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How thick are SP DSA PBT Blank keys?
« on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 21:04:57 »
I am wondering because I am looking into buying them but would like to know how thickness of the keys. I am sorry if this has been asked before.

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Re: How thick are SP DSA PBT Blank keys?
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 21:13:42 »
Thinner than GMK, thicker than DCS

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Re: How thick are SP DSA PBT Blank keys?
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 21:46:37 »
As stache said, decently thick. No flex

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Re: How thick are SP DSA PBT Blank keys?
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 21:48:31 »
Thinner than GMK, thicker than DCS

They're alright, I don't really like them

How do they compare to other DSA caps? I've never used DSA profile before and have been somewhat curious to try it with all the hype around the granite group buy.

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Re: How thick are SP DSA PBT Blank keys?
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 22:06:15 »
Thinner than GMK, thicker than DCS

They're alright, I don't really like them

How do they compare to other DSA caps? I've never used DSA profile before and have been somewhat curious to try it with all the hype around the granite group buy.

As far as I know, all dsa caps are made by SP

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Re: How thick are SP DSA PBT Blank keys?
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 22:07:41 »
Thinner than GMK, thicker than DCS

They're alright, I don't really like them
Would you be able to post a picture of the thickness? Sorry if this is bothersome but I haven't been able to find any other relatively inexpensive PBT blanks that I can get in multiple colors for my WASD V2 TKL.

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Re: How thick are SP DSA PBT Blank keys?
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 22:09:28 »
I don't have a good camera on hand and it's late at night

I know a few pics are floating around though
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Re: How thick are SP DSA PBT Blank keys?
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 22:16:36 »
I don't have a good camera on hand and it's late at night

I know a few pics are floating around though
Thanks and I believe I found what I was looking for elsewhere just had to look a lot harder.

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Re: How thick are SP DSA PBT Blank keys?
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 15 June 2014, 22:17:03 »
On the left SP DSA Blank, on the right, standard ABS cap that comes with Vortex Race II

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Re: How thick are SP DSA PBT Blank keys?
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 17 June 2014, 00:13:55 »
On the left SP DSA Blank, on the right, standard ABS cap that comes with Vortex Race II
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Re: How thick are SP DSA PBT Blank keys?
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 17 June 2014, 00:38:44 »
The SP ones are obviously thin. Is there any other source to get DSA blanks, besides Singature Plastics? I guess not?

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Re: How thick are SP DSA PBT Blank keys?
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 17 June 2014, 00:39:35 »
Well, is there any other source to get DSA blanks, besides Singature Plastics? I guess not?

apart from classifieds, sp is the only place that makes dsa..

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Re: How thick are SP DSA PBT Blank keys?
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 17 June 2014, 00:40:25 »
Thank you for notice, Pacifist. How about a GB for thick blanks from SP?
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Re: How thick are SP DSA PBT Blank keys?
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 17 June 2014, 00:46:55 »
On the left SP DSA Blank, on the right, standard ABS cap that comes with Vortex Race II
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Re: How thick are SP DSA PBT Blank keys?
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 17 June 2014, 01:14:57 »
Thank you for notice, Pacifist. How about a GB for thick blanks from SP?

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Re: How thick are SP DSA PBT Blank keys?
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 17 June 2014, 01:26:17 »
I don't think anyone else produces PBT low spherical top keys. Devlin has a similar profile but only in ABS.

So there's not actually any alternative. The keys are fine, thicker than DCS, but not the thickest. SA is really thick instead.

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Re: How thick are SP DSA PBT Blank keys?
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 17 June 2014, 12:07:57 »
Oh do keep in mind that the spacebar on DSA is actually pretty thick.

My guess is that the spacebar is ABS instead of PBT (to prevent warping issue during production) so they just make it thicker to keep the feel consistent.

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Re: How thick are SP DSA PBT Blank keys?
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 17 June 2014, 12:32:06 »
AFAIK DSA spacebars are in fact full PBT
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Re: How thick are SP DSA PBT Blank keys?
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 17 June 2014, 17:12:15 »
AFAIK DSA spacebars are in fact full PBT

The space bar in the Granite set certainly is.
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Re: How thick are SP DSA PBT Blank keys?
« Reply #19 on: Wed, 18 June 2014, 01:45:45 »
apparently only certain colors have gotten pbt treatment since granite was started.

check out the base blank sets on pmk site and there's a note about it.
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Re: How thick are SP DSA PBT Blank keys?
« Reply #20 on: Fri, 27 June 2014, 22:57:49 »
In addition to the pictures above. Here's an album that I made of the SP DSA PBT keycaps vs the stock Poker II PBT's: http://imgur.com/a/2TNrq
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Re: How thick are SP DSA PBT Blank keys?
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 28 June 2014, 22:49:27 »
I bought some PBT blank keys from SP last month.

I've to say the build quality of DSA PBT blank keys are not very decent. They ain't even in a straight line if you look from above after setting them on keyboard. Unfortunately I'm the one that can't bear that so I ended up selling them in classified.  :mad:

Sorry it was a bit off-topic. DSA blank keys are as thin as pictures above.  :))
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Re: How thick are SP DSA PBT Blank keys?
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 17 February 2015, 12:22:11 »
Was searching for thick ALPS PBTs and came across this thread as well as this: http://imgur.com/a/gYkiN

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Re: How thick are SP DSA PBT Blank keys?
« Reply #23 on: Sat, 30 May 2015, 12:18:10 »
SP DSA are a just a tiny little bit thicker than thin Filco ABS caps. But SP DSA are still really thin compared to IMSTO PBTs (or Poker PBTs).

A good way to doctument this are either pictures, or numbers. But I have no a caliper gauge at my fingertips.
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