Balance-Wheel Screw Hole Tapper

Operate powered horizontal tapping machines to cut threads in screw holes.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Balance-Wheel Screw Hole Tappers do?

Operates powered horizontal tapping machine to cut internal threads in screw holes around periphery of watch balance wheel: Places center hole of balance wheel over protruding pin of machine chuck. Turns wheel to align hole with tap and presses handle to starts tap forward into hole. Verifies size of holes, using precision plug gauge. Replaces worn taps.

Should I be a Balance-Wheel Screw Hole Tapper?

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: Balance Wheel Screw Hole Tapper, Tapper, Balance-Wheel Screw Hole

    How to Become a
    Balance-Wheel Screw Hole Tapper

    Balance-Wheel Screw Hole Tappers 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 Balance-Wheel Screw Hole Tapper-related education!
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