Needle Straightener

Replace, align, and space needles in needle bar, picot bar, and welt bar.
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Salary Range
$30,000 – $68,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Needle Straighteners do?

Replaces, aligns, and spaces needles or points in needle bar, picot bar, and welt bar of knitting machines: Secures bar in jig or vise. Loosens and removes clamping plate, holding needles, or point in bar with screwdriver, and removes broken or worn needles. Positions metal gasket under clamping plate, replaces needles or points, and replaces and tightens clamping plate. Aligns and spaces needles or points, using space gauge and pliers. May assist mechanic in aligning machine guide bars and sinkers.


Should I be a Needle Straightener?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Needle Setter, Strap Setter, Stud Driver

    How to become a Needle Straightener

    Most Needle Straighteners have an Associate's degree or a Certificate. Chart?chd=s:19ckaa&chl=no+college+%2842%25%29|certificate+%2849%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|bachelor%27s+%288%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,42,49
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