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Cage Maker

Cut, form, and weld wire meshes and reinforcing steels to fabricate cages.

What does a Cage Maker do?

Cuts, forms, and welds wire mesh and reinforcing steel to fabricate cages used in reinforcing concrete pipe and other concrete forms, according to blueprint or work order specifications: Obtains roll of wire mesh of specified gauge, and unrolls and stretches out mesh for cutting. Measures mesh with steel rule and cuts strands, using hand or pneumatic cutter. Feeds wire mesh into rollers of bending machine and turns adjusting wheel to shape frame or cage sections. Places formed rods or mesh on floor or in special forming stand preparatory to welding. Tack-welds sections together, using arc-welding equipment. Cuts reinforcing steel, using cutting torch.