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Vessel/Bessel JIS screwdriver set

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Hello TamaTalk,

so I've come across a few topics here that stated that it is best to use JIS screwdrivers, especially for the Japanese vintage Tamas. Thing is, I can't find a true JIS screwdriver set for sale due to the fact that as of 2008, JIS stopped being a standard, as stated here: https://www.webbikeworld.com/hozan-jis-screwdrivers-review/

'Because the technology to manufacture screwdrivers in Japan had already become above a certain level, JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) recognition system for screwdrivers became extinct in 2008.

So there is no authorized JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) manufacturer now, and we therefore cannot print “JIS” mark on our screwdrivers.'

I've done some more research, and the company Vessel (Bessel in Japan) seem like a good alternative and fit JIS screws quite firmly. Does anyone here have any experience with this company's products, or alternatively, knows where I can get a true JIS screwdriver set?

What I was looking at from Vessel / Bessel is this: https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/Bessel-Vessel-Difference-Screwdrivers-No-220w-3/dp/B08296M936/ref=sr_1_11?dchild=1&keywords=jis%E3%83%89%E3%83%A9%E3%82%A4%E3%83%90%E3%83%BC&qid=1611533251&sr=8-11&th=1

It includes a bit for #+0 and #+00. Will this be everything I need to open up the vintage Tamas (and also take apart to do repairs / cleaning inside the Tamas if necessary)?

Thanks in advance to anyone with some more information on this subject.

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Hello there! :) 

I bought this set of four screwdrivers from eBay, and it worked perfectly fine with both my angelgotchi and devilgotchi. 

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Thanks, glad to know you didn't have any problems with vintage Tamas with those types of screwdrivers. Appreciate the help :) 

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If it's of any additional help, iFixIt* still produces a JIS screwdriver set, containing sizes 000, 00, 0, and 1.

*I have a different iFixIt toolkit, and if that's anything to go by then they make fantastic-quality tools.

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Thanks! That's very good to know also! Appreciate all the help! ;) 

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