File insoles and nails that protrude, using rasping machine.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Raspers do?

Files insoles and nails that protrude through insoles, using rasping machine: Cuts protruding nail ends, using wire cutters. Presses and holds shoe against revolving shaft of rasping machine to file nails and smooth insole. May hold shoe under air nozzle and depress pedal to blow filings from inside of shoe. May pound nails and tacks that protrude through insoles, using hammer, to smooth insoles. May pull tacks with tack remover. May be designated according to part rasped as Forepart Rasper; Heel-Nail Rasper; Insole Rasper.

Should I be a Rasper?

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: Heel-Nail Rasper, Insole Rasper, Ragman

    How to become a Rasper

    Raspers 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 Rasper-related education!
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