Stock Cutter

Operate saws to cut lumber according to customer's order.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$17,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Stock Cutters do?

Operates saws to cut lumber according to customer’s order or plant production specifications: Selects lumber of kind and grade specified on work order. Measures and marks lumber according to specifications, using rule and square. Cuts lumber to specified length and width, using crosscut saws [CUT-OFF-SAW OPERATOR I], ripsaws [RIPSAW OPERATOR], or multiple-purpose saws [VARIETY-SAW OPERATOR].


Should I be a Stock Cutter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Bead Cutter, Bill Cutter, Corner-Block Cutter, Crosscutter, Defect Cutter, Door Cutter, Gate Cutter, Hoop Cutter See More

    How to become a Stock Cutter

    Most Stock Cutters 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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