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Need help with Mechanical Switch Mod

Cookieninja7872

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Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening

Hope your having a great day.
So, I recently bought the Redragon Draconic 60% with Outemu browns switches. Really is a solid keyboard and have been enjoying every second of it. Done some light modding like added sound dampening foam on the inside, added some spacers between everything that could vibrate when typing, clipped the stabilizers, snuggly fitted the stabilizers so they don't shake, sprayed the backplate white so the RGBs reflect better (would recommend to anyone) and switched out a few switches with the switches that where included in the box (Just to get a feel of the other switches).

However, there is no fairy tale without a wicked witch and as I recently discovered it that the "Hot Swappable" switches are exclusive to Outemu switches and that the Gateron Reds I wanted to switch them out for won't fit because apparently the Draconic has "thinner or shallower" pin sockets. After some research I have discovered that you can file down the switch pins to make them fit, however I have never done something like this and don't really want to spend the money on the switches if it might not work.

So I was wondering has anyone got any advice for me on what I can do to make the switches fit and has anyone filed down their switch pins before???? Also, I have also been looking for Outemu Red switches as I thought it might just be easier to replace them with Outemu reds, but I can't seem to find anywhere that sells Outemu red switches (Except a few amazon links, but they are more expensive the gaterons).
So basically, if you know of a place that sells Outemu Red switches please let me know. Also is it safe to file down pin switches?

Thanks for your time hope the rest of your day is even better.
 

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Aww great thanks for the advice :D
Just went over there to post.
Thanks again😁
 

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Here is my personal experience for anyone else who happens upon this thread:

 

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@PandaAttack1 I watched a couple of Taehi Types videos and streams, after doing so I am also hooked on custom keyboards.

Looks expensive though 😳

Hoping to win the competition on Carbonite...
 

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@PandaAttack1 I watched a couple of Taehi Types videos and streams, after doing so I am also hooked on custom keyboards.

Looks expensive though 😳

Hoping to win the competition on Carbonite...
Oh boy! Condolences my brother. Stay away from r/mechanicalkeyboards. Finances are temporary, the joy of custom keyboards are eternal.

Is it the competition for the Cor... keyboard?
 

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Oh boy! Condolences my brother. Stay away from r/mechanicalkeyboards. Finances are temporary, the joy of custom keyboards are eternal.

Is it the competition for the Cor... keyboard?
Yes the Cor... keyboard. Think it ended yesterday so we can say it out loud 😀
 

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