Bottom Saw Operator

Operate machines to cut blocks of wood into boards of specified thickness.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Bottom Saw Operators do?

Operates machine to cut blocks of wood into boards of specified thickness for bottoms of buckets and tubs: Adjusts height of guide for desired thickness of board. Clamps wood in position on feed carriage. Starts saw rotating. Pushes carriage over saw and withdraws carriage cutting off board of specified thickness. Loosens clamp and drops wood down on guide for next cut.

Should I be a Bottom Saw Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Band-Sawmill Operator, Band Saw Operator, Block Saw Operator, Board Saw Runner, Bottom Turner, Drum Saw Operator See More

    How to become a Bottom Saw Operator

    Most Bottom Saw Operators 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2889%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,89,89
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