Carry-on bag
Checked-in luggage
Power tools
 
 

Can I take this item on a plane?

All gas, battery, petrol and plug-in power tools are restricted from carry-on, but they can be checked-in if approved by your airline.

Power tools include nail/bolt guns, drills, skill saws, chain saws, reciprocating saws, and any other power tool designed to cut, slice or drill.

What are the restrictions?

Power tools can only be carried in checked-in luggage if approved by your airline.

Why is this item restricted?

Power tools can be used as a weapon and cause harm to passengers and crew.

What happens if I have a restricted item in my carry-on bag?

You will be asked to relinquish all dangerous or prohibited items found in your carry-on luggage. If you refuse:

  • you will not be permitted to move through the screening point, and
  • your airline will be advised of your refusal.

How does Aviation Security screen for restricted items?

We x-ray bags going on planes to make sure there is nothing dangerous in them. If something comes up on the x-ray that needs checking, the bag will be opened, searched and any dangerous or prohibited item will be removed.