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Planer Safety Test

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

 1. 

If stock becomes stuck while in the planer, wiggle it back and forth from the feed side.
 

 2. 

Never plane a piece of stock 12 inches or shorter.
 

 3. 

Always plane stock with the grain?
 

 4. 

The initial depth of the cut should be adjusted to the thickest part of the stock?
 

 5. 

Kickbacks are infrequent but possible on the planer?
 

 6. 

Looking directly into the planer while the machine is running is the best way to check on your stock?
 

 7. 

Planing stock less than ¼” is a good practice?
 

 8. 

Keep fingers clear of cutterhead and away from inside of machine?
 

 9. 

Change the depth of the cut while the stock is currently being fed through planer?
 

 10. 

Do not remove more than 1/32” of wood at one time?
 

Matching
 
 
Rank the order of operations when using the planer.
a.
1
g.
7
b.
2
h.
8
c.
3
i.
9
d.
4
j.
10
e.
5
k.
11
f.
6
 

 11. 

Repeat steps 6-8 until a desired thickness is reached.
 

 12. 

Lower planer no more than 1/8 a turn on the table height adjustment wheel
 

 13. 

Examine stock for loose knots or splits.
 

 14. 

Feed stock into planer in a manner that is with the grain.
 

 15. 

Remove stock from planer.
 

 16. 

Identify the thickest part of stock.
 

 17. 

Identify the direction of the grain on stock.
 

 18. 

Turn planer on.
 

 19. 

Set planer table height adjustment wheel equal to thickest part of the stock.
 

 20. 

Turn planer off.
 

 21. 

Remove the stock from the outfeed table.
 



 
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