Log Cut-Off Sawyer

Tend power-driven circular, chain, or drag saws to cut logs.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Log Cut-Off Sawyers do?

Tends power-driven circular, chain, or drag saw located on deck or at edge of pond to cut logs to standard length: Moves logs in pond into position for sawing, using pike pole. Moves levers to drop dogs to hold log in place. Starts saw and cuts log to required length. May tend circular cutoff saw, mounted on deck, to cut smaller diameter or crooked logs into usable lengths. May replace saw blades.


Should I be a Log Cut-Off Sawyer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Cut-Off-Saw Grader, Cut Off Sawyer, Cut-Off Sawyer, Log, Double-Cut Sawyer, Log Chipper, Log Cut Off Sawyer See More

    How to become a Log Cut-Off Sawyer

    Most Log Cut-Off Sawyers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2889%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,89,89
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