Hand Stoner

Stone watch parts.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$19,000 – $41,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hand Stoners do?

Stones watch parts, such as winding wheels and clicks, to specified thickness, using blocking equipment and polishing stone: Adjusts stops on block corners to specified height indicated by gauge, using screwdriver. Brushes block surface with vaseline to hold wheels or clicks in place. Fits wheels or clicks over protruding pins of block, using tweezers. Places block, face down, on stone. Fits projecting pin of handle in block recess and rubs block against stone with circular motion until touch indicates parts are stoned to size. Verifies thickness of part, using loupe and indicator gauge.

Should I be a Hand Stoner?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to become a Hand Stoner

    Most Hand Stoners 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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