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Offline Lunartuna

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« on: Sun, 17 March 2013, 17:00:12 »
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Re: #%$*
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 17 March 2013, 17:00:52 »
Well uh... that sucks. The wire pullers are much better.
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Re: #%$*
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 17 March 2013, 17:02:17 »
i have 4 of these silly plastic pullers, 3 of them are broke like this

wire puller for the win

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Re: #%$*
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 17 March 2013, 17:02:23 »
If you have to, you can use one of those little wire twisties they use to seal the loaf of bread. I've done it... frustrating, yet effective.
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Re: #%$*
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 17 March 2013, 17:03:12 »
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Re: #%$*
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 17 March 2013, 17:03:36 »
http://www.harborfreight.com/5-piece-auto-trim-and-molding-tool-set-67021.html

The second on the left is so much better for trying to swap an entire board's worth of caps.

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« Reply #6 on: Sun, 17 March 2013, 17:04:47 »
Techkeys sells a pretty cool one:
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Offline Lunartuna

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Re: #%$*
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 17 March 2013, 17:10:30 »
Guess I have to buy a wire one now!

At least I didn't get far.

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Re: #%$*
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 17 March 2013, 17:13:29 »
Those tend to scratch your caps as well. You should be glad that you broke it :P
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Re: #%$*
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 17 March 2013, 17:15:16 »
Wire all the way for me - feng's stainless steel puller is my favourite :D
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Re: #%$*
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 17 March 2013, 17:45:32 »
Well uh... that sucks. The wire pullers are much better.

Yeah, not everyone agrees on this. Or at least I have seen people say they do not agree. But I like the wire pullers much more. I have a filco one.
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« Reply #11 on: Sun, 17 March 2013, 18:06:44 »
My favorite tool is from Harbor Freight. They are called "dental picks" and sold in a pack of 5 for like $3. The curved one that actually looks like a dental pick is the only one of any use, but it's worth the $3.

I wouldn't use them for cleaning my teeth, but for pulling keycaps, they are super fast and reliable.
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Re: #%$*
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 17 March 2013, 18:27:39 »
Those clip-type pullers are worthless anyways. Either your caps will break, or that clip will break, so it was a blessing in disguise.

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Re: #%$*
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 17 March 2013, 18:54:32 »
Yes those suck. They break super easy. I only had one good plastic one, it never scratched or harmed a keycap, and simply wore out instead of broke.
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The little tabs that grasped the underside of the key wore off totally. It was the first not home made keypuller I had and it came free with some keycap I bought from someone long ago. I have the wire Cherry one with the switch in it now.

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Re: #%$*
« Reply #14 on: Mon, 18 March 2013, 01:30:30 »
that tends to happen, bro. get a wire keypuller!

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Re: #%$*
« Reply #15 on: Mon, 18 March 2013, 01:32:39 »
I think that happens to all of them eventually. Those plastic ones suck.

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Re: #%$*
« Reply #16 on: Mon, 18 March 2013, 06:19:44 »
lol that sucks man!

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Re: #%$*
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 18 March 2013, 09:56:51 »
I am actually glad that you broke it, coz now you can save your future keys from scratches!!! (sincerely, not being sarcastic or anything)

that thing is a potential keycaps scratcher, especially for caps with polished coating...

wire keypuller is the way to go!!!! I'm using a filco one....

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Re: #%$*
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 18 March 2013, 10:39:12 »
I'm cheap. Paper clips for me.
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Re: #%$*
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 18 March 2013, 10:49:43 »
I'm cheap. Paper clips for me.

I use paper clips all the time, when I don't have my dental pick handy. :)
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Re: #%$*
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 18 March 2013, 11:19:07 »
I keep a wire puller on my keys, took a WASD one, cut it down with my handsaw and drilled a new hole for the keyring. Works really well when I'm on the move.

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Re: #%$*
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 18 March 2013, 11:42:34 »
only on geekhack would you find someone who would need to exchange keycaps while "on the move"

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Re: #%$*
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 18 March 2013, 11:47:22 »
You never know when you might find a strange keyboard while out and about, and need to pull a keycap to see what type of switches it has. :D
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Offline Lunartuna

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Re: #%$*
« Reply #23 on: Mon, 18 March 2013, 12:50:56 »
You never know when you might find a strange keyboard while out and about, and need to pull a keycap to see what type of switches it has. :D


Great so now I need 2!  :p
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Re: #%$*
« Reply #24 on: Wed, 20 March 2013, 08:19:31 »
A keycap puller on your car key chain may be odd, but not illegal. A beer bottle opener associated with car keys always seemed a bit incriminating.

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Re: #%$*
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 20 March 2013, 08:23:29 »
Those plastic ring things have always looked super bad, but I've only ever used a wire-puller

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Re: #%$*
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 20 March 2013, 08:27:05 »
But you lost your WASD geek logo  :) . You have to scribe a new one in the plastic left over.


I keep a wire puller on my keys, took a WASD one, cut it down with my handsaw and drilled a new hole for the keyring. Works really well when I'm on the move.
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Re: #%$*
« Reply #27 on: Wed, 20 March 2013, 08:28:41 »
But you lost your WASD geek logo  :) . You have to scribe a new one in the plastic left over.

It's okay, he didn't pay for it :)

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Re: #%$*
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 20 March 2013, 08:30:34 »
For a while before I bothered getting a real puller I was using a length of string.  Bit niggly to get settled around a keycap (2 loops, on for either side just like a normal puller) but a whole lot easier than using just my fingers.
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Re: Re: #%$*
« Reply #29 on: Wed, 20 March 2013, 08:35:44 »
But you lost your WASD geek logo  :) . You have to scribe a new one in the plastic left over.

It's okay, he didn't pay for it :)
I gave that puller to my boss and convinced him to get a board... :D

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Re: #%$*
« Reply #30 on: Wed, 20 March 2013, 08:38:04 »
SmallFry, it's not nice to hack people's wallets :P

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Re: Re: Re: #%$*
« Reply #31 on: Wed, 20 March 2013, 08:40:32 »
But you lost your WASD geek logo  :) . You have to scribe a new one in the plastic left over.

It's okay, he didn't pay for it :)
I gave that puller to my boss and convinced him to get a board... :D

lol definitely for a good cause :)

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Re: #%$*
« Reply #32 on: Wed, 20 March 2013, 08:52:29 »
Psh, I'll hack wallets all I want CPTBadAss!

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Re: Re: Re: #%$*
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 20 March 2013, 08:52:46 »
Then, he will assign you the project of upgrading his key-chain-cap-puller with the proper GH identifier / logo.

But you lost your WASD geek logo  :) . You have to scribe a new one in the plastic left over.

It's okay, he didn't pay for it :)
I gave that puller to my boss and convinced him to get a board... :D

lol definitely for a good cause :)

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Re: #%$*
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 20 March 2013, 13:08:19 »
This also happened to my plastic puller. I have a few wire pullers but they feel clunky to use. I prefer the plastic pullers.
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