Felt Cutter

Tend slitting machines that cut sheets of hair-felt boards into strips.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Felt Cutters do?

Tends slitting machine that cuts sheets of hair-felt board into strips which are fed into presses that stamp out filler wads for shotgun shells: Turns handwheel to adjust feed rollers to accommodate thickness of sheets to be slit and feed guide bar to specified strip width. Starts machine and pushes sheets against guide bar into feed rollers to obtain desired number of sheets. Measures width and thickness of cut strips to verify conformance to specifications, using ruler and fixed gauge.


Should I be a Felt Cutter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Bolt Cutter, Flange Cutter, Industrial Fabric Cutter

    How to become a Felt Cutter

    Most Felt Cutters 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:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2864%25%29|certificate+%2836%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,64,64
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