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Radial Arm Saw Study Guide



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

1. 

You must always ask the instructors permission to use the radial saw.
 

2. 

Accurate measuring and marking are very important.
 

3. 

You should wait until the blade has completely stopped spinning before removing any small scraps for near the blade.
 

4. 

Always return the saw to the back of the arm after completing the cut.
 

5. 

Never use the radial arm saw in this shop for ripping.
 

Completion
Complete each sentence or statement using the words in the following word bank.  You can use a word more than once.

6"      right              in-line            sun-glasses            blade            table

left            fence            work piece            crosscut            safety

glasses            saw handle            3"            rip
 

6. 

In this shop we use the radial arm saw to ________________ only.
 

 

7. 

Your left hand should always hold the _______________.
 

 

8. 

Your right hand should always hold the _________________.
 

 

9. 

You must always wear _______________________ when operating the radial arm saw.
 

 

10. 

Your body should always be on the _________________ side of the blade.
 

 

11. 

To achieve accurate and consistent results, the finish piece (the piece that you are cutting to length) should be to the _________________ side of the blade.
 

 

12. 

Your hands should always be at least ______________ from the path of the saw blade.
 

 

Short Answer
 

13. 

Explain what can happen if you cross your arms when operating the radial arm saw.
 



 
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