Ps:1 Drill Press Safety Exam

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Drill Press Safety Quizzes & Trivia

This exam will test your knowledge of basic safety procedures for the drill press. Note: This test is intended for use by members of Pumping Station: One, Chicago, only.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You should always remove the chuck key from the chart before turning on the power?
    • A. 

      Every time

    • B. 

      Only when using a cup saw cutter

  • 2. 
    Keep the guard over the pulleys and belts unless the drill press is unplugged.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    When should you use a clamp for your stock on the drill press?
    • A. 

      Every time you are drilling.

    • B. 

      Only when the stock is shorter than 6 inches long.

    • C. 

      When you do not have someone to help you.

    • D. 

      Never.

  • 4. 
    For control and safety how far should your hands and fingers be away from the revolving drill bit?
    • A. 

      As close as you need; the drill press is very safe.

    • B. 

      As far as practical, with a minimum of 3 inches.

    • C. 

      As far as practical, with a minimum of 6 inches.

    • D. 

      Never have your hands near the table.

  • 5. 
    When drilling a hole into cylindrical stock, hold the stock:
    • A. 

      Securely by hand.

    • B. 

      Never drill into cylindrical stock.

    • C. 

      Only drill into cylindrical stock by using V-block or drill press vise to support the stock.

    • D. 

      With help from your friend.

  • 6. 
    When drilling a long piece of stock:
    • A. 

      Place the excess length of the stock to the right of the operator.

    • B. 

      Place the excess length of the stock to the left of the operator.

  • 7. 
    When drilling a deep hole you should raise the bit how often?
    • A. 

      Whenever chips are beginning to block the hole.

    • B. 

      As often as you need to cool off the bit or to add cutting oil.

    • C. 

      To give your right arm a rest.

    • D. 

      Both A and B.

  • 8. 
    When the drill bit begins to breakthrough the underside of the stock you should?
    • A. 

      Ease up on the feed pressure.

    • B. 

      Maintain the same feed pressure.

    • C. 

      Stop the drill immediately.

    • D. 

      Apply more pressure.

  • 9. 
    It is okay to wear gloves when drilling:
    • A. 

      Into sheet metal that can easily cut you.

    • B. 

      When you don't want to get splinters.

    • C. 

      Into metal bar stock that becomes hot so you can prevent your hands from getting burned.

    • D. 

      It is never okay to wear gloves around rotating machinery.

  • 10. 
    The safest way to remove chips from the drill press workpiece is:
    • A. 

      Brush the chips away with your bare hand.

    • B. 

      Blow the chips away using your breath.

    • C. 

      Brush the chips away with a bench or chip brush or a use cheap paintbrush.

    • D. 

      Blow the chips away with high-pressure compressed air.