Last night I had to go into work to take care of some last minute things before my company cutover to a system and procedural upgrade. One lame task they gave the technicians to do was drill a 2"-3" diameter hole on the counter tops so cables could reach through to the data drops. Easy enough, you can buy a drill saw at Home Depot and attach it as a bit. Well, I got back to work, climbed the counter top so I could get leverage and started drilling. I got half way through, the smell was awful, and then the bit snapped, but not before wedging the bit into the counter. Here's what it looked like:
Good thing my boss brought another drill and bit in! I tried again, but the thing flung out of my hands almost taking off my arm! We then decided to get someone with man-arms to take care of that deed. The guy we found also did not have it that easy, but we got it done. The lesson is: Don't let technical people handle power tools. At least ones with girlie-arms.