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Anyone interested in these switch opening tools...?
« on: Thu, 27 August 2015, 20:25:21 »
We now have our own switch opening tools...[mic drop]

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Re: Anyone interested in these switch opening tools...?
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 28 August 2015, 02:04:58 »
Interested but $32.85 shipping is a bit much :eek:
                               
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Anyone interested in these switch opening tools...?
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 28 August 2015, 02:54:45 »
Ooooooooo


This is for a set correct?

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Re: Anyone interested in these switch opening tools...?
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 28 August 2015, 02:57:12 »
easily easily easily! so easily.
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« Reply #4 on: Fri, 28 August 2015, 03:08:27 »
Nice! What are these tools made of?

Considering they are 1/4 of the price of these I assume it's aluminum or stainless steel.

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=66683.0

The price is for a set of two right?

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Re: Anyone interested in these switch opening tools...?
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 28 August 2015, 07:05:12 »
Interested but $32.85 shipping is a bit much :eek:

We will need to work on the international shipping...sorry
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Re: Anyone interested in these switch opening tools...?
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 28 August 2015, 07:06:45 »
Ooooooooo


This is for a set correct?

Yes, a set

Nice! What are these tools made of?

Considering they are 1/4 of the price of these I assume it's aluminum or stainless steel.

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=66683.0

The price is for a set of two right?

Stainless Steel and its a pair
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Re: Anyone interested in these switch opening tools...?
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 28 August 2015, 09:44:53 »
Most international buyers can accept that $8 tools are going to be sent untracked =P

Priority mail is a huge expense

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« Reply #8 on: Fri, 28 August 2015, 17:14:14 »
Interested but $32.85 shipping is a bit much :eek:

We will need to work on the international shipping...sorry

No problem, I'm guessing you bought plenty so won't sell out too soon :thumb:

Most international buyers can accept that $8 tools are going to be sent untracked =P

Priority mail is a huge expense

Fine by me and quicker too as customs seem to ignore untracked!
                               
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Re: Anyone interested in these switch opening tools...?
« Reply #9 on: Fri, 28 August 2015, 20:22:33 »
Interested but $32.85 shipping is a bit much :eek:

We will need to work on the international shipping...sorry

No problem, I'm guessing you bought plenty so won't sell out too soon :thumb:

Most international buyers can accept that $8 tools are going to be sent untracked =P

Priority mail is a huge expense

Fine by me and quicker too as customs seem to ignore untracked!

Email us at support@mechanicalkeyboards.com about this and we will assisst you further Monday or Tuesday
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Re: Anyone interested in these switch opening tools...?
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 29 August 2015, 16:07:23 »
I received mine last week or so. I love it. Makes my life modding switches SO much easier. :thumb:

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« Reply #11 on: Mon, 31 August 2015, 00:13:24 »
I just got a set of these a few days ago as well. They work great. I've been using a pair of ESD fine point tweezers for years and I can remove tops much quicker with the tweezers.... however the way I maneuver them makes it very easy to loose a spring when I get the top off. With these tools I have a lot more control. I can just carefully pull the top off.

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« Reply #12 on: Mon, 31 August 2015, 00:55:13 »
Ouch $30 Shipping to AU for one set.  :(

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« Reply #13 on: Mon, 31 August 2015, 02:07:27 »
Ordered a set to test out.
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« Reply #14 on: Mon, 31 August 2015, 02:17:55 »
I need these.

Turns out mk.com doesn't ship to my country but I emailed support already, see what they have to say.
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« Reply #15 on: Mon, 31 August 2015, 15:39:24 »
Ouch $30 Shipping to AU for one set.  :(
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Re: Anyone interested in these switch opening tools...?
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 01 September 2015, 00:47:51 »
Saw these when poking around the site after I grabbed my HKPs and snatched up a set right away, and they arrived this afternoon. They are much higher quality than the picture would appear. The metal is smooth and the edges do not catch anything. Worked like a charm for opening up both Gaterons and Cherry switches. Highly recommended  :thumb:

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« Reply #17 on: Tue, 01 September 2015, 13:47:49 »
Got my two sets of  tools and just opened  90 switches. If I had one very nit picky  complaint it's that the finish is too smooth. I've fumbled a few times with the tools sliding from my fingers. 

