Sander and Buffer

Sand unlacquered wooden sections of guitars.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$19,000 – $41,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Sander and Buffers do?

Sands unlacquered wooden sections of guitars, using sandpaper and portable-power sander. Repairs cracks in wood, using knife and putty. Stains instrument, using brush, pad or spray gun. Rubs stained surface with cloth or felt pad to remove excess stain and evenly distribute stain. Scrapes away shading from binding to top, back, rim, and neck of instruments, using steel scraper tools and sands instrument smooth, using sandpaper. Hand-buffs lacquered sections of guitar, using cheesecloth and buffing compound.

Should I be a Sander and Buffer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Hand Buffer

    How to become a Sander and Buffer

    Most Sander and Buffers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaoaa&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|||bachelor%27s+%2819%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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