Doors Prefitter

Operate boring machines to drill holes for latches and locks on doors.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Doors Prefitters do?

Operates boring machine to drill holes for latches and locks on doors, and cuts recesses in doors for hinges and locks, using portable router: Places door on worktable and positions template on door at point indicated on specification sheet or blueprint. Starts and guides router against template. Positions hinge in recess to verify depth of cut. Clamps door to table of boring machine. Positions bits over marks on door indicating location of holes to be bored. Starts machine which indexes cutting heads automatically to bore prescribed holes or pulls cord on lever to lower rotating bit [BORING-MACHINE OPERATOR]. Chisels out wood from recess to prepare it for lock, using wood chisel.


Should I be a Doors Prefitter?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Door Clamper, Doweler, Prefitter, Doors

    How to become a Doors Prefitter

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