Portable Machine Sander

Smooth wood surfaces to facilitate finishing.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Portable Machine Sanders do?

Smooths wood surfaces to facilitate finishing, using portable belt, disk, orbital, or vibrator sanding machine: Attaches sheet, disk or belt of abrasive material to machine rollers or platen, and secures it with thumbscrews or clamps. Starts machine and guides it over surfaces by hand. Inspects and feels stock for smoothness. May remove excess glue from joints, using knife, scraper, or wood chisel. May sand wood surface by hand, using sandpaper.

Should I be a Portable Machine Sander?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Pole Framer, Machine, Sander, Portable Machine

    How to become a Portable Machine Sander

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