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CAMO Deck Fasteners — Concealed Fix Deck Screw

The first hidden deck screw fastening system designed to easily and affordably attach pine, hardwood and composite deck boards directly to the substructure resulting in a fastener-free deck surface.

  • Designed for hardwood, quartersawn timber, and composite decking
  • Screw fixed, not nailed or a clip system
  • Suitable for high corrosion environments
  • 316 stainless steel screws available in 48mm and 60mm
  • Camo Marksman Pro tool adjusts to suit boards 129 – 148mm wide and the Camo Marksman Pro (NB: tool adjusts to suit boards 81 – 123mm wide)
Key Features
  • A one-stop system suitable for most types of decking
  • Suitable for use on hardwood, pine, or composite decking
  • Attaches boards directly to the joist, reducing board movement
  • Screws are removable for easy board replacement
  • 316 stainless steel screws available in 48mm and 60mm
  • Auger tip, self drilling screws
  • Clamping action tool grips the deck board
  • Dual screw guides, fasten both sides of the board with one single tool placement
  • Automatic 5mm or 3.2mm spacing between boards
  • Proven superior uplift resistance compared to traditional top-fix decking screws
Scope of Use
  • CAMO Edge Deck fasteners are suitable for hardwood and composite decking products
  • Can be used on decking, fencing and screening
  • 316 stainless steel screws are suitable for use in high wind, and high corrosion environments
  • CAMO Marksman Pro tool adjusts to suit boards 129 – 148mm wide and the CAMO Marksman Pro (NB: tool adjusts to suit boards 81 – 123mm wide)
Limitations on Use
  • Must be installed in accordance with CAMO technical literature and installation guides
  • Use only CAMO screws
  • For wide boards (140mm +) use the CAMO Marksman Pro tool
Statement of Building Code Compliance

CAMO Screws are type 316 stainless steel screws and meet the following requirements given in NZS 3604:2011 Tables 4.1 and 4.3

NZS 3604:2011 Figure 4.3(b). The durability requirements for metal fixings and fastenings are given in NZS 3604:2011 Tables 4.1 and 4.3, which include some specific requirements:

  • Table 4.1 Note (3) — steel fixings used in timber treated with copper-based preservative (copper quaternary and copper azole) to be a minimum of type 304 stainless steel
  • Table 4.3 Note (2) — stainless steel nails must be annular grooved so that they have similar withdrawal resistance to galvanised nails
  • Table 4.3 Note (5) — nails and screws may be hot-dip galvanised except when the timber has been treated with copper quaternary and copper azole. Then type 304 stainless steel minimum must be used
In-Service History

Manufactured by National Nail USA (installed in 1,000s of decks across US and Europe since 2010 and in New Zealand since 2012

Notable New Zealand projects include:

  • Mangatawa Offices (Form Construction) — Papamoa
  • Marlin Waters, Whitianga Waterways — Whitianga
  • Coast Retirement Village Summer House — Papamoa
Other Performance Attributes
  • CAMO Edge Deck fasteners have been independently tested and exceeded ASTM Uplift Resistance industry standards in all solid and grooved wood, composite, and PVC boards tested
  • CAMO Edge Deck Fasteners also exceeded ASTM Thermal Cycling industry standards in all solid wood, composite, and PVC deck boards tested — USA


  • CAMO offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty that guarantees against rust and corrosion for the life of the project
Test Results

Keyland are a specialist provider of high quality decking, outdoor timbers, fasteners and plywood.

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