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Tire Buffer

Tend buffing machines that remove rubber from tire body.

What does a Tire Buffer do?

Tends buffing machine that removes rubber from tire body to prepare tire for retreading: Positions tire on holder of machine. Places metal plate against tire and turns bolt to hold plate in place, using wrench. Inflates tire with air. Starts tire rotating and pushes lever that moves tire against abrasive wheel that cuts tread from tire. Turns dial to position buffing wheel against tire. Measures tire to determine size of retreading mold, using tapeline. May apply cement to tire to be retreaded, using brush. May inspect tire casings prior to buffing.