Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


hidden deck fastener

Review8.6(out of 10)
Camo Edge Pro Deck Fastening System

Camo Edge Pro Deck Fastening System

A beautiful deck improves just about any outdoor space. In a way, it brings the indoors outside by creating room for furniture and food preparation. It adds a room to the house to socialize, grill, relax, and enjoy nice weather. Like any project, it takes a lot of effort to make sure that it looks good and functions well […]

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Upgrading a Deck with Deckorators Vista Composite Decking

I live in an historic district in central Florida where most of the homes were built during the 1920’s or earlier. My own home was built sometime between 1919 and 1923 (the historical records lack an exact date for it). These old homes have lots of character, particularly with regard to their porches, which are […]

Senco Mantis Deck Clip System

Senco Mantis Deck Clip System

Hidden deck fastening systems are all but a must for professional builders these days. Not everyone demands them, but discerning customers prefer the clean look. As a deck builder, offering a hidden fastening system immediately gives the impression that you are a more skilled professional than those that don’t. Senco has joined the hidden fastener […]

CAMO Marksman Pro Hidden Deck Fastener System Review

CAMO Marksman Pro Hidden Deck Fastener System Review

We’re not easily impressed with hidden decking systems. While they offer a really excellent finished product, many of the systems require clips and extra work that causes the job to take longer, involve more training and generally increase your costs to deliver the finished product. With the CAMO Hidden Deck Fastening System, however, our concept of what was possible with hidden deck fastening systems was redefined. The CAMO system, which uses a Marksman or Marksman Pro installation tool, eliminates the need for clips and routing or cutting the edges of the board, and simplifies the method of deck board installation. In a nutshell, they devised a method to fasten the boards by driving screws at an angle along the board’s edge – directly into the joist. In this way, the boards are secured and the entire process is simplified. In short – it’s fast, and it’s impressive.