Hand Reamer

Ream drilled holes in metal workpieces.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $41,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hand Reamers do?

Reams drilled holes in metal workpieces, using handtools. Inserts reamer into hole and twists and pushes it to enlarge, smooth, or improve roundness of hole. Verifies hole specifications, using plug gauge. May place workpieces in vise when reaming out hole.


Should I be a Hand Reamer?

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.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.

  • Also known as: Reamer, Hand

    How to become a Hand Reamer

    Most Hand Reamers 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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