IP56 is an independent seal of quality that HiKOKI Power Tools hold as a benchmark.
In technical terms, the IP code or ‘Ingress Protection’ is a standard developed by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) to measure the degree of protection offered by electrical equipment enclosures against the ingress of solid foreign objects like dust or the ingress of water to hazardous parts.
In real terms, every tradesman knows that two potential on-site enemies threatening operational efficiency and long life are dust and water getting into the tool’s enclosure.
That’s why it’s so reassuring to see the IP56 sticker on the side of your HiKOKI tool.
Our IP56-compliant products are designed to withstand the effects of dust and water, but there is no guarantee that they will not malfunction. Do not use or leave the machine in locations where it is exposed to excessive amounts of dust or to rainwater, and do not submerge it in water. (Only the main unit conforms to the IP56 protection class ratings when equipped with a battery.)