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Korean Spring 55g 62g for Cherry MX Switches

Iwas fortunate to get my hands on some Korean springs for Cherry MX switches lately. These appear to be a high-demand commodity among keyboard enthusiasts outside South Korea.

These springs were acquired mainly for my Kinesis Model 100 project, in which I intend to have variably weighted switches in the key wells of my Kinesis contoured keyboard.

Korean springs for Cherry MX switches: 55g vs 62g

Korean springs for Cherry MX switches: 55g vs 62g

The difference in appearance between the two springs is subtle.

Korean springs for Cherry MX switches: 55g (left) vs 62g (right)

Korean springs for Cherry MX switches: 55g (left) vs 62g (right)

Besides the very small difference in the tone of the plating, the 62g version has fewer coils.

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  • ZefyrPyon August 1, 2014, 5:12 AM

    Could you theoretically use these to replace the springs in an IBM buckling spring keyboard?

    • Andy Teh August 1, 2014, 9:25 PM

      @ZefyrPyon—No, these springs are designed for Cherry MX switches. They cannot work in IBM buckling spring switches.

  • Jason September 14, 2014, 6:06 PM

    Where on earth did you get these? Did you get them direct from Korea?

    • Andy Teh September 16, 2014, 1:40 AM

      @Jason—I received those springs from a local keyboard enthusiast, who in turn got them from someone in South Korea. So the springs are really Korean!

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