Wheel Cutter

Operate machines to cut teeth in clock and watch wheels.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$23,000 – $55,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Wheel Cutters do?

Operates machine to cut teeth in clock and watch wheels: Clamps wheel blank in chuck of dividing head of machine. Mounts and adjusts cutting tools of specified sizes in turret. Starts motor, causing turret to rotate tool that cuts out groove in wheel. Turns turret to successively blank and cut groove to specified depth and width, using different sized tools. Verifies depth and width of cut, using precision gauges, and quality of cut, using jeweler’s loupe.

Should I be a Wheel Cutter?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • How to become a Wheel Cutter

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