Ps:1 Router Table Safety Exam

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This exam will test your knowledge of router table safety.
Note: This test is intended for use by members of Pumping Station: One, Chicago, only.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    You should wear a respirator when working on the router table?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is important to wear a respirator when working on a router table because the machine produces a lot of dust and debris. These particles can be harmful if inhaled, causing respiratory problems or irritation. Wearing a respirator helps to filter out these particles and protect the person working on the router table.

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  • 2. 

    Check to see that the switch is in the off position before plugging the router into the outlet.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer "True" is that it is important to check that the switch is in the off position before plugging the router into the outlet. This is a safety precaution to prevent any potential electrical hazards or damage to the router. By ensuring that the switch is off, it reduces the risk of electrical shock or short-circuiting when connecting the router to the power source.

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  • 3. 

    For control and safety how far should your hands and fingers be away from the revolving bit?

    • A.

      As far as practical with a minimum of 3".

    • B.

      You must always use a push stick on the router table.

    • C.

      As far as practical with a minimum of 6".

    • D.

      Never have your hands near the table.

    Correct Answer
    A. As far as practical with a minimum of 3".
    Explanation
    The correct answer states that for control and safety, your hands and fingers should be kept as far away from the revolving bit as possible, with a minimum distance of 3 inches. This ensures that there is enough distance to prevent any accidental contact with the bit, reducing the risk of injury. While it is important to use a push stick on the router table, this answer specifically addresses the distance requirement for hands and fingers.

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  • 4. 

    When shaping narrow stock (less than 3" wide) you should:

    • A.

      Keep your hands away from the bit.

    • B.

      Use feather boards and clamps.

    • C.

      Use a push block.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    When shaping narrow stock, it is important to keep your hands away from the bit to avoid any accidents. Using feather boards and clamps helps to secure the stock in place, preventing any movement or slipping during the shaping process. Additionally, using a push block allows for better control and grip on the stock, ensuring a smooth and safe shaping experience. Therefore, all of the above options are necessary precautions to take when shaping narrow stock.

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  • 5. 

    Clamp a block of wood to the fence above the bit with clearance for your stock.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that one should clamp a block of wood to the fence above the bit with clearance for their stock. This is a correct statement as it is a common practice in woodworking to use a block of wood to provide support and stability to the stock being worked on. By clamping the block of wood to the fence above the bit, it ensures that the stock remains in place and prevents any potential accidents or mishaps while working with the tool.

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  • 6. 

    The halves of so fence should touch the router bit so it will show the profile after the machine has been turned on.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that in order to see the profile of the fence after the router machine has been turned on, the halves of the fence should touch the router bit. However, this is not true. The profile of the fence can be seen even if the halves of the fence do not touch the router bit. The router bit will still shape the edges of the fence, regardless of whether the halves are touching it or not.

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  • 7. 

    Use a miter gauge and clamp for end grain shaping.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Using a miter gauge and clamp for end grain shaping is a correct and effective method. When shaping the end grain of a workpiece, it is important to have proper control and stability. A miter gauge helps in guiding the workpiece accurately and maintaining a consistent angle while shaping. Clamping the workpiece securely ensures that it does not move or shift during the shaping process, resulting in more precise and desired outcomes. Therefore, using a miter gauge and clamp for end grain shaping is a recommended approach.

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  • 8. 

    The only foreign objects in the stock you need to be concerned with are nails.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because it states that the only foreign objects in the stock to be concerned with are nails. This implies that there are no other foreign objects to be concerned with, which may not be true. There could be other foreign objects such as screws, staples, or other debris that can cause damage or harm. Therefore, it is important to be cautious and aware of all potential foreign objects in the stock, not just nails.

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  • 9. 

    Never reach under the table while the router is running.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is important to never reach under the table while the router is running because it can be extremely dangerous. The router has sharp blades that rotate at high speeds and can cause severe injuries if someone's hand or fingers get caught in them. Therefore, it is crucial to always turn off the router and wait for it to completely stop before reaching under the table to avoid any accidents.

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  • 10. 

    Freehand cuts are allowed when you remove the fence, if you use a starting pin and a bearing on the bit.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When removing the fence and using a starting pin and a bearing on the bit, freehand cuts are allowed. This means that the cuts can be made without the assistance or guidance of a fence, as long as the starting pin and bearing on the bit are used. Therefore, the statement is true.

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