Date registered: Jul 2006
Vehicle: European 1974 350SLC ,'78 300CD& '80 300CD sold , '81 240D SWMBO's Car '84 300CD & Euro
Location: Sunny So. Cal.
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JIS / Phillips Screws
I was a Honda Motocycle Mechanic early in the 1970's and quickly learned that when faced with a 1956 ~ 1975 #2 looking philips screw on a Honda side cover, use a standard #3 Philips and no damage will occur .
Grainger, Inc. stocks a wide selection of good quality JIS screw drivers .
I've bought them off Amazon too .
I still use a hand impact driver 50 years later, they work great but only if :
A. you use the correct bit
B. whatever bit you use fits the screw head firmly ~ if it's all cheesed up from the DPO/DPM, get the proper size bit and a 32 oz. hammer and bang the bit in until it fits properly, then use the hand impact tool .
C. you *SMACK* it ~ if you use a light Chinese hammer or just tap the tool, it cannot work and you'll think it doesn't work when in fact they work very well and never leave tool marks on the original JIS screws *if* you use it correctly .
I was unable to get the door striker screws loose using a hand impact tool, I ever tried smacking the crap out if it with a 3 # single jack, no dice, the electric impact buzzed them loose *instantly* .