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The ProRig Original Design Insert Swage Stud System is one of our most popular streamline stainless steel wire balustrade systems for timber posts. Simply insert the Left Hand Threaded and Right Hand Threaded Inserts in to your timber posts using a standard electric drill and hex head driver bit, screw the corresponding factory swaged Swage Studs into the Threaded Inserts and create tension on the wire.



To order, simply measure the distance from inside post to inside post between the starting and finishing points of your posts and provide them to Miami Stainless either through our online balustrade builder or contact us directly via phone, fax or email. Your wires will arrive to your door pre-swaged to your exact measurements for a very quick and simple installation.


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Please Note: This method is only suitable for timber posts.


FAQ About This Method


Can I install this method myself? Yes, even someone with no experience can easily install all our wire balustrade systems.


Do I need any special tools? Because the Insert Swage Stud System arrives at your door pre-made from our factory, you will only require common handyman tools such as an electric drill, a 7.5mm drill bit and a 6mm hex head drive bit. You can purchase an optional ProRig Multi Tool for easier installation.


What size and type of stainless steel wire do I use? This method is almost always used with 3.2mm 1 x 19 stainless steel wire rope. This wire is the most functional for stainless steel wire balustrade systems due to its bright surface finish, attractive appearance, durability, strength and low stretch.


What spacing do I need between my wires? When using 3.2mm 1 x 19 stainless steel wire, you will usually need 80mm spacing (usually 11 runs) between your wires when using a standard one (1) meter high handrail. Please click here for more information on the current NCC Regulations.


Can I use this balustrade system on a stair or angled section? Yes, the Insert Swage Stud System can be used on a stair or angled section by using the Easy Angle Fittings at each end to allow the wires to pivot to your required angle.


What size pilot hole should I drill for my Threaded Inserts? You will require a 7.5mm pilot hole into pine and an 8mm hole into hardwood to a depth of at least 35mm. Finish off the pilot hole with a counter sinking bit to allow the Threaded Inserts to sit flush with your posts.


What is the maximum length run I can do? The Insert Swage Stud System can easily span up to 10 meters. Longer swage studs can be used to achieve runs up to 16 meters. Please contact Miami Stainless for further information.


What size hole should I drill through my intermediate posts? A 7.5mm hole through your intermediate posts will allow the Swage Stud pass through. Please note: If you are using grommets, the required drill size is 11/32" at a depth of at least 10mm from each side.


Can I take my balustrade wire around corners? It is not possible with this system to take the balustrade wire around corners.


Can I use this method if I have timber posts? Yes.


Can I use this method if I have metal posts? No, however the ProRig Original Design Nutsert Swage Stud System suits metal posts.  You can find out more about the Nutsert Swage Stud System by clicking the link above.


What do I need to get a quote? To get a free, no obligation quote you will need to know how many sections you require and the length of each section. You will also need the height of your handrail between your decking or platform and the underside of your handrail.  You can use the Miami Stainless Balustrade Builder to compare different wire balustrade systems at your convenience or contact us directly.


How do I order? Simply follow the steps using the Miami Stainless Balustrade Builder and make a secure payment by credit card or you can contact us directly for.


If you contact Miami Stainless directly we require your exact measurements from the inside to inside face of your posts to be supplied in writing.  You can provide these measurements by email or fax. At this time payment is required which can be made by either credit card over the phone or by EFT. When making payment by EFT, please email or fax your payment remittance with invoice number to make sure your items are not delayed. Please note: For security reasons, please do not email your credit card details.


How much will freight cost me and when can I expect delivery? The Insert Swage Stud System is usually dispatched within 3 full working days* after full payment is received. Miami Stainless has a maximum freight charge of $12 plus GST for Road Express via Star Track Express Australia wide. Please see the Delivery Table below for approximate delivery times.  Please note: Miami Stainless offers an Air Freight service for packages under 5kg, please contact us for further information.


*While Miami Stainless endeavors to make sure all stainless steel wire balustrade systems are dispatched within 3 full working days, during busy times such as leading into Christmas, we can experience a high work-load and delays.  Please keep up-to-date with Miami Stainless news by signing up for our e-newsletter at the link below.



Approximate Delivery Time


1 2 full working days

New South Wales

1 2 full working days

Australian Capital Territory

1 2 full working days


2 3 full working days

South Australia

2 3 full working days


5 6 full working days

Northern Territory

6 7 full working days

Western Australia

6 7 full working days

*Miami Stainless cannot guarantee freight delivery times


What should I do if I have any further questions? If you have any further questions please contact Miami Stainless directly on 1800 022 122 or by email, [email protected] and one of our friendly staff will be happy to help.