Rated 4.8 out of 5Â by 4
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Sammy Great concept, poor quality
I have two opinions on this product.
First, the concept is great...the device quickly secures itself to the board with a squeeze of the handle. It is 1 1/2 inches wide, so it's easy to visually center it on the joist below. And the screws are aligned perfectly to secure the deck board yet virtually disappear. And the screws are a big part of the overall success. They are strong so not one head stripped. They are self drilling and go in very easy, I used only one battery in my Dewalt cordless drill for the whole project.
My only concern is the build quality of the hand device that aligns the screws and steers the entire process. I built a small deck (about 125 s.f.) and the device is already loose at the seams and the hole that aligns the screws has some play in it. I got the entry level handle as part of the handle/700 screws package. If I had to do over again I would invest in the 'pro' tool whick uses more metal in it's construction and buy screws seprerately. The upgrade device also allows you to screw both sides of the deck board in one grip which could make thngs go very fast with two people (I was working alone, my wife wasn't interested).
As a disclaimer...I have not used the upgrade tool so it may not be built better or last longer, but I am disappointed with the plastic one I own. But I recommend trying it as I am very satisfied with the appearance and strength of my finished deck.
December 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Gettingtoooldforthis A well engineered package
Just finished a 90sq ft deck. This kit provided the fasteners, 2 driver bits so that two drills could be used, and the Marksman tool, which is essential for establishing the placement, angle and depth for the fastener. I don't think the dual-fastener version of the tool would have helped us -- just the way we work together on our projects -- one to hold the tool, the other to drive the fastener -- get to the end of the row, then hand over to the other person and go down that side of the board. Worked great.
September 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by KiloCharlie Great product
This is a great system. The hidden screws go in well and the no predrilling is very nice. My deck looks great with no screw heads showing. I would recommend buying the Marksman Pro though, the single screw guide on the Marksman slows things down a good bit. I had my reservations because I didn't get to put my hands on it before I bought it, but I'm glad that didn't prevent me from ordering it.
June 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by PAgasman Great but pricey system
The Camo hidden deck fastener system does an excellent and efficient job but the screws themselves are relatively expensive,
December 13, 2011