Jim Cianciolo

Many of us familiar with tools are familiar with the marker flag trick for marking our drill bits so that we do not drill too deep, but the marker flag can help in other ways as well. When wrapping the tape around the drill bit, leave a tab at the end by folding over the sticky side of the tape. This will leave a flap/tab of tape at the end. When drilling down, not only will you drill the proper depth, you will be able to brush away the debris around the drilled hole.

In order to get rid of the debris inside of the hole, take a piece of 10 or 12 gage wire, strip the wire and strip the insulation off. Take that piece of insulation, place it inside the hole with your face turned away. Blow air into the insulation to get out any excess debris in the hole.

Job Tip courtesy of Jim Cianciolo from IBEW Local 124 in Kansas City, MO.

Thanks, Jim!

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