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Offline Tony Nitrous

JIS Screwdrivers ?
« on: Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 04:38 pm »
JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) screwdrivers.  Anyone using them ?

Worth having ? Where / which did you buy ?


I'm a bit of a tool hoarder and collector and like my toys so I'm tempted to try a set, just wondered if anyone has any actual experience other than i saw it on the Internet.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-tools/jis-screwdrivers/
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Re: JIS Screwdrivers ?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 04:42 pm »
Their left handed screwdriver is just the best.
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Offline Tony Nitrous

Re: JIS Screwdrivers ?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 04:42 pm »
Putting JIS Screwdrivers into google gives a lot of mostly positive results....

http://revlimiter.net/blog/2014/09/the-japanese-phillips-jis-screwdrivers/
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Offline Tony Nitrous

Re: JIS Screwdrivers ?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 04:44 pm »
Their left handed screwdriver is just the best.
 :stir:

So I need a left handed JIS Screwdriver....  :frustrated:


I'm left handed !
(Except I shoot right handed as I never saw a left handed gun in my early years)
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Offline RickC

Re: JIS Screwdrivers ?
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 07:50 pm »
I bought a set from ebay a while ago, can't say enough good things about them.

If I'd found them years ago I would have had a few less rounded screws in bikes, not so
much of a problem today but they lock in nicely to the screws and don't round out like a normal Phillips head.

These are what I bought, cost me $10 or $15 dollars more a year ago, you'd be mad not to try them for $25.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Hozan-JIS-4-JIS-Screwdriver-Set-Japan-import-Free-shipping-/262744940493?epid=693424035&hash=item3d2cd19fcd:g:pYcAAOSw7ehXQ-ti

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Re: JIS Screwdrivers ?
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 08:18 pm »
Thanks Rick.
That backs up what I've been hearing.

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Re: JIS Screwdrivers ?
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 09:02 pm »
Agree, jis works better. I only have one, like no. 2 phillips. Never got round to buying set. Hozan, vessell and sunflag all top quality jap stuff. I have sunflag thats been flogged for 40 yrs, still as new. 20 of those daily mechanic use.

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Re: JIS Screwdrivers ?
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 23 June 2022, 11:20 am »
Do JIS drivers work better in phillips screws than phillips drivers?

Is there an easy way looking at a screw to identify the difference?
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Re: JIS Screwdrivers ?
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 23 June 2022, 01:01 pm »
Yes, I have the Japanese made Vessel set and they grip Phillips head screws better than my German made Phillips screwdrivers.

Note though, a Phillips screwdriver will most likely strip out the JIS screw, but not the other way around.
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Re: JIS Screwdrivers ?
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 23 June 2022, 01:52 pm »
Isn't there a dot on the head of a JIS bolt? Or is that just on some?

I've misplaced my good JIS screwdriver, bloody annoying,  but guess its oletimers beginning to set in . .
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Re: JIS Screwdrivers ?
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, 23 June 2022, 02:50 pm »
OK set of 4 JIS screwdrivers ordered :)
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Re: JIS Screwdrivers ?
« Reply #11 on: Thursday, 23 June 2022, 04:35 pm »
Isn't there a dot on the head of a JIS bolt? Or is that just on some?



Correct. JIS screws do have a dot on the head to identify them :onya:

From memory(which isn't too good these days) there aren't many JIS screws on the GSX1400. The only ones I can think of are the ones that clamp the two parts of the handlebar switch gear together.
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Re: JIS Screwdrivers ?
« Reply #12 on: Thursday, 23 June 2022, 07:15 pm »
They will work fine Vlad. 
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Re: JIS Screwdrivers ?
« Reply #13 on: Thursday, 23 June 2022, 09:08 pm »
Isn't there a dot on the head of a JIS bolt? Or is that just on some?

I've misplaced my good JIS screwdriver, bloody annoying,  but guess its oletimers beginning to set in . .

Yes apparently on most made in Japan items, can't say I've ever paid attention if they do though.....
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Re: JIS Screwdrivers ?
« Reply #14 on: Thursday, 23 June 2022, 09:34 pm »
I bought a set when I had the VFR

Very handy... and the only thing that would get some of the screws out

One's an impact style... give it a whack and it turns about 10 degrees

 

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