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Heavy Duty Cord Power Drills and Drill Bits

Electricians Tools for Electrical Work

Summary: Here are some of the power tools and accessories I use when wiring a new home or a home remodel project.

Drilling Holes for Installing Electrical Wiring

Example of Heavy Duty Electric Cord Power Drill and Drill Bits:

  • Half Inch Right Angle Drill: Used for drilling wood framing to install electrical cable.
  • Chip Auger Drill Bits: Drilling smaller holes using the right angle drill.
  • Self Feeding Bits: Drill larger holes in wood using a heavy duty drill.
  • Bi-Metal Hole Saws: Create various size holes in metal or wood.

Rough-In Wiring Tool Tray Great for organizing:
  • Drill Bits.
  • Chuck Keys.
  • Allen Wrenches.
  • Cable Staples.

Heavy Duty Right Angle Drill Motor with a Half Inch Chuck

Typical Drill Bits:
Installer Bit for data com
cat3, cat5 or cat6 cable.
Ship Auger Bits for installing cable.
Self Feed Bit for large SER cable and conduit.
Hole Saw for round light boxes.
Chuck Key for tightening the bits.

25 Foot Tape Measure

A wide tape measure with a lock is sturdy and will stay in place while making important measurements across a floor, wall, or ceiling.

Permanent Marker or Construction Crayola

Use for marking the location of Junction Boxes, Outlet and Switch Boxes, and Light Fixtures on wood framing.

Magnetic Speed Level

Do your level best to install any project accurately.

Plumb Bob

The good old fashioned plumb bob is handy for locating light fixtures above a table or counter, or above a floor layout.

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