Tool Grinder I

Sharpen fine-edged cutting tools using whetstone and grinding wheels.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$22,000 – $52,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Tool Grinder Is do?

Sharpens shears, scissors, hair clippers, surgical instruments, cleavers, and other fine-edged cutting tools, using whetstone and grinding and polishing wheels: Holds cutting edge of tool against rotating wheel or clamps tool in holder or carriage to steady it during sharpening process. Sharpens surgical instruments and razors, using fine-grained grinding wheels, and hones them on whetstone. May sharpen handsaws. May brush heated mixture of glue and grit onto worn grinding wheels to rebuild them. May specialize in sharpening barbers’ tools and be designated Barber-Tool Sharpener. May specialize in sharpening shears and scissors and be designated Scissors Grinder. May specialize in sharpening tools and implements in homes and business establishments and be designated Grinder III.

Should I be a Tool Grinder I?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Grinder III, Inner-Diameter Grinder, Tool, Internal Grinder, Tool

    How to become a Tool Grinder I

    Most Tool Grinder Is 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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