Woodwind Reeds Cutter

Feed machines that saw and abrade cane into woodwind instrument reeds.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Woodwind Reeds Cutters do?

Feeds machines that saw and abrade cane into woodwind instrument reeds: Places stalk of cane against length guide on table of bandsawing machine that cuts cane to length. Sorts cut pieces by diameter. Splits pieces into strips, using hand-operated splitting device. Places strips into blanking-machine that cuts excess material from strips to form reed blanks. Places blanks on conveyor belt that feeds against rotating sanding disk. Inserts blank into holding device of cutting machine that tapers one end of reed blank. Removes tapered reeds and sorts, using gauge.


Should I be a Woodwind Reeds Cutter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Cutter, Woodwind Reeds

    How to become a Woodwind Reeds Cutter

    Most Woodwind Reeds Cutters 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:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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