Saw doctors make, repair, maintain and sharpen a wide range of cutting tools and saw blades. They also maintain mechanical parts of a range of production machines.
Duties & Tasks
Saw doctors may perform the following tasks:manufacture saw blades from blank sheets or strips of steel
straighten and stretch steel in circular and band saws
operate hand and power tools, machines and mechanical equipment
mill, grind, press or sharpen cutting tools
weld tools, saws and cutting edges
manufacture and maintain the straightness and balance in all cutting tools and saw blades
use hand skills to manipulate machines to sharpen saws and cutting tools so that they produce the required surface finish on sawn or milled products
maintain a range of mechanical parts on sawing machinery used in timber processing.
enjoy practical and manual activities
able to cope with the physical demands of the job
normal vision and hearing
good hand-eye coordination.