Dimensions are in inches unless otherwise noted.
Due to their simple and sleek design, hand swage studs are the most popular and commonly used fitting for cable railing and balustrade systems. The threaded portion of the stud protrudes through the back side of the wood post and using a washer and nut, is tightened in order to tension the cable. A jam nut is then secured onto the end of the stud and with the exception of a small portion being left to cap with an acorn nut or end cap type fitting. The unused part of the stud is then sawed off. Available in 1/8 and 3/16 inch sizes, hand swage studs are made of type 316 stainless steel. And like all hand swage fittings, the shank portion of the fitting must be swaged three times with a 20 inch Tyler Tool hand swage tool.
Please see our Stainless Steel Cable Railing Hand Swage Tool Instructions for proper swaging procedures.