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Model 345001

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Marksman Pro Tool

$39.91 /each
  • Positions CAMO Edge Fasteners to create a fastener-free surface
  • Use on 5-1/4 in. to 5-3/4 in. wide deck boards
  • Works in conjunction with CAMO Edge Fasteners

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The CAMO Edge Deck Fastening System works on any treated lumber, hardwood, cedar, composite or PVC deckboard. CAMO Edge Fasteners, a CAMO Marksman tool, and CAMO Driver Bits combine to deliver a fastener-free deck surface at a price that makes getting the job easy and installing the deck even easier. The CAMO Edge Deck Fastening System is engineered to work exclusively together. Using other branded tools, fasteners or bits will impair performance and won't produce the desired results.

  • Patent-pending CAMO Marksman Pro positions CAMO edge fasteners for side-angle entry to the deckboard to create a fastener-free deck surface
  • Automatic 3/16 in. spacing
  • Fits any 5-1/4 in. to 5-3/4 in. deckboards
  • Dual screw guides fasten both sides of board with single tool placement
  • Clamping action grips the deckboard
  • Heavy-duty, contractor-grade tool

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Are camo screws good

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July 24, 2015
I head that the screws are not withstanding the shrinking and expansion of the wood. Is it true they split during the weather change?
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Clive Iowa
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August 28, 2015
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The camo screws work as advertised. They drill the pulp out of the wood and do not split the wood at all.
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July 31, 2015
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Use GRK composite exterior trim screws with the Camo guide. GRK Screws are a much better product.
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July 31, 2015
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Hello Kumar. I live in Santa Barbara, CA. Considered a fairly mild climate, and have had problems with the camo screws. I don't know if it's the lumber we get here but they have not been the most reliable fastener for wood decks. Solid composite decking they have worked great. I have been using GRK trim screws with my camo guide tool. These screws are far superior and work just fine with the tool.
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Use on 2X6 PT Lumber

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August 10, 2015
What type and length screw is recommended for use with this tool on 2X6 Pressure Treated lumber ?
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August 21, 2015
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When installing 2x6 decking with CAMO Hidden Deck Screws, we recommend using the 2-3/8" length screws due to the thickness of the deck board. The 2-3/8" screws should be used when installing any deck board that is 1" - 1-1/2" thick. Thank you for viewing this CAMO product.
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August 14, 2015
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2-3/8
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How do the "starter screws" work with this tool?

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August 21, 2015
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The Marksman Pro Tool should only be used with CAMO Hidden Deck Screws. The "starter screws" are not designed for use with the tool. However, you can still use "starter screws" on the first few deck boards to get the deck started, and then use the Marksman Pro Tool to install the rest of your deck. When starting your deck, you have a couple options for installing the first few boards:
1.) Face fasten the
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The Marksman Pro Tool should only be used with CAMO Hidden Deck Screws. The "starter screws" are not designed for use with the tool. However, you can still use "starter screws" on the first few deck boards to get the deck started, and then use the Marksman Pro Tool to install the rest of your deck. When starting your deck, you have a couple options for installing the first few boards:
1.) Face fasten the first board, or board and a half with the starter screws.
2.) Avoid face fastening by using "L" brackets to fasten the starter boards from below the deck to the joists.
3.) Lay the first board against the structure and mark the location of each joist on the board. Pull the board away and set the Marksman Tool over each mark and pre-start each screw about 1/2" into the board. Then, back out the screw and remove the tool. Do this the entire length of the deck board (only on one side of the deck board) until screws have been started at each joist mark. Once complete, reposition the board against the structure with the pre-started holes on the outside edge (not against the structure). Re-drive the CAMO deck screws into the board. Finish the board by face fastening the inside edge.
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Not sure what "starter screws" means, but the screw has a special design that allows you to put the special screw into the alignment space. The screws do not require pre-drilling. You just drop the screw into the jig, use the special drill bit (has a drill stop to place the screw at exactly the right distance into the wood.) It is extremely fast, no split wood or over driven screws
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Can this be used to replace top faced screws on an existing deck to eliminate top screws?

