Molding Sander

Set up and operate belt-sanding machines to smooth moldings of woodstocks.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Molding Sanders do?

Sets up and operates belt-sanding machine to smooth moldings or contoured surfaces of woodstock: Selects sanding form from stock or builds form, according to pattern, using chisels, mallet, rasps, hammer and nails, and fabric tape. Clamps sanding form to pressure bar above sanding belt, positions specified sanding belt over belt pulleys, and turns handwheels to regulate speed and tension of sanding and feed belts. Starts machine and depresses lever to regulate pressure of sanding form on belt as stock is conveyed beneath belt, or places stock against stops on table and depresses belt against stock with hand held sanding form. Inspects and feels stock to ascertain smoothness. May sand flat surfaces with hand held flat form and be designated according to technique as Float Sander.

Should I be a Molding Sander?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Automatic-Mold Sander

    How to become a Molding Sander

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