My JIS screwdrivers arrived a few days ago, and they're FANTASTIC. I used to strain myself so much with a Phillips Head every time I wanted to remove a screw, but it's so easy with the JIS ones!
So, would using a JIS on Devilgotchi screws prevent the heads from breaking off? Because that's my biggest worry. :/ I know that the Devil screws are notoriously soft, but are they really that much softer than the regular vintage ones? I'm having a hard time finding replacement screws, but i also don't want to keep the Devil screws in if there's even a slight chance that they could break off over time. Any tips?
I've gotta say-
I ordered a set of 4 JIS screwdrivers from Amazon for about $15 plus $5 shipping. They arrived recently, and I had at least 3 vintage Tamas waiting to be opened up to get the batteries out. I used the JIS screwdriver, and wow, huuuuge difference. Like night and day difference. I struggled with Phillips... I had to push very hard and be very careful at the same time. With the JIS ones, it was like boom easymode. I didn't have to push as hard, and they seemed to open a million times easier.
I'd recommend them in a heartbeat, and would definitely praise Binary for filling me in. I did a ton of searching beforehand and didn't read anything about the difference screwdrivers.