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10-07-2016 12:22 AM  9 months agoPost 1
Slowpoke

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Can some recommend a good set of Phillips type screwdrivers that have large handles?

Most of the ones I have either are too pointy or the handles are so small it's hard to get a good grip with my old hands.

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10-07-2016 12:26 AM  9 months agoPost 2
Danny Calderone

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Vessel brand j.i.s.

Nothing compares

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10-07-2016 12:57 AM  9 months agoPost 3
Ace Dude

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My Vessel Megadoras are the nicest Phillips screwdrivers I've ever used.

  

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10-07-2016 01:13 AM  9 months agoPost 4
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Thanks for the quick replies...

Just put in an order for a set of the Megadoras. They sure do look nice.

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10-07-2016 01:36 AM  9 months agoPost 5
Danny Calderone

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You'll love them. I have picked up several sets of JIS drivers over the years. They are the best by a long shot. Even over the other Vessel models. You'll be very surprised how they bite and refuse to cam out of the screw head.

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10-07-2016 01:39 AM  9 months agoPost 6
Danny Calderone

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The driver isn't resting on anything.

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10-07-2016 01:47 AM  9 months agoPost 7
Slowpoke

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wow, that's BITE!

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10-07-2016 02:31 AM  9 months agoPost 8
Kevin Dalrymple

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Wow is that a black foot? Cool truck.

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10-07-2016 02:43 AM  9 months agoPost 9
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lol. yes. and the original p/n 58058 at that. My first "real r/c" from 1986

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10-07-2016 04:00 AM  9 months agoPost 10
tadawson

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Not to nitpick, but JIS and Phillips are *not* the same thing . . . similar, but different, so be sure you get the right ones, and a good set . . . (and ultimately, both . . .)

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10-07-2016 04:03 AM  9 months agoPost 11
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So is JIS the proper name for the other kind of screw head?

Am I correct in thinking that a Phillips screwdriver has more of a point than the JIS kind?

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10-07-2016 04:20 AM  9 months agoPost 12
Danny Calderone

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Correct. they are slightly different in shape. JIS stands for Japanese industrial standard. the most notable difference is the profile of the flats. Just about all of the hardware in model kits are actually JIS. A quick google search will illustrate the differences clearly

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10-07-2016 04:29 AM  9 months agoPost 13
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Well that sure makes a lot of sense. I have some rather nice screw drivers that work great on everything EXCEPT my helis.

I was thinking that the heli hardware was just substandard, but really it's a different animal altogether.

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10-07-2016 04:36 AM  9 months agoPost 14
Ace Dude

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The Megadoras also work great on (non-JIS) Phillips heads screws.

  

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10-08-2016 12:11 AM  9 months agoPost 15
tadawson

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Exactly! It was amazing how much better the hardware quality on my kits got once I got a nice set of JIS drivers! Heads stopped stripping out instantly - the difference is real . . .

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10-08-2016 04:05 AM  9 months agoPost 16
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good to know. They will be here on Tuesday.

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10-08-2016 01:30 PM  9 months agoPost 17
Four Stroker

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I have a set of JIS that fit our screws - and OS/YS as well. I can't convince a single person at my field/club that they are better. I assume that they think I made it all up.

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10-08-2016 01:32 PM  9 months agoPost 18
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Their loss. lol

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10-08-2016 01:58 PM  9 months agoPost 19
Ace Dude

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There are good and bad JIS screwdrivers too. I had a set of the dark blue handled ones that were popular with the hobby shops years ago. I quickly disposed of those when I got my Megadoras.

  

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10-08-2016 02:18 PM  9 months agoPost 20
Four Stroker

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Well I looked at the impact driver that I used to use to rebuild Honda motorcycles 40 years ago and it is Vessel. I ASSUME (Benny Hill) that it is JIS as well - and I never knew it.

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