Hand Straightener

Straighten metal workpieces to blueprint specifications.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hand Straighteners do?

Straightens metal workpieces to blueprint specifications, using handtools and knowledge of metal properties: Rolls workpiece on flat surface or mounts and rotates it between centers to ascertain irregularities visually or with dial indicator. Positions workpiece on surface plate or anvil and hammers workpiece at points of irregularity to straighten it. Hammers mandrel through cylindrical objects, such as pipes or tubing to remove dents or kinks. Measures straightened workpiece for conformance with specifications, using straightedge, micrometers, and calipers. May straighten workpiece in straightening press. May heat workpiece in furnace or with heating torch to straighten it. May be designated according to parts straightened as Tool Straightener; Straightener, Gun Parts.

Should I be a Hand Straightener?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Billet Straightener, Hand Hardener, Rod Straightener, Straightener, Gun Parts, Straightener, Hand, Strainer See More

    How to become a Hand Straightener

    Hand Straighteners generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Hand Straightener-related education!
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