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Gateron Oil King

Manufacturer: Gateron
Brand: Gateron

New for 2022, Gateron Oil King switches offer a very smooth typing experience right out of the box and are very usable without having to mod due to Gateron's new factory lubing method. Featuring nylon top housing, ink bottom housing and POM stem with a long 20mm spring.

From Thockeys.com
"Gateron has released updated spring force measurements. Bottom out was originally listed as 80g, it is now corrected to 65g."

55g
65g
2.00mm
4.00mm
POM
Coloured (opaque)
Nylon
Coloured (opaque)
Custom (Proprietary )
Coloured (opaque)

Force-graph

A force-graph is a good way to help imagine how a switch might feel to the press. Many reputable manufacturers publish such graphs, either in their documentation or in their patents.
Not sure what you’re looking at? Check out Haata’s fantastic guide on reading force curve graphs.

Force graph for Gateron Oil King
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Linear
Switch Type icon
Linear switches have a smooth and linear feeling from top to bottom when pressed.

Mount type

PCB
5-pin
Switch Mount icon

Spring

Color coated

Volume

Switch Volume icon
normal
Standard switch with no dampers, can be further silenced with lubrication or O-rings.

Lubrication info

Factory lubed icon
Factory lubed? Slight factory lube
Looking for switch lubrication advice? Here's a great start

Switch film

Switch Film icon
Yes, this switch in particular is vastly improved when switch films are used.
Why use switch film? Here's a good explanation and a great demonstration.

More info on films and Thicc films by Jinra.

Stem construction

Stem icon
Standard
The stem on this switch is of the standard variety.

ThereminGoat switch score

Gateron Oil King
30
/35
Push Feel
19
/25
Wobble
7
/10
Sound
15
/20
Context
7
/10
Other
78
/100
Total
View full score card on GitHub View full review on ThereminGoat.com

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Where to buy

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