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

A T-Drill is a unique, incredible plumber's tool in Shirley 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 Stony Brook, NY
631-406-2015
2150 Nesconset Highway Stony Brook, NY, 11790
Stony Brook, NY
Comercial Tortuguero, Inc
(787) 858-2965
Carr #2 Km 41.3
Vega Baja, NY
Grays True Value
(631) 924-3205
1878 Route 25
Ridge, NY
The Home Depot
(631)451-0685
346 Middle Country Rd
Coram, NY
Kmart 4868 / Cross Merch
(631) 369-0040
605 Old Country Rd
Riverhead, NY
Long Island Hardware
(631) 467-1316
3606 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Just West of the Airport
Bohemia, NY
Comercial Don Benja
(787) 899-3025
Hc 03 Box 27150 Carr 116 Km 0.8
Lajas, NY
Islip True Value Hardware
(631) 581-0951
445 Main St
Islip, NY
The Home Depot
(631)234-2670
301 South Research Place
Central Islip, NY
Hauppauge - Sears Hardware Stores
(631) 979-2099
564 Veterans Hwy
Hauppauge, NY

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
- Festool Joining System Shirley NY
Festool's Domino isn't just a brand new type of joining tool; it's a whole new joining system. Based on mortise-and-tenon joinery, the Domino combines the qualities of biscuits and dowels with a stronger, self-aligning joint.
- Drywall Cutting and Multifunction Bench Shirley NY
- Hand Tools Shirley NY
- Home Repair Tools Shirley NY
- Hitachi KM 12VC Router Combination Kit Shirley NY
- Festool C12 Cordless Drill Shirley NY
- Graphisoft EcoDesigner Shirley NY
- INNOVA® 3100 Tools Shirley NY
- Framing Square Shirley NY
- Hidden-Fastener Tool Shirley NY