A number of special exhaust system tools can be rented from auto supply houses or local stores that rent special equipment. A common one is a tailpipe expander, designed to enable you to join pipes of identical diameter.
It may also be quite helpful to use solvents designed to loosen rusted bolts or flanges. Soaking rusted parts the night before you do the job can speed the work of freeing rusted parts considerably. Remember that these solvents are often flammable. Apply only to parts that have been allowed to cool!