Hand Sander

Smooth surface of wooden article preparatory to finishing.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$19,000 – $41,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hand Sanders do?

Smooths surface of wooden articles, such as furniture parts, mirror frames, caskets, and cabinet panels preparatory to finishing, or between finish coats, using sandpaper and steel wool. Feels surface of sanded article for smoothness. May scrape article with chisel or scraper to remove burrs, splinters, and excess glue. May mark defects, such as knotholes, cracks, and splits to facilitate repair of article. May be designated Finish Sander; First-Coat Sander.

Should I be a Hand Sander?

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.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.

  • Also known as: First-Coat Sander, Glass Sander, Hand Wood Sander, Sander, Hand

    How to become a Hand Sander

    Most Hand Sanders 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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