Ipe Clip® EXTREME4® Hidden Deck Fasteners

Unseen Exotic Wood Decking Clips

Premium Grade Stainless Steel Reinforced For Various Decking Types

Ipe Clip® Extreme4® Hardwood Brown front view
Ipe Clip® Extreme4® Hardwood Brown back view
Ipe Clip® Extreme4® logo

For use on Exotic Hardwoods, Thermally Modified Softwoods, & Composite Decking

Extreme4® Deck Fastener System has many advantages. Not only does this all-weather deck fastening system help build stronger decks, your customers will also save money in both initial installation costs and long-term maintenance thanks to:

  • Quick & Easy installation process
  • Less fasteners required for even greater upfront savings
  • No additional and costly tools required
  • Maximum holding power for increased structural integrity
  • Top-of-the-line resistance to ultraviolet rays & corrosion
  • Three color options to match hardwoods and composite materials

With a square shape and stainless steel insert, the Extreme4® fits both pre-routed grooves and pregrooved decking. With 5/32” [4 mm] spacing between the boards, the Extreme4® fastener allows hardwood boards expand and contract without pushing into each other. Also, by allowing composite decking & PVC decking to expand on its length the Extreme4® extends the lifespan of these popular materials.

Do It Once, Do It Right, Do It Out Of Sight!™


Ipe Clip® made in USA logo
EXTREME® Ipe Clip® Series:

U.S. Patent Numbers D485,160 and 8,464,488.
Original, “round”, STANDARD Ipe Clip® - U.S. Patent No. D470,039; licensed under U.S. Patent No. 6,402,415.


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Air-Dried Lumber, Kiln-Dried Lumber, & Composites

Ipe Clip® Extreme4® logo

To simplify the deck installation process the Extreme4® fastener can be used to fasten almost any decking board

Ipe Clip® Extreme4® Fastener Features

Ipe Clip® Extreme4® features diagram
Gap Spacing: 5/32" [4 mm]
Leg Height: .242" [6,14 mm]

Exotic decking constructed with Ipe Clip® Extreme4<sup>®</sup> fasteners

Extreme4® Deck Fasteners

  1. Stainless Steel Insert
  2. Screws Driven at a 45° Angle
  3. Gap Spacing
  4. Symmetrical Profile Groove
Ipe Clip® Extreme4® overview install diagram

Ipe Clip® Extreme4® Advantages

Ipe Clip® Extreme4® gap spacing

Strength: Ipe Clip® fasteners are manufactured from a UV Resistant High Strength material, giving Ipe Clip® fasteners up to three times the strength of other fastening methods. By using our high strength material, Ipe Clip® fasteners have increased holding power, and help prevent screw heads from being overdriven, as can be a problem with other lesser quality fasteners.

Shape: Due to its size and shape, Ipe Clip® fasteners speed installation and eases installation problems associated with other hidden fastener methods. The smaller shape allows for approx. 1” of tolerance in the positioning of the slots cut by a biscuit jointer. Other hidden fastener methods do not allow for any tolerance in the cutting of the biscuit slots, which complicates and slows installation.

Insert: All of our Extreme4® hidden deck fasteners are manufactured with a hardened stainless steel, black oxide coated insert inside a UV and chemical-resistant polyethylene outer shell.

Legs: The Ipe Clip® Extreme4® has been engineered with a highly versatile leg that allows it to be compatible with nearly all decking materials.

Leg height = .242" [6,14 mm]

Complete Kit Options

Ipe Clip® complete kits are available in 100 & 175 count boxes, as well as our Contractor Buckets

Complete Kit

Components

  • (175) Ipe Clip® Extreme4® Hidden Deck Fasteners
  • (190) Stainless Steel T15 - Star Drive Screws
  • (12) 3/8" [9,5mm] Tapered Ipe plugs
  • (3) 5/32" [4mm] Spacer Tools
  • (1) 1/8" [3,2mm] High Speed Drill Bit
  • (1) Screw Gun Driver Bit
  • (1) Instruction Sheet

100 Count Kit

Components

  • (100) Ipe Clip® Extreme4® Hidden Deck Fasteners
  • (10) Stainless Steel T15 - Star Drive Screws
  • (3) 5/32" [4mm] Spacer Tools
  • (1) Instruction Sheet

5 Gal. Contractor Bucket

Components

  • (1050) Ipe Clip® Extreme4® Hidden Deck Fasteners
  • (1130) Stainless Steel T15 - Star Drive Screws
  • (6) 5/32" [4mm] Spacer Tools
  • (5) 1/8" [3,2mm] High Speed Drill Bit
  • (5) Screw Gun Driver Bit
  • (1) Instruction Sheet

2 Gal. Contractor Bucket

Components

  • (525) Ipe Clip® Extreme4® Hidden Deck Fasteners
  • (565) Stainless Steel T15 - Star Drive Screws
  • (6) 5/32" [4mm] Spacer Tools
  • (5) 1/8" [3,2mm] High Speed Drill Bit
  • (3) Screw Gun Driver Bit
  • (1) Instruction Sheet

Ipe Clip® Extreme4®
Extreme4®
Stainless Steel deck screws
Stainless Steel Screws
Deck Board Gap Spacer tool
Spacers
T15 star drive screw gun tip
T15 Star Drive Tip
High Speed Drill Bit
1/8" Drill Bit
3/8 in Hardwood Plugs
3/8" Ipe Plugs

Ipe Clip® Extreme4® Product Specs

Ipe Clip® Extreme4® dimension diagram
Clip Construction
Material Stainless Steel Insert Available Colors
Polyethylene .883" x .883"
Thickness: .036"
Ipe Clip® Extreme® series
Decking Compatibility
Air Dried Kiln Dried PVC/Composite

Enables Contraction on the Width of Air-Dried Decking

The method of 45 degree screws hold the decking tight to the joist, while allowing one side of the deck board to remain free to contract.

Ipe Clip® Extreme4® contraction diagram

Enables Expansion on the Width of Kiln-Dried Decking

The method of 45 degree screws hold the decking tight to the joist, while allowing one side of the deck board to remain free to expand.

Ipe Clip® Extreme4® expansion diagram

Enables Expansion/Contraction Along the Length of Composite/PVC Decking

Running screws straight down with composite/PVC decking allows these materials to naturally move on their length.

Ipe Clip® Extreme4® composite diagram
Ipe Clip® Extreme4® composite movement diagram

Ipe Clip®Extreme4® Install Specs

Ipe Clip® Extreme4® install specifications diagram
Board Dimensions
Board Thickness Board Width
A* = Your Measurement B** = Your Measurement
Groove Dimensions
Thickness of Cut Cutting Height Cutting Depth
C = 5/32"(4mm) D*** = (A-5/32")/2 E = 1/2"(13mm)
Board Spacing
During Installation
F**** = 5/32" (4mm)

If using 1-1/2" or thicker material, you may need to upgrade to a longer screw option than what is typically packaged with the fastening kit.

** For decking 8" or wider, the (A) dimension should be at least 1-1/2". Using a wide plank such as this for surface decking will most likely cause cupping issues regardless of how the material is fastened if thicker material is not used.

*** This formula will create a symmetrical profile that allows you to flip and/or rotate the decking to be able to put the best side up.

**** Fastener automatically achieves correct gap spacing when boards are pushed tight during installation.