Tiger Claw Softwood Fastener – TC-2

Tiger Claw Softwood Fastener – TC-2


TC-2 SOFTWOOD FASTENER:

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS

300 Series Stainless Steel with black oxide 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 5/4″ or thicker lumber. Softwood decking will inherently experience shrinkage. When using decking material prone to high shrinkage, decking should be installed tightly together allowing shrinkage to provide gap over time. Shrinkage of decking board width must be limited to a maximum of 1/4″. Ask your lumber provider for information on expected expansion and/or contraction of material for your particular climate.

PRODUCT FEATURES & COMPATIBILITY

TC-2 is ideal for soft and low density woods*, 5/4” to 2” in all environments, including harsh or coastal environments.

* TC-2 will work in the following decking lumber varieties:

  • 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

Please consult your lumber professional or ask us for recommendations first if you plan to use any of the following uncommon woods in your decking project:

  • (soft)

* Do NOT use TC-2 with:

  • Composite Decking
  • Hardwoods· Mahogany
  • Cellular PVC Decking

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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Brand name

TC-2: Coated stainless steel hidden deck fastener

 

Origin

 

Connecticut
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USA

 

Recommended
Materials

Use with any softwood decking no less than 1” in thickness. (5/4” or thicker pressure treated, white cedar, red cedar, western redwood…)

Appearance

 

Semi gloss black finish, rectangular body with circle top V shaped hole in center. Two sets of large opposing prongs on top, one set of small prongs extending from bottom of body.

Dimensions

.675” h x 2.12” w x 1.28” d

 

Material

.060 304-2B annealed stainless steel
(Non-magnetic)

Yield strength 45.5
kpsi

Tensile strength 101.7 kpsi

Finish

 

Black oxide with sealer topcoat

Workability

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

Gapping

Boards should be installed tight together and allowed to “shrink gap” over time.

Expansion / Contraction

Fasteners are designed to allow wood decking to expand and contract naturally by sliding on the fastener prongs and still maintain hold down strength. From the original point of installation TC-2 can handle up the ¼” of contraction.

Recommended Screw Used

 

Quality Stainless steel # 8 x 2” bugle head decking screw. Included in each box and project pail.

Packaging

90 pieces per box (SKU # F-4387-2SRB)
12 – 90 piece boxes per case
900 pieces per bucket (SKU # F-4394-2SCB)
(Stainless Steel Black Oxide Screws Included)


Package Content

Retail Box: (90) Tiger Claw fasteners
(1) Installation instruction sheet (1) Installation Block (1) Support Addendum

Project Pail:
(900) Tiger Claw Fasteners (2) Installation instruction sheet (2) support addendums (6) Installation Blocks, (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, 3.0 lb
(900 Piece Bucket):

 

Coverage

 

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

When using 5.5” decking with 16” on center joists:

Square footage x 1.75 = # Fasteners

For other configurations:

# Decking boards x # Supports = # Fasteners

# Fasteners / 90 = # Boxes (round up to next box)

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