Collet Driller

Tend drill presses that drill holes in metal collars.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $48,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Collet Drillers do?

Tends drill press that drills holes in metal collars prior to assembly with watch escapement movement. Positions collets on bed of drill press, using tweezers. Lowers revolving drill to bore and countersink hole in collets.

Should I be a Collet Driller?

You should have a certificate 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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Balance-Wheel-Screw-Hole Driller, Barrel Driller, Billet Driller, Blank Driller, Plate Driller

    How to become a Collet Driller

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