Even with a hidden fastener system, there are a few areas where, due to the limitations of the hidden fastening tool or system, you can’t hide the fastener. Some might consider this the “Persian Flaw” of their deck, but if you want perfection–a smooth, beautiful fastener-free deck surface–you’ll want to check out the new FastenMaster video, the TigerClaw TC-G, and the Cortex FastenMaster for decks and trim.
The FastenMaster video is only four minutes long and shows you how the TigerClaw TC-G and the Cortex FastenMaster work together to hide every fastener on the deck surface.
For the field of the deck, the TC-G Fastener works great. But when it comes to the first board, the last board, perimeter boards, and stairs, if you didn’t have the Cortex FastenMaster, you’d have to settle for visible fasteners.
The video shows how you can use the Cortex FastenMaster to hide all fasteners, even in those troublesome spots.
The Cortex FastenMaster System is extremely straightforward. It comes with screws, a setting tool, and a plug that’s made from the same material as the decking board.
Using the Cortex screw and setting tool, drive the fastener without pre-drilling. Then set the plug with a hammer. A final, and optional step, is to look away, and then look back again and see if you can find it.
It practically disappears.
This, of course, is exactly what you want—a completely smooth, fastener-free deck surface that looks great.
Be sure to check out the video. When you’re confident you can handle this project, the DIY Home Center has you covered—we have both the TigerClaw TC-G and Cortex FastenMaster available now. Use our decking color cross-reference to find the perfect color match for your deck.