Hand Edger

Pencil edge seams or smooth edges of rectangular or pattern glasses.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $41,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hand Edgers do?

Pencil edges seam or smooths edges of rectangular or pattern glass, using grinding wheel: Installs grinding wheels on spindle of machine according to width of glass or mirror edge, using wrench. Starts flow of coolant onto grinding wheel. Holds and turns edge of glass or mirror against grooved rotating wheel to pencil-edge, seam, or smooth edges or corners. Examines edge to determine when standard degree of smoothness has been obtained. May be designated according to type grinding wheel used as Diamond-Wheel Edger.


Should I be a Hand Edger?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • 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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Diamond-Wheel Edger, Edger, Hand, Glass Edger, Top-Edge Beveler

    How to become a Hand Edger

    Most Hand Edgers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaoaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|||bachelor%27s+%2819%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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