1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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      Saw Maker and Repairer
      Saw Doctor

Makes, repairs, sets and sharpens blades for circular, band and other saws.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:
  • selects sheetmetal stock appropriate to the size and type of blades to be manufactured
  • straightens and stretches stock to desired shape using rolling machines
  • installs dies in power presses and operates presses to cut teeth
  • operates grinding and boring machines to trim and sharpen pressed teeth, and to install mounting pinholes in blades
  • welds or brazes ends of bandsaws
  • checks blade and teeth dimensions against specifications using precision measuring instruments such as micrometers and gauges
  • cuts broken teeth from saws using power shears, bevels sheared joints, and brazes or welds new teeth to blades, using grinding machines and brazing or welding equipment
  • sets teeth to ensure specified width of cuts using hand tools
  • adjusts saw-sharpening machines to obtain required distances between saw teeth, angles of bevel and depths of cut
  • operates machines to sharpen teeth
  • may manually sharpen teeth

Saw Sharpener

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