RVHS Table Saw Quiz

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This quiz covers the proper procedure and safety for use of the Table Saw at Rio Vista High School.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If helping to "tail-off", you should pull the board through the saw.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Your fingers should be no closer than 2'' to the blade.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    You should not force the stock into the saw blade faster than it will cut,
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    When ripping, it is best to stand directly behind the blade.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A push stick is necessary when ripping narrow stock.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The guard is not always necessary .
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    A helper of roller should be used when ripping long pieces.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    It is safe to saw cylindrical stock on the table saw.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    It is safe to saw free hand.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The saw blade should be adjusted so that the teeth clear the thickness of the material to the depth of the gullets.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The fence should be used at all times.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Eye protection should be worn when using a table saw.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    The splitter must be in place on the saw except:
    • A. 

      When you are cutting large stock

    • B. 

      When ripping 2'' and 5''

    • C. 

      When the instructor has authorized its removal for special setups.

    • D. 

      For short pieces which tend to be caught under the guard.

  • 14. 
    Adjustments are to be made while:
    • A. 

      The saw is shut off and the blade is coasting

    • B. 

      The saw in running, providing you have the instructor's permission.

    • C. 

      The blade is at a complete stop and the main power switch is off.

    • D. 

      The blade is lowered below the table.

  • 15. 
    A pushstick must be used when you are:
    • A. 

      Ripping narrow (less that 6'' wide) pieces

    • B. 

      Adjusting the saw.

    • C. 

      Turning on the saw.

    • D. 

      Crosscutting with a sled.

  • 16. 
    The shortest piece you may rip cut without special permission is:
    • A. 

      6''

    • B. 

      8''

    • C. 

      10''

    • D. 

      12''

  • 17. 
    Freehand cutting without the aid of the fence or crosscut guide is:
    • A. 

      Permitted when stock is too large for the table

    • B. 

      Okay if permission is received from the instructor.

    • C. 

      Never permitted because because of the danger.

    • D. 

      Permitted if the operator has help.

  • 18. 
    You must never back the wood away from the blade:
    • A. 

      Without first rolling up your selves

    • B. 

      While the saw is running, due to the danger of a kickback.

    • C. 

      Without giving a signal.

    • D. 

      Except when sawdust or scraps are on the table.

  • 19. 
    if you are in the middle of a cut and the workpiece gets stuck:
    • A. 

      Back the piece out and fix the problem

    • B. 

      Reach down and turn off the saw, then fix the problem.

    • C. 

      Force it

    • D. 

      Call for someone to turn off the saw.

  • 20. 
    Reaching over the saw blade or passing wood over the saw blade when it is running:
    • A. 

      Speeds up the operation

    • B. 

      Is dangerous and is forbidden

    • C. 

      Shows that you're handy with machines

    • D. 

      Lets you feed wood into the machine faster.

  • 21. 
    When “tailing off” the helper must remember to:
    • A. 

      Pick up the scraps off the floor as the operator starts the cut.

    • B. 

      Hold the stock and pull it gently away from the saw once the operator starts the cut.

    • C. 

      Support the stock from underneath, but not grasp it.

    • D. 

      Pull the stock faster if the operator is too slow.

  • 22. 
    When ripping stock, you should push the piece that is against the fence clear of the saw blade and onto the outfeed table. Failure to do so may result in:
    • A. 

      Damage to the blade

    • B. 

      Pinching the board

    • C. 

      Kick Back

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    At the end of a rip cut, your left hand should be:
    • A. 

      On your head

    • B. 

      Holding the cut-off

    • C. 

      Resting on the table

    • D. 

      On the table behind you

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