Escape Wheel Tooth Cutter

Set up and operate tooth-cutting machines.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $55,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Escape Wheel Tooth Cutters do?

Sets up and operates semiautomatic tooth-cutting machine to shape teeth on watch escape wheels: Positions stack of blanks on arbor, inserts and locks arbor in machine spindle, and starts machine which automatically stops at end of cycle. Removes wheel from machine and verifies dimensions of wheel diameters in ring go-not-go gauge. Examines wheel under toolmaker’s microscope and compares its blown-up shadow with scale drawing on projector screen to determine if wheel conforms to specified tolerances. Adjusts machine, using handtools, to correct for size and dimensions until parts are within tolerances, or to accommodate different size wheels. May operate bank of milling machines. May be designated according to type of wheel cut as Tooth Cutter, Contact Wheel.

Should I be an Escape Wheel Tooth Cutter?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Tooth Cutter, Contact Wheel, Tooth Cutter, Escape Wheel

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