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IEC 60745-1 Testing

IEC 60745-1 Scope:

This part of IEC 60745 deals with the safety of hand-held motor-operated or magnetically driven electric tools, the rated voltage of the tools being not more than 250 V for single-phase A.C. or D.C. tools, and 440 V for three-phase A.C. tools.

IEC 60745 1 and EN 60745 1 testing deals with the common hazards presented by hand-held tools which are encountered by all persons in the normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse of the tools.

Tools with an electric heating element are within the Scope: of this standard. They should also comply with relevant parts of IEC 60335. Requirements for motors not isolated from the supply, and having basic insulation not designed for the rated voltage of the tools, are provided in an appendix of IEC 60745-1. Requirements for rechargeable battery-powered motor-operated or magnetically driven tools and the battery packs for such tools are also provided.

Hand-held electric tools, hereinafter referred to as tools, which can be mounted on a support or working stand for use as fixed tools without any alteration of the tool itself, are within the Scope: of this standard.

IEC 60745-1 does not apply to:

  • Hand-held tools intended to be used in the presence of explosive atmosphere (dust, vapor or gas);
  • Hand-held tools used for preparing and processing food;
  • Hand-held tools for medical purposes (IEC 60601);
  • Heating tools which are covered by IEC 60335-2-45.

For hand-held tools intended to be used in vehicles or on board ships or aircraft, additional requirements may be necessary. For hand-held tools intended to be used in tropical countries, special requirements may be necessary.

NOTE: Attention is drawn to the fact that in many countries, additional requirements are specified by the national health authorities, the national authorities responsible for the protection of labor, the national water supply authorities, etc.

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IEC 60745-1 consists of the following parts, under the general title Hand-held motor-operated electric tools – Safety:

IEC 60745-2-1 Drills and impact drills

IEC 60745-2-2 Screwdrivers and impact wrenches

IEC 60745-2-3 Grinders, polishers and disk-type sanders

IEC 60745-2-4 Sanders and polishers other than disk type

IEC 60745-2-5 Circular saws

IEC 60745-2-6 Hammers

IEC 60745-2-7 Spray guns for non-flammable liquids

IEC 60745-2-8 Shears and nibblers

IEC 60745-2-9 Tappers

IEC 60745-2-11 Reciprocating saws (jig and sabre saws)

IEC 60745-2-12 Concrete vibrators

IEC 60745-2-13 Chain saws

IEC 60745-2-14 Planers

IEC 60745-2-15 Hedge trimmers

IEC 60745-2-16 Tackers

IEC 60745-2-17 Routers and trimmers

IEC 60745-2-18 Strapping tools

IEC 60745-2-19 Jointers

IEC 60745-2-20 Band saws

IEC 60745-2-21 Drain cleaners

IEC 60745-2-22 Cut-off machines

IEC 60745-2-23 Die grinders and small rotary tools