Bandsaw Safety Test! Trivia Quiz

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Do you know anything about bandsaw safety? Do you suppose you can be successful taking this quiz? Some examples of the possible hazards of a bandsaw include getting your hair or clothes caught by the cutting tool, getting chips in your eyes, accidentally cutting your finger or trapping it with the blade, and a broken bandsaw blade. This situation is why certain safety precautions have to be put into practice. Take this quiz and learn more about bandsaw safety.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Do you need your instructor's permission to operate this machine?

    • A.

      Yes, I do and the way I get that permission is to pass this test and the practical test

    • B.

      No I don't need his permission. I already know how to safely operate this machine

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes, I do and the way I get that permission is to pass this test and the practical test
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Yes, I do and the way I get that permission is to pass this test and the practical test." This answer acknowledges the need for the instructor's permission to operate the machine and explains that the permission is obtained by passing both the theoretical and practical tests.

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  • 2. 

    You may stop the saw blade by forcing a piece of wood against the blade?

    • A.

      Yes I can. It is a quick and easy way to stop the blade

    • B.

      No I can't. This method of stopping the machine makes the blade feel dull by taking the "set" out of the teeth

    Correct Answer
    B. No I can't. This method of stopping the machine makes the blade feel dull by taking the "set" out of the teeth
    Explanation
    Forcing a piece of wood against the blade to stop it is not recommended because it can make the blade feel dull by removing the "set" from the teeth. The "set" refers to the slight angle at which the teeth are bent to the side, allowing the blade to cut a wider kerf. By forcing a piece of wood against the blade, this angle can be altered or flattened, reducing the blade's cutting effectiveness and potentially causing damage. Therefore, it is not a suitable method for stopping the saw blade.

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  • 3. 

    How close should the guard be adjusted to the piece you are about to cut?

    Correct Answer
    1/4"
    1/4
    one fourth of an inch
    one quarter of an inch
    Explanation
    The guard should be adjusted to be 1/4 inch, one fourth of an inch, or one quarter of an inch close to the piece you are about to cut.

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  • 4. 

    What is the closest that your fingers should be to the blade?

    • A.

      6 inches

    • B.

      1 inch

    • C.

      2 inches

    • D.

      10 inches

    Correct Answer
    C. 2 inches
    Explanation
    The closest that your fingers should be to the blade is 2 inches. This distance ensures that you have enough control and precision while handling the blade, while also minimizing the risk of accidentally cutting or injuring your fingers. Being too close to the blade increases the chances of accidents, while being too far may reduce your control over the tool. Therefore, maintaining a distance of 2 inches provides a balance between safety and effectiveness.

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  • 5. 

    If you need to make adjustments to the saw, you should have the saw       turned _________.

    Correct Answer
    Off
    off
    off.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "off, off, off" because when making adjustments to the saw, it is important to ensure that the saw is turned off. This is for safety reasons as operating a saw while making adjustments can be extremely dangerous. By turning the saw off, it eliminates the risk of accidental injury and allows for safe and proper adjustments to be made.

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  • 6. 

    You do not need to wear safety glasses while operating the bandsaw.

    • A.

      This is true, I should always wear safety glasses while in the shop

    • B.

      This is false

    Correct Answer
    A. This is true, I should always wear safety glasses while in the shop
    Explanation
    The answer is true because safety glasses are an important safety precaution when working in a shop environment. They help protect the eyes from potential hazards such as flying debris, dust, or chemicals. While operating a bandsaw, there is a risk of wood chips or other materials being thrown towards the face, making safety glasses necessary to prevent eye injuries. Therefore, it is important to always wear safety glasses while in the shop, including when using a bandsaw.

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  • 7. 

    If your wood doesn’t cut easily, you should

    • A.

      Speed up the blade

    • B.

      Push harder

    • C.

      Replace the blade

    • D.

      Turn off the machine and tell the teacher

    Correct Answer
    D. Turn off the machine and tell the teacher
    Explanation
    If the wood doesn't cut easily, it indicates that there might be a problem with the machine or the blade. Continuing to use the machine or pushing harder may cause damage or injury. Therefore, the best course of action is to turn off the machine to prevent any accidents and inform the teacher about the issue.

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  • 8. 

    You should remove scrap from the table only when the blade is _______.

    Correct Answer
    stopped
    quit moving
    quit
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "stopped." This means that you should remove scrap from the table only when the blade has come to a complete stop. It is important to wait until the blade is no longer moving to avoid any potential accidents or injuries.

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  • 9. 

    Using the picture, decide which answer best describes the part of the machine that the arrow is pointing to. 

    • A.

      Table

    • B.

      Blade

    • C.

      Upper/lower wheel guard

    • D.

      Table clamp

    Correct Answer
    C. Upper/lower wheel guard
    Explanation
    The arrow in the picture is pointing to the upper/lower wheel guard. This is the part of the machine that covers and protects the wheels of the machine. It is important to have a wheel guard in place to prevent any accidents or injuries while operating the machine.

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  • 10. 

    If the blade breaks on the bandsaw, what should you do?

    • A.

      Turn off the machine, get the instructor

    • B.

      Yell at someone to come help you

    • C.

      Turn off the machine, wait for it to stop, get the instructor

    • D.

      Turn off the machine and walk away

    Correct Answer
    C. Turn off the machine, wait for it to stop, get the instructor
    Explanation
    If the blade breaks on the bandsaw, the first step is to turn off the machine to prevent any further damage or injury. Then, it is important to wait for the machine to come to a complete stop before taking any further action. Finally, it is necessary to get the instructor or someone with expertise in handling the bandsaw to assess the situation and provide guidance on how to proceed.

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