Bit Sharpener

Sharpen boring tools and bench grinders.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Bit Sharpeners do?

Sharpens boring tools, such as bits and router cutters, using oilstone, and bench grinder with tool-holding adapters: Inserts bit into collet of tool adapter, and turns handwheels to adjust relative angle of bit axis and grinding wheel surface, according to specifications. Starts bench grinder, and turns handwheels to move bit against grinding wheel, and turns bit to sharpen each cutting edge. Rubs bit on oilstone by hand to smooth edges and complete sharpening. May file auger spurs to sharpen them. May sharpen cutlery and small shop tools.


Should I be a Bit Sharpener?

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.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Ax Sharpener, Blade Sharpener, Cutter-Head Sharpener, Disk Sharpener, Knife Sharpener, Lawn Mower Sharpener See More

    How to become a Bit Sharpener

    Most Bit Sharpeners have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9kaaaa&chl=no+college+%2886%25%29|certificate+%2814%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,86,86
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