First Test: T-Drill T-35 Tee-Forming Tool Corona NY

A T-Drill is a unique, incredible plumber's tool in Corona that I've relied on to give me a competitive edge for nearly a decade, yet most people–including many plumbers–have never heard of it. So when I was asked to review the new T-35, I was eager to see what kind of improvements they made to this amazing tool.

Local Companies

ACE TOOL REPAIR INC
(516) 783-8899
2201 WANTAGH AVE WANTAGH, NY, 11793
Wantagh, NY
Nunez Depot
718-665-8380
2756 3rd Avenue
Bronx, NY
The Home Depot
(718)333-9850
2970 Cropsey Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Bergenfield - Sears Hardware Stores
(201) 244-9160
450 S Washington Ave
Bergenfield, NJ
Kmart 9418 / Cross Merch
(516) 295-4186
253-01 Rockaway Blvd
Rosedale, NY
Monster Woodshop
888-506-6678
607 18th Street
Brooklyn, NY
Cityline Hardware & Houseware
(718) 277-1079
1081 Liberty Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Bruno's Hardware
718-858-5250
95 Court St
Brooklyn, NY
The Home Depot
(718)830-3323
75-09 Woodhaven Blvd
Glendale, NY
Kings Plz
(718) 677-2100
5200 Kings Plz
Brooklyn, NY
Data Provided by:
  

Provided By:

Source: TOOLS OF THE TRADE Magazine
Publication date: September 12, 2007

By Michael Springer

A T-Drill is a unique, incredible plumber's tool that I've relied on to give me a competitive edge for nearly a decade, yet most people–including many plumbers–have never heard of it. So when I was asked to review the new T-35, I was eager to see what kind of improvements they made to this amazing tool.

A T-Drill pulls a tee out of a continuous run of copper tubing. It consists of a drill motor with a high-tech business end that does the holding, drilling, and forming. Here's how it works: support legs at the head of the drill hold it centered on a piece of tubing. With the desired outlet-size T-Drill head attached, a pilot hole is drilled into the tube; then, with the bit still in the tube, two forming pins built into the pilot bit are extended by rotating a collar on the head.

After engaging the reverse-feed mechanism lever, the support legs push against the tubing, and the spinning forming pins back out of the tube, leaving a tee outlet of the proper size. And all of this is done in mere seconds.

Then the branch, or outlet, section of tubing is prepared by placing it in a T-Drill notcher, where it is cut to the sameradius as the tube run so the branch does not project into the run of tube. The notcher also leaves two dimples on the branch. These serve as a depth stop, an alignment guide, and provide for easy inspection of the joint.

Click here to read full article from Tools of the Trade

Related Articles
- Hidden-Fastener Tool Corona NY
Premium synthetic decks are the heart of my deck-building business, and I use hidden fasteners on all of my projects. In fact, I’m so familiar with hidden clips and screws that I almost wince just typing about them.
- Festool Joining System Corona NY
- Hand Tools Corona NY
- Drywall Cutting and Multifunction Bench Corona NY
- Framing Square Corona NY
- Festool C12 Cordless Drill Corona NY
- Home Repair Tools Corona NY
- Hitachi KM 12VC Router Combination Kit Corona NY
- INNOVA® 3100 Tools Corona NY
- Graphisoft EcoDesigner Corona NY