Chucking and Sawing Machine Operator

Set up and operate machines to saw woodstocks to specified length.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Chucking and Sawing Machine Operators do?

Sets up and operates machine to saw woodstock to specified length and to shape ends of stock to fit into mortises of opposing wooden parts: Selects knives according to diameter of cut specified on work ticket. Aligns and bolts knives in cutterhead and screws it on spindle, using wrenches. Adjusts angle of table by turning handwheel and bolts or clamps holding jigs to table. Places stock in jig and pushes table containing stock into circular saw to trim end of stock. Pulls table back against stops and depresses pedal to advance cutterhead that shapes end of stock.

Should I be a Chucking and Sawing Machine Operator?

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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to Become a
    Chucking and Sawing Machine Operator

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