Core Drill Universal Top Square 2″ Cable Railing Posts

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Description

The Viewrail line exists to create cable railing systems for every scenario. That’s why it includes Core Drill Posts, which allow you to install a cable railing system on your concrete deck or patio. With all the popular features of our other post styles, including the post foot covers, Core Drill Posts let you install cable railing on the most difficult surfaces. So you never have to settle on your view.

Our cable railing posts are available in multiple material types (304 Stainless Steel, 316 Stainless Steel & Aluminum), and in multiple finishes (Brushed, Powder Coated Black, White, Pewter & Copper Vein). All holes are drilled with 3.125″ spacing, and we recommend putting a post at least every 4 feet to reduce deflection and ensure that you meet code.

Post Configuration Details:

“A” – The “A” post is designed to be a start or end post on level runs. It has level 1/2″ holes drilled on both sides of the post. Recommended fittings: “Level Tension Kits” (36″ – 10 kits, 39″ – 11 kits, 42″ – 12 kits).

“A-2” – The “A-2″ post is designed to be an intermediate post on level runs. It has level 1/2” holes drilled on both sides of the post. Recommended fittings: “Steel Insert Sleeves” (36″ – 20, 39″ – 22, 42″ – 24).

“A-5” – The “A-5″ post is designed to be an intermediate post on level runs. It has level 5/16” holes drilled on both sides of the post. The cable will simply pass directly through the post, no additional fittings are required.

“B” – The “B” (Up or Down) post is designed to be a start or end post on angled stair runs. It has 1/2″ holes drilled on one side of the post, and 5/16″ holes offset and drilled on the other side of the post. Recommended fittings: “Angle Tension Kits” (36″ – 10 kits, 39″ – 11 kits, 42″ – 12 kits). The “Up” or “Down” options refer to the direction the cable will be travelling when it exits the post.

“B-5” – The “B-5″ post is designed to be an intermediate post on angled stair runs. It has 5/16” offset* holes drilled on both sides of the post. Recommended fittings: “Adhesive Sleeves” (36″ – 20, 39″ – 22, 42″ – 24)

“C” – The “C” post is designed to be a level corner post where one run of cable ends, and another begins (going left or right depending on your selection). It has level 1/2″ holes drilled on both sides of the post, and a set of KeyMount holes turning left or right. Recommended fittings: “Level Tension Kits” (36″ – 10 kits, 39″ – 11 kits, 42″ – 12 kits) & “KeyMount Kits” (36″ – 10 kits, 39″ – 11 kits, 42″ – 12 kits).

“D” – The “D” post is designed to turn a corner from an angled staircase to a level balcony turning left or right. It has 1/2″ level holes on two of its faces, a 1/2″ hole holding tension for the angled run, and a 5/16″ hole on the side of the post facing the angled run. Recommended fittings: “Angle Tension Kits” (36″ – 10 kits, 39″ – 11 kits, 42″ – 12 kits) & “Level Tension Kits” (36″ – 10 kits, 39″ – 11 kits, 42″ – 12 kits).

“F” – The “F” post is designed to be a start post on level runs. One side of the post has level KeyMount holes drilled into it, the other three sides of the post are completely clean (pick this post for an extra clean look). Recommended fittings: “KeyMount Kits” (36″ – 10 kits, 39″ – 11 kits, 42″ – 12 kits).

“G” – The “G” post is designed to transition from a stair (angled) section to a level section while maintaining your handrail height. It has 5/16″ holes drilled on opposite sides of the post. Recommended fittings: “Adhesive Sleeve” (20, 22, or 24 sleeves depending on handrail height). Additional Hardware: The Postside Handrail Bracket will make transitioning this handrail much easier.

“H” – The “H” post is designed to transition from 36″ tall stair section to a 39″ or 42″ level balcony section. It has 10, 5/16″ offset* holes drilled on opposite sides of the posts, in addition it has one (39″) or two (42″) KeyMount holes drilled at the top of the high side of the post. Recommended fittings: “Adhesive Sleeve” (20 sleeves) & “KeyMount Kits” (39″ – 1 kit, 42″ – 2 kits). Additional hardware: The Postside Handrail Bracket will make transitioning this handrail much easier.

