Hidden-Fastener Tool East Syracuse 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

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
Elbridge Ace Hardware
(315) 689-3218
237 E Main St, Big M Plaza
Elbridge, NY
McGowan's Hardware
315-687-6168
991 E Genesse St
Chittenango, NY
Buyeas True Value
(315) 655-3822
131 Albany St
Cazenovia, NY
Salt City Hardware
(315) 362-3254
325 Nottingham Rd
Syracuse, NY
Village Hardware
(315) 638-4026
43 E Genesee St
Baldwinsville, NY
Fastenal- Syracuse
315-463-4001
4101 New Court Ave Syracuse, NY, 13206
Syracuse, NY
Cazenovia Lumber & Oil Co. Inc
315-655-3417
27 William St
Cazenovia, NY
T & K Lumber Company Incorp.
315-689-3005
173 Rte 5 West
Elbridge, 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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