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Finally found a good staking set!!  I've been looking for one since I started watch repairing a few months back.  But most I saw had either just been sold, missing parts, or in bad condition.

 

But eureka!  I got one that fits the bill (including cannon pinion resizers, and a micrometer for jewel replacement), and wasn't going to let it pass up, or let one of you buggers snag it before me this time.   ;)

 

I highly recommend to be patience when looking for a staking set, as good ones do come up from time to time.

Here's the pics ... cause we all love da pics:

 

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bobm12, on 06 Oct 2014 - 11:43 AM, said:

Oh by the way, mine isn't that complete either, this one is a real beauty and in mint condition!

 

I was very blessed to get this one.  My Lord indeed looks after me!

 

Still wanna see the pics of yours my friend,  get posting mate B)  

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Well, I just received my 18R. I haven't really sorted out what goes where and probably be finishing the case but everything looks in good order and as a bonus I got the book Geo recommended and a jewel gauge I think! It was a little bit pricey but I figure it has most what I will need in quite a while. So, at Lawson's request, here it is:

 

 

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Awesome set there Bob!

I thought you said there was items missing?  It looks complete to me mate.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but from what I researched they are a 100 piece kit, with slots for 114 items: so 14 extra slots.

 

Oh ....and as Marjorie says ....

 

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I have had a K&D staking set for a few years now.

The only issue I have is some of the really small holes are blocked and no mattter what I have tried they will not unblock. I now have to use a stump when I need a small hole. Also I had a few of the punches missing but I found the Bergeon punches fit Ok and purchased from Cousins.

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Thank you Lawson, I was also pleasantly surprised when I got it last night! It seems all the slots are filled so I'd say 100 plus stakes, stumps et al. The vendor even sent the original manual -- it is not in the picture but inside the book since it was kind of old - He also sent the book which is brand new (Amazon US$45) and the jewel gauge. Everything seems in good order and no stake is clogged. I found myself unpacking very old small, vintage and unopened boxes from many years back to fill the places in the box. I believe this is a fortunate deal not just because of what I got but for discovering the vendor who is very meticulous and take good care the old fashioned way!

 

I also second Geo, clockboy, since I see myself ordering some of the Bergeon parts for this set when I need it. Thanks for the tip.

 

Thank you Daniel, it is and I'm very happy with it. If you need it I'll forward the vendor's link I dealt with. He seems to have still another set.

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Even though I'm nowhere near actually needing these tools, I'm still watching a few on eBay. The K&D Inverto / Sietz Jeweling tool set looks like a great deal. I wish I could afford it as I'm sure someday I will need one.

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You are welcome Daniel.

 

By the way guys, I have a little problem I can't figure out, in my home computer the paste icons in the editor won't work and the pictures won't show their path when I add them in the editor box. At work they do fine. Is there a setting I'm missing in my home computer. Should I turn on the compatibility setting in the tools option in my browser. I use IE11.

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bobm12, on 10 Oct 2014 - 03:38 AM, said:

By the way guys, I have a little problem I can't figure out, in my home computer the paste icons in the editor won't work and the pictures won't show their path when I add them in the editor box. At work they do fine. Is there a setting I'm missing in my home computer. Should I turn on the compatibility setting in the tools option in my browser. I use IE11.

 

I find sometimes I have to open MS Paint and paste the image in there first and safe it to HDD.  IE11 is a true disaster of the browsers mate, have a look at the THOR browser, it's firefox on crack :)

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By the way, I sent the person that sold me the staking set a thank you message.

 

He said they provide the same attention to their customers no matter how little the order is. He also said he will have a similar set available in a couple of weeks. It is going to be smaller: 100 stakes.

 

In any case, I find he is an excellent guy to do business and very nice to deal with according to my experience.

 

@ Lawson: I've been meaning to tell you Lawson, but it is always slipping, I love Marjorie's picture! :thumbsu:

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