RVHS Radial ARM Saw And Power Mitre Box

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Procedures and safety quiz for the cut-off saw and the chop saw at Rio Vista High School.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The shortest piece you can safely cut on the chop saw is:

    • A.

      2"

    • B.

      6"

    • C.

      8"

    • D.

      12"

    Correct Answer
    C. 8"
    Explanation
    The shortest piece that can be safely cut on the chop saw is 8". This means that any piece shorter than 8" may not be securely held in place or may not have enough material to safely cut through. Cutting pieces shorter than 8" could result in instability or potential hazards, so it is recommended to use longer pieces or find alternative methods for cutting shorter lengths.

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  • 2. 

    After completing each cut, make sure...

    • A.

      The blade stops completely before bringing the saw blade back up.

    • B.

      The blade doesn't stop before bringing the blade up.

    • C.

      To let go of the piece your working on.

    • D.

      The tension spring is locked.

    Correct Answer
    A. The blade stops completely before bringing the saw blade back up.
    Explanation
    After completing each cut, it is important to ensure that the blade stops completely before bringing the saw blade back up. This is crucial for safety reasons as it prevents any accidental contact with the moving blade while it is still in motion. By waiting for the blade to come to a complete stop, the risk of injury is significantly reduced.

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  • 3. 

    The chop saw is used primarily for making

    • A.

      Rip cuts

    • B.

      Crosscuts and angled cuts

    • C.

      Dados

    • D.

      Rabbits

    Correct Answer
    B. Crosscuts and angled cuts
    Explanation
    The chop saw is a versatile tool that is primarily used for making crosscuts and angled cuts. Crosscuts are straight cuts made across the grain of the wood, while angled cuts are made at an angle other than 90 degrees. These types of cuts are commonly needed in various woodworking projects, such as framing, trim work, and furniture making. The chop saw's ability to make precise and accurate cuts at different angles makes it a valuable tool for carpenters and woodworkers.

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  • 4. 

    Make sure the stock being cut is pinned tightly...

    • A.

      Against the fence.

    • B.

      1" away from the fence.

    • C.

      Fairly close to where you want your cut.

    • D.

      To the table, away from the fence.

    Correct Answer
    A. Against the fence.
    Explanation
    To ensure accurate and precise cuts, it is important to have the stock being cut pinned tightly against the fence. This helps to maintain stability and prevents any movement or shifting during the cutting process. By keeping the stock firmly pressed against the fence, it allows for a straight and controlled cut, resulting in a clean and professional finish.

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  • 5. 

    When cutting a piece so the waste side is on the right (regular), crossing your arms by holding the stock with your right hand and lowering the blade with your left...

    • A.

      Is extremely dangerous and should never be done.

    • B.

      Is o.k.

    • C.

      More dangerous, but safe enough.

    • D.

      Does not bring your left arm into a dangerous spot.

    Correct Answer
    A. Is extremely dangerous and should never be done.
    Explanation
    Crossing your arms by holding the stock with your right hand and lowering the blade with your left is extremely dangerous because it brings your left arm into a dangerous spot. This position increases the risk of injury as the blade comes down towards your body, increasing the chances of accidental contact with the blade. It is important to always prioritize safety when handling tools and avoid any actions that can put oneself at risk of harm.

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  • 6. 

    Even though we refer to the power mitre box as the chop saw, you should never...

    • A.

      Actually use a quick chopping motion, you should cut at a consistent, controlled speed and listen to the machine so you don't over work it.

    • B.

      Crosscut with the chop saw.

    • C.

      Make mitre joints with the chop saw.

    • D.

      Cut pieces 12" or longer.

    Correct Answer
    A. Actually use a quick chopping motion, you should cut at a consistent, controlled speed and listen to the machine so you don't over work it.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to actually use a quick chopping motion, you should cut at a consistent, controlled speed and listen to the machine so you don't overwork it. This is because using a quick chopping motion can be dangerous and may cause the machine to malfunction or lead to accidents. It is important to maintain a consistent and controlled speed while using the power mitre box, and also listen to the machine to ensure it is not being overworked.

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  • 7. 

