Hand Stone Polisher

Grind and polish stones to smooth or lustrous finish.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $41,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hand Stone Polishers do?

Grinds and polishes stone to smooth or lustrous finish, using portable grinding and polishing tool: Selects abrasive wheel according to type of stone, finish specified, or step in finishing process, and attaches wheel to tool, using wrench. Wets stone surface, using hose, and guides rotating wheel over stone to smooth surface. Washes grit from stone, using hose. Moves hand over stone surface to detect uneven areas. Spreads emery powder or other polishing compound on stone, attaches buffing wheel on tool, and guides wheel over stone to polish surface. Rubs stone surfaces that cannot be finished by machine or portable tool with abrasive blocks to smooth or polish stone. When surfacing marble, fills cracks or imperfections in stone with wax that matches color of stone. May be designated according to type of stone polished as Granite Polisher, Hand; Marble Polisher, Hand.


Should I be a Hand Stone Polisher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Granite Polisher, Hand, Hand Polisher, Marble Polisher, Hand, Polisher, Hand, Stone Polisher, Hand

    How to become a Hand Stone Polisher

    Most Hand Stone Polishers 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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