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Resaw Operator

Operate saws to cut planks, timbers, or boards.

What does a Resaw Operator do?

Operates saws to cut planks, timbers, or boards into boards of lesser thickness according to work orders: Observes lumber on conveyor as lumber approaches saw to determine cut to be made. Turns handwheels or manipulates levers to adjust distance between feed rolls and set saw for thickness of board to be cut. Depresses levers to control speed of saw and feed rolls. Observes automatic feeding of lumber to saw or pushes end of lumber into feed rolls. May replace dull saw blades, using handtools. May be designated according to type of saw used as Band-Resaw Operator; Circular-Resaw Operator; Multiple-Resaw Operator; Horizontal-Resaw Operator.