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Anyone ever flown with tools?

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by markson, 21st Jun, 2016.

  1. markson

    markson Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone,

    About to settle on a property in QLD. It needs a few handyman type jobs done on it before it can be tenanted. I was thinking of flying up and doing them myself. Anyone ever flown with tools such as drills and drill bits? I can't imagine the airlines would be too happy about you taking a drill in carry on.
     
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    Maybe check in luggage then?
     
  3. markson

    markson Well-Known Member

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    Yeah just wasn't sure if I am allowed to take the drill batteries in the luggage too? Was hoping there might be a tradie or someone with experience in flying with tools here.
     
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    Best to ask the airline about the batteries.

    I flew back from NZ a couple of weeks ago. Had some drill bits with me that I put in my checked baggage. Got back to Melbourne and realised that I still had one drill bit in my carry on bag. Didn't cause a problem. But wouldn't choose to do it again.
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    @Tools doesn't fly too well. He prefers to drive his ute.
     
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    markson Well-Known Member

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    Thanks mate. I found this "Tools with Lithium Batteries". Pretty sure my drill is Nicad so I am guessing it is fine for checked baggage.

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    M wife and kids have flown with me, but as Scott No Mates said I prefer to drive the ute!

    Tools
     
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    Where's the thread from Somersoft of the guy wanting to take his ladder on the plane?
    I've taken drills, knives and other tools on the plane before, must be in checked in luggage and to save yourself getting the call over the PA system, make sure you disconnect the battery from the drill :p
     
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    In the old GMC days at Bunnings, you could have flown up, bought what you needed, done the job and returned them for a full refund before flying home.
     
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    I got pulled up at Melbourne on leg two of a trip to WA with a pair of vernier calipers. I think the security guy wanted them. I managed to put them into a work mates check in baggage.
    Another time I had a recording device which when waiting to record displays "ARMED" on the LCD . That took some explaining.
    I had to disconnect the battery then have it reprogrammed to state ready when I returned home.
     
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    I've had annoying passengers on the aircraft. I guess you could call them tools.
     
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    Why not drive?

    I drove to Kalgoorlie from Melb to reno our IP there, and it was a fabulous experience.

    Load up the ute and take that road trip!!
     
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  14. markson

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    That has crossed my mind. Its just little annoying things that need to be done. Change toilet seat, change some light bulbs, fix a gate, fix a draw. Little things that would cost me a small fortune for a handyman to do.
     
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    Sounds like the cheaper option... plus avoid the tools,i hate flying because of them! Is still such an inefficient system hearding sheeple on and off

    How do you plan on getting around? You'll need to hire a car too.
     
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    Yeah would need flights and a hire car. That $400 straight up. Would be less than $400 to drive up and back. Will wait and see what the handyman quotes come back as.
     
  17. DaveM

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    When I do work interstate I stick my tools in a box and courier them to the place i am going to do work at.
     
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    Where else would you stick your tool?


    oh...
     
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    [QUOTE="Anyone ever flown with tools such as drills and drill bits?[/QUOTE]

    I've flown *without* tools. Tools turned up on the next flight three hours later. Good old Qantas...
     
  20. Agent99

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    Yeah carried a medium sized plastic toolbox checked luggage to Sydney then by smaller twin engine aircraft to Coffs Harbour.
    Tools were placed in the nose cargo area and you could hear them banging up and down in the turbulence. Pilot unloaded tool box upside down resulting in sockets sets and spanners spread over the tarmac and carefully watched me retrieve each piece with a grin.
    Wasnt happy Jan :mad: