Hand swage receivers and studs are used in combination when one prefers to have the fittings hidden in the wood post of a cable railing and balustrade deck system. The receiver is designed with a domed or button type head that can accept a hex type wrench. Inside the tube section of the receiver, the inside walls are threaded and ready to accept the swage stud - often referred to as an invisi-stud because it disappears into the receiver tube as it is threaded into it. The cable is inserted into the hollow section of the invisi-stud and then crimped three times to secure the cable to the stud. Although there is a size for 1/4 inch cable, the most common sizes are designed to work with 1/8 inch and 3/16 inch cable. For maximum resistance to corrosion, all hand swage receivers and studs are made from type 316 stainless steel.