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Pull-Lock

The Pull-Lock is a concealed, swageless, non-tensioning, through-the-post-mounted fitting that is suitable for use on level or pitched runs with wood or metal posts, and is available for 1/8” and 3/16” diameter 1x19 stainless steel cable.

The Pull-Lock must be used with a tensioning fitting on the opposite end of the run. This fitting is installed into a pre-drilled hole in the end post. Using the Pull-Lock fitting on level or pitched runs requires that a minimum of 1-1/2” of clearance exists on the back side of the end post (to install the fitting and pull the cable through). It is also recommended that a stainless steel flat washer be installed between the shoulder of the fitting and the mating surface of the wood post. The cable attaches to the fitting via our Push-Lock locking wedge system which requires no special tools.

You can use this fitting on a pitched application, using the same horizontally drilled method for 4x4 wood posts, by installing a post protector tube into the face of the post where the cable exits at an angle (the post protector tube protects the face of the post from abrasion and furrowing as the cable is tensioned). The post protector tube is sold separately.

This fitting is very much like the Push-Lock, except the cable passes through the Pull-Lock, meaning you can just cut the excess cable where it exits the fitting – no need to measure the cable before cutting. For that reason, it is the more popular of the two.

  

Pull-Lock Installation Guide


Push-Lock

The Push-Lock is a concealed, swageless, non-tensioning, through-the-post-mounted fitting that is suitable for use on level runs only with wood or metal posts, and is available for 1/8” and 3/16” diameter 1x19 stainless steel cable.

The Push-Lock must be used with a tensioning fitting on the opposite end of the run. This fitting is installed into a pre-drilled hole in the end post. Using the Push-Lock fitting on level runs requires that a minimum of 1-1/2” of clearance exists on the back side of the end post (to install the fitting through the back side of the post). It is also recommended that a stainless steel flat washer be installed between the shoulder of the fitting and the mating surface of the wood post. The cable attaches to the fitting via our Push-Lock locking wedge system which requires no special tools.

This fitting is made to look similar to the Invisiware Receiver from the exterior of the post, so it is recommended to use a Receiver with stud on the opposite end whenever practical to maintain a consistent look.

  

Push-Lock Installation Guide

Push-Lock Lag

The Push-Lock Lag fitting is an exposed, swageless, non-tensioning, face-of-the-post-mounted fitting that is suitable for use on level runs only, and is available for 1/8” and 3/16” diameter 1x19 stainless steel cable.

The Push-Lock Lag must be used with a tensioning fitting on the opposite end of the run. This fitting is installed into a pre-drilled hole in the wood end post by rotating the fitting (with a wrench placed onto wrench flats machined into the fitting) to drive the lag thread into the hole until the fitting shoulders on the post face. Because the wrench flat is at the back of the fitting, it can be used with sleeved posts as well.The cable attaches to the fitting via our Push-Lock locking wedge system which requires no special tools.

The most likely application for this fitting would be when substantial take-up is required, AND there is a preference for a swageless fitting, AND there is less than 2-1/2” of space available in back of the end post.

  

Push-Lock With Threaded Bolt

The Push-Lock Threaded Bolt fitting is an exposed, swageless, non-tensioning, face-of-the-post-mounted fitting that is suitable for use on level runs only, and is available for 1/8” and 3/16” diameter 1x19 stainless steel cable.

The Push-Lock Threaded Bolt must be used with a tensioning fitting on the opposite end of the run. This fitting is installed into a pre-drilled and tapped hole. This fitting is furnished with a Delrin washer that is installed between the shoulder of the fitting and the end post to protect the surface of the finish of the end post as the fitting is installed. The cable attaches to the fitting via our Push-Lock locking wedge system which requires no special tools. 

This fitting is usually chosen one, because you want to use a swageless fitting AND you don’t have access to the back side of the end post; and two, because you want to use a swageless fitting AND you want symmetry with a face mounted tensioner on the opposite end of the run.

  

Push-Lock With Threaded Eye

The Push-Lock With Threaded Eye is an exposed, swageless, non-tensioning, face-of-the-post-mounted fitting that is suitable for use on level or pitched runs and is available for 1/8” and 3/16” diameter 1x19 stainless steel cable.

The Push-Lock With Threaded Eye must be used with a tensioning fitting on the opposite end of the run. This fitting attaches to the end post by installing a Threaded Tab into a pre-drilled and tapped hole in the end post and attaching the Push-Lock Threaded Eye to the threaded tab with a button head screw. The cable attaches to the fitting via our Push-Lock locking wedge system which requires no special tools.

While this fitting can be used on pitched or level runs, it is most appropriate for pitched runs because the threaded eye portion of the fitting pivots at the threaded tab.

  


Push-Lock Turnbuckle With Threaded Bolt

The Push-Lock Turnbuckle With Threaded Bolt is an exposed, swageless, tensioning, face-of-the-post-mounted fitting that is suitable for level runs only, and is available for 1/8” and 3/16” diameter 1x19 stainless steel cable.

The Push-Lock Turnbuckle With Threaded Bolt can be used with any fitting on the opposite end of the run. This fitting consists of four separate pieces: the threaded bolt, the body, the lock nut, and the Push-Lock Stud. The short thread of the threaded bolt is secured into a pre-drilled and tapped hole in the face of the end post. The lock nut is installed all the way onto the exposed machine thread of the threaded bolt first, followed by the body. The Push-Lock Stud threads into the body, and the cable attaches to the stud fitting via our Push-Lock locking wedge system which requires no special tools. Tension is created by using the body as a turnbuckle. Once sufficient tension is achieved, the lock nut is secured against the body to prevent the fitting from loosening.

The most likely application for this fitting would be when substantial take-up is required AND there is a preference for a swageless fitting, AND there is less than 2-1/2” of space available in back of the end post.

  

Push-Lock Turnbuckle Installation Guide

Push-Lock Turnbuckle With Hanger Bolt

Push-Lock Turnbuckle With Extended Length Hanger Bolt

The Push-Lock Turnbuckle With Hanger Bolt is an exposed, swageless, tensioning, face-mounted fitting that is suitable for level runs only, and is available for 1/8” and 3/16” diameter 1x19 stainless steel cable.

The Push-Lock Turnbuckle Hanger Bolt can be used with any fitting on the opposite end of the run. This fitting consists of four separate pieces: the hanger bolt, the body, the lock nut, and the Push-Lock Stud. The lag thread of the hanger bolt is driven into a pre-drilled hole in the face of wood end post. The lock nut is installed all the way onto the exposed machine thread of the hanger bolt first, followed by the body. The Push-Lock Stud threads into the body, and the cable attaches to the stud fitting via our Push-Lock locking wedge system which requires no special tools. Tension is created by using the body as a turnbuckle. Once sufficient tension is achieved, the lock nut is secured against the body to prevent the fitting from loosening.

We do not recommend this fitting being installed in pitched applications because it would require drilling all of the holes in the end post at an angle. While this is possible with special fixtures, if it is not done correctly the end result would be visually unacceptable.

The most likely application for this fitting would be when substantial take-up is required, AND there is a preference for a swageless fitting, AND there is less than 2-1/2” of space available in back of the end post.

For sleeved posts with an outside diameter of greater than 4-1/2”, use the Push-Lock Turnbuckle With Extended Length Hanger Bolt. The extended length hanger bolt is designed to reach past sleeves and drywall to find the wood post or frame underneath.