Name: 
 

Planer Safety Test



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

 1. 

When the board is gripped by the feed rolls of the planer, you should:
a.
push the stock through
c.
increase cutting speed
b.
readjust depth of cut
d.
keep your hands away from the feed rolls
 

 2. 

Stock to be run through the planer must have a minimum length which is
a.
longer than the distance between centers of the feed rolls (12 inches)
c.
determined by the width of the lumber
b.
left up to the decision of the operator
d.
determined by the depth of the cut
 

 3. 

You should limit your cuts on the planer to:
a.
the amount specified on the depth gauge
c.
three turns of the depth adjustment wheel
b.
1/8 inch on narrow and medium width stock
d.
half the width of the board
 

 4. 

When operating the planer, you should stand:
a.
behind the machine
c.
in front of the machine, provided you have someone to tail off
b.
in the operator’s area marked off for the machine
d.
in an upright position and to one side of the machine.
 

 5. 

If stock jams in the planer or fails to feed, you should
a.
apply more pressure on the feed rolls
c.
adjust depth of cut
b.
push the stock through
d.
turn off the power and call your teacher
 

 6. 

The only lumber that can safely be run through the planer must be:
a.
warped
c.
softwood
b.
clean and free of defects
d.
plywood
 

 7. 

All adjustments to depth of cut must be taken from the:
a.
thinnest part of the board
c.
thickest part of the board
b.
average thickness of the board
d.
top of the board
 

Matching
 
 
Fill in the blank of each sentence
a.
dirty
g.
press
b.
3/8
h.
machine
c.
clean
i.
1/2
d.
feed
j.
face
e.
power
k.
1/16
f.
tool
l.
1/8
 

 8. 

Only __________ lumber should be run through the planer.
 

 9. 

Stock needs to be longer than the distance between the __________ rollers
 

 10. 

Limit cuts to __________ inch (es) or less on narrow stock or softwoods
 

 11. 

Limit cuts to __________ inch (es) or less on wide stock or hardwood
 

 12. 

Wear a __________ shield or safety glasses (goggles, spectacles) when operating the planer
 

 13. 

Stand to one side when the __________ is in operation
 

 14. 

Keep hands away from __________ rolls and away from boards already gripped by the machine
 



 
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