Date registered: Dec 2011
Vehicle: 1987 560SL, 2000 Kawasaki W650
Location: Springfield, OR
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Yes, I just took a couple of Phillips head screwdrivers and used my bench grinder to take off a bit of the tip. I took maybe 1mm off the tips. I noticed when putting a Phillips head screwdriver into a JIS screw, you can rock it back and forth more because the tip bottoms out before the side bits get a decent hold on the slots. My Kawasaki toolkit JIS screwdriver will not rock at a larger angle and my modified Phillips head drivers are now similar.
The JIS driver will work pretty well on a screw previously stripped using a Phillips if the screw doesn't need too much torque. Since the Phillips can't reach to the bottom of the slots, there is an unmolested bit of sidewall at the bottom that the Phillips couldn't reach.