Otherwise they're doing the job just fine.

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« Reply #18 on: Tue, 01 September 2015, 16:54:24 »
We'd love for you to leave your review, good or bad, on the product page!
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« Reply #19 on: Wed, 02 September 2015, 23:50:34 »
One thing - the chain that comes with this tool is too small/short to put both tools on and still be able to use on a cherry switch. If it's still possible to change that, a slightly larger chain would be great. Those things are kind of a pain to remove all the time, and these tools are small enough to easily lose in a drawer.

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« Reply #20 on: Thu, 03 September 2015, 00:42:42 »

One thing - the chain that comes with this tool is too small/short to put both tools on and still be able to use on a cherry switch. If it's still possible to change that, a slightly larger chain would be great. Those things are kind of a pain to remove all the time, and these tools are small enough to easily lose in a drawer.

Agreed.

The chain is a bit short and it would be nice to have something that can be kept on there to keep the pair together and allow them to be used without restriction.


Didn't even notice the chain issue until you pointed it out

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« Reply #21 on: Thu, 03 September 2015, 08:26:40 »
One thing - the chain that comes with this tool is too small/short to put both tools on and still be able to use on a cherry switch. If it's still possible to change that, a slightly larger chain would be great. Those things are kind of a pain to remove all the time, and these tools are small enough to easily lose in a drawer.

I have mine on my keychain keyring. I never know when I need to use them so I take them everywhere
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« Reply #22 on: Thu, 03 September 2015, 09:38:57 »
Sorry for the stupid question, but for people that ordered first class international through mail, we won't any shipping information, right?

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« Reply #23 on: Thu, 03 September 2015, 09:44:17 »
Sorry for the stupid question, but for people that ordered first class international through mail, we won't any shipping information, right?

You should. If we invoiced you, check your paypal email address for tracking email from Stamps.com.
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« Reply #24 on: Thu, 03 September 2015, 09:46:30 »
Looks cool! I'm wondering if I could 3D print one of these..

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« Reply #25 on: Thu, 03 September 2015, 10:00:12 »
Sorry for the stupid question, but for people that ordered first class international through mail, we won't any shipping information, right?

You should. If we invoiced you, check your paypal email address for tracking email from Stamps.com.

I'll look into it, thanks for this, and also for providing solution for non CONUS much appreciated !

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« Reply #26 on: Thu, 03 September 2015, 14:53:43 »
First impression.  These work really good  :thumb:
These have a little longer "prongs" then the Beasts tools.





I agree that they are a little too smooth, and the chain is too short, but they work good for me.
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« Reply #27 on: Fri, 04 September 2015, 00:42:49 »
Left my review in your site mk

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« Reply #28 on: Mon, 07 September 2015, 06:23:25 »
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« Reply #29 on: Tue, 08 September 2015, 01:34:30 »
To bad those won't work on a b.87 :(

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« Reply #30 on: Tue, 08 September 2015, 17:51:45 »
To bad those won't work on a b.87 :(

Why not? I thought winkeyless' plates allowed for switch top removal.

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« Reply #31 on: Tue, 08 September 2015, 23:19:24 »

To bad those won't work on a b.87 :(

Why not? I thought winkeyless' plates allowed for switch top removal.

Really? It doesn't look so. But I'll try it :)

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« Reply #32 on: Tue, 08 September 2015, 23:44:25 »

To bad those won't work on a b.87 :(

Why not? I thought winkeyless' plates allowed for switch top removal.

