96% of People Can't Name the Carpentry Equipment from an Image!

By: Jacqueline Samaroo

96% of People Can't Name the Carpentry Equipment from an Image!
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About This Quiz

Hammer away at these questions with your sturdy carpentry knowledge! Be sure you don't wrench your brain while you frame up your answers to all the tough queries, and keep your lines straight!  Remember: Think twice, answer once!

Did you know that carpentry is one of the oldest skilled trades and occupations in the world today? This shouldn't really come as a big surprise, since wood is actually one of humanity's oldest building materials! While several other building materials, like various stones and metals, have been introduced over the millennia, wood is still an essential part of buildings and structures from all corners of the world. It is a well-known fact that a craftsman is only as good as the tools that they use, and carpenters are no exception. In this quiz we've taken the list of handy pieces of carpentry equipment and narrowed it down to a select 40, so that you can test your knowledge of all things related to shaping lumber.

So, are you ready to see if you've got what it takes to craft the correct answers to this quiz from the ground up? Then get ready to cut these questions down to size with your wits! What are you waiting for; let's get started!

Power Drill This is a picture of what carpentry tool?
layout square
chisel
power drill
The power drill is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to bore holes into materials. It is also often used as a means of fastening materials together as well.
level

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Band Saw Can you correctly identify the carpentry tool that is in this photo?
block plane
caliper
sawhorse
band saw
The band saw is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to cut precise shapes and curves. It is identified by its sharp, long blade that is formed from a continuous band of metal.

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Claw Hammer Which piece of carpentry equipment is shown here?
claw hammer
The claw hammer is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to pound nails into objects but it also has the ability to extract them as well. The claw hammer is often regarded as one of the most basic and essential tools, not only for carpenters but also for homeowners.
circular saw
jointer
arbor press

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Palm Sander GettyImages-949408742 Are you familiar with the useful carpentry tool in this photo?
featherboard
metal detector
radial arm saw
detail sander
The palm sander is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to smooth surfaces using sandpaper. They are handheld and usually either move in a circular pattern or back and forth.

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Surface Planer Do you recognize the carpentry tool that is shown here?
claw hammer
surface planer
The surface planer is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to produce a flat surface along a board's length. More useful surface planers usually have the ability to adjust the depth.
tape measure
circular saw

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Sabre Saw Can you give the correct name of the carpentry tool in this picture?
power drill
sabre saw
The sabre saw is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to cut relatively thin materials. The sabre saw is handheld and features a toothed blade.
sliding bevel
utility knife

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Bench Grinder This is a photo of what carpentry tool?
bench grinder
The bench grinder is a piece of carpentry equipment that is used for a wide range of grinding purposes. Some carpenters use them to keep burrs off of screwdrivers or simply keep their chisels sharp.
workbench
orbital sander
miter gauge

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Sliding T bevel Do you know the name of the carpentry equipment that is showcased here?
nail set
sabre saw
sliding bevel
The sliding bevel is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used for measuring and transferring angles. It is usually made of a wood or plastic angle connected to a metal blade.
chisel

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Workbench Do you know the piece of carpentry equipment in this image?
clamp
hand saw
workbench
The workbench is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used as a surface to hold work pieces while they are being crafted or worked on. Workbenches usually need to be heavy and sturdy, while also having a means of holding objects in place.
vacuum

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Compound Miter Saw Can you correctly name the carpentry equipment in this photo?
compound miter saw
The compound miter saw is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to perform combination cuts. It is notable for being able to set to bevel up to 45 degrees and cut at a 60-degree angle in both directions.
screwdriver
tool storage system
drill press

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Safety Glasses Are you familiar with the useful carpentry tool in this picture?
jig
caliper
safety glasses
Safety glasses are a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to protect the wearer’s eyes from damage. Safety glasses can come in various styles; however, the ones that are used by carpenters usually not only protect the eyes from the front but also from the side.
metal detector

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Orbit Sander Do you know the piece of carpentry equipment in this picture?
band saw
bench grinder
hand saw
orbital sander
The orbital sander is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to smooth surfaces and materials. It can often be seen as a more effective version of the palm sander.

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Tape measure Can you correctly identify the carpentry tool that is showcased here?
tape measure
The tape measure is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to obtain precise measurements. Unlike a ruler, the tape measure has the benefit of being flexible.
featherboard
safety glasses
jointer

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Screwdriver Can you correctly name this piece of carpentry equipment?
screwdriver
The screwdriver is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to either remove or insert screws. There is a wide variety of screwdrivers (available in a range of sizes and shapes) each classified by the tip that it has.
sawhorse
utility knife
layout square

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Drill Press Can you correctly name the carpentry equipment that is shown here?
palm sander
surface planer
compound miter saw
drill press
The drill press is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to perform more precise drilling procedures. It is a fixed style of drill that may be mounted on a stand.

