Resaw Operator

Operate saws to cut planks, timbers, or boards.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Resaw Operators do?

Operates saws to cut planks, timbers, or boards into boards of lesser thickness according to work orders: Observes lumber on conveyor as lumber approaches saw to determine cut to be made. Turns handwheels or manipulates levers to adjust distance between feed rolls and set saw for thickness of board to be cut. Depresses levers to control speed of saw and feed rolls. Observes automatic feeding of lumber to saw or pushes end of lumber into feed rolls. May replace dull saw blades, using handtools. May be designated according to type of saw used as Band-Resaw Operator; Circular-Resaw Operator; Multiple-Resaw Operator; Horizontal-Resaw Operator.

Should I be a Resaw Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Band-Resaw Operator, Circular-Resaw Operator, Horizontal-Resaw Operator, Multiple-Resaw Operator, Pondsaw Operator See More

    How to become a Resaw Operator

    Most Resaw Operators 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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