If you own or work on anything Japanese, you may want to give this Vessel Megadora 980 Impacta a look! A Japanese Phillips screwdriver has very few visual differences in comparison to an American Phillips screwdriver, but in use the differences are obvious!
First off, I’d just like to say that having a JIS Screwdriver period is a godsend if you work on Japanese cars or motorcycles. This particular JIS screwdriver / Impact Tool, however, is doubly awesome.
The JIS screws are usually — but not always — identified by an upraised or recessed dot on the head, or the fact that they are completely gored out and will only come off with a set of Vise-Grips.
If you’ve ever rebuilt a Japanese carburetor, say on a japanese motorcycle or scooter, you probably remember having a hard time removing the float bowl screws. (meaning you probably stripped at least a couple.) The Vessel Megadora 980 Impacta makes quick work of these, and any other JIS screws you can find!
Note that a JIS screwdriver will usually work on both a Phillips head and JIS screw, while a Phillips head will usually work only on a Phillips head screw. What this means is if you have a good set of JIS screwdrivers in your toolbox or tool cart, you don’t even need the standard Phillips set anymore!
If that doesn’t sound cool enough for you, the Impacta part of the name means that you can use this as an impact driver. The impact feature is amazing when it comes to breaking loose rusted, oxidized, or otherwise stuck screws, and when you’re not using it as an impact driver, it works well as just a standard screwdriver. This saves time, as you don’t have to get out your standard hand impact tool and bits, as well as a normal screwdriver. the Vessel Megadora 980 Impacta does both, in one handy package!
If this Vessel Megadora 980 Impacta review hasn’t sold you on the tool’s merits, I don’t know what will!