The Pull-Lock® is a concealed, swageless, non-tensioning, through-the-post-mounted fitting that is suitable for use on level or pitched runs, and is available for 1/8” and 3/16” diameter 1×19 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 enough clearance on the back side of the end post to install the fitting through the back side of the post. That amount of clearance depends on the length of Pull-Lock® chosen. 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 tension is applied. The cable attaches to the fitting via our Push-Lock® locking wedge system which requires no special tools.
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. This feature eliminates the need for taking accurate cable length measurements (as is required when using a Push-Lock® fitting). For that reason, it is the more popular of the two.
The Pull-Lock® can be used on a pitched run in a hole drilled horizontally through the end post. The cable will exit the fitting at an angle. To properly use this fitting on a pitch, it is recommended that you choose a Pull-Lock® that is the same length as the cross section of your end post.