Handtools Repairer

Repair handtools like planes, vises, levels, tape rules and mitre boxes.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Handtools Repairers do?

Repairs handtools, such as planes, vises, bit braces, levels, tape rules and mitre boxes: Examines defective tools to determine from experience, nature of defect or cause of malfunction, and possibility of repair. Disassembles tool, using screwdrivers, hammers, chisels, punches, and files. Operates power tools, such as drill press, power press, and handmilling machine, to remove screws, pins, rivets, bushings, collars, and jackets. Replaces defective part or repairs part, using files, reaming tools, and vise. Verifies dimensions, straightness, and concentricity of parts, using gauges. Reassembles tool, using hand and power equipment [ASSEMBLER]. Records nature and extent of repairs performed. Maintains stock of parts.


Should I be a Handtools Repairer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.

  • How to become a Handtools Repairer

    Most Handtools Repairers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9tgaaa&chl=no+college+%2854%25%29|certificate+%2840%25%29|associate%27s+%286%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,54,54
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