98% of people can't figure out these woodworking tools from an image! Can you?

By: Chelsea

98% of people can't figure out these woodworking tools from an image! Can you?
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About This Quiz

Woodworking is not just a skill that can be learned over time; it’s an actual art that can be perfected as well!

This woodworking quiz covers a wide-ranging selection of woodworking tools that are meant for every task imaginable – from cutting and carving to measuring and assessing. There are several different aspects of woodworking (such as carpentry, wood carving, and joinery) and these various aspects are not exclusive, so there can be some overlap. Although more complex materials like concrete and steel are used in construction today, lumber and timber are still vital parts of numerous buildings – whether for structural purposes or aesthetic value.

From large tools to small tools, or simple tools to complex tools, every piece of woodworking equipment in this quiz is important in its own way.

While woodworking techniques and tools have evolved as time goes by, the same uses that ancient cultures – specifically the ancient Egyptians and the Ancient Chinese – had for woodworking are still relevant today. These ancient cultures used their primitive but effective woodworking tools to create a variety of things, ranging from shelters, wheels, and carts, to more artistic items like sculptures and even toys.

Are you a creative carpenter? Do you know your levels from your bevels? Then c’mon, let’s name all of the woodworking tools in this quiz!

Circular Saw Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Circular Saw
This tool is used to cut wood, although with a different blade, it may be used for cutting other materials. It has jagged teeth and is motorized, so make sure to have clothing, fingers and all other body parts away while in use!
Router
Dado
Combination square

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Router bits Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Router bits
There are so many different types of router bits, which ones will you need? The answer to this depends on your project and the style you desire. Check out the Roman ogee for classical decorating, or the core box for rounded grooves. Whatever style you're going for, there's a router to match.
Band saw
Surface planer
Shop vac

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Jigsaw Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Wrench
Miter saw
Hand knife
Jigsaw
In a woodworking context, jigsaw is not a game, but it does have a blade that could make those cuts on each puzzle piece! Unlike any other saw, the jigsaw is used for making highly intricate cuts.

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Tape Measure Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Circular saw
Combination square
Router
Tape Measure
Make sure to have this tool with you, as it will save you from those pesky mis-measurements that create construction catastrophes. For those of you working on extra-large products, this tool comes in the 100-foot size!

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Block Plane Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Leather gloves
Block plane
This hand-held tool is small enough to maneuver in one hand and is powered by a person rather than a motor. Why choose this over the larger, motorized planers? The block plane is great for fine planing; use it for those areas for which the motorized plane is too big.
Tool belt
Tool box

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Rasp Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Rasp
This is similar to the file tool; the main difference being that the rasp is more coarse. Use it for the same function - to shape wood.
Clamps
Tool box
Circular saw

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Router Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Jigsaw
Power drill
Palm sander
Router
Have you ever wondered how wooden signs, cutting boards or decorative items get those straight, smooth lines and edges? The answer is with a router. Use this tool to route out letters, designs and more in wood.

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Power Drill Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Rasp
Shop vac
Power Drill
The power drill is a popular tool for the garage and woodworking station alike. Use it to get screws into thick pieces of wood, to hang up heavy items, and more!
Safety glasses

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Orbit Sander Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Orbit sander
The orbit sander is named for the movements it makes -- small circles as it vibrates against, or sands, wood. Use this tool to make your wood super smooth.
Workbench
Moisture meter
Radial arm saw

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Pencil Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Shop pencil
Speaking of the #1 item on your back-to-school list, let's learn about the history of the pencil. In the mid-1500s, graphite was first used for writing. String was wrapped around these pieces of graphite to make it easier to write with. Germany was the first place to mass produce pencils in the 1600s.
Tape measure
Palm sander
Random orbital sander

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Screwdrivers Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Screwdriver
As the nail goes with the hammer, the screw goes with the screwdriver. Use this tool to remove screws; it comes in the manual form and in an electrical version.
Pencil
Sliding bevel
Table saw

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Chisel Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Pencil
Chisel
Remember you'll need a hammer or mallet to hit the chise! This tool is useful for shaping or cutting materials such as wood or metal. Did you know that 'chisel' is also another way to say cheated or swindled?
Router
Drill press

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Sliding T bevel Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Claw hammer
Hand saw
Sliding T bevel
This tool has a handle with a blade attached by a wing nut. The wing nut can be loosened to allow for the blade to rotate; once the blade is where you want it, just tighten the wing nut to secure the blade.
Utility knife

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Wooden Mallet Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Hand knife
Wooden Mallet
Why use a wooden mallet and not a hammer? The wooden mallet is advantageous when you don't want to disfigure something like a metal hammer would.
Hand saw
Miter saw

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Utility Knife Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Layout square
Ear plugs
Hand knife
Utility Knife
This knife is one of the best tools to have in your toolbox. Use it to trim shingles, cut vinyl flooring or drywall, scrape out grout and more!

