Are Kailh BOX Thick/Royal switches safe for keycaps


04 Feb 2019, 09:18

I am considering replacing switches in one of my boards to Box Thick or Box Royal switches, but I not sure if the problem of too big tolerances of mx mount was resolved (I don't want to destroy the keycaps).

Can anybody shed a light if the issue with the switches was resolved?

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04 Feb 2019, 10:01

From what we know keycaps can still have stress marks after a short time. Not sure how that will behave over the time, especially when you use it. But at least they don't break immediately anymore...


04 Feb 2019, 10:12

I wouldn't say so. There was a new stem revision, but there have been people saying that the change was inadequate.
Edit: See BOX switches STILL cracking keycaps!.

There is a third-party Stemshaver tool to mod the slider, but I am reluctant to call that a solution.


04 Feb 2019, 14:07

I thought that since the last update from October the problem was resolved.
Last question: I presume the problem is present on the whole line of box switches, is that correct?


04 Feb 2019, 15:22

The problem was present on all box switches, but no longer. It has been fixed.

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