Turning Sander Tender

Tend sanding machines that sand cylindrical woodstocks.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $39,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Turning Sander Tenders do?

Tends sanding machine that sands cylindrical woodstock by rotating stock against strips of sandpaper backed by sanding brushes: Turns handwheel to space chucks of machine according to length of stock, and aligns feed rest for feeding stock to stock carriers, using wrench. Clamps strips of slitted sandpaper and sanding brushes in position. Pushes button to start machine. Places stock on feed rest for pick up by rotating spindles or positions stocks between chucks manually. Observes and feels stock discharged from machine into receptacle to verify smoothness, or removes stock from chucks manually. Cleans machine with airhose. May move levers to adjust feed carrier and rotating chucks, and to force sanding brushes against stock. May tend sanding machine that removes excess plaster of paris from corncob pipe bowls and be designated Bowl Sander.


Should I be a Turning Sander Tender?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Turning Sander Operator

    How to become a Turning Sander Tender

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