Tiger Claw Installation Gun
Well known for their hidden decking fasteners, Tiger Claw has the Tiger Claw Installation Gun, a metal connector style nailer with a specially designed nosepiece to mount their grooved deck board fasteners.
You slide the fastener sideways onto the nosepiece until it locks on; this ensures the pneumatic screw will drive through the mounting hole. The nailer needs to be placed nose-first to the board groove at about a 45-degree angle so the outreaching tab of the fastener engages the slot. Then you lay the magazine flat down on the joist and fire.
If you are standing on the deck boards then you end up operating the nailer ‘backwards’ with the nailer body facing you which takes some practice. Alternatively you can lay a plank across the open joists and operate the tool from the rear. The important thing is to keep the joists free of deck boards and walking plank for about 18 in. in front of the decking line so you can drop the magazine flat on the joist.
The Tiger Claw Installation Gun can be used to install Tiger Claw TC-G (TC-150), TimberTech ConceaLoc Clip, Trex Hideaway Fastener, Gardian Ghost Grip and InvisaDeck I-CLP Clips.
There’s an audible ‘click’ when you slide a fastener onto the nosepiece and it locks on. A set screw on the nose needs periodic adjustment so the fasteners lock on securely. So if you don’t hear that ‘click’ and the fastener feels loose, grab the Allen wrench.
Both tools drive Fasco 1 ½ in. 33 degree collated Scrail pneumatic screw fasteners that are coated black to match the hidden fasteners.