Really? It doesn't look so. But I'll try it :)

Please let me know, I'm going off of what Hojin said when I asked him:

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« Reply #33 on: Tue, 08 September 2015, 23:45:45 »


To bad those won't work on a b.87 :(

Why not? I thought winkeyless' plates allowed for switch top removal.

Really? It doesn't look so. But I'll try it :)

Please let me know, I'm going off of what Hojin said when I asked him:

4) Do the upper two layers function as plates? Do they allow for switch top removal/modding without desoldering?
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I'll let you know ! Heading off to work now, be aback in 10h

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« Reply #34 on: Wed, 09 September 2015, 15:49:03 »


To bad those won't work on a b.87 :(

Why not? I thought winkeyless' plates allowed for switch top removal.

Really? It doesn't look so. But I'll try it :)

Please let me know, I'm going off of what Hojin said when I asked him:

4) Do the upper two layers function as plates? Do they allow for switch top removal/modding without desoldering?
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Officially its not supported but it might work. I still don't do it.

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« Reply #35 on: Thu, 10 September 2015, 01:03:59 »
So... the result of our clarification with Hojin: http://winkeyless.kr/forums/topic/possibility-to-open-a-switch-without-desoldering/

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Here is CONCLUSION!!
NO It’s impossible.

I used a sharp tool like a chisel to open switch’s top.
It made scratches on the switch and case.
Sometimes broke the connectiong point and made it loose.
(You have to make small cutout to the case with chisel.)

Sorry for my pool english to depict the situation.

Anyway… Please don’t do that without desoldering.

So... anyone brave enough to try it with this switch tool?  :p

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« Reply #36 on: Fri, 18 September 2015, 06:00:47 »
So... the result of our clarification with Hojin: http://winkeyless.kr/forums/topic/possibility-to-open-a-switch-without-desoldering/

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Here is CONCLUSION!!
NO It’s impossible.

I used a sharp tool like a chisel to open switch’s top.
It made scratches on the switch and case.
Sometimes broke the connectiong point and made it loose.
(You have to make small cutout to the case with chisel.)

Sorry for my pool english to depict the situation.

Anyway… Please don’t do that without desoldering.

So... anyone brave enough to try it with this switch tool?  :p

The plate does not have cutouts for it, so no. It will not work.
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« Reply #37 on: Fri, 18 September 2015, 06:05:37 »
I got mine yesterday, I'll have a bit of a play with them tonight.

Thanks a lot chaps.

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« Reply #38 on: Fri, 09 October 2015, 22:12:58 »
Ouch $30 Shipping to AU for one set.  :(

Yeah paid for these beggars and again, the shipping cost is way above the items I had paid for.

Nice living in the MOST isolated Sh1t-Dump in the known universe.  Speaking of which, when we finally set up colonies on Mars, I bet it'll cost the same amount to ship any keyboard equipment there as it will to Australia, go figure.

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« Reply #39 on: Fri, 09 October 2015, 22:18:17 »
$24 US for shipping? I am afraid that is way too much for opening tools.

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« Reply #40 on: Fri, 09 October 2015, 22:20:29 »
$24 US for shipping? I am afraid that is way too much for opening tools.

Please see earlier responses in this thread to get lower international shipping cost
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« Reply #41 on: Fri, 09 October 2015, 22:30:43 »
$24 US for shipping? I am afraid that is way too much for opening tools.

Please see earlier responses in this thread to get lower international shipping cost

I emailed you. Thank you for the reference, I would like to get one pair of these tools.

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« Reply #42 on: Fri, 09 October 2015, 22:36:57 »
$24 US for shipping? I am afraid that is way too much for opening tools.

Please see earlier responses in this thread to get lower international shipping cost

I emailed you. Thank you for the reference, I would like to get one pair of these tools.

Ok. Unfortunately,  we can send you the PayPal invoice Monday, but because of Columbus Day the order won't ship out until Tuesday.
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