Steel Cable railing

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Old 08-05-14, 12:51 PM
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Steel Cable railing

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I am rebuilding my front deck. I like the looks of a steel cable railing so today I ordered the cable and the 1/8" threaded terminals. I am going to hang 4x4 posts as my railing posts.

My question is...i see some of the crimpers to connect the steel cable to the threaded terminals cost about or more than $150! Home depot has a simlar looking crimper for $20. I know i might have to put more muscle into each crimp, but would I essentially get a good crimp still on the cable?

If not can someone try to suggest a middle ground here for a good crimper that doesn't cost over $100?

Thanks!
 
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Old 08-05-14, 12:55 PM
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I should probably note I am using 1/8" stainless steel cable.
 
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Old 08-24-14, 02:16 PM
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Go for HD crimpers

I bought one of these for a similar purpose, but I used copper-based ferrules and stops. They worked fine, but then SS is harder. They are brutish enough I would think they would do the job and with HD you can easily return them if they don't.

BTW, check them carefully for jaw match. The first pair I picked up had a malocclusion!
 
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