Saw Setter

Maintain stonecutting saws in operating condition.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Saw Setters do?

Maintains stonecutting saws in operating condition: Removes broken and bent saw blades from gangsaws. Cuts new blades and cuts holes in ends of blades for mounting in saw frame, using cutting torch. Straightens bent blades, using hammer. Spaces, tightens, and levels blades to set up gangsaws so that stone will be cut, according to specifications. May direct workers engaged in setting blocks of stone on cars to see that they are properly squared and leveled for cutting on gangsaws.


Should I be a Saw Setter?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Salter

    How to become a Saw Setter

    Saw Setters 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 Saw Setter-related education!
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