Sand Polisher

Polish hollowware by applying a compound of pumice and oil to workpiece.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Sand Polishers do?

Polishes sterling or silver-plated hollowware, such as bowls, dishes, trays, and flatware, by applying compound of powdered pumice and oil to workpiece while turning it against felt, leather, or brush polishing wheel: Mixes pumice and oil according to established proportions for type of workpiece being polished. Holds workpiece against revolving brush to remove excess solder from joints, using care not to cut through soldered joint.


Should I be a Sand Polisher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Burr Sander, Disc Sander, Disk Sander, Drum Sander, Dry Sander, Key Sander, Polisher and Buffer See More

    How to become a Sand Polisher

    Most Sand Polishers 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:9kaaaa&chl=no+college+%2886%25%29|certificate+%2814%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,86,86
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