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keycap puller needed?

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Planning on purchasing some blank keys for my filco, was just wondering if the key puller is necessary?
http://www.keyboardco.com/keyboard_d...sp?PRODUCT=632

I mean..I could make that from a bit of wire, I've successfully managed to pull some keys using my fingers only, just wondering if I would damage the switches in some way doing it like this


..and yes I am being cheap
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post #2 of 5
i made one with two paperclips and duct tape

the key is to pull with even pressure from multiple sides of the key cap, switches will be fine.

lots of good build suggestions in this thread:

http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?1...AP-PULLER-quot
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post #3 of 5
Make one yourself or if you're too lazy, fork out 5 bucks (link). The keypuller makes it easier and less chance of damaging your keycaps.

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Ripster has a pretty informative article over at GH http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:12649
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cool thanks for the info guys, I'll probably try DIY
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