Automatic Buffing-Wheel Former

Tend forming machines that fold and press clothes to make buffing wheels.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Automatic Buffing-Wheel Formers do?

Tends forming machine that folds, gathers, and presses cloth into groove of lacing to produce buffing wheels: Lifts roll of cloth on holder or draws end from box and threads it through guides and over steam pipes. Removes front section of winding drum, places lacing on rod in center of rear section, and positions front section on rod at specified distance from rear section. Pulls cloth over drum and centers it over space between drum sections. Secures cloth edges to pins set across drum. Turns valve to admit steam to pipes to soften material. Turns crank to wind specified amount of cloth around drum. Cuts cloth, using hand shears, and pushes drum between jaws of machine. Presses button to activate jaws that fold and gather cloth into space between drums and press gathered edge between points of lacings. Removes laced buffing material when pressing cycle is complete. Turns dial to control length of pressing cycle, according to style of buffing wheel.

Should I be an Automatic Buffing-Wheel Former?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Automatic Buffing Wheel Former, Buffing-Wheel Former, Automatic, Hat Buffer, Automatic

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    Automatic Buffing-Wheel Former

    Automatic Buffing-Wheel Formers 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 Automatic Buffing-Wheel Former-related education!
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