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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.

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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