Table Saw Safety Test

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Table Saw Safety Test - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What should be done with articles of clothing, such as ties, coats and long sleevs when operating the table saw?

    • A.

      Keep them away from the saw blade

    • B.

      Remove or fasten them out of the way

    • C.

      Stay clear of the saw

    • D.

      Have a friend hold them out of the way

    Correct Answer
    B. Remove or fasten them out of the way
    Explanation
    When operating a table saw, it is important to remove or fasten articles of clothing such as ties, coats, and long sleeves out of the way. This is crucial to prevent any loose clothing from getting caught in the saw blade, which can cause serious injuries. By removing or securing these items, the risk of accidents and entanglements is minimized, ensuring a safer working environment.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following items should not be worn when using the table saw.

    • A.

      Rings

    • B.

      Gloves

    • C.

      Ear buds

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    When using a table saw, it is important to avoid wearing rings, gloves, and earbuds. Rings can get caught in the saw blade, causing serious injuries. Gloves can reduce dexterity and increase the risk of losing control of the saw. Earbuds can impair hearing, preventing the user from being aware of potential dangers or warnings. Therefore, all of the above items should not be worn when using a table saw to ensure safety.

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  • 3. 

    Personal protective equipment which should be worn when operating the table saw is/are    

    • A.

      Gloves

    • B.

      Long sleeve shirt

    • C.

      Safety Glasses

    • D.

      Both a and b

    Correct Answer
    C. Safety Glasses
    Explanation
    Safety glasses should be worn when operating a table saw to protect the eyes from potential flying debris or particles. Gloves and a long sleeve shirt are not specifically required for operating a table saw, although they may provide additional protection depending on the circumstances.

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  • 4. 

    When setting the table saw up for a job, the saw blade should be checked for

    • A.

      Striped threads

    • B.

      Color

    • C.

      Cracks and missing teeth

    Correct Answer
    C. Cracks and missing teeth
    Explanation
    When setting up a table saw for a job, it is important to check the saw blade for cracks and missing teeth. This is because a cracked blade or one with missing teeth can be dangerous and may not cut properly. Cracks can weaken the blade and cause it to break during use, posing a safety risk. Missing teeth can result in uneven and inaccurate cuts. Therefore, it is crucial to inspect the blade for any signs of damage before using the table saw.

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  • 5. 

    It is ok to turn on the table saw when another student is in the operator only area

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is not okay to turn on the table saw when another student is in the operator only area. This area is designated for the person operating the table saw, and having another student in that area can pose a serious safety risk. It is important to prioritize safety and ensure that only authorized individuals are in the operator only area when the table saw is in use.

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  • 6. 

    When using the table saw you should stand inline with the blade when feeding the stock.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When using the table saw, it is important to stand to the side of the blade, not in line with it. Standing in line with the blade can be dangerous as it puts the operator at risk of being hit by the stock or debris if it kicks back. Standing to the side allows for better control and visibility while operating the table saw, reducing the risk of accidents.

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  • 7. 

    After completing a cut on the table saw you should?

    • A.

      Clear the cut off piece from the blade guard

    • B.

      Show your friend your piece while the saw is slowing down

    • C.

      Make sure the saw blade has stopped and turn of the machine

    • D.

      Shove a scrap piece of wood against the blade to stop it from moving

    Correct Answer
    C. Make sure the saw blade has stopped and turn of the machine
    Explanation
    After completing a cut on the table saw, it is important to make sure the saw blade has stopped and turn off the machine. This is crucial for safety reasons as it prevents any accidental contact with the moving blade. Clearing the cut-off piece from the blade guard is also important, but it should be done after ensuring the saw blade has completely stopped. Showing the piece to a friend while the saw is slowing down or attempting to stop the blade by shoving a scrap piece of wood against it are unsafe practices that can lead to accidents.

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  • 8. 

    When making a rip cut on the table saw the blade should be no more than________ above the stock.

    • A.

      1/4

    • B.

      1/8

    • C.

      3/8

    • D.

      1/2

    Correct Answer
    A. 1/4
    Explanation
    When making a rip cut on the table saw, it is important to have the blade positioned at the correct height above the stock. The correct answer is 1/4. This means that the blade should be no more than 1/4 of an inch above the stock. This ensures that the cut is precise and prevents any potential kickback or accidents. Having the blade at the correct height allows for a smooth and accurate cut.

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  • 9. 

    Which type of stock should never be ripped on the table saw

    • A.

      Square stock

    • B.

      Thick stock

    • C.

      Round Stock

    • D.

