Tension Swage Stud / Flip Toggle System for Metal Posts

Miami Stainless has a number of high quality AISI 316 marine grade stainless steel wire balustrade systems available to suit timber or metal posts, walls or panels. Factory Swaged Wire Balustrade Systems are generally produced and shipped within three working days meaning you can measure one weekend and install the next! Miami Stainless Wire Balustrade Systems are unique, functional, easy to install and provide a stylish and contemporary finish to any project.  If you are looking for a low maintenance, durable option to complete your deck, staircase, veranda or fencing need, Miami Stainless Wire Balustrade Systems are your solution.

If you are unsure of what stainless steel wire balustrade system you require, click on the images below to understand how each wire balustrade system works, where it can be used, how to measure up and install and how to order from Miami Stainless.

Miami Stainless Wire Balustrade Systems include the traditional Standard DIY, Jaw Swage Bottlescrew and Tensioner Swage Stud systems through to the streamline ultra high quality ProRig Original Design Insert and Nutsert Swage Stud Systems, Tension Rod systems and the latest Flip Toggle systems which suit straight or stair sections.


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Timber Post Systems

Metal Post Systems

Standard DIY System


 Tnsioner Swage Stud System with Flip Toggle


Our Tensioner Swage Stud System with Flip Toggle is a popular streamline stainless steel wire balustrade system that passes through both sides of  the starting post and terminates. Available to suit metal posts, the Tensioner Swage Stud System with Flip Toggle is perfect for single straight or stair sections. Please note: It is not recommended this system be used where corners exist unless the intersecting wires are offset.


To install the Tensioner Swage Stud System with Flip Toggle, drill through both sides of your starting post and any intermediate posts then one side only of your termination post with the correct size drill bits.  Feed the ProRig Flip Toggle through all the posts, insert into your termination post and pull back stainless steel wire.  The Flip Toggle will lock into place. At the oppossite end of the span, fasten the M6 Tensioner to the swage stud to create the required tension.


To order, simply measure the outside distance 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.


Please Note: This method is suitable for both timber and metal posts.  It is recommended that you use a standard flat washer on each outside face of your posts when installing this system with 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? Other than common handyman tools such as an electric drill and drill bits you will need an Allen Key and ProRig Multi Tool. You can purchase these tools and drill bits for easy installation of this system if required.


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 Wire Balustrade Regulations.


Can I use this balustrade system on a stair or angled section? Yes, the Tensioner Swage Stud System with Flip Toggle can be used on a stair or angled section. 


What is the maximum length run I can do? The Tensioner Swage Stud System with Flip Toggle can easily span up to 10 meters. Longer runs up to 16 meters can be achieved by using a Tensioner at each end, 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".


What size hole should I drill through my start and termination posts? A 6mm hole will suit the flip toggle end. The M6 tensioner end will require a 7.5mm hole in the inside face and a 9.0mm hole in the outside face.


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? No.


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


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 here.


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 here.


If you contact Miami Stainless directly we require your overall wire measurement or the 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 Nutsert Tension Rod System is usually dispatched the day* 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.


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*While Miami Stainless endeavors to make sure all stainless steel wire and fittings are dispatched the day payment is made, during busy times such as leading into Christmas, we can experience a high workload and delays. 



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.