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Claw Hammer Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Rip fence
Jigsaw
Dado
Claw Hammer
The claw hammer is named for its 'claw' that's used to grip and pull out nails you don't want. These are a very popular tool and can be found at any hardware store in all different sizes and colors.

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Hammer Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Miter gauge
Band saw
Hammer
The hammer is another one of the best tools to have in your toolbox. Use it to hang up decor in your home, pull out undesired nails and even build a house!
Safety glasses

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Files Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Radial arm saw
Miter saw
Compound miter saw
File
Just like a nail file, the woodworking file is used to smooth or remove small, unwanted pieces of wood. It's not suggested to interchange the nail file and woodworking file though!

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Workbench Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Tool box
Leather apron
Workbench
The workbench is one of the least complex tools, and yet one of the most useful. Spread out your wood, tools and blueprints on this table to give yourself space to create.
Dado

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Moisture Meter Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Jig
Hand saw
Feather board
Moisture Meter
Moisture meters are particularly useful for checking for mold in walls, floors, etc. Put one of these tools up to a suspect surface, and it will tell you how much moisture is in the wood. You're on your way to conquering that nasty mold!

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Level Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Level
Have you ever wondered what's the liquid inside a level? Usually, it's ethanol. How does that bubble form? A partial amount of ethanol is put inside, which forms the bubble that's used to check if a surface is level.
Sliding bevel
Block plane
Clamp

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Caliper Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Caliper
Outside of the woodworking world, this term is used to describe the metal unit that supports a person's leg. In the shop, this is a tool that's used to measure, and there are all different types. Dial calipers, digital and jenny are a few types.
Clamps
Bench grinder
Dado

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Leather Gloves Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Jointer
Wood glue
Leather gloves
If you've ever considered, or even tried, wearing a pair of plastic, cotton or rubber gloves for woodworking, think again! There's a reason for the leather; it is durable and protects your skin from those sharp tools and splinters.
Band saw

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Hand Knife Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Tool box
Saw horse
Feather board
Hand Knife
The hand knife is a handy tool that allows for small, precise, controlled cuts. The beauty of this tool is that it provides an easy, quick way to make cuts, since it fits in your pocket and doesn't take much manpower or an electrical outlet.

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Nail Set Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Hand knife
Layout square
Nail Set
A nail set, or nail setter, is a tool accompanied by a hammer. It's used to hammer nails to the surface of wood, or even below the surface. It is very small and looks like an icepick.
Caliper

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Shop Vac Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Shop Vac
The shop vac is a mobile vacuum that will make your work space so much cleaner. Use the various attachments to get all the dust, wood pieces and grime out of your creative space.
Miter gauge
Ear plugs
Sliding bevel

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Hand-held Metal Detector Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Hand-held Metal Detector
Many people think of metal detectors as gold or coin collectors, but in the shop, this tool is used for finding embedded nails. The handheld metal detector is also frequently used for security in large public venues, airports and schools.
Shop vac
Compound miter saw
Drill press

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Clamps Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Dado
Leather apron
Clamps
Did you know that our clamps today are an evolution of history? Ancient clamps have been found in Egyptian tombs, when they were used as an alternative to the screw.
Ear plugs

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Saw Horse Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Drill press
Rip fence
Hand-held metal detector
Saw Horse
Why is this tool called a horse? It looks like a horse, without the head and tail. This tool is a beam supported by two legs in the front and two in the back. Set a board on it while you're sawing or making cuts on the wood.

