Came across these different switch puller designs seemed worthwhile to share.
Gateron Switch Puller. New design cool idea, I can’t help but wonder how it will work on different types of switches.
Morgrie Wow it is expensive! I saw Alexotos mentioned the first batch tips were messed up and they didn’t pull switches and were sharp LOL. They are supposed to correct the tips and send them back out but wow ouch for $80.
I have seen the hand stress/grip feedback from many different people on different forms. Consider trying the rubber band/hair tie on the tips of the standard pullers like an inch up from the tips. It sounds lame but worked for me to reduce the stress on my hands with the IC puller. It didn’t matter too much for a few switches at a time but helped me out a lot when doing a whole board.
As far as the plate scratch I do electrical tape on the tips that lasts for a board or 2 at a time. Someone recommended coating the tips in epoxy then sanding then down smooth but I haven’t gotten around to trying it yet.
I am curious does yours bend at the tip or the handle?
That Gateron puller look promising, but that Morgrie puller is just ridiculously priced to me. I’d sooner take the whole board apart & push the switches out with my thumb before I paid over $60 for a IC puller.