TC-4

Tiger Claw Softwood Fastener – TC-2


TC-2 SOFTWOOD FASTENER:

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS

400 Series Stainless steel fastener with black polymer coating to better hide fastener between boards.

PRODUCT REQUIREMENTS

When using Tiger Claw fasteners please review and comply with these requirements to obtain proper installation. Failure to follow these requirements may result in deck failure and/or void of warranty.

Inspect decking material prior to installation. Omit any planks that contain hooks, twists, splits, cracks, or other defects. Always install decking with the crown upward.

When using:

Recommended for use in 3/4″or 5/4″ hardwood decking with widths up to a nominal 4″ (3.5″ width). Consideration must be taken to ensure that decking expansion and/or contraction to climate is limited to ± 1/16″ in width.

PRODUCT FEATURES & COMPATIBILITY

Designed specifically for exotic hardwood decking lumber. TC-4 will work in the following decking lumber varieties:

  • Brazilian redwood
  • Ipe
  • Iron Wood
  • Mangaris
  • PurpleHeart
  • Teak

Please consult your lumber professional or ask us for recommendations first if you plan to use any other type of hardwood in your decking project.

TC-4 should NOT be used with:

  • Composite Decking
  • Cellular PVC Decking
  • Mahogany (Meranti, Cambera)
  • Softwoods (Pressure Treated, Cedar)

PLEASE NOTE:
TC-4 is designed for extreme hardwood decking (Ipe, Brazilian Redwood, Tiger Wood …). These materials are known as “Ironwoods”. These types of decking experience very little expansion and contraction in normal conditions and if properly cared for. Consult with your decking supplier to learn more about how this decking will react to the climate in your area. Decking that may shrink or expand more than 1/8 inch after installation should not be used with the TC-4.

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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Brand name

TC-4: Coated stainless steel hidden deck fastener


 


 

Origin


Connecticut
, USA


 


 

Recommended Materials

Use with most 3” and 4” exotic hardwood decking no less than ¾ “ in thickness (Ipe, Mangaris, Ironwoods, Brazilian Redwood)


 


 

Appearance

Semi gloss black finish, rectangular body with tear drop shaped hole along lower bend. Two sets of square shaped opposing prongs with concave tips on top. 1/8” spacing flanges on inner prongs.

 


 

Dimensions

.375” h x 2.12” w x .52” d


 


 

Material

.034 420 annealed stainless steel, post hardened and tempered (magnetic).


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Tensile strength ~ 220 kpsi


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Rockwell ~ 39-42 RC


 

 

Finish

Passivated, black polymer coating.


 


 

Workability

All work can be done quickly from above using basic tools (hammer, screw gun, sledge hammer…)

 


 

Gapping

TC-4 will automatically create a 1/8” space between each board.


 

 

Expansion / Contraction

Fasteners are designed to allow decking to expand and contract naturally by sliding on the fastener prongs and still maintain hold down strength. TC-4 can handle total board movement up to 1/8th of an inch. Check with your decking supplier to find out how much expansion and contraction you can expect from your type of Hardwood decking.

 


 

Recommended Screw Used

Quality Stainless steel # 7 x 1 5/8” (#1 square drive) trim head decking screws included in each box and bucket of TC-4.


 


 

Packaging

90 pieces per box (SKU# F-4534-T490)
12 – 90 piece boxes per case
1400 piece Project Pail (SKU# F-1135-TC4B)


 


 

Package Content

Retail Box: (90) Tiger Claw fasteners (1) Installation instruction sheet (1) TC-4 Instruction Addendum (1) Installation Block (1) Support Addendum (1) box of 110
count stainless steel black oxide screws

Contractor Bucket: (1400) Tiger Claw Fasteners (2) Installation instruction sheet (2) TC-4 Instruction Addendum (2) support addendums (6) Installation Blocks (1) box of 1480 count stainless steel screws, (1) Instructional DVD, (1) Increasing Profits, (1) Tiger Flyer


 

 

Retail Unit Dimensions

(90 piece box): 4.75”h x 5.50”w x 5.25”d, 2.20 lb

(1400 piece bucket): 12.0”h x 12.5”w x 12.5”d, 29.90 lb

 


 

Coverage  

A fastener is needed at every intersection of a joist and a support.

When using 3.5” decking* with 16” on center joists:
Square footage x 2.75 = # Fasteners

For other configurations:
# Decking boards x # Supports = # Fasteners
# Fasteners / 90 = # Boxes (round up to next box)

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