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This is the fourth edition of CSA C22.2 No. 71.2, Electric bench tools. It supersedes the previous editions published in 2008, 1989, and 1985.

This Standard has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.


This Standard applies to single-phase electric tools of the bench type that are intended for use in nonhazardous locations in accordance with the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I, that are connected to a nominal system voltage of 240 V or less, and that have a maximum rated input of not more than 3700 W.

This Standard does not apply to
(a) tools intended for industrial use;
(b) tools covered by CSA C22.2 No. 73;
(c) tools covered by CSA C22.2 No. 105; and
(d) magnetic drill presses or diamond core drills.

In CSA standards, "shall" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; "should" is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and "may" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard. Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material. Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements. Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (nonmandatory) to define their application.

The values given in SI (metric) units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.

Document History

  1. CSA C22.2 NO. 71.2-10 (R2020)


    Electric Bench Tools, Includes Update No. 1 (2010)

    • Most Recent
  2. CSA C22.2 NO. 71.2-08

    Electric Bench Tools, Includes Update No. 1 (2008)

    • Historical Version
  3. CAN/CSA C22.2 NO. 71.2-M89 (R2006)

    Electric Bench Tools

    • Historical Version