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Miter Saw Safety Test

True/False
Indicate whether the sentence or statement is true or false.
 

 1. 

Keep protective guards in place and operating correctly at all times.
 

 2. 

Remove all scraps and foreign items only after the miter saw has come to a complete stop.
 

 3. 

Stock does not need to be securely against the table or fence before cutting.
 

 4. 

Never FORCE the miter saw blade into the stock.
 

 5. 

Never use the miter saw unless it is operating at full speed.
 

 6. 

Always hold the stock in a manner that causes your arms to cross when operating the miter saw.
 

 7. 

A six inch margin of safety is required when operating the miter saw.
 

 8. 

Turn miter saw off as soon as cut is completed
 

 9. 

Turn miter saw on before marking cut lines.
 

 10. 

Place fingers on cut lines to ensure quality work.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 11. 

The trigger on the miter saw is responsible for?
a.
Adjusting the angle of the cut.
c.
Turning the miter saw on and off.
b.
Holding the stock against the fence.
d.
Protecting the blade.
 

 12. 

The blade guard is responsible for?
a.
Protecting the operator from the blade.
c.
Adjusting the angle of the cut
b.
Turning the miter saw on and off.
d.
Cutting the stock
 

 13. 

The blade is responsible for?
a.
Protecting the operator from the blade.
c.
Cutting the stock.
b.
Turning the miter saw on and off.
d.
Adjusting the angle of the cut.
 

 14. 

The fence allows the operator to?
a.
Adjust the angle of the cut
c.
Hold the stock securely so that the miter saw cuts at the appropriate angle.
b.
Turn the miter saw on and off.
d.
Protecting the operator for the blade
 

 15. 

The table allows the operator to?
a.
Place the stock flat so the miter saw cuts at the appropriate angle.
c.
Adjust the angle of the cut.
b.
Turn the miter saw on and off.
d.
Protect the operator from the table
 

 16. 

The angle adjustment lever is responsible for?
a.
Protecting the operator from the blade.
c.
Adjusting the angle of the cut
b.
Turning the miter saw on and off
d.
Cutting the stock
 

Matching
 
 
Rank the order of operations for the miter saw.
a.
1
e.
5
b.
2
f.
6
c.
3
g.
7
d.
4
h.
8
 

 17. 

Make sure all guards are in place, operating correctly and mark all cut lines and scrap.
 

 18. 

Raise miter saw and turn miter saw on.
 

 19. 

Push miter saw at a moderate rate through stock.
 

 20. 

Lower miter saw until it makes contact with stock with the power on.
 

 21. 

Place stock flat on table and securely against fence.
 

 22. 

Lower miter saw to line up cut line with the power off.
 

 23. 

When finished with cut turn miter saw off and raise miter saw with the power off.
 

 24. 

Remove stock from table
 



 
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