Kreg may have a winner with their new Kreg Deck Kit™. Recently introduced, and to be available May 1st, the Deck Kit™ provides an easy way to build a new deck or refinish an old one, and without exposed fasteners. The Deck Jig™ has hardened steel drill guides that you use to drill holes in the edges of your deck boards with the Kreg step drill. Typically these holes are located to attached your deck boards to the joists using the center guides, but the jig also provides two other angled guides for attaching deck boards in “hard-to-reach areas.” Once the hole is drilled, a deck screw is inserted into the same drill guide and driven into the joist using a square driver bit with a stop collar.
The Kreg KTX #1 square drive Deck Screws, designed specifically for the Deck Jig™, have a flat-bottom head and a self-tapping tip. They’re available as stainless or Protec-Kote™, with three anti-corrosion layers. “They can also be used as simple face screws for a variety of outdoor projects.”
MSRP for the Deck Kit™, shown above on the left, is $99.99, and includes the Deck Jig™, a 6″ drill bit, a 6″ KTX square driver bit, two stop collars, one Allen wrench, three 5/16″ spacer rings, three 1/4″ spacer rings, 100 Protec-Kote™ deck screws, an instructional DVD, and a carrying case.
Kreg Deck Jig™ [Manufacturer’s Site]