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Automatic Clipper

Tend air-powered machines that clip continuous sheets of veneers.

What does an Automatic Clipper do?

Tends air-powered machine that clips continuous sheet of veneer to specified width and to clip out defects: Turns dial to set machine cutting mechanism and starts conveyor that carries veneer under knife. Observes veneer sheet being conveyed to clipper, noting defects, such as knots, cracks, pitch pockets, and rot, and presses button that causes knife to clip out defective portions of veneer to obtain maximum grade. Stacks clipped veneer sheets on skid and marks identification data on top sheet. May replace dull knives, using handtools.