This is how the Bear-Oso works:

The above diagram shows the Bear-Oso being used to manually separate 1/4" spaghetti tubing from an expansion coupler of a suspended drip system (T, L, and emitter not shown).  The Bear-Oso will also work with larger drip irrigation tubing, couplers, Ts, and Ls of suspended drip systems (see next page for applicable common products on the market). 

The tubing clamp is opened using one or more fingers on the soil pad and the tubing/coupler assembly is then placed into the open tubing clamp (on the left) and the coupler cradle (on the right).  The soil pad is then released, allowing the spring-loaded upper tubing clamp jaw to firmly clamp the tubing against the lower clamp jaw.  The handles (at the bottom) are then squeezed together with a hand, moving the clamp and cradle apart, separating the tubing and coupler - without damaging them - for re-use, saving you money. 

The above diagram shows the Bear-Oso being used to separate larger drip irrigation tubing from a compression coupler of a ground surface drip irrigation system, by pressing the soil pad against the ground surface (T, L not shown). The Bear-Oso will also work with the 1/4" spaghetti tubing, couplers, Ts, Ls, and emitters of ground surface drip systems.

In this case, the Bear-Oso is inverted and the tubing clamp is opened by pressing the Bear-Oso (and soil pad) downward against the ground surface and the tubing/coupler assembly is then placed into the open tubing clamp (on the right) and the coupler cradle (on the left).  The Bear-Oso is then lifted from the ground surface, allowing the spring-loaded upper tubing clamp jaw to firmly clamp onto the tubing against the lower clamp jaw.  The handles (at the top) are then squeezed together with a hand, moving the clamp and cradle apart, separating the tubing and coupler - without damaging them - for re-use, saving you money.