KBDfans x ai03 2-in-1 Aluminum Switch Opener
$30

KBDfans x ai03 2-in-1 Aluminum Switch Opener

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ebtoulson
22
Nov 11, 2020
umm $30? It's $25 on kbdfans
Sanbr
67
Nov 12, 2020
I know right! I bought this a year ago on drop and it was 22.75 shipped(USA).
Krasztest
328
Feb 9, 2021
Yep, I got one as well and was surprised to see $30 tag on it now, esp with newer version of it being released already.
urwahuzair
18
Dec 3, 2020
Why is it 30 dollars for a tiny piece of metal...
Jra._8
4
Dec 3, 2020
These are high quality aluminum switch openers. They will last you a lifetime of switch modding and are a good pick up if you ever plan to lube or film switches.
iKnowThings
286
Dec 25, 2021
Because there are enough idiots who believe that their switch opener is somehow difficult to manufacture and is "high quality" (whatever that means). I bought a switch opener on Ali 3 or 4 years ago for $3 and its holding up great, there is absolutely no reason for it to be TEN times more expensive but luckily for them a lot of people in this hobby are completely clueless. Also expensive=good
rockydbull
570
May 6, 2019
Is this still expected to ship by the 8th? Getting pretty close and have not heard anything.
ai03
15
May 8, 2019
Just asked KBDfans, and they responded that they've already done their side (shipping out to Drop). So as of now, it's all up to when the package arrives at Drop, and when Drop will distribute.
MikeInBelize
3
May 8, 2019
Yep, I asked the same before seeing this and got same respone this morning... Hopefully Drop pull their finger out soon :)
DarkSilver
14
Mar 18, 2019
Warning! this switch opener is pretty tight on yok pandas and will probably damage it as you try to open them. Doesn't affect the function of the switch, only damages the outer body. Works fine on regular sized mx switches tho. Can't comment on other thicker mx switches since I haven't tried those yet.
Thornkin
235
Mar 19, 2019
I have one of the kbdfans openers that just arrived a couple days ago. I have been opening YOK red pandas with it. They are a little hard to open, requiring extra force, but there is no damage to the switches after doing so. I see no marring on the surface. They also work super well on standard cherry switches.
DarkSilver
14
Mar 19, 2019
seems like it's not a problem with all of them. I guess I just had bad luck with mine. Needed the strength of hercules to open a yok with mine.
OldCat
2498
Mar 18, 2019
I can attest this this is an amazing product that works with a variety of switches, including holy panda
OldCat
2498
Mar 21, 2019
Well at least it works. Nutcracker won’t work
hunterLucky
3
Jun 23, 2020
which side should I use for the holypandas? or does it not matter?
ai03
15
Mar 18, 2019
Hello, dropping in a few comments
  • The issue with YOK Pandas and other SMD housings being slightly difficult to open is being fixed to the best of our abilities. Hopefully it won't be an issue with this run.
  • This is the "next" batch, not the same batch as the previous GB through KBDfans' website. If you joined that one and things still haven't shipped, I highly recommend contacting KBDfans customer support.
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ai03
15
Mar 19, 2019
Screwed in what form? The YOK/SMD housing issue on the first run seems to range from very minor to severe; there is still a decent chance it will work fine with such switches. If you are using regular MX or Kailh-style housings, you will not see any major differences between the variants.
steveowashere
335
Mar 19, 2019
It's the first im hearing about this issue. So i have no clue how much it affected the KBDfans run version. I guess it's not that bad.
derhp
173
Mar 18, 2019
does this also work to pull switches off a hotswap board?
ckofy
66
Mar 18, 2019
Ah, not again 😂
Macmutant
29
Mar 18, 2019
I wasn’t aware of the joke. Makes more sense, now. Thanks!
Slagathor
86
Jun 20, 2019
they are available on a major retail website same price for $5 shipping, so if the 2.50 is worth the 2 month wait. Just a heads up!
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Sir_Meta
11
Jun 21, 2019
And also for us in the state of CA, it ends up being a $0.60 savings. I am going to jump on this right away!
mafaesto
25
Jun 24, 2019
I can vouch for Slagathor, I bought mine on AliExpress from KBDFans. Shipped from offshore and made it to my door in around a week....honestly crazy fast shipping. I can confirm that they are literally the same as well, not sure why these are going to take 2 months. As to a previous comment: Yes it works with Yok Trash Pandas. I have also tried Kailh Box/Speed/Pro and Gaterons. The warning I would give is don't force the switch too hard as it will kind of give with not a lot of pressure. The Kailh clip that is meant for holding to the bracket can stick, but I think that's somewhat normal.
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psiclone
400
May 9, 2019
Just got notified they're delaying the order. Really? Takes you more than 3 months to deliver a small item like this? They only sold 382 of them.
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PiotrMKG
1
May 16, 2019
(Mass)Drop is famous of not sending goods at stated dates. My guess is that ammount they sold is too small and they will do 2nd round in Q3/Q4 and maybe then they will ship round 1 and 2.
MikeInBelize
3
May 16, 2019
Are you suggesting they won't ship until January 2020?
equalunique
471
Mar 18, 2019
Oh look It's that thing I ordered from KBDFans over 3 months ago which hasn't arrived yet
CydTrevellion
66
Mar 18, 2019
I got mine, ages ago. Works fine.
equalunique
471
Apr 1, 2019
Got mine finally! Very handy tool indeed.
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