Air Hole Driller

Tend machines that drill air holes in shanks of smoking pipes.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Air Hole Drillers do?

Tends machine that drills airhole in shank of smoking pipe to connect shank hole to bowl chamber: Clamps smoking pipe bowl in jaws of holding device and starts machine. Pulls handle of drill that automatically releases drilling tool into center of shank to bore hole through shank into base of bowl chamber. Removes bowl from clamp after drilling tool automatically stops and holds shank against sanding wheel to face shank for stem fitting.

Should I be an Air Hole Driller?

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

  • Also known as: Air-Hole Driller

    How to become an Air Hole Driller

    Air Hole Drillers 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 Air Hole Driller-related education!
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