Stone Circular Sawyer

Set up and operate diamond-or silicon carbide-toothed circular saws.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Stone Circular Sawyers do?

Sets up and operates diamond-or silicon carbide-toothed circular saw to cut blocks of stone into specified dimension: Builds bed of timbers on car preparatory to positioning stone on car. Levels stone on bed, using crowbar, wedges, blocks, rule, and spirit level. Marks dimensions on stone according to diagram, using rule, square, straightedge, and chalked string or crayon. Traces along marks on stone, using chisel and hammer. Turns crank or presses button to move car under saw frame. Presses buttons to align saw blade with line traced on stone and lower blade to stone. Starts saw and pushes lever to move rotating blade across surface of stone or move stone under blade. Turns valve to circulate water or abrasive on blade during cutting. Presses button to lower blade in stone as depth of kerf increases. Inserts bar under stone and lifts it to split stone not severed by blade. Verifies width or thickness of slab, using rule. May set saw for automatic reciprocation. May change blades as depth of kerf increases, using wrench. May attach abrasive grinding wheel to arbor to grind grooves in stone. May set end-stops according to width of cut. May read ammeter to determine resistance against blade and turn crank to adjust blade pressure against stone. May saw products, such as asbestos-cement sheets and pipes or concrete slabs. May be designated according to material cut as Marble-Cutter Operator; Slate-Cutter Operator; or according to saw operated as Diamond-Saw Operator.


Should I be a Stone Circular Sawyer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Circular Sawyer, Stone, Shearer, Printed Circuit Boards

    How to become a Stone Circular Sawyer

    Most Stone Circular Sawyers 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:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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