Tool Quiz

How well do you know your tools?

Now Christmas Day is over the fun doesn’t have to stop. Here’s a quick quiz to test your tool knowledge & keep the grey cells ticking over after perhaps one too many drinks.

1. Which company produced the first hand held orbital sander and portable chain saw?

World's First Chainsaw
Festool
Makita
Bosch
DeWalt

Correct!

1929 saw the introduction of the first portable chain saw under the name Festo. The world’s first orbital sander appeared later in 1951.

False!

The correct answer is Festool.

1929 saw the introduction of the first portable chain saw under the name Festo. The world’s first orbital sander appeared later in 1951.

2. Which image shows Pyrography?

Lighter
A
Caligraphy
B
Origami
C
Pyrography
D

Correct!

Pyrography is the art or technique of decorating wood or leather by burning a design on the surface with a heated metallic point.

False!

The correct answer is D.

Pyrography is the art or technique of decorating wood or leather by burning a design on the surface with a heated metallic point.

3. How long was the longest tape measure in history?

Axminster Precision Tape Measures
25m
60m
183m
200m

Correct!

In 1956, Justus Roe, a surveyor and tape-maker, made the longest tape measure, at 183m (600 feet).

False!

The correct answer is 183m.

In 1956, Justus Roe, a surveyor and tape-maker, made the longest tape measure, at 183m (600 feet).

4. Who invented the world’s first power tool?

World's First Power Tool
Bosch
Makita
Fein
Festool

Correct!

Back in 1895 Fein combined a hand drill with small electric motors to create the first electric hand drill.

False!

The correct answer is Fein.

Back in 1895 Fein combined a hand drill with small electric motors to create the first electric hand drill.

5. Lamello invented the handheld biscuit jointer in what year?

Lamello Biscuit Jointers
1965
1968
1970
1971

Correct!

Hermann Steiner first had the idea of biscuit joints in 1955, in 1956 the first stationary biscuit jointer was invented and then 1968 saw the introduction of the handheld biscuit jointer.

False!

The correct answer is 1968.

Hermann Steiner first had the idea of biscuit joints in 1955, in 1956 the first stationary biscuit jointer was invented and then 1968 saw the introduction of the handheld biscuit jointer.

6. Guess the tool...

Guess the tool
Axminster Hobby Series Table Saw
A
Proxxon Table Saw
B
DeWalt Table Saw
C
Bosch Table Saw
D

Correct!

The DCS7485N XR FLEXVOLT table saw provides you with all the performance of a mains powered saw in a highly portable, cordless power tool.

False!

The correct answer is C.

The DCS7485N XR FLEXVOLT table saw provides you with all the performance of a mains powered saw in a highly portable, cordless power tool.

7. How many characteristics do we recommend to look for when choosing sandpaper?

3
5
7
10

Correct!

Look for characteristics such as the quality of the backing paper, the appearance of the abrasive, extraction qualities, bonding agent, abrasive grit, coatings and the FEPA standard.

False!

The correct answer is 7.

Look for characteristics such as the quality of the backing paper, the appearance of the abrasive, extraction qualities, bonding agent, abrasive grit, coatings and the FEPA standard.

8. Which Titebond glue offers Type 1 water resistance?

Titebond glue
Titebond Original
Original
Titebond Liquid Hide
Liquid Hide
Titebond II Premium
II Premium
Titebond III Ultimate
III Ultimate

Correct!

III Ultimate - Type 1 is a fully waterproof glue. Type 1 goes through more stringent tests including boiling samples for 4 hours and baking in a 145F oven for 20 hours. The bonds must then pass specific strength and wood failure requirements to pass the Type I specification.

False!

The correct answer is III Ultimate.

III Ultimate - Type 1 is a fully waterproof glue. Type 1 goes through more stringent tests including boiling samples for 4 hours and baking in a 145F oven for 20 hours. The bonds must then pass specific strength and wood failure requirements to pass the Type I specification.

9. Can you name our yellow brand of tools from September 2002?

Yellow brand tools
Perform
Complete
Achieve
Accomplish

Correct!

Available from 2002, Perform tools were developed as a range of woodworking tools perfectly suited for the home workshop.

False!

The correct answer is Perform.

Available from 2002, Perform tools were developed as a range of woodworking tools perfectly suited for the home workshop.

10. When were the first basic lathes thought to be used?

1772
1500 BCE
12th Century
700 BCE

Correct!

The earliest evidence of woodturning in the UK consists of some wooden studs discovered at Whitehorse Hill on northern Dartmoor. Radiocarbon dating on the artefacts is still ongoing but the results so far confirm an Early Bronze Age date (i.e.1900-1500 BCE).

False!

The correct answer is 1500 BCE.

The earliest evidence of woodturning in the UK consists of some wooden studs discovered at Whitehorse Hill on northern Dartmoor. Radiocarbon dating on the artefacts is still ongoing but the results so far confirm an Early Bronze Age date (i.e.1900-1500 BCE).

Tools for today

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