Belt Maker

Cut and glue sandpapers to form cylindrical sleeves or endless belts.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Belt Makers do?

Cuts and glues sandpaper to form cylindrical sleeves or endless belts for sanding drums or machines: Inserts paper of specified width and grit in bench fixture and cuts it to length, using knife and guide bar. Presses ends of paper against grinding wheel to remove grit and form smooth margin for lapping and gluing. Spreads glue on ends and overlaps them to form cylindrical sleeves or endless belts. Presses glued ends in lever press to set glue.


Should I be a Belt Maker?

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: Belt Measurer, Belt Notcher

    How to become a Belt Maker

    Belt Makers 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 Belt Maker-related education!
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