A saw doctor sharpens the teeth on a chainsaw

Saw Doctor

Saw Doctors repair, set and sharpen blades for circular, band and other saws.

Overview

Saw Doctors repair, set and sharpen blades for circular, band and other saws.

Day-to-day

  • dismantles precision instruments, repairs and replaces defective parts, and reassembles articles using hand and power tools and specially designed machines
  • makes blades for circular, band and other power saws and repairs, sets and sharpens blades for hand and power saws
  • may estimate costs and prepare quotes for repairs.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving.

Occupation snapshot
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Moderate

To become a Saw Doctor

  • You can work as a Saw Doctor without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in saw doctoring or sawmilling and processing is usually required.

    Take a Certificate III in Sawdoctoring

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