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Pro's Picks: Camo EdgeClips & Drive Stand-Up Tool

There’s no pre-installation necessary—attach the clip’s legs onto the joist, slide the clip into the groove, place the adjacent board, and drive the fastener into place.

September 26, 2019
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Sean Collinsgru

Owner, Premier Outdoor Living

Palmyra, N.J.

 

 

Like a lot of decking pros, I didn’t stop to think twice about how inefficient the process of installing deck fasteners is—along with how much time and money we were wasting. Switching to using Camo’s EdgeClips and Drive stand-up tool made it abundantly clear that there’s a better way.

EdgeClips are designed to work with a variety of traditional, 90-degree decking patterns, but I can personally speak to their compatibility with Deckorators grooved boards. In our test run, we laid six boards down in about 5 minutes (which is unheard of with traditional clips) and drove the screws in quickly after that. 

There’s no pre-installation necessary—attach the clip’s legs onto the joist, slide the clip into the groove, place the adjacent board, and drive the fastener into place. I was impressed with how securely they grasped onto the joist, making it easy to keep going and not pause for adjustments.

We could have driven the screws into place on hands and knees like always, but decided to try out Camo’s Drive tool and see if it stood up to the test. It did—using the Drive cut in half the time it typically takes me to drive in the fasteners, and saved me some pain in my joints. I was skeptical about the built-in guide and if it would easily line up, but it fits right on the head of the screw and shaves off even more time.

The combo of the EdgeClips and Drive ultimately allows us to finish more projects, more quickly, with more highly satisfied clients. 

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