Frame Bander

Replace broken or worn bands that drive spindles on spinning frames.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$23,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Frame Banders do?

Replaces broken or worn bands that drive spindles on spinning and twisting frames: Cuts worn leather or cotton band from cylinder with knife. Cuts replacement band of specified length from supply roll. Draws band over cylinder drum and around spindles by hand or with wire hook. Sews or bonds ends together, using portable sewing machine or electric bonding device. Places band around flange of spindles and tension pulley to start spindles. Lubricates spinning frames, using oilcan and grease gun.


Should I be a Frame Bander?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Frame Bander

    Most Frame Banders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9facaa&chl=no+college+%2864%25%29|certificate+%2832%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|bachelor%27s+%283%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,64,64
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