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Offline Eszett

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standard drills for switches and sockets too loose.
« on: Fri, 04 January 2019, 05:47:10 »
Hi! The drill holes for switches are 4mm by default. But 'm not quite satisfied, my Kailh switches fit in quite loose, I'd rather prefer snug fit. What value would support a snug fit?
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Offline kakan

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Re: standard drills for switches and sockets too loose.
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 26 January 2019, 05:27:18 »
You should use calipers for your measurment, and maybe switch to pcb switch footprint instead.

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Re: standard drills for switches and sockets too loose.
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 26 January 2019, 22:12:54 »
If you make holes snug, some switches would not put inside because of manufacturing accuracy.
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Re: standard drills for switches and sockets too loose.
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 27 January 2019, 08:33:00 »
When it gets down to that level in an experiment, I usually go to trial-and-error until I find the best answer.

Sometimes an Imperial measurement tool will give you a good increment between mm or half-mm choices, for example 9/64" or 5/32" are between 3.5mm and 4mm.

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Offline rinkaan

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Re: standard drills for switches and sockets too loose.
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 05 February 2019, 20:53:47 »
if you are getting kits and the holes feels too loose, maybe you can try some silicon tape (use for plumbing) on the ends of the switches before pushing them in. other tapes might work as well.