A Tee extractor is used to make branching connections on installed soft copper, hard copper, and aluminum pipe. This can be faster and easier than cutting the pipe to install a T-fitting, especially in hard to reach areas.
To make a Tee in an existing pipe, drill a hole in the pipe with the supplied self-centering bit. Insert the correct-sized extractor into the hole and twist the bell until it makes firm contact with the pipe. Turn the extractor to the left with the supplied ratchet to make the flare, and use the cam pincer make a ridge on the mating pipe to set the correct insert depth. Finally, mate the pipes and solder.
The set comes with 1/2″, 5/8″, 7/8″, and 1-1/8″ extractors, self-centering drill bit, cam pincer, and ratchet all in a handy steel carrying case. You’ll pay somewhere in the neighborhood of $700 for this set.