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Omega Keys

Switch Lubing Service

Regular price $0.65 CAD
Regular price Sale price $0.65 CAD
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Clipped

Premium Switch Lubing Service

From helping friends to helping you, Omega Keys is here to lube.

Turnaround Time: 

60 - 70 switches: ~2-3 days

80 - 100 switches: ~3-4 days

Estimated times are subject to change based on lube service queue.

Current additional wait time: +18 Days 

Lube Service Pricing:

Service Cost (per switch)
 Base

0.65 CAD / switch

With Our Lube

+0.05 CAD

Filming [Customer Supplied]

+0.07 CAD

Clipping

+0.05 CAD

Spring Swap [Customer Supplied]

Free

What is switch lubing?

Lubing: Lubing switches is the process of improving the sound and feel of a mechanical keyboard by applying a thin layer of lubricant on the internal components of the switch that create friction. The sound and feel will depend on the lubricant being used.

Filming: Filming switches is when we install a piece of film in between the top and bottom housings. This reduces stem wobble and in many cases improves the sound of the switch.

Clipping: Clipping switches is when 2 of the plastic tabs/legs are cut on the bottom of PCB-mount switches (5-pin) to make them compatible with keyboards (PCBs) that take plate-mount switches (3-pin). Clipping switches offers no additional benefit other than compatibility with 3-pin boards.

Spring Swapping: Spring swapping is changing the spring inside of the switch. Changing your springs will change the weight of the switch. This is great if you enjoy the sound profile and smoothness of a switch, but find it to feel too heavy or too light for regular use.

Where do I ship my things for servicing?

All supplies being shipped to us for service goes directly to our PO box in Coquitlam. Please address your package as followed:

Omega Keys
PO Box 64783 Rpo Sunwood Square
Coquitlam BC V3B 0H1

We ask that you please provide the tracking number to us so we can keep track of your supplies and ensure there is no mixup of switches.

Can I purchase switches from Omega Keys and have them lubed before they're shipped?

Of course! All you need to do is add the desired number of switches to the same cart as your lube service order. In the "Switches to be Lubed" section, just leave a note that the switches in your cart are to be serviced. We'll have your order shipped right out as soon as we are done lubing your switches. (Feel free to add any other products to your order to save on shipping!)

Can I purchase switches from other vendors and send them directly to you for lube servicing?

Yes! This is no problem at all. When ordering your switches from another vendor, set your shipping address to our PO Box outlined above. We require that you provide the tracking number to us so that we can keep track of your order and ensure there is no mixup of switches. Afterwards, just make a switch lubing service order as normal. In the "What switches will be lubing?" section, please enter the type of switches that are being sent to us.

What parts of the switch do you lube?

Bottom Housing: Rails, Center Post
Linear Stem: All sides
Tactile Stem: Tactile Legs untouched*, all other sides lubricated
Spring: Entire spring with Krytox 105

*If you'd like the legs of your tactile switches lubed, please put a note in the additional instructions area.

What if I want different parts of the switch lubed/unlubed?

We can do that! Just leave a note in the comment section stating what you want us to lube/not lube and we'll handle the rest. We will contact you if any more information is ever needed.

If I provide my own lube, how much should I supply?

When supplying your own lube, we ask that at least 1mL of lube is provided for every 100 switches shipped to avoid any shortages. Don't worry about sending too much. All leftover lube will be shipped back to you.
Ex. 50 switches = 1mL,
100 switches = 1mL,
150 switches = 2mL,
200 switches = 2mL.

Can you film my switches with Films from your store?

Yes, we can! Just add a pack of your preferred switch film option to the cart of your lube service order, and we'll take care of the rest. Any extra films will be shipped along with your newly lubed switches!