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Hand Saw Can you give the correct name of this carpentry tool?
nail set
hand saw
The hand saw is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to cut pieces of wood to required lengths. While power saws have made them somewhat obsolete, they still have place on the shelves of many carpenters.
vacuum
orbital sander

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Ceramic Table Saw Which piece of carpentry equipment is shown in this picture?
level
radial arm saw
The table saw is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to cut wood into desired lengths and shapes. Due to its bulk and large size, it is often classified as a permanent fixture.
miter gauge
block plane

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Pocket Hole Jig Do you know the name of the carpentry equipment in this photo?
push stick
jig
The jig is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to control either the motion or location of materials or tools. Jigs are oftentimes custom made by the people who use them.
rip fence
moisture meter

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Chisel Can you correctly name the carpentry equipment in this image?
band saw
chisel
The chisel is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to either make decorative etchings or cut into wood for joints or other purposes. The average carpenter will have several chisels of varying sizes for different jobs.
level
sliding bevel

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Caliper Do you recognize the handy piece of carpentry equipment that is in this image?
table saw
sawhorse
screwdriver
caliper
The caliper is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to acquire extremely precise measurements that are particularly useful when fine-tuning. They can be obtained in traditional analog styles or more modern digital variants.

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Router Do you recognize the handy piece of carpentry equipment that is in this photo?
rip fence
router
The router is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to hollow out an area in wood or even hard plastic. They can be either handheld or fastened to a router table.
block plane
sabre saw

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Hand-held Metal Detector Are you familiar with the useful carpentry tool in this image?
radial arm saw
claw hammer
metal detector
The metal detector is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to – as the name suggests – locate metal. While it may not seem like a true carpentry tool, you will oftentimes always find a handheld metal detector in any seasoned carpenter’s toolbox, ready to find dangerous hidden nails.
safety glasses

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Nail Set Which carpentry tool is shown in this photo?
vacuum
nail set
The nail set is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to assist with driving nail heads into materials (such as wood). They can also be used to from impressions or for decorative purposes as well.
router
push stick

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C-Clamp Can you correctly identify the carpentry tool that is in this picture?
tape measure
clamp
The clamp is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to grip objects. They can either be used to used to hold pieces of material together or hold them to a workbench.
utility knife
arbor press

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Utility Knife Can you correctly name this handy piece of carpentry equipment?
clamp
workbench
utility knife
The utility knife is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to perform tasks that don’t really necessitate the use of a chisel. It can be used to clean out joints or do something as simple as make markings for rough estimations.
tool storage system

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Circular Saw Are you familiar with this useful carpentry tool?
jig
layout square
circular saw
The circular saw is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to cut pieces of wood to desired lengths. It is notable for being one of the most common power tools that carpenters will usually have in their arsenal.
surface planer

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Block Plane Do you recognize this handy piece of carpentry equipment?
band saw
miter gauge
orbital sander
block plane
The block plane is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to cut end grain. It can be used to square objects or even flatten a piece of wood.

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Radial Arm Saw Can you correctly identify the carpentry tool that is in this image?
drill press
radial arm saw
The radial arm saw is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to perform crosscuts. It is notable for being useful in many situations; however, it is relatively bulky and expensive.
metal detector
palm sander

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layout square Can you correctly name the carpentry equipment in this picture?
table saw
circular saw
layout square
The layout square is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to measure angles or determining flatness. It is also sometimes referred to as a combination square.
screwdriver

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Level Can you give the correct name of the carpentry tool in this photo?
level
The level is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to indicate whether or not a surface is uniformly horizontal of vertical (level or plumb). Depending on the design, it can also be referred to as a bubble level or a spirit level.
sabre saw
rip fence
power drill

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Moisture Meter Which piece of carpentry equipment is shown in this image?
compound miter saw
jig
safety glasses
moisture meter
The moisture meter is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to – as the name suggests – detect moisture levels in wood. It is often overlooked, but it is vital in many situations, especially in wet environments.

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Push Stick Do you know the piece of carpentry equipment that is shown here?
sliding bevel
router
nail set
push stick
The push stick is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used as a safety device when operating with power tools. It helps the carpenter to safely manipulate an object, keeping it flat while it is being worked on.

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Vacuum Cleaner Which carpentry tool is shown in this picture?
vacuum
The vacuum is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to collect sawdust and shavings. While not considered to be a traditional carpentry too, a good heavy duty vacuum can often be invaluable.
bench grinder
hand saw
workbench

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Sawhorse This is an image of what carpentry tool?
tool storage system
caliper
sawhorse
The sawhorse is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to support boards, planks or logs for sawing. While simple to construct, if they are made correctly then they can support immense weights.
chisel

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Tool Storage Board Do you recognize the handy piece of carpentry equipment that is in this picture?
compound miter saw
table saw
tool storage system
The tool storage system is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to organize and store the array of tools and equipment that carpenters use. It is usually wall mounted, but specifics will vary.
router

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Can you give the correct name of the carpentry tool in this image? Can you give the correct name of the carpentry tool in this image?
surface planer
claw hammer
arbor press
The arbor press is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to change the shape of an object. It is used for smaller tasks like riveting and staking.
jointer

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Miter Gauge Can you give the correct name of the carpentry tool showcased here?
miter gauge
The miter gauge is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to hold objects at set angles while they are being cut. Worktables will have a slot (referred to as a miter slot) where the miter gauge is affixed when in use.
power drill
push stick
bench grinder

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featherboard Which carpentry tool is shown in this image?
clamp
moisture meter
radial arm saw
featherboard
The featherboard is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used as a safety device when working with power saws. It can also be used as an aid to achieve more precise cuts.

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Jointer Which piece of carpentry equipment is shown in this photo?
palm sander
featherboard
tape measure
jointer
The jointer is a piece of carpentry equipment that is primarily used to obtain flat surfaces or square edges. It is useful for jobs that the surface planer cannot usually handle.

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