      Flat stock

    Correct Answer
    C. Round Stock
    Explanation
    Round stock should never be ripped on the table saw because it does not have flat and parallel surfaces. The table saw requires stock with flat and parallel surfaces to ensure accurate and safe cuts. Round stock can roll or wobble during the cutting process, making it difficult to control and increasing the risk of kickback or other accidents. Therefore, it is best to avoid ripping round stock on the table saw and use alternative methods or tools to cut it.

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  • 10. 

    When ripping narrow boards it is important to use a push stick

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When ripping narrow boards, it is important to use a push stick because it helps to keep your hands at a safe distance from the blade. Ripping narrow boards can be dangerous as there is a higher risk of the board getting caught or kicked back by the blade. By using a push stick, you can apply pressure and guide the board through the cut without putting your hands in harm's way. This safety precaution is crucial in preventing accidents and injuries while operating a table saw.

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  • 11. 

    When making a rip cut on the table saw it is not necessary to use the rip fence.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When making a rip cut on a table saw, it is necessary to use the rip fence. The rip fence is a guide that helps to ensure a straight and accurate cut by keeping the workpiece parallel to the blade. Without using the rip fence, it would be difficult to maintain a consistent and straight cut, leading to potential inaccuracies and safety hazards. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 12. 

    You should always wear safety glasses when using the table saw

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is important to wear safety glasses when using a table saw because the saw can produce flying debris, such as wood chips or splinters, that can potentially cause eye injuries. Safety glasses provide a protective barrier for the eyes, reducing the risk of these injuries. Wearing safety glasses is a precautionary measure that should be taken to ensure personal safety while operating a table saw.

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  • 13. 

    It is ok to use the table saw if there is material cluttered on the table of the saw. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Using a table saw with material cluttered on the table is not safe. The clutter can interfere with the cutting process, causing the material to bind or kickback, leading to accidents and injuries. It is important to have a clean and clear workspace when operating a table saw to ensure proper functioning and minimize the risk of accidents.

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  • 14. 

    It is ok to use the table saw if you haven't completed and passed the safety test by %100

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The correct answer is False. This means that it is not okay to use the table saw if you haven't completed and passed the safety test by 100%. This implies that the safety test is a requirement for using the table saw, and without completing and passing it, it is not safe or acceptable to use the tool.

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  • 15. 

    When using the table saw it is important to inspect your stock for any objects that might damage the saw

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When using a table saw, it is crucial to inspect the stock for any objects that could potentially harm the saw. This is because if there are any foreign objects such as nails, screws, or staples embedded in the stock, they can cause serious damage to the saw blade, leading to accidents or injuries. By thoroughly examining the stock before using the table saw, one can ensure a safe and smooth operation.

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  • 16. 

    When completed using the table saw it is ok to keep it running so that the next person can save time making their cut

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Leaving the table saw running after completing a cut is not safe and should not be done. It poses a risk of accidents and injuries to anyone in the vicinity. It is important to turn off the table saw after each use to ensure the safety of everyone in the workshop.

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  • 17. 

    The first two settings you should check when using the table saw are the blade height and angle. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When using a table saw, it is important to check the blade height and angle before starting. The blade height should be set at a level that allows for efficient cutting without being too high or too low. The blade angle should be adjusted to the desired angle for the specific cut being made. These settings ensure that the table saw is properly prepared for safe and accurate cutting. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 18. 

    When making a rip cut on the table saw the piece you want to keep should be between the blade and the fence

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When making a rip cut on a table saw, it is important to position the piece of wood that you want to keep between the blade and the fence. This ensures that the blade cuts through the waste material and leaves the desired piece intact. Placing the piece on the other side of the blade could result in the blade cutting into the piece you want to keep, leading to an incorrect cut or potential damage. Therefore, the correct answer is true.

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  • 19. 

    The shortest allowable board that may be ripped on the table saw is

    • A.

      4"

    • B.

      6"

    • C.

      8"

    • D.

      12"

    Correct Answer
    D. 12"
    Explanation
    The shortest allowable board that may be ripped on the table saw is 12". This means that the board must be at least 12" long in order to be ripped on the table saw. Ripping refers to cutting a board lengthwise, parallel to the grain, to make it narrower. Therefore, any board shorter than 12" would not be suitable for ripping on the table saw.

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  • 20. 

    When cross cutting on the table saw it is not important to use the miter gauge

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When cross cutting on the table saw, it is important to use the miter gauge. The miter gauge helps to guide the workpiece at an accurate angle for cross cutting. Without using the miter gauge, there is a risk of the workpiece not being cut at the desired angle, leading to inaccurate and unsafe cuts. Therefore, the statement that it is not important to use the miter gauge when cross cutting on the table saw is false.

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