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Reed Repairer

Polish and repair loom reeds.

What does a Reed Repairer do?

Polishes and repairs loom reeds: Cleans lint and gum from reeds, using brush or airhose [HARNESS CLEANER]. Examines reeds for alignment of wires, rough edges, and breaks. Verifies dents, using micrometers and feeler gauges. Straightens and aligns bent wires, using handtools, and solders broken wires. Smooths and polishes reeds, using pumice, lime, emery cloth, steel wool, and rotating brush, according to condition of reed. Inspects new reeds and stores them with reconditioned reeds according to size. Records receipt and transfer of reeds for perpetual inventory. May replace defective reeds on loom.