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Collated Cortex Hidden Fastening System for Veranda Trim – 2 inch Cortex screws and plugs – Smooth (50 LF)

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  • Cortex Screws for AZEK Trim – Smooth
  • 3 inch Cortex screws and plugs on a collated strip – 50 LF
  • Cortex Hidden Fastening System hides all fasteners in your trim
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About This Product

The FastenMaster Collated Cortex Hidden Fastening System for PVC Trim is the fastest, easiest way to hide trim fasteners in PVC Trim. Features TORX ttap Drive System which is almost impossible to strip-out and the deck fastener is easily removed. The stability button keeps the fastener straight through installation. Cortex plugs are made with the same material as leading trim boards, meaning you can achieve a perfect seamless finish every time. Once installed, Cortex plugs become a part of your trim board, expanding and contracting along with the boards around them – this means your plugs will not need to be replaced for the lifetime of the project. The plugs come pre-aligned on a collated strip, eliminating the need to fumble around with loose plugs and making installation 50% faster. To install, simply drive the Cortex fastener using the included setting tool – this will countersink the screw to the perfect depth. Then, place your Cortex plugs on top of the fastener holes with the grains aligned, and tap to finish. Designed to fasten 50 lineal feet of Veranda Smooth Trim. Includes 75, 2 inch carbon steel Cortex trim screws, 80 collated Cortex plugs and 1 Cortex setting tool. Cortex is trusted by PROs everywhere who are dedicated to craftsmanship and quality.

Highlights

  • Compatible with Veranda Smooth trim
  • 50 lineal feet of coverage – Includes 75, 2 inch screws, 80 collated plugs and 1 setting tool
  • Hides fasteners in PVC trim boards
  • Cortex plugs come on a collated strip with pre-aligned grains – Eliminating the need to fumble around with loose plugs, making installation 50% faster
  • Cortex screws are made from high-strength carbon steel
  • Cortex plugs are made from the same material as market-leading trim boards, creating a 100% perfect match every time
  • The TORX® ttap® Drive System delivers a superior bit engagement for a stable wobble free installation
  • The Cortex setting tool is optimized for the PRO contractor – Stronger bit material and industrial grade felt will enable you to install 350 fasteners with one setting tool
  • Warrantied for the life of the project
  • Return Policy

Product Information

Internet # 315554643

Model # FMCTXTCL-VA50SMHD

Store SKU # 1006208475

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Specifications

Dimensions

Screw Length

2 in

Size

#9

Thread Pitch (mm)

0 mm

Threads Per Inch (TPI)

0

Details

Drive Style

Torx

Fastener Color

Silver

Fastener Material

Carbon Steel

Fastener Type

Composite Deck Screws

Features

No Additional Features

Head Style

Trim Head

Included

No Additional Items Included

Interior/Exterior

Exterior

Measurement System

Inches

Package Quantity

75

Product Weight (lb.)

0.9 lb

Returnable

90-Day

Screw Head Color

Silver

Thread Style

Coarse Thread

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Limited warranty

Questions & Answers

31Questions
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Q:Will this match the Veranda Stone Gray
by|Feb 27, 2024
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A:  Thank you for your inquiry. The Cortex Hidden Fastening System will be coming out In Veranda Stone Gray. Please check with your local Home Depot for availability.

by|Feb 28, 2024
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    Q:Will these match to Trex Enhance Toasted Sand
    by|Sep 30, 2023
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    A:  No they will not match. the cortex is made from the actual boards so you can order the correct kit using this sku: FMCTXCL-TX1LFENTS. If you have any further questions, please contact us at 1800-518-3569 or email Orders@fastenmaster.com. thank you

    by|Oct 3, 2023
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      Q:Are these plugs for Veranda Stone Gray?
      by|Aug 22, 2023
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      A:  Yes, The Veranda Cortex Gray from FastenMaster is for Veranda Stone Gray.

      by|Nov 30, 2023
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        Q:is this the new Coastal Grey/gray ?
        by|Jul 11, 2023
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        A:  Hello, this is not the new coastal gray. This is the original version of gray with loose plugs. The new version will be collated plugs & will say Armorguard Coastal Gray on the package, however, these will most likely not be available until the fall.

        by|Jul 11, 2023
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          Customer Reviews

