Hidden-Fastener Tool Baldwinsville NY

Premium synthetic decks are the heart of my deck-building business, and I use hidden fasteners on all of my projects. In fact, I’m so familiar with hidden clips and screws that I almost wince just typing about them.

Local Companies

Fastenal- Fulton
315-593-6445
366 W. 1st St South Fulton, NY, 13069
Fulton, NY
T&K Lumber Co, Inc.
315-689-3005
170 Route 5 West Elbridge, NY, 13060
Elbridge, NY
Valu Home Centers
315-471-1280
4671 Onandaga Blvd
Syracuse, NY
P-b Hardware, Inc.
(315) 776-4313
143 Main Street
Port Byron, NY
Westvale Plz
(315) 488-1180
2214 W Genesse St
Syracuse, NY
Skaneateles Town Square
(315) 685-5748
61 Fennell St, 3 BLOCKS NORTH OF THE VILLAGE
Skaneateles, NY
Fastenal- Liverpool
315-451-3807
7184 Morgan Rd Liverpool, NY, 13090
Liverpool, NY
T & K Lumber Company Incorp.
315-689-3005
173 Rte 5 West
Elbridge, NY
Nightingale True Value Hdwe
(315) 673-2001
4068 South St
Marcellus, NY
Nightingale True Value
(315) 433-5150
3525 James St
Syracuse, NY

by Greg DiBernardo

Premium synthetic decks are the heart of my deck-building business, and I use hidden fasteners on all of my projects. In fact, I’m so familiar with hidden clips and screws that I almost wince just typing about them. Tedious and slow, my standard method of installation had been to place the clip in a groove on the deck board, then drive a small screw into the clip and joist using either a cordless drill or an impact driver. That is, until recently, when Tiger Claw, a maker of hidden deck fasteners, introduced the TC-Gun.

TC-Gun
Tiger Claw Hidden Fasteners
800/928-4437
deckfastener.com
Street price: $279


This innovative tool was designed to speed up the installation of the company’s own TC-G clips as well as TimberTech’s CONCEALoc clips (manufactured by Tiger Claw and privately labeled by TimberTech). Tiger Claw’s clips work with Fiberon, Latitudes, Portico, TimberTech, and Trex deck boards, and with pregrooved ipe, teak, and meranti.

The pneumatic TC-Gun, a relatively lightweight and compact modified joist-hanger nailer, installs clips dramatically faster than the traditional way. The user places the clip on a holder built into the nose of the gun and, in one motion, inserts the clip into the groove on the deck board while laying the gun’s nail magazine flat on the joist. A squeeze of the trigger fastens the clip with a screw — not a nail.

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