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Switch Tester Switch Opener Acrylic Lube Station DIY Double-Deck Removal Platform Keycaps Puller for Custom Gateron Cherry Mechanical Keyboard Switch Films(Lubrication Kit B)?

A total of 6 reviews of this product on Reddit.

1 point

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27th Nov 2021

You’ll be good with thi. As mentioned a lubing kit could be useful.

Switch Tester Switch Opener Acrylic Lube Station DIY Double-Deck Removal Platform Keycaps Puller for Custom Gateron Cherry Mechanical Keyboard Switch Films(Lubrication Kit B) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08R5FDSTF/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_V6QB2ZJR9H42JNHFVNS6?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Also you would want to get some lube if you buy that. Kryptox 205g0 is great, I also like glorious g lube

1 point

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1st May 2021

I am going to lube and film my switches for the first time and ordered this station: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08R5FDSTF/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It says on it that it has switch films included. No idea who they are made by or anything. Are there major differences in switch films? Can I use these random ones and not really worry about it?

Also I have some of the Glorious G-lube, is it a good idea to lube my Zilent v2s with that or should I go for the Krytox 205g0 that everyone is talking about (or some other lube)?

2 points

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23rd Jun 2021

So here’s what I did, and a little review of the results.

I bought this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08R5FDSTF

Not the best you can get, but good enough for an entry level cheap board. It’s more for learning for me. You can get it with either included switch films or included lube. I went with switch films and bought my own Krytox 205G0 from a local keybs storefront (I live in a place that is very active in the scene). You could perhaps opt for the lube set and buy switch film separately. I also bought a set of stabilizer stickers to help with the bottoming out.

Then I got the GK96S with Gateron Yellows. While they aren’t the best quality switches, what they do have is significant improvements upon refinement using lube and film. To that end, I fully opened all switches upon getting the board, lubed them all fully, making sure to get the stem legs and the copper leafs too, and filmed them all. I then popped out the PCB, removed, clipped, and lubed up all the clip-in stabs (making sure to remove the pre-applied grease), added the stab stickers to the PCB where area the stabs are positioned over. I made sure to add some foam into the case, as it was known to sound a bit hollow. The end result is a super smooth linear build, with basically no rattle and pretty decent thock.

As for product review, I can say that the board is very high quality. The software works pretty good, though you may need some time to get used to it. The RGB is kind of weak but you’re not really buying this board for the RGB. The bluetooth works great and switching between devices is super fast and effortless. The keycaps are a unique kind (GK1) but they’re sculpted and also spherical, which feels very nice, and high quality. My space bar’s attachment point at the bottom (the little cross) broke, but I just superglued it and it works fine – that’s how it is with PBT, they’re pretty brittle. Typing experience is great, a huge improvement for me and far better than stock pre-builds. Honestly, it works so well that I don’t really have a need for a better custom board, though I probably will end up making a 75% down the line anyways, because we’re all in this rabbit hole now and there is no escape, haha… but seriously though, it is a bit crowded, so sometimes I do have trouble finding the right keys, and will occasionally go for the wrong keys. Part of that is me not being used to the board, but a part of it is just simply how crowded the board is. But, if you are looking for a basically full-sized keyboard with numpad and all, and something that has actual proper software control, good bluetooth, ability to work with Mac and Windows, and decent stock keycaps, this is the board for you. If you don’t need a numpad, consider checking out a 75%, like the Epomaker AK84S 75%, or the GMMK Pro. If you want a 65%, the options are nearly limitless. 96% boards are hard to find, though I do believe YMDK sells one.

But yes, 9/10, would recommend if you are going to mod it. 7/10 stock, with decent pre-lubed stabs.

2 points

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21st May 2021

Looks good.

There’s a 3d printed switch opener on ebay for $4 shipped

https://www.ebay.com/itm/353467842754?hash=item524c5340c2:g:E7AAAOSw7VRgNGNe

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Or you can get an aluminum one on amazon

Or you can get the whole station with switch film on amazon for like $20

https://www.amazon.com/Double-Deck-Platform-Mechanical-Keyboard-Lubrication/dp/B08R5FDSTF/ref=sr\_1\_17?dchild=1&keywords=switch+opener&qid=1621568864&sr=8-17

1 point

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30th Dec 2021
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