Smash Hand

Repair warp yarns on loom when numerous threads are broken.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Smash Hands do?

Repairs warp yarn on loom when numerous threads are broken: Ties short piece of thread to each end of broken warp yarn and cuts off ends close to knot with scissors. Draws repaired warp yarn through drop wires, heddle eyes, and reed dents, using reed hook. Picks out filling yarn when defective weaving is observed, using fine metal comb. Starts loom and observes operation to detect defective setup or weaving. May start loom after warp change and repair breaks resulting from knots passing through drop wires, heddle eyes, and reed dents.


Should I be a Smash Hand?

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: Hand, Job Hand, Section Hand, Shed Hand, Spare Hand

    How to become a Smash Hand

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