Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 59
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Janice 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 W2 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 ThatGuy Awesomness Takes Time
The final product from using this tool is simply amazing. No screws or nails to worry about catching your feet on and it looks beautiful. I mean BEAUTIFUL!
If you watch the video about how easy it is to remove a board in the middle and wonder if it really is that easy - YES it is. TIP: go slow when removing screws. It made a huge difference for me.
What they don't tell you… you are either going to break your back and knees if you work from the deck surface OR you will have to keep stepping over/under the framework. Finally, It's painfully slow and for the most part, a one person job once the screwing begins. I used standard pressure treated wood which, as wood does, had a few bends to it. This meant occasionally needing a second pair of hands to help with getting the gap just right.
TIP : At the end I had my wife loading the screws into the tool at every joyce while I repositioned.
As far as the tool quality goes - I had zero issues with it. I cleared it out a couple times but that really wasn't needed.
The bits lasted forever, I used 2 for a 300sq. ft. deck.
Would I use this tool again? you bet. I wouldn't build another deck without this tool or something just like it.
If you are on the fence about getting this, just do it. you will not regret it.
April 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tjt131 Very good product - As advertised
I used the marksman pro to install a 20x12 deck using the veranda PVC boards from the HD. Using the tool took a lot of time but it was worth it. The screw system works well with the PVC. You just need to spend the time to make sure that the tool is aligned properly for spacing and position. Depending on the deck setup you may need to face-screw near the edges. In my situation the board along the house is the only board that has any screws showing on the top surface.
May 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JJINVA 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 Mike13863 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OldRob65 Works exactly as advertised
This product works great!! Easy to use, no complications.
A real time saver, not to mention my deck looks like boards are perfectly laid with 1/4 in gaps between. No screws showing.
There was no need to read instructions. I just picked it up and started using it.
April 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PinkDog Made the deck work a snap
We seem to always have a problem when we start a project, something always goes wrong. Not with this tool, we kept thinking something must be wrong because it was so easy, fast and good looking. Who ever designed this really had a great idea. The only drawback is the specific size of boards that each of the tools can handle This one can only handle 6" nominal boards, it would have been fantastic if one tools could handle 4" or 6" boards. I'll never do a deck again without this tool.
June 30, 2015