USB Model M

Roy J. Tellason rtellason at
Wed Dec 17 22:30:33 CST 2008

On Wednesday 17 December 2008 11:27:28 pm Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
> Jules Richardson wrote:
> > Chuck Guzis wrote:
> >> On 17 Dec 2008 at 12:47, Jules Richardson wrote:
> >>> Well, sewing machine oil's the lightest stuff I had to hand, and
> >>> that actually makes things worse (in that the key likes to not
> >>> return from the down position if oiled). Clock/watch oil might be
> >>> better if I order some in...
> >>
> >> I think that a dry silicone spray lube might be the best choice.  I
> >> hope that oil hasn't really gummed things up.
> >
> > No, no harm done to the mechanism... and you might be right about the
> > dry silicone; maybe that's a good thing to try (I must say that I'm
> > always reluctant to oil anything which wasn't ever oiled in the first
> > place!)
> I read somewhere to use PTFE dry lube spray....
> I've not located any yet in my few casual attempts to pick some
> up however.

Have you tried an auto parts store?  I'm not remembering anything specific 
offhand but for some reason that comes to mind.

> Anyone ever use this on a keyboard ?

I've not tried it here yet,  but then the two model M keyboards I have here 
aren't giving me any grief.

BTW,  are you still receiving emails from this direction?

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