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Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners - What They Do


Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners generally receive Moderate-term on-the-job training before they are capable of performing their job at an acceptable level. Once employed, Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners can expect to earn an average of $35,000 per year throughout their career.

In addition, over the coming 10 years Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners should expect a massive decline in jobs available within their industry. They will likely experience a decline in employment of -19.4%. In respect to starting your own business, Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners are fairly entrepreneurial in nature. Currently, 19.1% of the employment base is classified as self-employed.

Given the job environment today, Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners can consider themselves quite lucky, as only 0.6% are currently unemployed.

Academic Programs of Interest

Benchperson
The Benchperson Program teaches a student how to bench band saws, including the lining up of head rigs, grinding of band wheels and any other work usually performed by a Benchperson in the Lumber Manufacturing Industry. The Benchperson Program can usually be completed within 1 year. Approx. 4 weeks ...more
Circular Sawfiler
The Circular Sawfiler Program is designed to teach a student how to bench all circular and gang saws, including tensioning, welding cracks, welding on teeth and includes any other work that is usually performed by a Saw Filer in the Lumber Manufacturing Industry. The Circular Sawfiler Program can ...more
Tool and Die Maker
The Tool and Die Maker Program teaches students how to make, repair and test dies, cutting tools, jigs, fixtures, gauges and special hand tools by laying out, setting-up, machining, fitting and finishing metal stock and castings.. A student can usually complete the Tool and Die Maker Program within ...more