Ps:1 Table Saw Safety Exam

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Saw Safety Quizzes & Trivia

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


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How high above the workpiece should saw blade be set?
    • A. 

      As high as it can go.

    • B. 

      1/8" to 1/4"

    • C. 

      1/2"

    • D. 

      3/8" to 5/8"

  • 2. 
    The safest way to remove scrap pieces from around the revolving blade is to:
    • A. 

      Turn off the power and wait for the blade to stop.

    • B. 

      Use a stick.

    • C. 

      Remove the stock being cut first, before removing the chips.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 3. 
    When ripping long stock, you should:
    • A. 

      Push it halfway through then reverse it to complete the cut.

    • B. 

      Push it halfway through, and then walk around to the rear of the table, and finish pulling it through.

    • C. 

      Push the stock fully through the saw and onto an out feed table, use roller stands or ask for assistance from another person.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 4. 
    When crosscutting short duplicate pieces on the table saw, a safe method to use is:
    • A. 

      The fence alone as a guide.

    • B. 

      The first piece cut as a gauge.

    • C. 

      A stop block clamped to the side of the fence as a guide.

    • D. 

      Any of the above.

  • 5. 
    When operating a table saw, you should stand:
    • A. 

      To the right side of the blade, if possible.

    • B. 

      To the left side of the blade.

    • C. 

      Directly in line with the blade.

    • D. 

      It does not matter where you stand.

  • 6. 
    All table saw adjustments should be made:
    • A. 

      While the saw is in motion.

    • B. 

      While the saw is completely stopped.

    • C. 

      It depends on which type of blade you're using.

    • D. 

      After the fence has been removed from the table.

  • 7. 
    Crosscutting of stock normally requires a:
    • A. 

      Fence.

    • B. 

      Push stick.

    • C. 

      Stop block.

    • D. 

      Miter gauge or crosscut sled.

  • 8. 
    The splitter shall be used when:
    • A. 

      Cutting tapers.

    • B. 

      Crosscutting.

    • C. 

      Cutting rabbits are dados.

    • D. 

      Ripping.

  • 9. 
    When is it safe to do freehand (no fence, no miter gauge) sawing on the table saw?
    • A. 

      When cutting circles.

    • B. 

      When cutting very thin stock.

    • C. 

      Never.

    • D. 

      When cutting plywood.

  • 10. 
    When ripping long stock:
    • A. 

      Have a helper support the stock, but not pull it, as it out feeds from the saw.

    • B. 

      Use an out feed table or roller stand.

    • C. 

      Press down hard to support the stock and allow it to fall to the floor once it's passed the blade

    • D. 

      Ripping of long stock should only be done with a sled.