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Mantis Clip

Mantis Clip - Mantis Clip

Available in two versions (models .345 and .396), Mantis clips have bottom plates that elevate the decking to help dry any water that collects in the laps

$0.00 (As of 3/10/2011)

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Editor's Review: Fasteners for Grooved Decking

review date: March 10, 2011

Ty-Lan Industries makes Mantis clips in two versions (models .345 and .396) that match the grooves on a variety of grooved deck boards. Each clip has a bottom plate that slides beneath the decking and receives a diagonally driven screw to hold it to the joist. The groove tabs have upturned ends to lock into the slots. The installed board receives the single centered tab, and the oncoming board mounts over two tabs.

The bottom plate elevates the decking off the joists by 1/16 in. and helps to dry any water that collects in the laps. Angle brackets are available for installing starter boards, end boards, fascias, and stair risers. These clips can be installed by hand or with the Eliminator tool and pneumatically driven screws.

Price: 90¢

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Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Mantis Clip
Manufacturer's Web Site http://www.shadoetrack.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 1-800-742-3632
Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A