Automatic Toe Laster

Tend lasting machines that press toe sections onto the insoles.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Automatic Toe Lasters do?

Tends lasting machine that presses toe section of upper edges onto insole and shapes toe section on last: Clamps specified wipers on machine head and adjusts wiper pressure. Positions toe of last on machine toe plate. Depresses pedal that causes wipers to press edges of upper onto insole for subsequent stitching. Nails anchor tacks in sides of shank and repeats wiper cycle to pull toe wire against toe and anchor it to tacks, to retain shape of toe section until stitched. May press precemented edges onto insole. May place upper in steamer to soften leather prior to lasting. May insert steel toe cap between leather layers to form safety shoe box toe.


Should I be an Automatic Toe Laster?

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

  • Also known as: Toe Laster, Automatic

    How to become an Automatic Toe Laster

    Automatic Toe Lasters 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 Toe Laster-related education!
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