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Chop Saw Safety Test



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

 1. 

Wooden table tops should be replaced when it:
a.
is not made form plywood
c.
does not match the material being cut in width
b.
no longer provides safe support due to over cutting
d.
is shorter than 4 feet
 

 2. 

The following material condition should not be cut on this machine:
a.
Material longer than 6 feet
c.
material which has slight bows or crowns
b.
material which stands higher than the thickness
d.
material which is twisted
 

 3. 

The following should not be worn during the operation of this machine:
a.
gloves
c.
loose clothing
b.
a hat or cap
d.
tennis shoes
 

 4. 

The machine support stand should be:
a.
stable and free of movement
c.
made entirely from metal
b.
made entirely from wood
d.
tilted slightly to the rear
 

 5. 

You should remove scraps from the path of the compound miter saw with:
a.
your fingers
c.
an air hose
b.
a toll, such as a ruler
d.
a piece of wood only while the saw is at a dead stop
 

 6. 

At the completion of each cut, the compound miter saw blade must be:
a.
returned to its position behind the guide fence
c.
rotated below guide fence
b.
removed and placed in its proper place
d.
left at the point nearest the operator
 

 7. 

Stock to be cut on the compound miter saw must be:
a.
held firmly against the fence
c.
held firmly against the arbor color
b.
held firmly against the miter gauge
d.
held firmly against the radial arm
 

 8. 

Before starting the saw, the saw blade should:
a.
be raised
c.
engage the material
b.
not engage the material
d.
should be below the level of the table
 

Matching
 
 
Match the words with the missing word in the sentence
a.
left
h.
fast
b.
right
i.
travel
c.
running
j.
slow
d.
stopped
k.
against
e.
adjustments
l.
away
f.
position
m.
two
g.
one
n.
moderate
 

 9. 

Hold stock firmly __________ the fence
 

 10. 

Stand to one side and keep hands away from the path and direction of __________ of the saw blade
 

 11. 

Feed saw into material only as __________ as it will easily cut.
 

 12. 

Make sure that all __________ adjustments are tight and all guards are in place
 

 13. 

Cut only __________ piece of stock at a time
 

 14. 

do not leave the machine while it is __________ or coasting to a stop
 

 15. 

Return the saw to the standing __________, Behind the guide fence
 

 16. 

When cross cutting, hold the stock with your __________ hand and pull the saw through with your right hand
 
 
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a.
bevel lock
h.
table insert
b.
arm
i.
miter scale
c.
motor
j.
table
d.
trigger
k.
miter clamp handle
e.
handle
l.
bevel clamp handle
f.
self adjusting blade guard
m.
bevel scale
g.
fence
n.
cutter head
 

 17. 

What is number 1 pointing to
 

 18. 

What is number 2 pointing to
 

 19. 

What is number 3 pointing to
 

 20. 

What is number 4 pointing to
 

 21. 

What is number 5 pointing to
 

 22. 

What is number 6 pointing to
 

 23. 

What is number 7 pointing to
 

 24. 

What is number 9 pointing to
 

 25. 

What is number 8 pointing to
 

 26. 

What is number 10 pointing to
 

 27. 

What is number 11 pointing to
 



 
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