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.


Lonnie Stephenson

IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson has been working with the IBEW Hour Power team since he was elected International President in 2015. President Stephenson creates short videos entitled “President’s Message” to bring important announcements and inspirational messages right to your computer screen.

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