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  1. #1
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    Cutting Holes In Circuit Breaker Boxes

    what tool do you guys use to cut holes for mc cable or conduit in commercial breaker boxes? Of course im talking about the ones w/o knockouts lol
    Gotta have the right tool for the job!

    Where is all the stuff MADE IN THE USA?

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    Small hole with a uni-bit, then I use a slug buster kit.

    http://www.mygreenlee.com/Products/m...c_number=29619

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    how does that slug buster work? one of the guys have them but havnt seen it used..

    do you have to drill a pilot bit then use that kit..

    how does it work with small 1/2 or 3/4"?

    How much are we talking here?

    BTW i saw one of your trucks on the turnpike today lol.
    Gotta have the right tool for the job!

    Where is all the stuff MADE IN THE USA?

    "Thats what we do Troy. Incredible, Invisible, Imbelivable things. We are an Unseen, Unknown, Unvincible fraternity of craftsman.."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pascone10 View Post
    how does that slug buster work? one of the guys have them but havnt seen it used..

    do you have to drill a pilot bit then use that kit..

    how does it work with small 1/2 or 3/4"?

    How much are we talking here?

    BTW i saw one of your trucks on the turnpike today lol.
    With 1/2", I usually just use an uni-bit. Above that, I use my slug buster kit. I can knock out 3/4-1 1/2" with a 5/8' pilot hole.

    I think I paid $110 for my kit, it does 1/2"-1 1/2". That has always covered what I have needed.

    It might have been me on the turnpike today. I went from exit #6 to #8a. Then #8a to #14c. Then #14c to #10. Then #10 to #6. God, I live on that stupid road.

    And if that van was doing 80+mph, it was me.

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    Uni bit then a knock out kit.

    Kind of like this one except mine is about 50 years old got it from my father.

    http://www.toolsdirect.com/index.cfm...rce=ysp_608125

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    slug KO's are good, and easy to be accurate, a simple hole saw works fine in a hurry though. be sure to clean up all the shavings, inspectors don't like em.

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    Check out lenox

    Lenox tools makes a real slick hole saw with a short blade. I use it at the school all the time, Kids do well with it.
    keep your ice cold and flame hot

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    good sharp vaira bit i got one that goes to 1 3/8

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