Swaging Machine Adjuster

Set up automatic swaging machines that press lead wires.

What does a Swaging Machine Adjuster do?

Sets up automatic swaging machines that press lead wire or lead slugs into bullets or into cores for jacketed bullets: Positions and aligns forming die and punch in machine. Changes length and rate of punch and adjusts automatic feed and ejection mechanisms, using handtools and gauges. Starts machine to obtain sample bullets or cores. Examines finished product for defects, such as malformed nose or heel, nicks, and scratches, and determines cause. Verifies profile and dimensions, using fixed gauges. Weighs samples on balance scale to ascertain conformance to specifications. Operates speed lathe and polishing jack to reshape and polish worn punches and polishes dies by hand, using emery cloth. Gives instructions to new workers in machine operation and inspection.