Sunday, 9 April 2017

Japanese TRX use JIS not Phillips screws

Japanese TRX use JIS not Phillips screws


Ever wonder why it is so easy to damage a screw on a Japanese made radio using a Phillips head screwdriver? Obscure, but simple, they use JIS screws not Phillips!

I haven't checked, but I think they are on made-in-Japan cars, certainly lots of other gear.

JIS screws, which pre-date Phillips by 20 years, usually have a dot or other indent on the head.

The solution is simple, buy a set of JIS screwdrivers, about $25 on eBay.


http://themtblab.com/2016/01/tools-vessel-jis-screwdriver.html

2 comments:

  1. like there was not enough confusion already with Philips and Pozidriv screws :))

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  2. You can see a pozidrive, but not a JIS, other than the indent. I have a huge collection of screwdriver bits, but bought a set of JIS screwdrivers. They are in most Japanese products.

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