Automatic Clipper

Tend air-powered machines that clip continuous sheets of veneers.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Automatic Clippers do?

Tends air-powered machine that clips continuous sheet of veneer to specified width and to clip out defects: Turns dial to set machine cutting mechanism and starts conveyor that carries veneer under knife. Observes veneer sheet being conveyed to clipper, noting defects, such as knots, cracks, pitch pockets, and rot, and presses button that causes knife to clip out defective portions of veneer to obtain maximum grade. Stacks clipped veneer sheets on skid and marks identification data on top sheet. May replace dull knives, using handtools.


Should I be an Automatic Clipper?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Automatic Lathe Setup and Tooler, Clipper, Automatic

    How to become an Automatic Clipper

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