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Metal polishers, wheel grinders and tool sharpeners

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Code

7224

Description

Metal polishers, wheel grinders and tool sharpeners polish and grind metal surfaces and sharpen tools.
Tasks include -
(a) operating fixed or portable buffing and polishing machines;
(b) sharpening cutting tools and instruments using grinding wheels or mechanically operated grinding machines;
(c) repairing, adjusting and sharpening saw blades and metal teeth of cylinders in textile carding machines;
(d) dressing grinding wheels according to specifications;
(e) monitoring machine operations to determine whether adjustments are necessary, and stopping machines when problems occur;
(f) inspecting, feeling and measuring work pieces to ensure that surfaces and dimensions meet specifications;
(g) selecting and mounting grinding wheels on machines according to specifications, using hand tools and applying knowledge of abrasives and grinding procedures.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Knife sharpener
- Metal finisher
- Metal polisher
- Tool grinder
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Metal finishing machine operator - 8122
- Metal polishing machine operator - 8122

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