This KS3 Design and Technology quiz will challenge you on resistant materials. Metal is a resistant material. This D and T quiz focuses on the tools used when cutting and trimming resistant materials. The tool you choose will depend on the material you are working with - wood, metal or plastic - and whether you want to cut a straight line or a curve.
Usually, the first tool you will use when shaping your piece of resistant material will be a saw. There are several different types, each with their own specific use. A tenon saw will produce an accurate cut but in a straight line as it is not designed to flex. This saw would only be used on wood as its teeth are only designed to be used on wood. For metals and plastics, you would use a hacksaw, which is made from a different type of steel and has much smaller, finer teeth. For cutting curves, you would use a coping saw and for particularly fine cutting of patterns in wood, a fretsaw would be the best choice.