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post #1 of 5 Old 06-13-2011, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Tools: Japanese Philips Screwdrivers

I just picked up a couple of sets of these for my garage and tool roll. I had always heard about the Philips Screwdrivers from Japan being different than what is available here in the states, but could not find an inexpensive set to add to my toolbox and another to take on the road. These fit the bill. Just selecting the appropriate size and engaging the screws on the master cylinder cover of my "niner" made me a believer. Absolutely zero slop after full engagement.


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Just looks like they have a stub noise. In my field I am always taking apart electronic communications equipment and putting them back together. First thing we do when we order in some new Phillips is take an angel grinder to the noise and flatten them out. As the website says it give more surface are due to the head being able to reach further into the screw. This gives you more bite on the screw and therefor the chance of stripping a screw goes way down. just a quick shot on the angel grinder and your good to go.

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That's why everybody "strips" the screws on carb bowls.

Heck, I had been working on Jap bikes for 10 years before someone told me they were different. All these years I just thought I was doing something wrong.

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I got my JIS drivers from McMaster-Carr. Here's a pic of the difference.


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post #5 of 5 Old 06-13-2011, 03:06 PM
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This came up before: there's more discussion on JIS in the thread above...

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