Machine Wedger

Mount steel axes and hatchet heads on wooden handles.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Machine Wedgers do?

Mounts steel axe and hatchet heads on wooden handles, using power hammer: Starts slotted end of handle into eye of tool, using hand hammer. Places assembled workpiece headup under power hammer, and moves controls to lower hammer that drives tool head onto handle. Inserts wooden wedge in handle slot, and moves controls to hammer wedge into slot. May operate table saw to trim excess wood from tool eye. May trim end of handle, using abrasive wheel. May mount steel hammer heads on wooden handles manually, using chisel and hammer.


Should I be a Machine Wedger?

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

  • Also known as: Edge Blacker, Machine, Wedger, Machine

    How to become a Machine Wedger

    Machine Wedgers 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 Machine Wedger-related education!
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