An easy way to install buckling springs (with video)


21 Mar 2020, 18:46

If you want to skip the video, the trick here is to put the spring in a tube to prevent it from buckling while you are pressing it into place.

The hardest part was finding a suitably sized tube. I found that the tube in a 32oz Great Value (Wal-Mart brand) Glass Cleaner bottle is just right. It has an inner diameter of just over 3mm (1/8 inch?). You don't even have to damage the tube, just borrow it while you are installing springs, and then you can return it to the bottle.This costs $2 at my Wal-Mart.

A Mainstays (Wal-Mart brand) bamboo skewer was just the right size to press the spring on, They have a diateter of just under 3mm, and they're long enough to go all the way through the plastic tube. They cost me $1 for 100 skewers.

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21 Mar 2020, 18:48


Seriously. I have always wondered if there was a way to do this without taking the keyboard and assembly apart. Well done!

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