I have several sections of composite deck which are under a very large boulder angling up and toward the major deck area. There are 2"x8" joists underneath and some restricted space underneath as well. I can leave the last two or three feet of these composite deck boards ( 5/12" x 1 1/4" ) unattached if necessary but would prefer to drill and drive deck screws into the joists from above. The Ridgid R82233 Right angle Impact Driver looks like the most affordable, compact and strong tool to get in the tight space to do this job. Is this tool sufficient to pre-drill and drive 2 1/2" or 3" deck screws as described? Are there any better alternatives? I have considered right angle drill adapters, but those with quick fit chucks are larger than the Ridgid Impact Driver. Any creative thoughts on this?
I can also try to secure these sections from underneath, but the soft composite material does not lend itself well to a toe-nailing approach.
St George, UT