Staple Side Laster

Tend machines that staple shank sections of shoe upper onto insoles.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Staple Side Lasters do?

Tends lasting machine that staples shank section of shoe upper onto insoles and shapes it on shoe last: Places last on pin jack and pulls edge of upper over last, using lasting tool. Removes last, positions it under machine head, and starts machine that staples edges of upper to insole. May adjust cutterhead to regulate staple length, according to thickness of upper. May tend machine that tacks upper and be designated Side Laster, Tack.


Should I be a Staple Side Laster?

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: Side Laster, Staple, Side Laster, Tack, Staple Laster

    How to become a Staple Side Laster

    Staple Side Lasters 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 Staple Side Laster-related education!
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