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Offline Brammm87

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[IC] Switch Top Removal Tool - PAUSED
« on: Mon, 24 October 2016, 02:01:06 »
Mechanicalkeyboard.com sells a tool that makes it easy to open the tops of your key switches.

Shipping from them outside the US is fairly costly, which is why I consider doing a group buy, to cut costs.

I have previously bought a batch of 20 and sold these successfully over on /r/mechmarket. In the previous batch, cost ended up being 15 including VAT and non-tracked shipping in Europe. Shipping outside EU is 2 more. Cost for this round will hopefully be a little lower. I am also in talks with the super nice people from mk.com to see if we can get a discount.

Maximum allowed tools would be 4, so they all fit in a bubble mailer and make my life easy.

The interest check definitely showed me there's a high demand for this. However, I am currently in between two moves and back at my parents, which made me realize that if I do a GB now, I couldn't pull it off successfully.

I will probably revisit this early next year and make it happen then.
« Last Edit: Sat, 19 November 2016, 15:45:02 by Brammm87 »
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Offline iFreilicht

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Re: [IC] Switch Top Removal Tool
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 24 October 2016, 03:43:05 »
I'm in, just one question: If you say "One" tool is that a single one or a pair? Because as I understand it, you always need a pair to open the switch, right?
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Offline Brammm87

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Re: [IC] Switch Top Removal Tool
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 24 October 2016, 04:10:06 »
I'm in, just one question: If you say "One" tool is that a single one or a pair? Because as I understand it, you always need a pair to open the switch, right?

They come in pairs, the two of them are considered "one". I know, it's confusing :p
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Offline Eszett

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Re: [IC] Switch Top Removal Tool
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 24 October 2016, 04:18:11 »
@Freilicht I guess noone would sell you one metal piece alone, since you need two of them. Well, theoretically you could, but that would be cumbersome.

@Bramm Just filled the order form ...  :thumb:

Offline iFreilicht

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Re: [IC] Switch Top Removal Tool
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 24 October 2016, 05:04:48 »
I'm in, just one question: If you say "One" tool is that a single one or a pair? Because as I understand it, you always need a pair to open the switch, right?

They come in pairs, the two of them are considered "one". I know, it's confusing :p

Ok great, filled out the form! Pretty cool that you make this happen. The need for these just emerged last week or so, so it's perfect timing :D
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Offline tobsn

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Re: [IC] Switch Top Removal Tool
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 24 October 2016, 06:49:32 »
I'm in!

Offline LeoChien

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Re: [IC] Switch Top Removal Tool
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 24 October 2016, 07:56:18 »
oops! It is only compatible for PCB mounted MX switches.

Offline Brammm87

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Re: [IC] Switch Top Removal Tool
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 24 October 2016, 11:21:11 »
oops! It is only compatible for PCB mounted MX switches.

If your plate allows opening of switch tops, they work on those too, but as said, your plate needs to allow it. Most custom plates allow this, however OEM plates often don't (like WASD, DAS, Varmilo etc..).
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Offline tobsn

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Re: [IC] Switch Top Removal Tool
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 24 October 2016, 11:23:17 »
oops! It is only compatible for PCB mounted MX switches.

yeah those are the same switches - the difference would be if the switch plate is above or below covering the top part of the switch.

Offline kawasaki161

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Re: [IC] Switch Top Removal Tool
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 24 October 2016, 12:48:15 »
oops! It is only compatible for PCB mounted MX switches.

Most custom plates allow this, however OEM plates often don't (like WASD, DAS, Varmilo etc..).

A lot of high-end (mostly Korean) custom boards do als not allow for this, and tbh. I've never seen any OEM board that supports switch top removal.

On another note, I bought one of those tools from his first run (if you could call it that) and had a great experience with both the product and the seller, I can definitely recommend it!

