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Build a beautiful deck and outdoor space with superior holding power with the Mantis Deck Clip System and no matter the decking material, install and attach your deck boards efficiently and easily with Starter Clips by Mantis. Fastening directly to the joist, simply slide your first deck board into the groove of the Starter Clip for a pain-free way to get your project finished fast. Finish off your space with standard Mantis Clips for a smooth, unblemished decking surface that stays strong year after year. Promising durability and strength, Mantis Starter Clips are crafted from powder-coated steel or stainless steel (for coastal applications) and can be used with all kinds of lumber from pressure-treated to hardwood to composite.

Mantis Starter Clips offer different groove heights to accommodate all kinds of decking material:
Mantis 345 is designed for boards with a 0.353 inch groove height
Mantis 385 is designed for boards with a 0.380 inch groove height
Mantis 396 is designed for boards with a 0.406 inch groove height
Mantis Universal is designed for boards with a 0.385 - 0.415 inch groove height
Mantis for Trex offers a 0.396 groove height to perfectly match all Trex grooved Composite deck boards.

Mantis Starter Clip packs include 25 Starter Clips and 25 screws.
Working with non-grooved decking material? That's no problem with the Router Bit by Mantis, perfect for creating the groove you want.


DecksDirect # 6126
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Installation Instructions (382 KB) 

Warranty (14.4 KB) 

Decking CompatibilityHardwoods, Cedar, and Redwood

Composite and PVC Decking (772 KB) 

Screw MaterialPowder coated stainless steel or Powder coated steel
Deck Board Groove HeightMantis 345: 0.353 in groove height
Mantis Universal: 0.385 - 0.415 in groove height
Mantis 385: 0.380 in groove height
Mantis 396: 0.406 in groove height
Mantis for Trex: 0.396 in groove height
Groove Heights are measured from the bottom of the deck boards
Click here for recommended groove height
Package Contents(25) Starter Clips
(25) screws
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