Sink Cutter

Operate diamond or carbon silicate saws to cut sink openings.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Sink Cutters do?

Operates diamond or carbon silicate saw to cut drain grooves and sink openings in sandstone countertops and smooths and rounds sink openings, using portable sander, metal bar, and sandpaper: Pushes countertop from conveyor onto saw bed and positions top under saw blade. Turns valve to start flow of coolant onto saw blade and pulls trigger to start rotation of saw blade. Lowers saw to stone surface and tightens wing nut to maintain cutting level and pushes saw through slab to cut sink opening, following predrilled holes as guides. Turns slab on bed to cut remaining sides of sink opening. Installs abrasive blade on saw, using wrench, to cut drain grooves in specified slabs. Pushes stone slab into sanding booth and completes cutting of sink openings, using portable, diamond-bladed circular saw. Rounds and smooths sink edges, using portable disk sander, iron bar, and sandpaper.

Should I be a Sink Cutter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Link Cutter, Mink Slicer, Single-Beam Clicker

    How to become a Sink Cutter

    Most Sink Cutters 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:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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