Part: 3-Piece JIS Screwdriver Set - Japanese Industrial Standard Cross Head
Why You Need This: Working on your vintage Honda motorcycle you will find many cross headed screws, which you might assume are Philips head screws. However, Japanese made motorcycles from the 1970's use JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) cross head screws, which have different dimensions from common Philips head fasteners. The JIS screws are just different enough in shape that Philips drivers will not fit quite right. Philips head screwdrivers have a larger leading angle at the point of the driver than their JIS counterparts and will not bottom out in the JIS screws, making only partial contact between the screw head and the tool. You could use regular Philips head screwdrivers to extract them, but you will have a much higher chance of slipping and stripping the screw heads.
This 3-piece JIS screwdriver set is just what you need to work well with your Honda's fasteners without fear of stripping them. The screwdrivers feature a full shank hex body which lets you use an open end or box wrench to assist with turning a screw with more torque. The hex cap on the end of the grip can safely be hit it with a hammer if needed, without the fear of cracking the handle and using an even larger wrench to apply additional torque to break the most stubborn screws loose. Finally the tips of the screwdrivers are slightly magnetized to help hold screws in place when getting into tight to reach spots.