Stave Log Cut-Off Saw Operator

Operate power saws to cut logs into specified barrel-stave lengths.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Stave Log Cut-Off Saw Operators do?

Operates power saw to cut logs into specified barrel-stave lengths: Rolls log on conveyor or table of saw, using cant hook. Starts conveyor which moves log into position or pushes log along table. Starts saw and lowers saw against or pulls saw through log for each cut to saw log to specified lengths.


Should I be a Stave Log Cut-Off Saw Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Band-Log-Mill-and-Carriage Operator

    How to Become a
    Stave Log Cut-Off Saw Operator

    Most Stave Log Cut-Off Saw Operators 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:9haaaa&chl=no+college+%2889%25%29|certificate+%2811%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,89,89
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