Dowel Pointer

Tend machines that cut dowels, and groove and point dowels for use.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Dowel Pointers do?

Tends machine that cuts dowels from dowel rod, and grooves and points dowels for use: Selects guide sockets according to diameter of stock, and secures sockets in automatic feedhead with locking thumbscrews. Adjusts saws to cut dowels to specified length. Starts machine, and inserts dowel rods in guide sockets to be cut and pointed. May sort and stack finished dowels in rack.

Should I be a Dowel Pointer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • 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 Dowel Pointer

    Most Dowel Pointers 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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