Hot-Wire Glass Tube Cutter

Hold and rotate glass tubing against hot wire to cut tubing.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Hot-Wire Glass Tube Cutters do?

Holds and rotates glass tubing against hot wire to cut tubing to specified length: Sets guide at specified distance, using rule and wrench. Turns on electric current to heat wire. Places glass tube against guide and hot wire. Turns tubing to heat glass. Places hot glass under stream of cold water, causing it to break along heated line.


Should I be a Hot-Wire Glass Tube Cutter?

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.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to Become a
    Hot-Wire Glass Tube Cutter

    Hot-Wire Glass Tube Cutters 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 Hot-Wire Glass Tube Cutter-related education!
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