SV650.org - SV650 & Gladius 650 Forum



Idle Banter For non SV and non bike related chat (and the odd bit of humour - but if any post isn't suitable it'll get deleted real quick).
There's also a "U" rating so please respect this. Newbies can also say "hello" here too.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-08-19, 09:51 PM   #1
ASM1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 7
Default Good quality screwdrivers.

I am after some good quality long reach screwdrivers 30/35 cm long.
Flat head and Philips (or pref JIS).
Have some expensive Facom ones,with "lifetime warranty" turns out the handles rotting to bits is not covered under warranty!
So any experienced suggestions welcome.
Thanks.
ASM1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-08-19, 05:43 AM   #2
Adam Ef
Member
 
Adam Ef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Bristol
Posts: 616
Default Re: Good quality screwdrivers.

If you want expensive ones then Vessel are very good and do JIS ones. I use Draper and they're decent. They do some that don't claim to be JIS but the profile on a few of them definitely is, particularly their 100mm no.2, which has the same profile as the very expensive Park Tool JIS "bicycle specific" one. We use them in the bicycle shops I work in as they're a lot cheaper and are decent enough quality.

https://www.drapertools.com/product/...-Set-(11-Piece)

You can buy them individually too as half that set is usually irrelevant to most people.

Hozan are also meant to be very good but more expensive. The Vessel ones are very good if you've got the budget.
__________________
.
/// VFR800 vs Street Triple R ///
2019-2019 * MT09 Tracer *
2016-2019 * SV650s K8 *
+ CB250rsd, YBR125...
Adam Ef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-08-19, 07:37 AM   #3
shiftin_gear98
Member
 
shiftin_gear98's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Stansted Mountfitchet CM24
Posts: 635
Default Re: Good quality screwdrivers.

Wera
shiftin_gear98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-08-19, 04:52 PM   #4
SV650rules
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Shropshire UK
Posts: 938
Default Re: Good quality screwdrivers.

Some people say Philips bits fit JIS screws, but they don't and you end up with rounded out heads...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCFt3DRiQE8

The Laser ones good quality but ot as long as you like but ruggedroads do longer Vessel JIS ones at a price

http://ruggedroads.co.uk/epages/00cb...archString=jis

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Laser-7036-...c=1&th=1&psc=1
__________________
SV650 AL7

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear - Mark Twain

Last edited by SV650rules; 13-08-19 at 05:12 PM.
SV650rules is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-08-19, 09:27 PM   #5
ASM1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 7
Default Re: Good quality screwdrivers.

Thanks for all the input,will try a few of those suggested if any tool shops still exist.
Bought a set of shorter laser ones last week which I'm happy with so far.
Can't believe i only learnt about jis screwdrivers a few weeks ago (possibly through this forum).
I have been working on Japanese bikes and cars for 30 years- duh!
ASM1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-08-19, 11:33 PM   #6
squirrel_hunter
Member
Mega Poster
 
squirrel_hunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Sunny Swindon
Posts: 3,497
Default Re: Good quality screwdrivers.

I use Halfords Pro tools, they do a JIS range (blue) and being high street are fairly easy to source. The bigger the store the bigger the range, alternatively they have some sort of online collection but I've never used that. Now I've not used some of the other brands, but compared to the cheepo tools you start off with these are like night and day. Price wise I think they're quite reasonable and if you time it right there might be an offer on.
__________________
"A little enthusiastic?"

May I add here, GG is awesome and I think I am in love with Stretchie...he rocks my world!

SH2 | 2MA | GROM
squirrel_hunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-08-19, 07:54 AM   #7
R1ffR4ff
Member
Mega Poster
 
R1ffR4ff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: JAMOADR(1999 Naked Curvy)
Posts: 1,159
Default Re: Good quality screwdrivers.

I've got a,"Vessel" long necked JIS screwdriver(To get to Choke Plungers initially) and it has a magnetic tip which can be useful.Got it off Amazon.

__________________
"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails."
R1ffR4ff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-08-19, 09:35 PM   #8
zsv650s
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 108
Default Re: Good quality screwdrivers.

Teng make good stuff otherwise had good experience with halfords Pro they have actually swapped stuff in the past no hassle (years old).
zsv650s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-08-19, 11:01 PM   #9
Bibio
Member
Mega Poster
 
Bibio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dreich Fife (its grey and miserable)
Posts: 11,069
Default Re: Good quality screwdrivers.

Vessel they work. they last. they cheep for what they are. i personally use the impact ones and they have saved my kevin a few times.

if the handles are wearing out then your using the wrong "solvent/hazard" type. wooden handles will last a lifetime if used for the correct work placement. its a bit like "bits" for drill drivers. "chapping" them coz you cant control the proper torque, speed or pressure will wear them out, same goes for drivers in muppets hands.
Bibio is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Good quality objects Amadeus Idle Banter 14 08-12-14 11:15 PM
Good quality one-piece leathers Ninthbike For Sale - Other Bikes and General biking items 8 15-03-14 12:19 PM
Recommend me: A good quality sleeping bag Paul the 6th Idle Banter 25 12-04-12 11:17 PM
JIS screwdrivers tigersaw Bikes - Talk & Issues 11 19-01-11 07:16 AM
Good Quality Pump svdemon Tyres 5 21-04-09 06:28 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.