Bit Bender

Soften and bend rubber or plastic smoking pipe bits.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Bit Benders do?

Softens and bends rubber or plastic smoking pipe bits, using either of following methods: Places bits into machine drums that distribute bits onto conveyor that moves under ultraviolet lamps to soften bits. Bends softened bit, according to pipe style, using pliers. Places bit in tube of hot water to soften bit. Positions bit in shaping bed of die and depresses lever to force platen against bit to shape bit.


Should I be a Bit Bender?

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

  • How to become a Bit Bender

    Bit Benders 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 Bit Bender-related education!
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