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Offline zwmalone

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Ghetto Keycap puller OR How I'm cheap and you can be too!
« on: Fri, 09 January 2009, 23:38:41 »
This is my new ghetto keycap puller.  It takes three FREE items :)



Required items:
1. Keyring
2. 2x Bread ties

I made this out of neccesity and the fact that I'm not giving $6 for a keycap puller...

Very comfortable to use.  Combines the benefits of the ring type puller (Better grip) with the wire type puller (useful for all size keys).  It has the added benefit of durability because of it's all metal construction.

tested and working on ALPS (whites), Buckling Springs, MEI Whites and an NMB keyboard.
Can't get enough of them ALPS

Offline wellington1869

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« Reply #1 on: Sat, 10 January 2009, 00:07:54 »
I like the keyring idea for the handle  :)

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Offline zwmalone

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« Reply #2 on: Sat, 10 January 2009, 00:28:27 »
I do too.  It actually makes it pretty solid.  When I was using it I didn't feel like I was gonna break it or anything, it felt very durable.
Can't get enough of them ALPS

Offline lowpoly

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« Reply #3 on: Sat, 10 January 2009, 09:07:07 »
I was looking for keycap puller I can put on my key ring. This is going to be it.

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Offline itlnstln

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« Reply #4 on: Sat, 10 January 2009, 09:52:06 »
Quote from: lowpoly;17748
I was looking for keycap puller I can put on my key ring. This is going to be it.


You know you're a GeekHacker when you want something like this.  :)


Offline wellington1869

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« Reply #5 on: Sat, 10 January 2009, 15:23:31 »
there has got to be a neater solution than the twist-ties though, that can be put on a keyring.

"Blah blah blah grade school blah blah blah IBM PS/2s blah blah blah I like Model Ms." -- Kishy

using: ms 7000/Das 3

Offline Chloe

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« Reply #6 on: Sat, 10 January 2009, 15:50:14 »
A pair of large paper clips work, but only for small keys when attached to the keyring. You can wrap tape around the clips to stop them from bending out of shape.

Offline ozar

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« Reply #7 on: Sat, 28 March 2009, 15:26:49 »
This is my puller, based off of your design, zwmalone:




It hasn't failed me yet.

Offline MANISH7

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« Reply #8 on: Sat, 28 March 2009, 15:34:46 »
rofl! you have a case for the key puller as if it's some high end, fashionable item - brilliant!

Offline Ulysses31

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« Reply #9 on: Sat, 28 March 2009, 15:37:19 »
I just use my fingers, applying a firm grip.  Works for Cherry keyboards at least.

Offline ozar

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« Reply #10 on: Sat, 28 March 2009, 15:37:25 »
Quote from: MANISH7;25879
rofl! you have a case for the key puller as if it's some high end, fashionable item - brilliant!

lol... yeah, I figured that if I didn't make something to keep it in, I'd have the wires bent every which way in a matter of hours.  :)