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Skiver

Tend machines that bevel edges of leather parts of articles.

What does a Skiver do?

Tends machine that bevels edges of leather parts of articles, such as belting, gloves, wallets, cigarette and key cases, and handbags to prepare parts for joining: Turns setscrews to adjust gauge, guide, feed roller, and blade, to regulate angle of bevel. Depresses pedal to start machine. Positions part on bed of machine against gauge and beneath guide. Guides part over feed roller that forces edge of material against blade to skive edge. Sharpens blade, using emery wheel. May pull leather strips across fixed cutting edge to reduce thickness and be designated Skiver, Hand.