Woodworking Interview Questions & Answers

  1. Question 1. What Are The Two Principal Benefits Of Keeping Circular Saw Blades Sharp?

    Answer :

    1. It cuts more easily and quickly.
    2. It considerably reduces the noise level.
  2. Question 2. Should Portable Electric Circular Saws Be Guarded?

    Answer :

    Yes

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  4. Question 3. Why Should There Be A Clear And Unobstructed Space Around A Woodworking Machine?

    Answer :

    To give the person room to work.

  5. Question 4. What 2 Categories Of People Can Use A Woodworking Machine?

    Answer :

    1. Fully trained competent people.
    2. A trainee under the direct supervision of a fully trained competent person.
  6. Question 5. Why Should The Floor Be Kept Free From Loose Material Around A Woodworking Machine?

    Answer :

    To remove tripping hazards.

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  8. Question 6. How Must A Circular Saw Be Fenced?

    Answer :

    Over the top as far as possible, and under the bench.

  9. Question 7. What Is The Purpose Of A Riving Knife?

    Answer :

    To keep the wood from binding at the back of the saw.

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  11. Question 8. What Is The Purpose Of A Push-stick?

    Answer :

     To guide the wood through the saw and keep the hands out of danger.

  12. Question 9. If You Can Not Use An Efficient Guard On A Vertical Spindle Moulder, What Should You Do?

    Answer :

    Use a jig or holder.

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  14. Question 10. What Essential Notice Should Be Attached To Each Circular Sawing Machine?

    Answer :

    A notice specifying the diameter of the smallest saw blade which may be used in the machine.

  15. Question 11. The Spindle Moulder Is Considered The Most Dangerous Woodworking Machine. Name Six General Causes Of Accidents On The Machine?

    Answer :

    1. The potential for personal injury if the work is “Kicked Back”.
    2. The projection or breakage of tools.
    3. The projection of the stock being worked.
    4. Contact with the transmission elements of the machine.
    5. The hand being dragged by the auto-feed device.
    6. Involuntary contact of the hand with the tool.
  16. Question 12. Explain The Purpose Of A Riving Knife On A Circular Saw?

    Answer :

    It prevents the sides of the incompletely cut timber from closing on the up running part of the saw, thus preventing the timber from being thrown upwards or forwards. It also protects the rear of the blade.

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  18. Question 13. How Must A Circular Saw Be Protected. Give Four Points?

    Answer :

    1. Over the blade.
    2. Under table section of blade
    3. Riving knife at rear of blade
    4. Emergency stop button.
  19. Question 14. Give Four Areas To Be Stressed When Training A Person For A Woodworking Machine?

    Answer :

    1. The Dangers.
    2. The Precautions.
    3. The use of guards.
    4. Use of personal protection.
    5. Statutory Requirements.
    6. Good Housekeeping.
  20. Question 15. What Is The Minimum Temperature Required In The Area Of A Woodworking Machine?

    Answer :

    10 degrees Celsius.

  21. Question 16. What Are The Duties Of A Person Employed At A Woodworking Machine?

    Answer :

    Use the guards and other safety devices.