™ HOW TO STEP 1 – CORNER POSTSTEP 1 – CORNER POST If you are setting up and drilling a corner post, we usually recommend double posting with a 3” gap as the best way to design a corner. If you are going to use a single corner post, you must offset your cable by 3/4” inch in one direction. This will require all of the mid posts and the opposite end or corner post to be offset in the same pattern.
  14. 14. HANDISWAGEHANDISWAGE™ HOW TO™ HOW TO STEP 2 – CABLE RUNSTEP 2 – CABLE RUN MEASUREMEASURE The 2nd step in installing a section of HandiSwage™ cable railing is measuring your cable run. HandiSwage™ is a straight forward measure if using two opposing swage studs on 4 x 4 posts (3-1/2 x 3-1/2 actual post). Regardless of what type post you are using, measure from the outside of one end post to the outside of the opposite end or corner post. On 4 x 4 posts, subtract 4” from your outside to outside measurement. This method will position your studs so the cable end will be at the edge of your post with the cover nut threaded on about 5/8”. This leaves you approximately 1-1/2” of tensioning thread which is more than enough. On other than 4 x 4 posts, you must decide what your required amount of tensioning (available stud thread) versus your desired amount of revealed stud will be. Never leave less than 1” of thread for tensioning. If you go with the minimum 1” thread and you have a 1-1/2” x 1-1/2” metal post, your stud reveal will be a minimum of 1-5/8” before tensioning and will decrease as you tension. For this condition, measure outside to outside of your end post and subtract 3-1/4”. Always check your calculations and make a test assembly before cutting all material.
  15. 15. HANDISWAGEHANDISWAGE™ HOW TO™ HOW TO STEP 3- SWAGE CABLESTEP 3- SWAGE CABLE Swage on one stud. When swaging, you must crimp the stud 3 times, approximately 1/8” apart, starting at the bottom next to the wrench flat. You must rotate the stud 180 degrees between crimps. See instructional videos and detailed instructions at www.HandiSwage.com
  16. 16. HANDISWAGEHANDISWAGE™ HOW TO™ HOW TO STEP 4 – INSTALLSTEP 4 – INSTALL ASSEMBLYASSEMBLY Now place the cover nut set on the swaged stud and turn the nut on approximately 5/8”, or to your appropriate pre figured position. Next, insert the wire through either end post and run it through all mid posts to the opposite end. See instructional videos and detailed instructions at www.HandiSwage.com
  17. 17. HANDISWAGEHANDISWAGE™ HOW TO™ HOW TO STEP 5 – COMPLETESTEP 5 – COMPLETE INSTALLINSTALL Swage the second end on and insert it through the post hole thread first. Install the cover nut set and finger tighten. Hint: It is helpful to use the cable grips at the last mid post to hold tension while performing the second swage. After verifying the fit is correct, repeat this process for each run of cable. Once you have established a proper fit for the first cable on the run, you can efficiently produce all cables and save valuable time.
  18. 18. HANDISWAGEHANDISWAGE™ HOW TO™ HOW TO TENSIONINGTENSIONING The proper tensioning sequence is to start in the middle and alternate cables above and below per the illustration below. If you notice cables turning or winding as you tension the stud, place a cable grip as instructed. Repeat on the opposite end if necessary.
  19. 19. ELIMINATION OF HARDWAREELIMINATION OF HARDWARE ON CORNERS & STAIRSON CORNERS & STAIRS Cable can be run through a corner without usingCable can be run through a corner without using tensioning hardware by double-posting and using cabletensioning hardware by double-posting and using cable sleeves (further information on next slide).sleeves (further information on next slide). Use a similar configuration to eliminate hardware at theUse a similar configuration to eliminate hardware at the top of a stairway coming off a straight rail section.top of a stairway coming off a straight rail section. When using these configurations, the runs on either sideWhen using these configurations, the runs on either side of the cable sleeve should be limited to 25 ft. to ensureof the cable sleeve should be limited to 25 ft. to ensure proper tensioning.proper tensioning. Illustrated on next slide.Illustrated on next slide.
  20. 20. HANDISWAGE™ CABLEHANDISWAGE™ CABLE SLEEVE ON CORNERSSLEEVE ON CORNERS
  21. 21. CABLE STABILIZER KIT FORCABLE STABILIZER KIT FOR POST SPANS GREATER THEN 4POST SPANS GREATER THEN 4 FEETFEET The Cable Stabilizer Kit was developed for use in supporting cable toThe Cable Stabilizer Kit was developed for use in supporting cable to eliminate excessive deflection in post spans greater than 4 ft. (maximumeliminate excessive deflection in post spans greater than 4 ft. (maximum of 6 ft.). The stabilizer is not structural and should not be used to replaceof 6 ft.). The stabilizer is not structural and should not be used to replace a post or be used for the purpose of supporting a rail in mid span. Thea post or be used for the purpose of supporting a rail in mid span. The Cable Stabilizer Kit is a 42” long, 1” round stainless steel tube that is pre-Cable Stabilizer Kit is a 42” long, 1” round stainless steel tube that is pre- drilled at 3” intervals for cable to pass through.drilled at 3” intervals for cable to pass through.
  22. 22. OTHER SYSTEMSOTHER SYSTEMS AVAILABLEAVAILABLE Atlantis Rail Systems manufacturers 3 primaryAtlantis Rail Systems manufacturers 3 primary RailEasy™ systems:RailEasy™ systems: Horizontal Cable RailingsHorizontal Cable Railings Vertical BalustersVertical Balusters Glass PanelsGlass Panels We extend the product line by offering customizedWe extend the product line by offering customized versions and handrails.versions and handrails. For commercial applications we offer a full line of ADAFor commercial applications we offer a full line of ADA handrails and ramp railing assemblies.handrails and ramp railing assemblies.
  23. 23. MODULE 4 COMPLETEDMODULE 4 COMPLETED Congratulations! You have completed ModuleCongratulations! You have completed Module 4 of the Atlantis Rail Certified Sales Consultant4 of the Atlantis Rail Certified Sales Consultant Training Course.Training Course. Please take time to complete the quick test toPlease take time to complete the quick test to receive credit and attain your certification.receive credit and attain your certification.

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