Most durable vintage switches?

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Muirium
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01 Aug 2019, 12:00

Chyros wrote:
01 Aug 2019, 11:47
I'd say if you're used to good white or blue Alps, they'll feel rather mediocre, indeed. Not as smooth or refined. I still like them, though. Plus, they tend to be very easy and cheap to get hold of. They are considerably more tactile than most clicky Alps. Also, the pine models, while fairly rare, are CONSIDERABLY better than the bamboo ones most people are used to.

A UK-model 6312 was actually the first mech I got when I got into the hobby. I rescued a bunch from the "to dispose of" pile in the high-pressure lab in the bowels of the chem building.
Ha! I grabbed a 6312 early on, too. So long back I was still learning Soarer’s converter:

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But, crucially, I got my hands on the Acer just after my very first fancy keyboard: an IBM XT. That comparison made all the difference.

Besides, the Acer’s rollover is atrocious. I’d forgotten about that as I’ve not touched it in so long. I don’t mind the case design and quite like the caps, though. Long kept it around as a potential Alps donor…

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snacksthecat
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02 Aug 2019, 23:35

Chyros wrote:
01 Aug 2019, 11:13
If you want reparability, nothing comes even close to Acer switches.
Hey I was wondering if you could elaborate on this. I'm not super familiar with Acer switches.

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Chyros

03 Aug 2019, 12:06

snacksthecat wrote:
02 Aug 2019, 23:35
Chyros wrote:
01 Aug 2019, 11:13
If you want reparability, nothing comes even close to Acer switches.
Hey I was wondering if you could elaborate on this. I'm not super familiar with Acer switches.
All the switches are opened at the underside, so in order to clean them, all you have to do is take off the backplate. I showed this in my Acer REDUX video, have a look if you're interested :) .

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