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TwoCables Is there anything negative about that keyboard and the cherry blues, besides the blues being a bit of a loud click?
About the Filco? Only that the lettering wears off because it's pad printed, and the keys become shiny.
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TwoCables Is there anything negative about that keyboard and the cherry blues, besides the blues being a bit of a loud click?
My Filco Otaku has no problems at all. It's a special Edition of the Tactile Click NKRO.
I love the board (minus blue switches, they're not for me.)

And like Manyak said, the keys become shinier after use.
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New mechanical keyboard fan!! Interesting that something as seeemingly simple as a keyboard can generate such a fan base.

Has anyone here successfully taken double shot keys and swapped them onto a Filco or a Das? I really like the thicker/more damped keys and I like the idea that they will never wear out or fade.

And which key puller is recommended? The one sold by Filco and Elitekeyboards?
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New mechanical keyboard fan!! Interesting that something as seeemingly simple as a keyboard can generate such a fan base.

Has anyone here successfully taken double shot keys and swapped them onto a Filco or a Das? I really like the thicker/more damped keys and I like the idea that they will never wear out or fade.

And which key puller is recommended? The one sold by Filco and Elitekeyboards?
You can take keys from any board with Cherry MX switches and swap them in, the stems are all the same.

And yes that key puller is fine, although so are all the others . Just don't try and pry them off with a screwdriver, you might break the stem off in the process if you're too rough.
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But the lettering does not wear off correct?
 
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You can take keys from any board with Cherry MX switches and swap them in, the stems are all the same.

And yes that key puller is fine, although so are all the others . Just don't try and pry them off with a screwdriver, you might break the stem off in the process if you're too rough.

What are the "others" keypullers? And would the Filco Majestouch be a nice choice for a key swap? I'm hoping to get some standardized keys, space bar etc... so that most/all of the keys can be exchanged. And I'm also wondering if the heights and actuation will change with different keys. I'm sure someone here has swapped in double shots?
Edited by skcheng - 3/10/10 at 9:36am
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What are the "others" keypullers? And would the Filco Majestouch be a nice choice for a key swap? I'm hoping to get some standardized keys, space bar etc... so that most/all of the keys can be exchanged. And I'm also wondering if the heights and actuation will change with different keys. I'm sure someone has swapped here has swapped in double shots?
Yeah, I still need to put that in the guide.... Maybe I'll do that now, I haven't worked on it in a few days.

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Yeah, I still need to put that in the guide.... Maybe I'll do that now, I haven't worked on it in a few days.


Okay, which one is the easiest and/or most efficient key puller? And where might I purchase the puller?
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Okay, which one is the easiest and/or most efficient key puller? And where might I purchase the puller?
I find the Filco one the easiest TBH. When you get it just bend the wires a little bit further apart, and then it slides right on the key and you pull right up.
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I made quite a nice key puller out of 2 paperclips, I just bent them into a triangle shape and held them both with pliers so its like the key puller 2nd from the right in the above picture. Got all my keys off my sgi at101 in no time
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