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Table Saw Test



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

 1. 

When tailing off on the table saw, the helper must:
a.
support stock from underneath but not grasp it
c.
use a brush when cleaning up tailings
b.
pick up all tailings that might cause an accident
d.
hold the stock and pull gently
 

 2. 

All adjustments on the table saw are made:
a.
while the machine is coasting
c.
while the machine is at a dead stop
b.
by the teacher
d.
while the power is on
 

 3. 

You should use a push stick when operating the table saw to:
a.
rip short and narrow pieces off stock
c.
turn off the power
b.
adjust the saw
d.
remove scrapes
 

 4. 

The guard must always be in place over the saw blade of the table saw except when:
a.
cutting stock with a thickness of more than 1 inch
c.
using a think blade
b.
cutting short pieces that tend to catch under the guard
d.
your teacher has authorized its removal for special set-ups
 

 5. 

You should limit the extension of the table saw blade above the stock being cut to:
a.
1 inch
c.
1/8 inch
b.
1/4 inch
d.
1/2 inch
 

 6. 

Before sawing any lumber, the lumber should be inspected to insure that it is:
a.
free from loose knots, nails, sand or paint
c.
freshly painted
b.
freshly sanded
d.
kiln dried
 

 7. 

Freehand sawing on the table saw:
a.
is allowed in special occasions
c.
includes using the miter gauge
b.
includes using the fence
d.
is never allowed
 

Matching
 
 
Match the words with the correct sentence:
a.
knots
g.
1/8
b.
eye
h.
dead
c.
dull
i.
guards
d.
sharp
j.
face
e.
1/2
k.
hand
f.
teacher
l.
path
 

 8. 

be sure that the lumber is free from loose __________, nails, sand, or paint
 

 9. 

be sure that the blade is __________.
 

 10. 

Make adjustments only when the machine is at a __________ stop.
 

 11. 

Limit saw blade extension to __________ inch or less above the stock being cut.
 

 12. 

See to it that the rip fence, __________ and other safety devices are all in place and in good working order.
 

 13. 

Ask the __________ to approve all special set-ups and dado heads.
 

 14. 

Wear __________ shield or safety glasses (goggles, spectacles) at all times when operating the table saw
 

 15. 

Keep fingers clear of the __________ of the saw blade.
 



 
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