Belt Sander Q&A

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  1. In a belt sander, the belt is attached to a pair of:
    A) idler wheels
    B) platens
    C) gears
    D) pulleys
  2. To sand the edges of a relatively thick part, it is best to:
    A) hold the edges of the part at an angle to the belt.
    B) lay the part directly on the bed of the machine.
    C) widen the gap between the bed and the belt sander.
    D) manipulate the pulleys so that the belt becomes more flexible.
  3. The safest way to hold a thin part while working it on a belt sander is:
    A) to lay it flat on the bed of the machine.
    B) above the bed with your hands above the edge being sanded.
    C) perpendicular to the belt.
    D) to prop it up on the bed of the machine.
  4. The smaller belt sander is best for sanding:
    A) the ends of round bar stock.
    B) notches and grooves in parts.
    C) flat, wide parts.
    D) very hard materials.
  5. One way to allow the small belt sander to work on the edges of bar stock is by:
    a) removing the platen from behind the belt.
    b) changing the locations of the pulleys.
    c) increasing the speed of the belt sander.
    d) sanding with the back side of the belt.