Ps:1 Shopsmith Band Saw Module Safety Exam

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 119

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


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Prior to starting the band saw to make a cut, one should check the machine for:
    • A. 

      Proper blade tension

    • B. 

      Proper blade guard and guard adjustment

    • C. 

      Proper blade alignment

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Set the blade guard and guide when:
    • A. 

      Tight against the stock to help hold it down.

    • B. 

      The blade is fully stopped and to a height of 1/4" above the stock.

    • C. 

      1/2" above the stock.

    • D. 

      The machine is off and the blade is still coasting.

  • 3. 
    When installed correctly the teeth of the band saw blade should point:
    • A. 

      Downward towards the table and facing towards the front.

    • B. 

      Upwards away from the table and facing towards the front.

  • 4. 
    The band saw blade should be where in proximity to the rear blade guide wheel roller bearing:
    • A. 

      Firm and tight against it.

    • B. 

      Lightly dragging on the wheel.

    • C. 

      Slightly clear the wheel within 1/32'.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    For control and safety, how far should your hands and fingers be away from the blade?
    • A. 

      As close as you need, the band saw is very safe machine.

    • B. 

      As far as practical, with a 3" minimum.

    • C. 

      Within the spotlight area as long as you can see your fingers.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 6. 
    When cutting on the band saw:
    • A. 

      Make sure your work is clamped to the table.

    • B. 

      Stand on the right side of the band saw while cutting.

    • C. 

      Always use a reference or a miter gauge.

    • D. 

      Keep your fingers and thumbs to the side outside of the path of the blade.

  • 7. 
    Freehand sawing on the band saw should only be attempted:
    • A. 

      When the work to be sawed is resting flat on the table or in a jig.

    • B. 

      When you need to make an inside cut.

    • C. 

      There is no wait to use a fence or a miter gauge.

    • D. 

      It should never be done.

  • 8. 
    When sawing sharp or tight curves one should:
    • A. 

      Feed the work quickly.

    • B. 

      Make relief cuts that will free the blade.

    • C. 

      Feed the work slowly.

    • D. 

      Back the blade out of the cut when it becomes bound.

  • 9. 
    If it becomes necessary to back out of a long cut you should:
    • A. 

      Continue to try to push the stock forward.

    • B. 

      Carefully back the stock off the blade while the blade is running.

    • C. 

      Try to turn the stock on the table.

    • D. 

      Stop the machine and back to stock off of the blade.

  • 10. 
    When can cylindrical stock be cut on the band saw?
    • A. 

      With the aid of another person.

    • B. 

      It cannot be cut safely.

    • C. 

      When using a "V" block.

    • D. 

      When using a bar clamp.

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