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    Screwdriver of choice - Ricoh

    Not to sure if this is the right section for this but...

    For Ricoh machines what is your recommended screwdriver of choice?

    I'm currently using a CK Philips 2 x 250mm shaft, overall length is 350mm. Using this for more than 15 years. It's a good screwdriver but it cams out alot. I read that JIS might be better.

    Thank you in advance

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    Re: Screwdriver of choice - Ricoh

    The best way to tell if the screw is JIS type is to look for a small round indentation on the head, if they do have the indent, your best bet is to use a JIS screwdriver otherwise it can strip the screws.

    Phillips Bits Vs. JIS Bits: What's the difference?

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    Re: Screwdriver of choice - Ricoh

    I satarted using a Craftsman #2 Phillips with 12 inch blade over 20 years ago when the Apeco Bond Copier, relabeled Royal RBC1, first came out. It could loosen the cover screws without having to use an impact driver. You could actually see the torque build up in the length of the blade until the screws popped loose. Also back then Craftsman had a lifetime guarantee on their tools. If a tip became worn to where it did not hold to the screws properly, just take it to the nearest Sears or Orchard Supply and they would replace it free.

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    Re: Screwdriver of choice - Ricoh

    Quote Originally Posted by slimslob View Post
    I satarted using a Craftsman #2 Phillips with 12 inch blade over 20 years ago when the Apeco Bond Copier, relabeled Royal RBC1, first came out. It could loosen the cover screws without having to use an impact driver. You could actually see the torque build up in the length of the blade until the screws popped loose. Also back then Craftsman had a lifetime guarantee on their tools. If a tip became worn to where it did not hold to the screws properly, just take it to the nearest Sears or Orchard Supply and they would replace it free.
    That old Royal was a good machine.

    I use this Vessel No.220 Ball-Grip Screwdriver (JIS) (+2)x200 300mm Long

    $14.00 US at Amazon.

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    Re: Screwdriver of choice - Ricoh

    Quote Originally Posted by anothertech View Post
    That old Royal was a good machine.
    Great plastic pop right after maintenance.

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    Re: Screwdriver of choice - Ricoh

    Quote Originally Posted by KeviM View Post
    Not to sure if this is the right section for this but...

    For Ricoh machines what is your recommended screwdriver of choice?

    I'm currently using a CK Philips 2 x 250mm shaft, overall length is 350mm. Using this for more than 15 years. It's a good screwdriver but it cams out alot. I read that JIS might be better.

    Thank you in advance
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    Re: Screwdriver of choice - Ricoh

    One thing about Ricoh, they always have a lot of hex head screws that tend to fall off even a magnetized #2 Phillips. Therefore a magnetized 5.5mm nut driver is a must.
    Hex Nut Driver Strong Magnetic Head Hollow Shaft Lengthened Sleeve Screwdriver Red Plastic Handle Bit Holding Screwdriver(5.5mm) - - Amazon.com

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    Re: Screwdriver of choice - Ricoh

    Quote Originally Posted by anothertech View Post
    That old Royal was a good machine.

    I use this Vessel No.220 Ball-Grip Screwdriver (JIS) (+2)x200 300mm Long

    $14.00 US at Amazon.
    Vessel is Japanese company and I'm about to purchase their screwdriver(to replace my Wera) from some time. Thanks for heads up.
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    Re: Screwdriver of choice - Ricoh

    Quote Originally Posted by tsbservice View Post
    Vessel is Japanese company and I'm about to purchase their screwdriver(to replace my Wera) from some time. Thanks for heads up.
    How was your wera screwdriver? I hear that it's 1 of the better screwdrivers out there but I'm not sure how good it is for photocopier technical repairs

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    Re: Screwdriver of choice - Ricoh

    Quote Originally Posted by anothertech View Post
    That old Royal was a good machine.

    I use this Vessel No.220 Ball-Grip Screwdriver (JIS) (+2)x200 300mm Long

    $14.00 US at Amazon.

    Looking for these... Unfortunately vessel only just entered the South African market and they only have short and standard length screwdrivers available. Upto 150mm in length which is a bit short for me

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