Hand Laminator

Cement precut laminated plastic covering materials to plywood panels.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hand Laminators do?

Cements precut laminated plastic covering materials to plywood panels to form furniture parts, such as cabinet tops, countertops, tabletops, and desktops: Applies cement to surface of plywood panels, using brush. Glues plastic laminated covering material to plywood panel to form furniture part and smooths surface with rollers. Wipes acetone on edges of covering and panel with rag and solvent to remove excess cement. Examines edges of laminated part to detect ridges, and removes excess material with file or electric hand trimmer. May attach metal molding trim to edges, using glue and handtools. May cut plastic laminated material and plywood to specified size and shape, using handtools and power tools. May clamp laminated plastic in place until glue sets, using clamps or vise. May install laminated plastic tops on furniture and be designated Plastic-Top Installer. May cover tops of kitchen and bathroom fixtures and be designated Cabinet Assembler.

Should I be a Hand Laminator?

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

  • Also known as: Decorator, Hand, Hot Roll Laminator, Laminator, Hand

    How to become a Hand Laminator

    Hand Laminators 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 Hand Laminator-related education!
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