Swage Tender

Tend swage machines that choke muzzle end of shotgun barrel.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Swage Tenders do?

Tends swage machine that chokes inside diameter of muzzle end of shotgun barrel to enable pellets or shot to concentrate when gun is fired: Inserts and clamps shotgun barrel into holding device and starts machine that exerts contraction pressure on end of barrel to reduce inside diameter of barrel. Measures diameter of barrel bore, using dial gauge to verify that choke of barrel meets specification.


Should I be a Swage Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Knuckle Bender, Swage Toolsetter, Two-Stage, Steel-Bender Annealer

    How to become a Swage Tender

    Most Swage Tenders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9baaaa&chl=no+college+%2898%25%29|certificate+%282%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,98,98
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