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JIS screwdrivers 24 May 2023 14:39 #885138

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Several years ago I bought a set of Vessel JIS screwdrivers.  When I run into a stubborn screw I think "How did I survive so long without these? How did my motorcycle survive?
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JIS screwdrivers 24 May 2023 15:08 #885141

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A common feeling when using the proper tool. The right tool makes the job easier and more professional looking. Many of these old bikes survived the wrong screwdrivers by sacrificing the heads of their fasteners.
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JIS screwdrivers 24 May 2023 15:11 #885142

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I know mine did!
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JIS screwdrivers 24 May 2023 15:28 #885145

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Have you tried the Impacto Vessel jobbies?  If not, treat yourself!  I use them regularly and can't imagine wrenching without them.

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JIS screwdrivers 24 May 2023 15:32 #885146

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A set of Vessel Impacta JIS screwdrivers and a set of left handed drill bits should be in every japanese bike owners toolbox.
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JIS screwdrivers 24 May 2023 15:35 #885147

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Yes, the #2 and #3 I bought are the impacto version.  I agree. 
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JIS screwdrivers 24 May 2023 19:05 #885151

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I also like my JIS impact screwdrivers, but when the going gets tough, I turn to my heavy, all steel, impact tool.
I have found the trick to keeping screw heads in good shape, is to go to the impact driver before you feel it is absolutely necessary.
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JIS screwdrivers 08 Jul 2023 22:15 #886999

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A good set of jis screwdrivers are crucial while working on these old bikes. Also having and impact screwdriver with jis bits is a lifesaver because you can shock the screw and they come right out. 

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JIS screwdrivers 09 Jul 2023 05:30 #887003

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I just picked up this set to keep in my tool bag. 
Vessel Ball Grip 1/4"
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JIS screwdrivers 10 Jul 2023 05:57 #887037

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I just picked up this set to keep in my tool bag. 
Vessel Ball Grip 1/4"
 
slmjim's a hopeless tool junkie.  Looks like his latest fix has been found...

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JIS screwdrivers 10 Jul 2023 21:05 #887076

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