Brass-Wind Instruments Tube Bender

Set up and operate hydraulic presses to bend tubes.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Brass-Wind Instruments Tube Benders do?

Sets up and operates hydraulic press to bend tubes used in making brass-wind instruments: Fastens bending die onto press, using wrenches and screwdriver. Fits tube into revolving lateral die, using gauge to align center of tube under descending die. Starts press to lower overhead die and bend tube. Verifies accuracy of bend, using template. May cut tube to specified length, using table saw. May fill tube with lead to prevent wrinkling during bending. May bend tube around forming blocks manually. May press steel balls through tube or hammer pitch-filled tube to remove wrinkles.

Should I be a Brass-Wind Instruments Tube Bender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Iron Bender, Tube Bender, Brass-Wind Instruments

    How to Become a
    Brass-Wind Instruments Tube Bender

    Most Brass-Wind Instruments Tube Benders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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