Chopped keycaps to make them smallerTook a Dremel cut off wheel to some keycaps. The goal was to make them smaller (narrower) so that they could be used on switches that were closer together than the normal 19.05mm.
- G20 PBT, DSA PBT, DSA ABS, SA PBT
- Cheap PBT doubleshot, DCS ABS, DCS ABS, DCS ABS
- Cheap blank grey PBT in all 4 row profiles
Vanda Lay drill press. Dremel also makes a drill press mount, but it is mostly plastic. This thing is all steel and aluminum. I used the standard reinforced cut off wheel. It is quite thick and meant to be used on metal.
The keycap is layed flat against the table and pressed against the wheel and rotated. The Dremel is locked into place with set screws.
I have ordered the Thin and Plastic EZ cutting wheels to see if they do better,.
The size results after cutting are:
- DSA 15.15mm square
- SA 14.75mm square
- G20 16.35x16.2mm
- Grey OEM 15.9x14.7mm
- Green OEM 14.65x14mm