BAGGAGE ALLOWANCES WORK TOOLS: In some cases, work and power tools can only go in the hold when you take a plane journey in or out of the United Kingdom.
It would be unusual for airline passengers to take work tools and portable power machines on a plane.
As a rule the table shows the standard regulation for carrying work tools onto a plane. But you should always check with your airline if you are unsure.
Work Tools and Equipment
|Work Tools and Power Machine||Allowed in Hand Luggage?||Allowed in Hold Luggage?|
|Tools with Blade or Shaft Longer than 6cm (e.g. chisel)||No||Yes|
|Drills and Drill Bits||No||Yes|
|Saw (including portable power saw)||No||Yes|
|Wrench or Spanner||No||Yes|
|Bolt Gun or Nail Gun||No||Yes|