Abrasive Band Winder

Tend electrically powered or hand-cranked band-winding machines.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Abrasive Band Winders do?

Tends electrically powered or hand-cranked band-winding machine that joins and shapes precut backing strip with abrasive-coated strip by spirally winding strips on mandrel to produce grinding and polishing tubes or cones: Applies adhesive to backing strip by handbrush or by automatic applicator attached to winding machine. Clips ends of backing strip and abrasive strip to mandrel. Depresses foot switch or turns handcrank to revolve mandrel. Guides strips by hand and depresses pressure roller pedal to feed strips on mandrel. Unclips and slides completed roll from mandrel and places roll in container.


Should I be an Abrasive Band Winder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become an Abrasive Band Winder

    Abrasive Band Winders generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Abrasive Band Winder-related education!
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