Abrasive Sawyer

Tend machines equipped with saws that cut abrasive sticks and stones.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Abrasive Sawyers do?

Tends machine equipped with circular diamond saw that cuts abrasive sticks and stones for honing machines: Places abrasive bricks against guide and clamps bricks onto holding fixture of machine. Starts machine and flow of coolant. Presses button to start feed mechanism that moves brick against diamond saw to cut abrasive sticks of specified dimensions. Measures cut stick, using micrometer. Removes burrs from stick, using file made of same material. May tend diamond saw to trim crust from abrasive brick to expose material for hardness testing.


Should I be an Abrasive Sawyer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become an Abrasive Sawyer

    Most Abrasive Sawyers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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