Cut button blanks from shells.
What does a Button Cutting Machine Operator do?
Cuts button blanks from shells: Holds shell against machine fixture by hand or using tongs. Moves lever or depresses pedal to advance tubular saw into shell and cut out button blank. Determines location for cuts according to size, shape, and condition of individual shell in order to obtain maximum number of blanks. Replaces dulled saws, using wrenches. May reset and sharpen saws, using hand files.