V-Groove Cutter

Tend lathes that cut decorative V-shaped circular grooves.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$23,000 – $52,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do V-Groove Cutters do?

Tends lathe that cuts decorative V-shaped circular groove in faces of heattreated watch wheels. Depresses pedal to open chuck, inserts wheel, and releases pedal to secure wheel in chuck. Brushes lubricant on cutter and turns wheel to advance cutter into rotating watch wheel to cut groove.


Should I be a V-Groove Cutter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.

  • Also known as: Cutter, V-Groove, Gear Cutter, Groove Turner, Pattern Repairer

    How to become a V-Groove Cutter

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