Tool Filer

Repair iron and steel tools used by Potters to form potteries.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$22,000 – $52,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Tool Filers do?

Repairs iron and steel tools used by POTTER to form pottery and porcelain ware: Clamps tool to template in vise. Selects files for particular metal, and files edge of tools to correct contour, following template outline. Inspects reworked tools for adherence to specifications, using templates and angle gauges. May fabricate master tools and templates from rough drawings.


Should I be a Tool Filer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Tool Straightener

    How to become a Tool Filer

    Most Tool Filers 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:9taaaa&chl=no+college+%2876%25%29|certificate+%2824%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,76,76
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