Sawyer (occupation)
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Sawyer Occupation
Sawyers in Japan, circa 1800. Nishiki-e print after Katsushika Hokusai.

Sawyer is an occupational term referring to someone who saws wood, particularly using a pit saw[1] either in a saw pit or with the log on trestles above ground or operates a sawmill. One such job is the occupation of someone who cuts lumber to length for the consumer market, a task now often done by end users or at lumber and home improvement stores.[2]

The term is still widely used in the logging industry to refer to the operator of a chainsaw (or still in some limited applications, a crosscut saw) for harvesting, wildfire suppression, trail construction and related work. In the construction industry, the term is applied to the operator of a concrete saw.

See also


  1. ^ "Sawyer" def. 1 formerly "Sawer" def. 1. Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition.
  2. ^ 20 Jobs That Have Disappeared, By Miranda Marquit, Main Street,, May 3, 2010.

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