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Essential tools for building a deck

If you're thinking of building a deck during the holidays, here are two essential tools you need to get the job done right.


Whether you are refinishing an existing deck or building a new one, the Kreg Deck Jig makes it easy. With the Kreg Deck Jig you can assemble a beautiful deck with a surface that is completely free of exposed screw heads.

Conventional concealed-decking systems make use of awkward steel fasteners or thin plastic (easily breakable) clips to hold deck boards in place, but the Kreg Deck Jig incorporates a more straightforward approach. The Kreg Deck Jig creates an incredibly strong wood-to-wood bond through precisely-placed, self-tapping screws.

With time, expansion and contraction tends to force conventional fasteners out of the boards, but Kreg screws are protected safely below the surface to ensure a longer-lasting deck.

GOOD TO KNOW: Composite decking does not shrink, swell or split. 

Fastening planks in place with the Kreg Deck Jig only involves two simple steps:

1. Drill holes into the edge of your deck planks using the stepped bit.

2. Drive the specialized self-tapping deck screws through the drilled guides and into the joist - the depth collar precisely controls the depth.

That’s it, you’re done! You’ve just created an incredibly strong and sturdy joint with no visible fastener.


Watch the video below for more information on using the Kreg Deck Jig.



The Tork Craft Decking Tool is the ultimate pre-drilling countersink tool that is designed specifically for decking and woodworking projects. The single drilling-countersink action allows for an easier, faster and more professional finish when building a new deck or refinishing an existing deck.


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