Pony Edger

Operate multiple-blade sawing machines to straighten edges of rough lumber.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Pony Edgers do?

Operates multiple-blade sawing machine to straighten edges of rough lumber and cut lumber into boards of prescribed widths: Starts machine. Lays rough board on edger table and spaces saw blades so that board of highest quality will be cut from rough board. Adjusts power-feeding mechanism to thickness of board. Pushes board into feed rollers which force board between saws that straighten edges of board. May replace dull saw blades.

Should I be a Pony Edger?

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.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Edger Feeder, Edgerman, Edger Runner, Edging Catcher, Tail Edger

    How to become a Pony Edger

    Most Pony Edgers 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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