Stencil Cutter

Lay out inscriptions and decorative designs on stenciling materials.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Stencil Cutters do?

Lays out inscriptions and decorative designs on stenciling material applied to stone and cuts out stencil preparatory to sandblasting: Applies stenciling material to stone surface by spreading cement over surface of stone and positioning material on stone, stripping cloth from adhesive surface of material and positioning adhesive surface on stone. Aligns pattern on stencil, using rule and square, and marks over pattern with straightedge to transfer carbon lettering and design to stenciling material. Cuts out lettering and designs along marks to expose stone surface for sandblasting, using stencil knife. Trims and smooths edges of stencil to ensure detailed reproduction of intricate designs.

Should I be a Stencil Cutter?

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.

  • How to become a Stencil Cutter

    Stencil Cutters 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 Stencil Cutter-related education!
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