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The CAMO Edge Deck Fastening System


CAMO is Changing the Face of Decking!

Imagine your deck with no splinters, no nails, and no visible screws! If you've been searching for an affordable option for getting a great-looking deck surface that has a high-end, fastener-free appearance, the CAMO Edge Deck Fastening System is your answer! CAMO deck screws and a CAMO Marksman tool combine to deliver a fastener-free deck surface with easy installation. And it works on any treated lumber, hardwood, cedar, composite, or PVC deck board!

What you'll need:

  • CAMO Marksman Pro tool
  • CAMO deck screws
  • CAMO Torx drive screwdriver bit (included w/ screws)

All Camo Marksman Pro tools are heavy-duty and contractor-grade. The clamping action grips the deckboard, while the dual screw guides fasten both sides of board with a single placement of the tool.


Marksman Pro

  • For use with treated, hardwood, cedar, composite and PVC deckboards.
  • Fits any 5-1/4″ to 5-3/4″ deckboard.
  • Automatic 3/16″ spacing


Marksman Pro-X1

  • For use with treated wood and other soft woods due to the shrinkage that occurs in those types of deckboards.
  • Fits any 5-1/4″ to 5-3/4″ deckboard.
  • Automatic 1/16″ spacing


Marksman Pro-NB

  • For use with treated, hardwood, cedar, composite and PVC deckboards.
  • For narrow deckboards measuring 3-1/4″ to 5″
  • Automatic 3/16″ spacing

Adjusting for board width is easy!

You can adjust your CAMO Marksman Pro tool to fit the boards you're using by simply loosening the thumb dial at the rear of the tool (see #7 in the photo). The middle setting on the Pro and Pro-X1 fits most standard 5-1/4" to 5-3/4" deckboards.


What's the difference between the CAMO Marksman Pro tools?

The Pro and the Pro-X1 are the same, except for spacing. Since you'll want a 3/16" board spacing when the deck is finished, the Pro provides that at installation. The Pro-X1's narrower 1/16" spacing is made for boards that will shrink a significant amount after installation (such as pressure-treated lumber). The end result will be a properly spaced deck.

The third Marksman Pro, the Pro-NB, is made for decks using narrow boards.

Should I get ProTech Coated or Stainless Steel screws?

CAMO's ProTech coating will likely meet your needs. It is formulated for use with ACQ (Alkaline Copper Quaternary) lumber, which can handle high exposure to the elements, and is resistant to biological elements like bacteria and fungus. 

Although a more expensive option, Stainless Steel does offer the most protection against corrosion if your deck is located in a marine or coastal environment.

Which Torx drive screwdriver bit do I need?

You will most likely be using the regular driver bit (Do it Best item # 239423). One is included in every container of CAMO fasteners. The Grooved Board bit is only needed if you are using grooved deck boards. You can buy the Grooved Board bits - or extra regular driver bits - below.

Note: each package comes with two drive bits.

Will it void my deckboard manufacturer's warranty if I don't use their fasteners?

CAMO has you covered! The CAMO warranty covers those manufacturers' deck boards, including wood alternatives like composite, capstock, and PVC decking products. CAMO's coverage is the best in the business. You can read their warranty specifics here.

Order the CAMO Edge Deck Fastening System from today and have everything shipped FREE to your local Do it Best store