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EN 62841-2-5:2014



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Electric motor-operated hand-held tools, transportable tools and lawn and garden machinery - Safety - Part 2-5: Particular requirements for hand-held circular saws (IEC 62841-2-5:2014, modified)

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1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 General requirements
5 General conditions for the tests
6 Radiation, toxicity and similar hazards
7 Classification
8 Marking and instructions
9 Protection against access to live parts
10 Starting
11 Input and current
12 Heating
13 Resistance to heat and fire
14 Moisture resistance
15 Resistance to rusting
16 Overload protection of transformers and
   associated circuits
17 Endurance
18 Abnormal operation
19 Mechanical hazards
20 Mechanical strength
21 Construction
22 Internal wiring
23 Components
24 Supply connection and external flexible
25 Terminals for external conductors
26 Provision for earthing
27 Screws and connections
28 Creepage distances, clearances and distances
   through insulation
Annex I (informative) - Measurement of noise
        and vibration emissions
Annex K (normative) - Battery tools and
        battery packs
Annex AA (normative) - Additional requirements
         for saws with a riving knife
Annex BB (normative) - Additional requirements
         for lower guards for saws without a
         riving knife
Annex ZZ (informative) - Coverage of Essential
         Requirements of Directive 2006/42/EC

IEC 62841-2-5:2014 applies to hand-held circular saws. This standard does not apply to saws designed for use with abrasive wheels. Saws designed for use with abrasive wheels as cut-off machines are covered by IEC 62841-2-22. The rated voltage is not more than 250 V for single-phase a.c. or d.c. tools, and 480 V for three-phase a.c. tools. The rated input is not more than 3 700 W. The limits for the applicability of this standard for battery tools is given in Annex K. This standard deals with the hazards presented by tools which are encountered by all persons in the normal use and reasonably foreseeable misuse of the tools. Hand-held electric 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 and such combination of a hand-held tool and a support is considered to be a transportable tool and thus covered by the relevant Part 3. The attention of National Committees is drawn to the fact that equipment manufacturers and testing organizations may need a transitional period following publication of a new, amended or revised IEC publication in which to make products in accordance with the new requirements and to equip themselves for conducting new or revised tests. It is the recommendation of the committee that the content of this publication be adopted for implementation nationally not earlier than 36 months from the date of publication.
Key words: Saw, Circular, Cutting,

This publication is to be read in conjunction with IEC 62841-1:2014.

CLC/TC 116
Supersedes EN 60745-2-5. (08/2014) To be read in conjunction with EN 62841-1. (09/2014)
European Committee for Standards - Electrical

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