Pro Tips: Thrilled to Bits

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Labeling bits

I color-code my driver bits for quick selection:

On my driver drill, I put a small niobium magnet epoxied to the top that holds the ¼-in. drive hex bits and drivers for quick change. A small rubber bit holder keeps the drivers organized. This makes the drill bits readily available in a storage case.

Tom Baker

Bremerton, Wash.

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Oldie but goodie

Take the edge off

We hooked up a 1,000A, 480V panel with 500 MCM aluminum wire. Instead of doing knockouts, we cut two square holes at the bottom and lined each hole by slitting open ½-in. PVC and sliding it over the sharp edges. The smooth edge protects your hands and prevents wire cuts.

Joseph Waldner

Faulkton, S.D.

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Safe Move

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