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Band Saw Safety Test



Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 1. 

You should make all adjustments on the band saw
a.
only when the machine is at a dead stop
c.
while the machine is coasting
b.
more than 1/2” above the stock
d.
only when the power is on
 

 2. 

It is best to set the upper saw guide of the band saw
a.
when the power is off and the saw is coasting
c.
tight against the stock
b.
1/4” or less above the stock
d.
1/2” or more above the stock
 

 3. 

You should plan your sawing procedure on the band saw so that
a.
a small curves can be cut easily with wide blades
c.
there will be a little scrap left on the table
b.
there will be a maximum forward feed with a minimum of backing out cuts
d.
back-outs can be made after each 1/2” of forward feed
 

 4. 

When it becomes necessary to back out stock from a long cut on the band saw, you should
a.
carefully back the stock away while the blade is in motion
c.
try to turn the stock on the table
b.
stop the machine, then back out the stock
d.
continue to saw forward
 

 5. 

If the band saw blade breaks or comes off, you should
a.
call another student to shut off the power
c.
continue cutting until the blade comes to a stop
b.
back your stock away from he blade immediately so as to avoid damage to your work
d.
step away immediately, shut off the power (without endangering yourself) and then notify your teacher
 

 6. 

Material to be cut on the band saw should be
a.
clamped to the table
c.
held firmly
b.
held loosely
d.
not held while the blade is moving
 

 7. 

If a band saw should break, the operator should
a.
stay with the machine
c.
lower the table
b.
try to slow the machine down
d.
step away, shut off the power if possible and notify the teacher
 

Matching
 
 
a.
straight
g.
1/4”
b.
flat
h.
blade
c.
rough
i.
push
d.
teacher
j.
moderate
e.
forward
k.
guards
f.
1/8”
l.
on/off switch
 

 8. 

Plan sawing procedures so that there is a maximum __________ feed with a minimum of backing cuts
 

 9. 

Cut only stock with a __________ surface
 

 10. 

Be sure all __________ are in place
 

 11. 

Ask the __________ to approve all special set-ups on the band saw
 

 12. 

Upper saw guide should be __________ inch or less above stock to be cut
 

 13. 

Keep fingers a safe distance from the saw __________.
 

 14. 

Feed material into the machine at a __________ rate of speed.
 

 15. 

Use a __________ stick when sawing small stock
 
 
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a.
Upper Blade Guard
h.
Table clamp
b.
Blade Guard
i.
Fence
c.
Rear Blade Guard
j.
Miter gauge grove
d.
Guide Post
k.
Motor
e.
Blade Tension
l.
Table
f.
Blade Guide Lock
m.
Upper Wheel
g.
On/off Switch
n.
Lowe Blade Guard
 

 16. 

What is number 15 pointing to
 

 17. 

What is number 16 pointing to
 

 18. 

What is number 17 pointing to
 

 19. 

What is number 18 pointing to
 

 20. 

What is number 19 pointing to
 

 21. 

What is number 20 pointing to
 

 22. 

What is number 21 pointing to
 

 23. 

What is number 22 pointing to
 

 24. 

What is number 23 pointing to
 

 25. 

What is number 24 pointing to
 

 26. 

What is number 25 pointing to
 



 
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