Stroke Belt Sander Operator

Operate stroke-belt sanding machines to smooth edges of furniture stocks.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Stroke Belt Sander Operators do?

Operates stroke-belt sanding machine to smooth flat surfaces or edges of wood furniture stock: Turns handwheels to set tension of sanding belt, adjust machine table height, and limit stroke of pressure shoe, according to thickness and length of stock. Presses switch to start sander, and positions woodstock to be sanded on movable table located under sanding belt. Presses lever to lower pressure shoe onto sanding belt and force belt against surface of stock to sand stock. Pushes or pulls table to move stock under belt to smooth entire surface. Feels sanded article to ascertain smoothness. Cleans machine, using airhose and rags. Replaces worn sanding belts. May press belt against stock with pressure blocks to bevel corners and edges of stock or to smooth flat surfaces of ornamental stock.

Should I be a Stroke Belt Sander Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • How to Become a
    Stroke Belt Sander Operator

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