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

A T-Drill is a unique, incredible plumber's tool in Mamaroneck 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

Closure Systems, Inc.- Hackensack
201-646-1655
277 Lodi Street Hackensack, NJ, 07601
Hackensack, NJ
Ludewig's Hardware
201-836-4991
321 Queen Anne Road
Teaneck, NJ
Five Star Lumber & Home Ctrs
516-872-2700
210 E Merrick Rd
Valley Stream, NY
The Home Depot
(845)348-0566
2024 Palisades Ctr Dr
West Nyack, NY
Queens -Sears Hardware Stores
(718) 776-8156
22005 Hillside Ave
Queens Vlg, NY
Mitchell Simon Co Inc
(201) 568-2108
15 S Dean St
Englewood, NJ
LOWE'S OF GARDEN CITY, NY
516 794-6531
700 DIBBLEE DRIVE GARDEN CITY, NY, 11530
Garden City, NY
Decorama Bldg & Plb Supply Inc
718-651-1800
1233 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY
The Home Depot
(201)868-8125
7605 Tonnelle Avenue
North Bergen, NJ
Kmart 9419 / Cross Merch
(718) 821-2412
66-26 Metropolitan Ave
Middle Vlg, NY

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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.

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