Puncher

Tend machines that cut D-shaped hole in head of wooden handles for tools.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Punchers do?

Tends machine that cuts D-shaped hole in head of wooden handles for tools, such as forks and shovels: Starts machine and withdraws soaked handle from barrel partly filled with steam-heated water. Places head of handle successively in two jigs and under two sets of knives that descend on handle and make rough and finish cuts to form head.


Should I be a Puncher?

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

  • Also known as: Belt Puncher, Brancher, Buncher, Centerpuncher, Helmet-Hat Puncher, Log Buncher, Nailhead Puncher, Puffer See More

    How to become a Puncher

    Punchers 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 Puncher-related education!
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