Tend machines that pound down and buff edges of leather uppers.

What does a Pounder do?

Tends machine that pounds down and buffs edges of leather uppers to provide smooth base for outsole: Starts machine and moves bottom of lasted shoe against wheel that pounds out puckers on edges of upper. Buffs bottom of lasted shoe on emery wheel to provide smooth surface. May be designated according to area of shoe pounded as Bottom Pounder, Cement Shoes; Heel-Seat Pounder; Toe Pounder.