What Are Lubed Stabilizers on a Mechanical Keyboard?

What Are Lubed Stabilizers on a Mechanical Keyboard?

Mechanical keyboards are a popular choice for gamers and professionals alike.  However, mechanical keyboards can be hindered by rattling or wobbly keys. This is where lubed stabilizers come in - they offer a simple but effective solution to ensure smooth and stable keystrokes.

What are Keyboard Stabilizers & Why It’s Important to Have Them Lubricated

Stabilizers are the mechanical components that help keep larger keys, such as the spacebar or shift keys, centered during use. They consist of a few different parts, including a wire, housing, and stem, all of which can contribute to unwanted noise and instability if not properly maintained. This is where lubing comes in - the process of applying a thin layer of lubricant to these components to reduce friction and rattling!

But why is lubing or lubricating a stabilizer important?

First, it can significantly reduce the noise and rattle that can occur when pressing larger keys which helps make the keyboard quieter and less obtrusive.

Second, lubing stabilizers can improve the feel and performance of the keyboard, which is popular in the enthusiast community and provides that wonderful “thock” sound! By applying lubricant, the keystroke becomes smoother and more consistent, leading to a more comfortable and enjoyable typing experience.

Additionally, lubed stabilizers can reduce the likelihood of keys becoming stuck or wobbling during use, which can improve accuracy and reduce errors.So, what kind of lube should you use for your stabilizers? There are several options available, but most mechanical keyboard enthusiasts recommend using a thin, silicone-based lube such as Krytox GPL 205. These lubricants are specifically designed for use with keyboards and are known for their consistency and effectiveness. It’s also important to not use the wrong type of lubricant as it may cause issues in the long run.

Best of all, some keyboards such as our MAXFIT81 are pre-lubed by us for the ultimate convenience. No more needing to buy lubricant and going through the hassle of doing it yourself.


Looking for a Mechanical Keyboard with Pre-Lubed Stabilizers?

In conclusion, lubed stabilizers are an important component of any mechanical keyboard setup. They help to reduce noise and improve the feel and performance of the keyboard, leading to a more enjoyable and productive typing experience. If you’re looking to buy a mechanical keyboard with pre-lubed stabilizers, then feel free to check out our Fantech MAXFIT81 below!


  • 75% Form Factor
  • Multi-Function Customizable OLED Display
  • Wireless (BT + Strikespeed Wireless) & Wired
  • Hot-swappable
  • South Facing PCB
  • Rotary Encoder Knob
  • Retro Frosted Transparent Case
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