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Transportation Security Administration

Tools

Carry On Bags: 
Yes (Special Instructions)
Checked Bags: 
Yes

Power tools and all tools longer than 7 inches (measured from end to end when assembled) are prohibited in carry-on baggage; these items must be packed in your checked bags.

Tools 7 inches or shorter (measured from end to end when assembled) are allowed in carry-on baggage.


 

The final decision rests with the TSA officer on whether an item is allowed through the checkpoint.