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Re: [IC] Switch Top Removal Tool
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 25 October 2016, 08:34:26 »
I'm down. Their shipping is ridiculous going to Canada. Hopefully it won't be an arm and a leg
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Offline kawasaki161

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Re: [IC] Switch Top Removal Tool
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 25 October 2016, 08:46:00 »
I'm down. Their shipping is ridiculous going to Canada. Hopefully it won't be an arm and a leg

Just a reminder that their shipping on very small orders is very buggy, if you order something that fits into a bubblemailer (springs, stabs, etc.) and it shows a ridiculous price under "calculate shipping" you should just shoot them an e-mail and they will get you their best price. This comment is not meant to keep you from joining this GB, but to clear things up, as I was also slightly annoyed by their strange shipping prices.

Offline Brammm87

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Re: [IC] Switch Top Removal Tool
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 25 October 2016, 09:47:18 »
I'm down. Their shipping is ridiculous going to Canada. Hopefully it won't be an arm and a leg

Just a reminder that their shipping on very small orders is very buggy, if you order something that fits into a bubblemailer (springs, stabs, etc.) and it shows a ridiculous price under "calculate shipping" you should just shoot them an e-mail and they will get you their best price. This comment is not meant to keep you from joining this GB, but to clear things up, as I was also slightly annoyed by their strange shipping prices.
Can confirm. They're super nice people when you shoot them an email.
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Offline menuhin

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Re: [IC] Switch Top Removal Tool
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 25 October 2016, 16:37:49 »
I also want one of those.

Is it possible to add also some other items from Mechanical Keyboards?
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Re: [IC] Switch Top Removal Tool
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 26 October 2016, 08:47:34 »
I'm down. Their shipping is ridiculous going to Canada. Hopefully it won't be an arm and a leg

Just a reminder that their shipping on very small orders is very buggy, if you order something that fits into a bubblemailer (springs, stabs, etc.) and it shows a ridiculous price under "calculate shipping" you should just shoot them an e-mail and they will get you their best price. This comment is not meant to keep you from joining this GB, but to clear things up, as I was also slightly annoyed by their strange shipping prices.
Can confirm. They're super nice people when you shoot them an email.
I have emailed them in the past but never got a reply. I'll try again since you guys have had good experiences with it :P
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Re: [IC] Switch Top Removal Tool
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 26 October 2016, 09:10:20 »
Interested  :thumb:

Offline Brammm87

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Re: [IC] Switch Top Removal Tool
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 27 October 2016, 01:46:53 »
Is it possible to add also some other items from Mechanical Keyboards?

No, sorry.
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Re: [IC] Switch Top Removal Tool
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 27 October 2016, 04:13:40 »
Up to now have been using the wire from a binder clip, bend into shape with pliers. Totally in for a couple pairs of these though!
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Re: [IC] Switch Top Removal Tool
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 13 November 2016, 23:39:23 »
We have November now, any news of progress?

Offline repuls0r

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Re: [IC] Switch Top Removal Tool
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 14 November 2016, 12:26:37 »
is the buy still open? no idea how i missed this and would love to join if its still possible.
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Offline kawasaki161

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Re: [IC] Switch Top Removal Tool
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 14 November 2016, 12:41:23 »
is the buy still open? no idea how i missed this and would love to join if its still possible.
It didn't even start, you didn't miss it (yet).

Offline Brammm87

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Re: [IC] Switch Top Removal Tool
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 19 November 2016, 15:42:42 »
The interest check definitely showed me there's a high demand for this. However, I am currently in between two moves and back at my parents, which made me realize that if I do a GB now, I couldn't pull it off successfully.

I will probably revisit this early next year and make it happen then.
pls gief bbv2

Offline iFreilicht

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Re: [IC] Switch Top Removal Tool - PAUSED
« Reply #22 on: Mon, 28 November 2016, 11:41:03 »
Better do it right than force it now, thank you for being honest.

I can certainly wait for a bit, good luck moving!
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