Cable Run #1: Using Lag ReceiversThe first step in the Lag Receiver installation process will require you to drill half-inch diameter holes on one side of the corner post at the hole measurement marks that you've previously marked using the marking template. In order to receive the best results we recommend using a half inch spade bit to drill your holes, since they tend to drill fairly straight and clean holes. To start, set the drill at its highest speed and then level and center the drill bit to the best of your ability. Begin drilling your hole ensuring that you partially back-out the drill bit to clear any wood chips. Continue drilling until the hole reaches a depth of 1.5 inches. Once complete, drill the remaining half inch holes on the corner post. The next step in the installation will be to install your Lag Receivers. Set your drill to its lowest setting and use a 3/8 inch hex socket bit to center and level the lag receiver in relation to the hole. Press firmly and begin drilling the Lag Receiver into the hole until it has been completely inserted and sits just below the surface of the post. You can also use a 3/8 inch hex key wrench, a ratcheting wrench. With your Lag Receiver screwed into your post, slide the Lag Receiver Cap onto the end of your cable so that its face is pointing away from the post. Insert the end of your cable into the Lag Swage Stud cavity and push the cable in until it cannot be pushed in any further. Open the jaws of your Tyler Tool Hands Swager and place the Lag Swage Stud into the jaws of the swager that corresponds with the size of your stud. Position the stud so that the jaws are correctly seated below the swage area mark on the stud and is flush with the end of the swage stud. Completely close the handles of the swager and make your first swage. Once complete open the swager jaws, rotate the stop 90 degrees, and then make your second and final swage on the stud. Next insert the stud and cable into the opening of the Lag Receiver until it hits a threaded hole at the back of the receiver, and then rotate the cable and stud clockwise so that the stud is completely threaded into the lag receiver and stops turning. Repeat the same installation process for the remaining Lag Swage Stops at the post, and then follow this tensioning sequence when tightening the runs with whichever tensioning component you've installed at the opposite end post.
Cable Run #2: Using Swage StudsNext we'll drill the 3/8 inch diameter holes that are needed for the Swage Studs on the conjoining cable run on the corner post. Using a 3/8 inch spade bit set the drill at its highest speed and begin drilling a little more than halfway into the post, ensuring that you partially back-out the drill bit to clear any wood chips. Switch to the other side of the post and begin drilling until the two holes meet making one clean hole through the post. Repeat this process for the remaining 3/8 inch holes at the corner post.