Tiger Claw TC-2 Hidden Fasteners for Softwoods by FastenMaster

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Enjoy the beauty of your natural redwood, cedar, or pressure treated decking and create a gorgeous outdoor living space with the FastenMaster Tiger Claw TC-2 Softwood Deck Fastener. Made from Grade 304 stainless steel and approved for use in saltwater and coastal applications as well as being ACQ approved, the Tiger Claw TC-2S deck clips reduce wood splitting, rot, and board cupping. The TC-2 hidden deck fastener drives flush to the decking, allowing your fresh deck boards the ability to dry and shrink naturally, creating a natural board spacing over time. Build a sturdy, long-lasting deck with a blemish-free surface with the Tiger Claw TC-2 Hidden Deck Fastener, supported by a 25-year warranty.

Recommended for use in softwood lumber measuring 1 inch or thicker. Compatible decking material includes Atlantic White Cedar, Cedar, Coast Fir, Douglas Fir, Eastern Spruce, Eastern White Cedar, Port Orford Cedar, Southern Yellow Pine, Pressure Treated Lumber, Western Red Cedar, Western Redwood, Yellow Cedar.

FAQ: What is the difference between the FastenMaster Tiger Claw TC-1 and the TC-2?
The Tiger Claw TC1 and Tiger Claw TC2S hidden fastener systems are both designed to attach softwood decking, they look the same. The Tiger Claw TC-1 is made from heavy gauge hardened carbon steel with a black oxide sealer topcoat. The Tiger Claw TC2S is made from stainless steel with a black oxide sealer topcoat. Because the Tiger Claw TC2S is made from corrosion-resistant stainless steel, guaranteeing to never rust for the life of your deck, while the Tiger Claw TC-1 clips do not offer this same guarantee.

The Tiger Claw TC-2 Hidden Deck Fastener system is sold in a box of 90 to cover approximately 50 square feet and a pail of 900 to cover approximately 500 square feet.
The 90 pack includes the fasteners, stainless steel installation screws, installation block, and driver bit; the 900 pail includes the fasteners, stainless steel installation screws, installation blocks, driver bit, and instructional DVD.

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DecksDirect # 6179
Manufacturer
tigerclaw
Documentation

TC1 Installation Instructions (846 KB) 

Pack Size90 box and 900 pail
Decking Compatibility

For use with: Atlantic White Cedar, Cedar, Coast Fir, Douglas Fir, Eastern Spruce, Eastern White Cedar, Port Orford Cedar, Southern Yellow Pine, Pressure Treated Lumber, Western Red Cedar, Western Redwood, Yellow Cedar

Not recommended for use with: Composite decking, cellular PVC decking, Mahogany, Ironwoods, Any Hardwoods

ColorSemi gloss black finish
Dimensions
(width x depth x height)
1.67 in x 1.25 in x .663 in
Material Type.060 304-2B annealed stainless steel (Non-magnetic) - Yield strength 45.5 kpsi - Tensile strength 101.7 kpsi
OR .060 201-2B annealed stainless steel (Non-magnetic) - Yield strength 55 kpsi - Tensile strength 110 kpsi
FinishBlack oxide with sealer topcoat
GappingBoards should be installed tight together to allow for shrink gap over time.
Coverage EstimateA fastener is needed at every intersection of a joist and decking board. When using 5-1/2 in decking with 16 inch on-center joists (Square footage x 1.75 = # Fasteners needed):
90 box: Approximately 50 square feet
900 pail: Approximately 500 square feet
Package Contents90 box: (90) Tiger Claw fasteners (90) #8x2 stainless steel screws. (1) Installation instruction sheet (1) Installation Block (1) Support Addendum (1) #2 Sq. Drive bit
900 pail: (900) Tiger Claw Fasteners (900) #8x2 stainless steel screws (2) Installation instruction sheets (2) support addenda (6) Installation Blocks, (4) #2 Sq. drive bit (1) Instructional DVD
Recommended screwsQuality stainless steel #8 x 2 in #2 bugle head decking screw. (included)

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