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
The Home Depot
(718)862-9800
1806 E Gunhill Rd
Bronx, NY
Kmart 9416 / Cross Merch
(914) 684-1184
399 Tarrytown Rd
White Plains, NY
Paramus Park
(201) 967-0300
585 From Rd
Paramus, NJ
Bronx-Fordham Rd
(718) 817-7300
404 E Fordham Road
Bronx, NY
Allied Building
(201) 935-0800
15 East Union Avenue East Rutherford, NJ, 07073
East Rutherford, NJ
Modern Paint & Hardware Corp
914-632-8060
316 Huguenot St
New Rochelle, NY
Empire Tools, LLC
914-937-1773
21 Abendroth Avenue Port Chester, NY, 10573
Port Chester, NY
Willowbrook Mall
(973) 890-2000
50 Route 46
Wayne, NJ
Cross County S/C
(914) 377-2100
Rte 87(Ny St) & Cross Ct Pkwy
Yonkers, 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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