Tends machine that buffs hides to specified finish: Turns setscrews to regulate distance between rollers, according to thickness of hide. Inserts hide between rollers and starts machine. Holds half of hide while rollers buff surface of other half. Repeats buffing operation on unbuffed portion of hide. May be designated according to hide buffed as Black-Leather Buffer (leather mfg.); White-Kid Buffer (leather mfg.). May tend machine equipped with abrasive covered rollers that form nap on surface of leather and be designated Sueding-Wheel Operator (leather mfg.).