The Ultimate Power Tool Quiz
by Staff
So, you think you know your power tools? You would never confuse a disc sander with a random orbit sander, right? Show your stuff. Read our descriptions of these power tools and see if you can figure out what we're talking about.

The most popular woodworking tool -- used for carving work, joinery and cutting edges, among many other things.

  • router
  • table saw
  • jointer

Makes cuts in wood with a spinning circular blade whose angle can be adjusted.

  • chainsaw
  • back saw
  • miter saw

Attaches two pieces of wood by cutting a narrow hole in the edge of each piece, into which you insert a wooden "biscuit" covered in glue.

  • biscuit welder
  • biscuit attacher
  • biscuit joiner

Comes in pistol-grip, T-shape and right-angle handle styles.

  • hand saw
  • disc sander
  • power drill

Uses compressed air to tighten a nut or bolt, for example.

  • air wrench
  • impact wrench
  • power wrench

Can cut curves and custom shapes into wood.

  • jigsaw
  • radial arm saw
  • miter saw

Are available in "stick" or "coil" style.

  • disc sanders
  • nail guns
  • hammer drills

Spins a piece of material (like wood, glass or metal) so you can create a symmetrical object.

  • lathe
  • grinder
  • rotary tool

Has a selection of bits for cutting, carving, polishing and sanding.

  • router
  • rotary tool
  • grinder

Has a blade that cuts with a push-pull motion.

  • miter saw
  • chainsaw
  • reciprocating saw