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Toolbox Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Dado
Rip fence
Tool Box
Having a toolbox in your woodworking area will keep you organized and working efficiently. And even better, it's transportable. Take it with you on a road trip, to a friend's house, from one side of the house to the other, wherever things need repair.
Layout square

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Combination Square Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Sliding bevel
Combination Square
What is this tool capable of? The answer to that is arguably endless, so here are a just few things at which the combination square performs well. Use it to lay out joinery, set heights for bits and align your table saw.
Tool organizer
Power drill

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Bench Grinder Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Rip fence
Miter gauge
Bench Grinder
Use this tool to work on metal objects. Yes, it is that tough! It has abrasive qualities that allow it to buff, polish and sharpen metals.
Level

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Feather Board Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Saw horse
Shop vac
Nail set
Feather Board
Despite its name, this tool is not blown away easily like a feather. It's actually used as a safety precaution; it attaches to the side of the table being worked on and keeps dangerous tools, such as saws, in place.

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Compound Miter Saw Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Band saw
Safety glasses
Ear plugs
Compound Miter Saw
Why would you use a compound miter saw? To make angled cuts, for making a picture frame, or anytime you want to make compound cuts at once.

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Coping Saw Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Hack saw
Although the hack saw was originally created to cut metal, it's a versatile tool used for cutting a variety of materials including wood and plastic.
Chisel
Shop vac
Pencil

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Band Saw Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Band saw blade
This type of saw can cut curves in wood, and is predominately used to cut nonuniform shapes. The blade is thin and the size of the entire saw depends on your preference. Some are small enough to sit on a table, others are large and stand on the floor.
Surface planer
Wood glue
Level

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Radial Arm Saw Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Radial Arm Saw
Watch out! This type of saw brings more risk than the table saw because its blade is exposed. On a positive note, the radial arm saw has attachments that can allow it to perform different functions, such as sanding and routing.
Drill press
Jointer
Leather apron

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Surface Planer Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Ear plugs
Surface Planer
Use this tool to decrease the thickness of a board and to make the surface of the board smooth. Other names for the surface planer are thickness planer and thicknesser.
Screwdriver
Nail set

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Safety Glasses Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Radial arm saw
Drill press
Safety Glasses
Safety glasses are always a good idea, especially when working with saws. Keep those wood chips, sawdust and other flying articles out of your eyes with this protective tool.
Moisture meter

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Ear Plugs Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Ear Plugs
Ear plugs do come in handy when using motorized tools, such as the circular saw. They even come in a pair attached by a string, making them easy to keep in your ears, or around your neck.
Leather apron
Wood glue
Claw hammer

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Miter Gauge Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Miter Gauge
This tool is useful for making a 45-degree angle cut using a table saw. Remember to wear those safety glasses and earplugs too!
Jointer
Surface planer
Dado

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Extension Cord Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Leather apron
Extension Cord
Have you ever needed that electrical cord to be just a little longer? Sick of the hassle with short cords? Try an extension cord; it gives you lots of extra length!
Claw hammer
Level

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Drill Press Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Level
Jointer
Safety glasses
Drill Press
This large, free-standing tool, also known as a drilling machine, is one of the oldest tools in the world. It started off as a man-powered machine and eventually evolved into a motorized tool in the 1930s.

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Wood Glue Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Extension cord
Mineral oil
Moisture meter
Wood Glue
Don't even think about trying a glue stick or the white school glue on your wood projects! Use wood glue. It's made with your woodworking needs in mind.

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Mineral oil Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Safety glasses
Level
Mineral oil
Mineral oil can be used as a wood finish, as it gives nourishment and a rich look to the wood being treated. Tung and linseed oils are alternatives to mineral oil.
Tape measure

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Leather Apron Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Leather Apron
The leather apron comes in handy not just for keeping your clothes clean, but also for protecting yourself from flying particles, such as wood chips. The tabard is an apron that has both a back and a front - extra clean and extra protection.
Tape measure
Claw hammer
Moisture meter

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Dado Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Compound miter saw
Sliding bevel
Dado
The dado is both the name for a blade and type of cut that's attached to or made with a table saw. Dadoes are grooves or notches in the wood.
Layout square

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Tool Storage Board Which woodworking tool corresponds with this image?
Tool Storage Board
The tool storage board is essentially a large pegboard that you can use to hang and organize light-weighted tools. It's especially handy since it allows you to see all your tools at once.
Compound miter saw
Tape measure
Nail set

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