Reed Repairer

Polish and repair loom reeds.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$30,000 – $68,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Reed Repairers do?

Polishes and repairs loom reeds: Cleans lint and gum from reeds, using brush or airhose [HARNESS CLEANER]. Examines reeds for alignment of wires, rough edges, and breaks. Verifies dents, using micrometers and feeler gauges. Straightens and aligns bent wires, using handtools, and solders broken wires. Smooths and polishes reeds, using pumice, lime, emery cloth, steel wool, and rotating brush, according to condition of reed. Inspects new reeds and stores them with reconditioned reeds according to size. Records receipt and transfer of reeds for perpetual inventory. May replace defective reeds on loom.


Should I be a Reed Repairer?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Reed Man, Reed Polisher, Reed Worker, Repairer, Finished Metal

    How to become a Reed Repairer

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