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  • 1. 

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

    • A.

      Keep them away from the saw blade

    • B.

      Remove or fasten them out of the way

    • C.

      Do not get close to the saw

    • D.

      Have a student 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 necessary to prevent any loose clothing from getting caught in the saw blade, which could result in serious injury. By removing or securing these items, the risk of accidents and entanglement is minimized, ensuring a safer working environment.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following items should NOT be worn when operating the table saw?

    • A.

      Rings

    • B.

      Gloves

    • C.

      Bracelets

    • D.

      All of these

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these
    Explanation
    All of these items should not be worn when operating a table saw because they can pose serious safety hazards. Rings can get caught in the saw blade, causing severe injuries or amputations. Gloves can reduce dexterity and increase the risk of losing control of the saw. Bracelets can also get entangled in the saw blade, leading to accidents. Therefore, it is important to remove all jewelry, including rings and bracelets, and avoid wearing gloves when operating a table saw to ensure personal safety.

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  • 3. 

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

    • A.

      Gloves

    • B.

      Ear protectors

    • C.

      Safety glasses

    • D.

      Both b and c

    Correct Answer
    D. Both b and c
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "both b and c" because when operating a table saw, it is important to protect both the ears and the eyes. Ear protectors help to reduce the noise levels and prevent hearing damage, while safety glasses protect the eyes from flying debris and potential injuries. Wearing gloves can also provide an extra layer of protection for the hands while handling the table saw. Therefore, both ear protectors and safety glasses should be worn when operating a table saw.

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  • 4. 

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

    • A.

      Stripped threads

    • B.

      Loss of temper

    • C.

      Cracks and missing teeth

    • D.

      Distorted arbor

    Correct Answer
    C. Cracks and missing teeth
    Explanation
    When setting up the table saw for a job, it is important to check the saw blade for cracks and missing teeth. This is because cracks can weaken the blade and cause it to break during operation, posing a safety hazard. Missing teeth can also affect the performance of the blade and result in uneven cuts. Therefore, inspecting the blade for these issues ensures that it is in good condition and ready for use.

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  • 5. 

    The arbor nut on a table saw is tightened only when __________.

    • A.

      It becomes loose

    • B.

      The electrical service is disconnected at the circuit breaker

    • C.

      The class is over by the teacher

    • D.

      Permission is granted

    Correct Answer
    B. The electrical service is disconnected at the circuit breaker
    Explanation
    The arbor nut on a table saw is tightened only when the electrical service is disconnected at the circuit breaker. This is because the arbor nut is responsible for securing the blade onto the arbor shaft of the table saw. To ensure safety while tightening or loosening the arbor nut, it is important to disconnect the electrical service at the circuit breaker. This prevents any accidental start-up of the saw while working on the blade, reducing the risk of injury.

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  • 6. 

    To prevent slipping or falling when using the table saw _________.

    • A.

      Turn the saw off before removing material

    • B.

      Stay within the safety zone

    • C.

      Do not over-reach when feeding material through the saw

    • D.

      Wear tennis shoes

    Correct Answer
    C. Do not over-reach when feeding material through the saw
    Explanation
    To prevent slipping or falling when using the table saw, it is important not to over-reach when feeding material through the saw. Over-reaching can cause loss of balance and result in accidents. It is crucial to maintain a stable position and ensure that the material is properly supported and guided through the saw to prevent any mishaps.

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  • 7. 

    When sawing with the table saw, which of the following would not be a safe practice?

    • A.

      Use the blade guard

    • B.

      Secure a helper to support the material being sawed

    • C.

      Push the material through the saw with the right hand and a push stick

    • D.

      Stand in line with the saw blade

    Correct Answer
    D. Stand in line with the saw blade
    Explanation
    Standing in line with the saw blade would not be a safe practice when sawing with a table saw. This is because standing in line with the saw blade puts the person at risk of being hit by the material being cut or by any kickback from the saw. It is important to stand to the side of the saw blade and use the appropriate safety measures such as the blade guard and a push stick to ensure safe operation.

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  • 8. 

    After a cut has been completed, what should the operator do before leaving the table saw?

    • A.

      Turn the electrical service off at the circuit breaker or fuse box

    • B.

      Clear the work zone of all students

    • C.

      Make sure the saw blade has stopped turning

    • D.

      Lock the blade

    Correct Answer
    C. Make sure the saw blade has stopped turning
    Explanation
    Before leaving the table saw, the operator should make sure that the saw blade has stopped turning. This is important for safety reasons as it reduces the risk of accidental contact with the blade, which could result in injury. By ensuring that the blade has come to a complete stop, the operator can safely leave the table saw without any potential hazards.

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  • 9. 

    When making a rip or crosscut, how far should the blade extend above the stock being cut?

    • A.

      1/4

    • B.

      1/8

    • C.

      3/8

    • D.

      1/2

    Correct Answer
    A. 1/4
    Explanation
    When making a rip or crosscut, the blade should extend 1/4 above the stock being cut. This ensures that the blade is able to cleanly cut through the material without causing any damage or splintering. If the blade extends too far above the stock, it may cause the material to chip or break, resulting in an uneven or rough cut. On the other hand, if the blade does not extend enough above the stock, it may not be able to fully cut through the material, leading to an incomplete or jagged cut. Therefore, 1/4 is the correct amount for the blade to extend above the stock.

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  • 10. 

    Where should the hands of the operator be when bevel or chamfer cuts are being made?

    • A.

      Slightly to the right of the table edge

    • B.

      In front of the saw blade

    • C.

      Opposite side from which the blade is tilted

    • D.

