MX Switch Opener
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You've used switches for a while now, and you've heard about people modding them. You can replace the springs to use different weights and characteristics, lube various parts to reduce friction, even swap out various parts to combine two switches into a new switch altogether... The possibilities are endless!
First, though, you need to take those switches apart. And while you can use a pair of tweezers for that, you do risk a lot of hassle and if you're unlucky, you could damage the hooks on the top of the switch.
Enter: the switch puller! With this nifty tool, it's easy to lift the top off of most MX switches, with the exception of box switches (which have one large clip on each side, instead of two little ones).
- 3D printed from PLA plastic;
- The orientation of the layer lines ensures a rigid and durable tool;
This switch opener can be used for opening most MX compatible switches. It cannot be used to open BOX switches or Low Profile Choc switches.
The tool works by pressing the switch down into the tool, with the side legs aligned with the little pins. The lower body of the switch then latches into the two grooves on the sides of the tool, allowing you to lift the top off easily.
Because friction is used to move the switch top hooks apart, this tool does have a finite life and can be used for a limited number of switches, though it generally lasts for over a handful of keyboards before the side arms wear down.
This item was designed by ebastler.