Features & Benefits Of The Deck Devil:
+ 14" long and less than 3 lbs
+ Fits easily into any toolbox
+ Equipped with an internal safety mechanism preventing over + Tightening if you keep pulling too long
+ Joist adapter allows it to push or pull heavy sheets of T&G plywood
+ Pulls and holds joists together against perpendicular rim boards
+ Extension tube provides up to 26" of range
+ Rubber gripping pads for each claw
+ 360-degree rotation
+ Hot dip galvanized and powder coated for good looks and longer life
The rail connectors require precise cuts in order for the connection to be sure(especially with 45 degree cuts)and true but, they work well and add a nice touch to the look of the Deck as well as make it easy to change the wood if need be. :o)
Great way to fasten rails to post
I used these to fasten cedar rails to posts wrapped in cedar for my indoor screen porch. The cedar is stained and I didn’t want to detract from the overall appearance and these did a fabulous job to meet my goal. My only negative comments is the screw quality needs to be improved (I had some screws where the metal was comprised when screwing them in). Outside of that - I will not hesitate to purchase again.
THOUGHTS ON THE SHADOW RAIL CONNECTOR
All indications are they will work fine and appears to be a unique concept, especially for the heavy snow areas where specific sections of railing need to be removed during snow pack and roof sluffing.
EASY AS 123
I love my Shadow Rail Connectors, they were as easy as 123 to install and couldn't look any better! Highly recommend!