IBEW member Jennifer Smith leads this weeks job tip by showing us how to drill into a junction box or panel without breaking your drill bit.

First, you will need a cordless drill, a half inch hole saw with a quarter inch pilot bit, a quarter inch fender washer, a center punch, a hammer, and, of course, all your necessary PPE.

Step 1: Lay out your marks.
Step 2: Center punch your marks.
Step 3: Drill the hole utilizing the washer and pre-made marks.

Thanks for demonstrating this job tip, Jennifer! We hope this is useful to all of our members next time you encounter this situation on the job.


Matthew Walton

Matthew Walton is the host of IBEW Hour Power and has been with the program since its beginnings in 2007. As an IBEW Hour Power host and producer, Matthew travels across the United States and Canada visiting job sites, training centers, and union halls to tell the stories of the IBEW brothers and sisters that work so hard every day.

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