Ps:1 Router Table Safety Exam

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 180

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Router Quizzes & Trivia

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

  • 2. 
    Check to see that the switch is in the off position before plugging the router into the outlet.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 5. 
    Clamp a block of wood to the fence above the bit with clearance for your stock.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 7. 
    Use a miter gauge and clamp for end grain shaping.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The only foreign objects in the stock you need to be concerned with are nails.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Never reach under the table while the router is running.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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