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Ultra-Tec 212 Series Cable Railing Kit For Metal Posts (Level Runs Only)

Ultra-Tec 212 Series Cable Railing Kit For Metal Posts (Level Runs Only)
Ultra-Tec 212 Series Cable Railing Kit For Metal Posts

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The 212 Series Cable Railing Kit by Ultra-Tec features two different cable options and a wide variety of lengths to satisfy the needs of almost any application. Additionally, it is designed for use with 1½" metal posts in through-post configurations. It includes a Pull-Lock fitting with cap to be installed on one end post, and a pre-attached swaging stud with an Invisiware Receiver to be installed on the other end post. With this kit's 100% swageless design specifically made for DIY homeowners, it will completely eliminate the need for expensive professional installation while also making your deck look great!

Swageless fittings are made to be equipped with only the use of hand tools and can easily be installed by hand in the field, unlike traditional cable railings that require the use of a special swaging machine that crimps the fittings onto the cables. Additionally, swageless fittings can be removed and re-used for fixing or replacing the components or posts that the cable run goes through. By using swageless fittings, you eliminate the use of expensive installers and machinery because it can all be done with household tools in a matter of minutes.

Through-Post Configurations are the only mount type that the 212 Series may be used with. This is both the most cost-effective and least visible solution for installing cable runs. This means that each cable will start at one end post and continue through each intermediate post or cable brace until reaching the other end of its run. This configuration should be used when there are dedicated end posts for each run, and are situated so that the back side of the posts are all accessible.


  • Swageless Design
  • 1½" Metal Posts
  • For Level-Runs Only
  • Through-Post Configuration
  • Straight Runs Only (No Corner Installations)
  • Cable Diameters: 1/8" or 3/16"
  • Cable Lengths: 5', 10', 15', 20' and 25'
  • Stainless Steel Grade 316: Indoor/Outdoor Use


  • 1x19 Stainless Steel Cable
  • Pre-Attached Swaging Stud
  • Pull-Lock Fitting With Cap
  • Invisiware Receiver
  • (2) Delrin Washers For Metal

Metal Post Installations

For steel post installation, kits are designed for use with  1½" Sq. tubes. Steel posts will need to have a minimum 1/4" wall in order to handle the hundreds of pounds of tension that is applied once the cables are tensioned. A top rail will also be needed in order to properly distribute the tension. For aluminum post installions, the end posts should be reinforced and it is recommended to use a bottom rail to prevent bowing. Both types of metal posts need to be securely mounted in order to prevent the post from coming loose while tensioning cables.

Intermediate Posts

Intermediate posts (or mid-posts) are to be placed every 48" between end posts. An intermediate post runs from the top rail to the lower mounting surface and is integral for proper structural design. Intermediate posts can be substituted with something thinner such as an aluminum or steel cable brace. Cables are strung through holes in each post in order to provide support between end posts. Each post hole made should not exceed 3" vertical spacing in order to comply with IBC regulations. Cable Braces can be purchased here.

Tools Needed For Installation:

  • 5/32 Drill Bit For 1/8" Cable / 7/32 Drill Bit For 3/16" Cable
  • 29/64 Drill Bit For Receiver And Pull-Lock Installation
  • 3/16 Hex Wrench For Tensioning Receiver
  • Cable Cutting Tool

Application Guide Installation Guide

*In order to comply with IBC regualtions, an intermediate post must be placed every 48" between posts and distance between each cable shall be no more than 3" clear span (for example if you are using 1/8" cable, you would space them 3-1/8" apart), however specific city and state rules and regulations may apply.


Additional Information

SKU 212
Cable Kit Series 212
Post Type Metal Post
Mount Type Through-Post
Application Interior/Exterior
Cable Railing Design Swageless
Kit Assembly Components Delrin Washer, Invisiware Receiver, Pre-Attached Swaging Stud, Pull-Lock, Stainless Steel Cap
Cable Run Straight (Level)
Cable Material 316 Grade 1x19 Stainless Steel
Installation DIY Friendly
Environmental Impact Made Of Recycled Materials
Country of Manufacture United States
Manufacturer Ultra-Tec

Ultra-Tec 212 Series Cable Railing Kit For Metal Posts (Level Runs Only)