These extra long cable railing studs can be used on long runs or where forgiveness is needed, because the excess can be cut off. Use with the quick connect fitting on one end and this male threaded stud the other, the installer can do everything on site. Crimp the sleeve end of the fitting three times after inserting the cable with the cable rail crimp tool. Just barely thread the nut on the stud, slide the QC fitting on, while holding the fitting pull out all the slack, tighten the nut on the other end and cut off the excess cable. If the cable loosens over the years, just run the nut back out on the stud and repeat the process!