Gang Sawyer

Operate gangsaws or sash-gangsaws to cut lumbers from cants.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Gang Sawyers do?

Operates gangsaw or sash-gangsaw to cut lumber from cants: Moves hand and foot levers to shift cants from chain conveyor table to live rolls and align cants with saws. Starts machine and turns handwheels to adjust feed and tension rollers and speed of machine. May adjust saws to vary width of cuts, using handtools. May replace saw blades. May be designated according to type of saw operated as Circular-Gang-Saw Operator; Sash-Gang-Saw Operator.


Should I be a Gang Sawyer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Wood Gang Sawyer

    How to become a Gang Sawyer

    Most Gang Sawyers 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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