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

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

Lowe's of Paterson, NJ
973-341-8102
265 McLean Boulevard Paterson, NJ, 07504
Paterson, NJ
Nunez Depot
718-665-8380
2756 3rd Avenue
Bronx, NY
Lowe's
(973) 341-8102
265 Mclean Boulevard
Paterson, NJ
Hackensack - A
(201) 525-5200
436 Main St
Hackensack, NJ
Kmart 9414 / Cross Merch
(914) 243-3685
Rte 118 355 Downing
Yorktown Hts, NY
Fastenal- Paterson
973-278-5509
443 Madison Ave Paterson, NJ, 07524
Paterson, NJ
Haworth Hardware
201-384-8146
300 St Nicholas Ave
Haworth, NJ
Pomona Do it Best Hardware
845-364-5678
1581 Route 202
Pomona, NY
A W MEYER CO INC
(201) 945-5500
509 BROAD AVENUE RIDGEFIELD, NJ, 07657
Ridgefield, NJ
Kmart 9420 / Cross Merch
(718) 430-9439
1998 Bruckner Blvd
Bronx, 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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