Hand Splitter

Split pearl button blanks into two or more blanks.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hand Splitters do?

Splits pearl button blanks into two or more blanks, using hand knife and mallet. Holds blank edge-up on bench or block. Positions knife blade along top edge of blank, steadies blade and blank with thumb and fingers of one hand, and taps blade with mallet to split blank.


Should I be a Hand Splitter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Belt Splicer, Hand Slitter, Splitter, Splitter, Hand

    How to become a Hand Splitter

    Most Hand Splitters have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9maaaa&chl=no+college+%2862%25%29|certificate+%2838%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,62,62
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