Stave Log Ripsaw Operator

Tend power saws that rip logs of specified length into halves or quarters.
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Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Stave Log Ripsaw Operators do?

Tends power saw that rips logs of specified length into halves or quarters for barrel-stave cutting: Places log, or halved log, on saw carriage or lifts log to saw table, and starts saw. Shifts lever moving carriage toward saw or pushes log along table to feed log into saw and rip log in half. Moves carriage away from saw and removes sawed pieces.


Should I be a Stave Log Ripsaw Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Short-Log-Bolter Operator, Stave Saw Operator

    How to Become a
    Stave Log Ripsaw Operator

    Most Stave Log Ripsaw 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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