“I” – The “I” post is designed to turn a corner from an angled staircase and change heights to a level balcony turning left or right. It has 10, 5/16″ holes facing the angled run and 10, 1/2″ holes opposite those, and 11 (39″) or 12 (42″), 1/2″ holes drilled on the two level faces. Recommended fittings: “Angle Tension Kits” (36″ – 10 kits) & “Level Tension Kits” (39″ – 11 kits, 42″ – 12 kits). Additional hardware: The Postside Handrail Bracket will make transitioning this handrail much easier.

“J” – The “J” (up or down) post is designed to be a start post on angle stair runs. One side of the post has KeyMount holes drilled into it, the other three sides of the post are completely clean (pick this post for an extra clean look). Recommended fittings: “KeyMount Kits” (36″ – 10 kits, 39″ – 11 kits, 42″ – 12 kits).

“R” – The “R” post is designed to be a start post on level runs that can mount directly to a wall. One side of the post has level KeyMount holes drilled into it, the opposite side has 1/8″ holes that allow you to use our 2″ trim screws to fasten the post to the wall. Recommended fittings: “KeyMount Kits” (36″ – 10 kits, 39″ – 11 kits, 42″ – 12 kits) & 2″ Trim Screws (15).

“S” – The “S” post is shipped without any holes pre-drilled in the post itself (handrail bracket and foot still come pre-drilled). Select this post if you have an application where cables aren’t necessary but you still want to run handrail, or in a custom application and you want to drill the holes yourself.

* All offset holes are drilled at 40 degrees (the typical angle of a staircase), these 40 degree holes work with angles between 36 – 42 degrees. If you staircase falls outside those angles custom hole drilling can be requested at no additional charge.

Posts are manufactured 1″ shorter than their defined height. This will allow you to be at the exact height with our 1″ tall metal handrail, or slightly over with our 1 5/8″ tall 6000 series handrail.

Mounting feet come with 4 holes (6 holes on “B” posts) for 3/8″ fasteners. The handrail bracket also comes with 6 pre-drilled holes to secure the handrail.

The standard brackets that come with our posts are designed to work with flat bottom handrail, if you order our Round Metal Handrail 2″, we’ll automatically select rounded brackets to work with the handrail. If you have round wood handrail, or are ordering an additional post for your project please specify in the notes if you need a rounded bracket.

The stainless steel posts are a hand polished stainless steel.  The finish is created by with an American worker and polishing wheel working with the steel products. The finish is polished to a bright finish with enough polishing lines to give character to the light as it reflects off. Here is what our customer’s say, “High quality” … “Beautiful Finish” … “Very Durable.” Posts are pre-drilled with 3.125″ spacing to accommodate our cable railing system. Custom hole drilling can be requested. Mounting feet with 4 holes are provided for 3/8″ fasteners. They can be fastened to concrete or wood with the 4 mounting holes provided at the bottom of the mounting feet.   Since there is a such a wide scope of fastening situations, fasteners are not provided.  Angle posts have holes drilled at a 40 degree angle which will accommodate most stairways from 37 degrees to 42 degrees. They can be ordered as 3-way and 4 way with holes on 3 sides or 4 side of the post to allow for creating right angles from posts.

Additional information

Weight12 lbs
Dimensions4.5 × 4.5 in
Post Material

304 Stainless Steel – Interior or Exterior, Aluminum – Interior or Exterior, 2205 Stainless Steel – Extreme Coastal

Handrail Height

36" tall (10 holes), 39" tall (11 holes), 42" tall (12 holes)

Post Configuration

"A-2" – Level holes (1/2") for Steel Insert Sleeve, "A-5" – Level holes (5/16") intermediate post, "A" – Level holes (1/2") for Level Tension Kit, "B-5" – Offset holes (5/16") for Adhesive Sleeves, "B" Down – Offset holes for Angle Tension Kit, "B" Up – Offset holes for Angle Tension Kit, "C" Left – Level Corner Post for Level Tension & KeyMount Kit, "C" Right – Level Corner Post for Level Tension & KeyMount Kit, "D" – Transition Corner Post for Angle Tension & Level Tension Kit, "F" – KeyMount inside post holes for KeyMount Kit, "G" – Straight transition maintaining handrail height, "H" – Straight transition from 36" angle to 39" or 42" Level section, "I" – Corner transition from 36" angle to 39" or 42" Level section, "J" Down – KeyMount holes for angle inside post mount for KeyMount Kit, "J" Up – KeyMount holes for angle inside post mount for KeyMount Kit, "S" – Blank post no pre-drilled holes

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