End Frazer

Tend machines that taper ends of wooden stems of smoking pipes.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do End Frazers do?

Tends machine that tapers ends of wooden stems of smoking pipes for insertion into corncob pipe bowls: Selects frazing head, according to size specifications on work ticket, and inserts frazing head into shaft of machine, using mallet. Starts machine. Grabs stem with pliers and inserts end of stem into frazer head, tapering end to specified dimensions. Verifies dimensions of tapered stem against specifications, using micrometers or slip rings. Turns setscrews to adjust angle of blades in frazer head, using screwdriver. Removes blades from frazer head and sharpens blades, using powered grinding stone.

Should I be an End Frazer?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • 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: End Matcher, Retort Engineer

    How to become an End Frazer

    End Frazers often have a Certificate or higher. Chart?chd=s:9dgaga&chl=no+college+%2880%25%29|certificate+%284%25%29|associate%27s+%288%25%29||master%27s+%288%25%29|&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,80,80
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