Grinder Machine Knife Setter

Change knives used in chipper machines that reduce pulpwoods to chips.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Grinder Machine Knife Setters do?

Changes knives used in chipper machines that reduce pulpwood to chips: Dismantles machine, using hooks and chain hoist. Inspects blades, and removes defective blades with handtools. Removes chips collected between blade and disk wheel, using airhose. Bolts new blades in machine, using fixed gauge to obtain accurate setting. Files knife blades.


Should I be a Grinder Machine Knife Setter?

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.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.

  • Also known as: Knife Setter, Grinder Machine

    How to Become a
    Grinder Machine Knife Setter

    Most Grinder Machine Knife Setters 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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