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Thank you for your question about CAMO. In order to answer this in the most helpful way, we want to be sure we understand your question correctly. We take this to mean you are looking to remove the face screws from your existing deck boards and re-secure your deck boards through the edge of the board with CAMO Edge Fasteners. We just want to be sure you are not attempting to use CAMO Edge Read More
Angela,
Thank you for your question about CAMO. In order to answer this in the most helpful way, we want to be sure we understand your question correctly. We take this to mean you are looking to remove the face screws from your existing deck boards and re-secure your deck boards through the edge of the board with CAMO Edge Fasteners. We just want to be sure you are not attempting to use CAMO Edge Fasteners through the top of your deck board as they will not work properly in that installation method. Assuming we understand your question correctly, the short answer is yes... but there are some factors that can have an impact.
First, if you remove the face screws from your deck, you can technically re-secure the boards with the CAMO Edge Fastening System. However, if you re-move the face screws completely, you will be left with holes in the top of your deck boards from the previously used screws.
Second, it is important to understand why you want to remove the face screws. If it is because the screws are popping or causing splitting/cracking of the deck board, then the old boards might be compromised. If your old boards are compromised in such a way that they are weakened from rot or cracking, we recommend you replace with a new board, and not simply re-secure the old boards with CAMO.
We hope this answers your question. Should you have additional questions or need more information, feel free to reach out to a CAMO Product Specialist directly by calling 1-800-968-6245.
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 63 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I laid a 220sqft deck in a couple of hours with this - looks good and was super easy to use. I laid a 220sqft deck in a couple of hours with this - looks good and was super easy to use. July 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Camouflage The tool worked great. My only complaint is that it gave too wide a space between boards. Worked around it and deck looks great. Start the screw, remove tool, close gap as desired, tighten down. June 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bad engineering As a 30 year contractor, this tool has many flaws. To begin with, the tabs which are suppose to give a even spacing every time, do not consider the bulge which protrudes out when a screw is inserted. So when you are working on the next board and butt it up to the previous board which has a bulge from the screw, it makes the spacing now 1/16 to 1/8 larger. the tabs should have an empty space to accommodate the previous screw bulge. Also, add 2 to 3 times longer to lay the deck board. I used this tool to lay a composite deck and it was very slow work. The screws do not enter fast. Maybe 50% of the screws went in easy, the other 50% you had to wait 10-20 seconds before the screws chizeled out the pvc layer and finally grabbed. Very exhausting! Do not waste your time on this inefficient tool. June 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent tool and well worth the price!!!! Our new deck looks great! If you're building a new deck, don't hesitate and purchase the Marksman Pro along with the camo screws. Make sure you get enough screws to finish the job. Our deck was 16x24 and the boards went down with ease with this tool. Once the screws are set, you don't have to worry about them backing out. Our deck looks great especially because you don't see any screw or nail heads and you don't have to worry about catching your bare foot on one in the summer etc. Our photo is not the best but we thought we'd try to show how it turned out. Great item and we will definitely save it to use on any future projects. February 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fantastic product! Highly recommended! This made deck installation extremely easy and it looks fantastic! I recommend buying two so you can put them at either end of the deck board to get the spacing right. You want to figure out where the board is bowing so you can drill in there first, then strategically place the camo so you can push the board straight and drill it in. It's much easier if you have at least two people, ideal if you have four (two people working on either end of the board, one person drills and the other pushes). July 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Very good product but you should know this This is a good product that my son & I used to install about 600 sq. ft. of redwood decking. There are 2 things to be aware of. If your deck is against a house wall, you can not use this for the first two rows because (like hardwood floor installation with nailer) the drill does not have enough room to maneuver on the wall side. So you need to used some L brackets. Not a super big deal. The second thing to be aware of is where two adjoining boards share the same joist. I would suggest that you don't share the joist and just add some scrap 2" x to this joist and start your next decking board on the spliced piece. The reason for this is the tolerance for putting 4 screws on the one joist is not great. The screws are a small diameter. I hope they stand the test of time. June 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Camo Marksman Used the Camo Marksman to build a 425 square foot deck. The tool worked great with 2x6 deck boards. Takes more time that drilling straight down, but it looks great and the boards are very sturdy. The fasteners are pretty expensive but work great with the tool. Box of screws came with two bits so we ran two drills to speed up the process (you put down the tool and load one screw in each side then screw in both at the same time using two people). Would highly recommend. June 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent tool You get exactly what is being advertised. I finished my deck with this over the summer and I couldn't be happier with the results. I used composite decking (Veranda from HD). They say its not necessary to pre drill the holes but I did anyway. It was a little difficult to get the screws all the way in without per drilling. This became obvious right away so it wasn't an issue. Cheaper and easier than using fasteners. See pitch for deck finish. November 23, 2012
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