    When finished making a cut

    • A.

      Remove any scraps or unused stock from the saw area, and return them to the lumber room.

    • B.

      Stay in the saw's area until the blade has come to a complete stop.

    • C.

      All of these

    • D.

      Make sure you return the saw to 90 degrees if you adjusted the angle at all.

    Correct Answer
    C. All of these
    Explanation
    After finishing a cut, it is important to remove any scraps or unused stock from the saw area and return them to the lumber room to keep the workspace clean and safe. It is also necessary to stay in the saw's area until the blade has completely stopped spinning to avoid any accidents. Additionally, if the angle of the saw was adjusted during the cut, it is crucial to return it to 90 degrees to ensure accurate and precise cuts in the future. Therefore, all of the given statements are correct and should be followed.

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  • 8. 

    You can safely cut stock on either its surface or edge with the chop saw.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because a chop saw is designed to cut stock, which can refer to various types of materials such as wood, metal, or plastic. The chop saw has a rotating blade that can cut through the stock from either its surface or edge. Therefore, it is safe to use the chop saw for cutting stock in either of these ways.

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  • 9. 

    The major difference in cutting wider boards with the radial arm saw and the chop saw is...

    • A.

      The blade is pulled toward you over the board with the radial arm saw.

    • B.

      The blade is pulled toward you over the board with the chop saw.

    • C.

      You lower the blade into the wood with the radial arm saw.

    • D.

      You start the blade toward you, lower it into the wood, then push it away with the radial arm saw.

    Correct Answer
    A. The blade is pulled toward you over the board with the radial arm saw.
    Explanation
    The major difference in cutting wider boards with the radial arm saw and the chop saw is that the blade is pulled toward you over the board with the radial arm saw.

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  • 10. 

    The closest your fingers can get to the blade on either the radial arm saw or the chop saw is...

    • A.

      2"

    • B.

      6"

    • C.

      12"

    • D.

      2'

    Correct Answer
    B. 6"
    Explanation
    The closest your fingers can get to the blade on either the radial arm saw or the chop saw is 6 inches. This distance is important for safety reasons as it ensures that there is enough space between your fingers and the blade to prevent any accidents or injuries. Keeping a safe distance from the blade is crucial when operating power tools to minimize the risk of accidents.

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  • 11. 

    Another name for the Radial Arm saw is:

    • A.

      Chop saw

    • B.

      Cut-off saw

    • C.

      Chip saw

    • D.

      Zippy the wonder cutter

    Correct Answer
    B. Cut-off saw
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Cut-off saw" because a cut-off saw is another name for a radial arm saw. A cut-off saw is a power tool that is used for making straight cuts in materials such as wood, metal, or plastic. It has a circular blade mounted on a pivoting arm, allowing the user to move the saw across the material to make precise cuts. The term "radial arm saw" refers to the design of the saw, where the arm can be adjusted and positioned to make different types of cuts.

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  • 12. 

    Another name for the Power Mitre box is...

    • A.

      Cut-off saw

    • B.

      Chop saw

    • C.

      Table saw

    • D.

      Band saw

    Correct Answer
    B. Chop saw
    Explanation
    The Power Mitre box is another name for a chop saw. A chop saw is a power tool used for making straight cuts in materials such as wood, metal, or plastic. It is commonly used in woodworking and construction projects. The term "chop saw" refers to the motion of the blade, which moves up and down in a chopping motion to make the cut. The Power Mitre box is essentially a type of chop saw that is designed to ensure accurate and precise angled cuts.

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  • 13. 

    When cutting long boards, make sure

    • A.

      To get assistance in holding it in place.

    • B.

      You don't worry too much about cutting it straight, it's just a rough cut.

    • C.

      To leave any extra on the saw for someone else.

    • D.

      To carry the lumber to the saw with the front pointing down.

    Correct Answer
    A. To get assistance in holding it in place.
    Explanation
    When cutting long boards, it is important to get assistance in holding it in place. This is because long boards can be difficult to control and may shift or move while cutting, leading to inaccurate cuts or potential accidents. Having someone hold the board securely in place ensures stability and allows for a cleaner and safer cut.

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