This Standard applies to hand-held portable electric tools as
defined in Clause 4.1, which are intended for electrical operation
at low voltage operating at not more than 60 Hz.
For the purpose of this Standard, a hand-held portable electric
tool is called a 'tool' except where such term is associated with
an implement required to remove covers, brush caps and the like
which guard live parts.
This Standard does not deal with separate motors with or without
capacitors, or with tools covered by separate Standards, or with
equipment intended for the control of electric motors other than
equipment which is built into the tool.
This standard does not apply to hand-held motor-operated
electric tools within the scope of the AS/NZS 60745 series of
standards after the dates specified in the parts 2 of that
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