Panel Cutter

Cut plywoods or particleboards to form end panels for display fixtures.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Panel Cutters do?

Cuts plywood or particleboard to form end panels for display fixtures, using portable router: Reads work order to determine style of panel and type of woodstock to be used. Selects pattern and places pattern on woodstock, such as plywood or particleboard. Clamps pattern and woodstock to workbench. Guides portable router around edge of pattern to cut panel from woodstock. Cuts grooves in specified panels, using shaper.


Should I be a Panel Cutter?

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

  • Also known as: Croze Cutter, Granite Cutter, Jamb Cutter, Matte Cutter, Neck Cutter, Reel Cutter

    How to become a Panel Cutter

    Panel 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 Panel Cutter-related education!
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