      One hand on the right and one hand on the let of the blade

    Correct Answer
    C. Opposite side from which the blade is tilted
    Explanation
    When making bevel or chamfer cuts, it is important for the operator to position their hands on the opposite side from which the blade is tilted. This is because placing the hands on the same side as the blade tilt can increase the risk of injury. By positioning the hands on the opposite side, the operator can have better control over the material being cut and reduce the chances of accidental contact with the blade.

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  • 11. 

    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 is difficult to control and can easily roll or spin during the cutting process. This can lead to kickback or other dangerous accidents. Ripping refers to cutting a piece of stock lengthwise, and the round shape of the stock makes it unstable and unsafe to feed through a table saw. It is recommended to use other tools or techniques, such as a bandsaw or a jig, for cutting round stock.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following operations require the use of a push stick on the table saw?

    • A.

      Ripping narrow materials

    • B.

      Crosscutting

    • C.

      Mitering

    • D.

      Dadoing

    Correct Answer
    A. Ripping narrow materials
    Explanation
    Ripping narrow materials on a table saw requires the use of a push stick because it helps to keep the operator's hands safely away from the blade. Since narrow materials can be difficult to control and may not provide enough surface area to grip securely, a push stick is necessary to guide the material through the cut while maintaining a safe distance from the blade. This ensures that the operator's hands are protected from potential accidents or injuries.

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  • 13. 

    Which table saw accessory gives width settings for the rip fence?

    • A.

      Front rail

    • B.

      Rear table rail

    • C.

      Table ruler

    • D.

      Miter head

    Correct Answer
    A. Front rail
    Explanation
    The front rail is the table saw accessory that provides width settings for the rip fence. This rail is located at the front of the table saw and is used to guide and position the rip fence accurately for making precise cuts at specific widths. It ensures that the workpiece is held securely and at the desired distance from the blade, allowing for consistent and accurate cuts. The front rail is an essential component for achieving straight and parallel cuts when using the rip fence on a table saw.

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  • 14. 

    A push stick must be used if material is less than _____ inches in width.

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    B. 6
    Explanation
    A push stick must be used if material is less than 6 inches in width because it helps to maintain a safe distance between the operator's hands and the cutting tool, reducing the risk of injury. Push sticks are commonly used in woodworking to push small or narrow pieces of material through a saw or other cutting tool, providing better control and preventing accidents.

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  • 15. 

    What is  the purpose of the off-bearer in table saw operation?

    • A.

      Pull the stock through the saw

    • B.

      Support the stock as it is pushed through the saw

    • C.

      Support and pull the stock through the saw

    • D.

      Remove scraps, support and help pull stock through the saw

    Correct Answer
    B. Support the stock as it is pushed through the saw
    Explanation
    The off-bearer in table saw operation is responsible for supporting the stock as it is pushed through the saw. This helps to ensure that the stock remains stable and does not wobble or move during the cutting process. The off-bearer also helps to prevent kickback by providing additional support and stability to the stock. Additionally, the off-bearer may also assist in removing scraps from the saw area to maintain a clean and safe work environment.

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  • 16. 

    What is  the accessory used when crosscutting on the table saw?

    • A.

      Front rail

    • B.

      Miter head

    • C.

      Fence

    • D.

      Table slot

    Correct Answer
    B. Miter head
    Explanation
    The miter head is the accessory used when crosscutting on the table saw. It is a device that allows the user to make angled cuts by rotating the workpiece. The miter head is typically attached to the table saw's miter gauge, which slides in the table slot. By adjusting the angle of the miter head, the user can achieve precise and accurate crosscuts at different angles. The front rail, fence, and table slot are all parts of the table saw, but they are not specifically used for crosscutting.

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  • 17. 

    How is the  the miter head gauge calibrated?

    • A.

      Inches

    • B.

      Feet

    • C.

      Degrees

    • D.

      Inches/centimeters

    Correct Answer
    C. Degrees
    Explanation
    The miter head gauge is calibrated in degrees. This means that it is used to measure and set angles accurately. Degrees are a unit of measurement for angles, with a full circle being 360 degrees. Calibrating the miter head gauge in degrees allows for precise and consistent angle measurements, which is essential for tasks such as woodworking, metalworking, and construction where accurate angles are crucial for proper fitting and alignment.

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  • 18. 

    What do the operator need  when long materials are crosscut on the table saw?

    • A.

      Auxiliary support

    • B.

      A pushstick

    • C.

      A properly adjusted fence

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Auxiliary support
    Explanation
    When long materials are being crosscut on a table saw, operators need auxiliary support. This is because long materials can be difficult to handle and may not be properly supported by the table saw alone. Auxiliary support, such as a roller stand or an additional table, helps to provide stability and prevent the material from sagging or falling during the cut. A pushstick is also necessary to safely guide the material through the saw, and a properly adjusted fence ensures accurate and straight cuts. Therefore, all of the options mentioned (auxiliary support, a pushstick, and a properly adjusted fence) are needed when crosscutting long materials on a table saw.

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  • 19. 

    When the stock is held loosely against the miter head one may experience ________.

    • A.

      Poor cuts

    • B.

      Binding of the blade

    • C.

      Material vibration

    • D.

      All of these

    Correct Answer
    D. All of these
    Explanation
    When the stock is held loosely against the miter head, poor cuts can occur because the stock is not securely held in place, causing it to move or shift during the cutting process. Additionally, the blade may bind because the loose stock can get caught or trapped in the blade, leading to a dangerous situation. Lastly, material vibration can happen when the stock is not properly secured, causing it to vibrate or shake during the cutting process, resulting in inaccurate cuts. Therefore, all of these issues can be experienced when the stock is held loosely against the miter head.

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