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  • 1) Sets up and operates power-fed facer or planer machine to surface and size woodstock used in furniture production: Selects and installs knives in cutterhead according to work order, using wrenches and gauges.

  • 2) Turns handwheels to adjust table level, pressure bars, and feed rolls according to depth of cut and thickness of stock.

  • 3) Starts planer, and positions woodstock on conveyor or inserts woodstock between feed rolls that carry woodstock through planer.

  • 4) Inspects and feels planed woodstock to verify smoothness of cut and thickness of stock, using gauge and rule.

  • 5) May sharpen cutters on abrasive wheel or stone.

  • 6) May operate circular saw to remove woodstock defects, such as splits and holes, and to square ends of stock prior to processing boards through planer.

  • 7) May signal coworker to stop feeding stock into planer when jams occur.




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DOT:   665.682-022

Job Number: 7524