Blade Groover

Operate machines to grind decorative grooves in steel knife blades.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Blade Groovers do?

Operates machine to grind decorative grooves in steel knife blades: Marks groove length of blade according to bench marks, using chalk. Places tip of blade under rotating abrasive wheel and presses blade against wheel to grind groove in blade. Examines groove in blade for conformance to specified depth and width and dresses abrasive wheel, using handstone. Turns stop nuts to adjust roll and guide according to width of blade and replaces worn abrasive wheel, using wrenches.


Should I be a Blade Groover?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Blade Filer

    How to become a Blade Groover

    Most Blade Groovers 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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