          4.8 out of 5

          • 4.8 out of 114 reviews
          • 93% recommend this product
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          Great effective product!
          Installed a new composite deck. Pulled up my old rotten pressure treated deck boards. Installed new composite deck boards. My old painted columns that required constant maintenance and painting were a concern to me with my newly installed deck boards. I wrapped the columns in white composite. This kit was helpful with installation. It covered the screw holes for a seamless finished look.
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          I used this product to secure veranda board on decking facial and results was amazing
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          Works great
          Azek Cortex Hidden Fastening System is a concealed fastening system to fasten Azek brand PVC Trim. This Cortex system eliminates the need to caulk sand and paint every fastener head. The included bit has a felt collar/depth stop that sets screws below the surface and includes plugs made out of Veranda trim tap right in the hole for a clean, flush finish. The plugs actually friction fit with no need for glue either and match stock white trim. Note, I have tried this with 1/2” thick material and it doesn’t work because the screw depth needed for the plug will blow out of the back of the material so this is best used for 3/4” thick material or thicker. Each box comes packed with everything needed to install 50 linear feet of Azek Cortex Trim.
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          Works great
          Veranda Cortex Hidden Fastening System is a concealed fastening system to fasten Veranda brand PVC Trim. This Cortex system eliminates the need to caulk sand and paint every fastener head. The included bit has a felt collar/depth stop that sets screws below the surface and includes plugs made out of Veranda trim tap right in the hole for a clean, flush finish. The plugs actually friction fit with no need for glue either. No mess and or fading over the life of the project. Note, I have tried this with 1/2” thick material and it doesn’t work because the screw depth needed for the plug will blow out of the back of the material so this is best used for 3/4” thick material or thicker. Each box comes packed with everything needed to install 50 linear feet of Veranda Cortex Trim. Use a rubber mallet to set the plugs however, if the plug sets too deep, use a screw to pull out the plug and replace.
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          Make Your Composite Deck Project Flawless
          I have tried a couple installations of composite decking material and have been completely unsatisfied with the screw-down method. Holes left ragged edges and specialized screws still left unsightly screw heads exposed. I decided to try the FastenMaster 75-Piece 2.5 in. Cortex for Veranda Decking Screws in Brown, Browns / Tans to experiment before my next composite project. I followed the instructions and the end result was very satisfying! The instructions said to drill a 7/32” hole halfway through the deck board. I drill stop collar to set a consistent depth would be necessary on a large project. I then drove the screw into the deck board and joist. The provided driver bit worked perfectly. Aligning the grain on the hole plug would be a bit tedious on a large project, but the end result is worth it. I used a hard plastic mallet and set the plug flush with the deck board and could not feel any unevenness. The plugs come in a variety of colors to match most any deck project but using Veranda deck boards would provide the best results. I will definitely use the FastenMaster product on my next composite project.
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          The FastenMaster is great solution for attaching Vinyl trim to our shed project with an outer deck and railings. I wanted to skin my new shed and with a maintenance free Vinyl siding and railings. This product worked great for securing and concealing fasteners in the vinyl trim and end caps. The included matching color plugs concealed the screws very well. Since the vinyl was slightly white color, I custom painted the plugs to the exact color. I highly recommend this product for securing Vinyl trim.
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          Professional Finish
          FastenMaster 75-Piece 2.5 in. Cortex for Veranda Decking Screws in Brown, Browns / Tans is intended for use with the Home Depot’s Veranda brand boards. (They are also available for Trex and Fiberon brands.) The kit includes a proprietary drive system setting tool. The screws and TORX ttap setting tool interlock perfectly. Simply set the screw using the setting tool and tap the included plugs in with the deck colored side up. It’s easy to choose the correct end up as the plug is slightly tapered. Very professional finish.
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          Great screws for decking
          This package includes 75 screws, a setting tool and 100 plugs in coordinating colors. The screws are 2-1/2 inches in length and the setting tool enables the screw to be drilled in to exactly the right depth. Then the plug can be inserted in on top of the screw for an almost invisible look. The package of 75 screws covers about 50 linear feet and is extremely easy to install. There are guidelines inside the packaging.
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          Great hidden screws
          These screws are 2-1/2 inches . They come in packs of 75 to a box which covers 50 linear feet. The set comes with 75 screws 1 setting tool and 100 plugs. These plugs are a Brazilian Walnut color. The fastening system is very easy to use with the setting tool so you screw them in at just the right depth, then you add the plug to make a smooth nice looking finish.
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