Grip Wrapper

Wrap leather strips around or slip rubber tubes on articles.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Grip Wrappers do?

Wraps leather strips around or slips rubber tubes on articles, such as golf clubs, tennis rackets, and archery bows to form grips or handles, using one of following methods: Positions workpiece in machine that rotates article. Brushes or smears adhesive on area to be wrapped. Staples, tacks, or otherwise fastens end of leather strip to starting position of grip. Starts machine and feeds leather strip onto rotating workpiece to wrap handle area, taking care to align edges of strip against one another without overlap or open spaces. Trims excess leather at end of grip with knife and fastens with tape or sleeve. Places workpiece in vise. Wraps two-way tape around area to be gripped. Aligns and slides rubber tube onto workpiece to fully cover grip area. May wind nylon cord around neck of wood golf club head, using turning machine, and be designated Wood-Club-Neck Whipper.

Should I be a Grip Wrapper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Gripper

    How to become a Grip Wrapper

    Grip Wrappers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Grip Wrapper-related education!
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