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Buying a vintage staking set

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:10 am
by EarlGreybeard
Hi. I am just putting together my list of essential tools, and was wondering about a staking set. There do seem to be a few used ones on eBay. I was looking at this Boley set, which seems like a reasonable deal.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Boley-stakin ... 2822715129

Anyone know about these? Can I obtain new and replacement stakes, etc. that will fit this and other vintage sets? I just wondered if they all take the same size of fittings.

Many thanks

Ray

Re: Buying a vintage staking set

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:47 am
by EarlGreybeard
OK so I bought it anyway. I'll post here if anything interesting results.

Re: Buying a vintage staking set

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:23 pm
by veritas123
Sorry I didn't see your post, but you did good anyway. The only other thing you may want is a staff removal tool.

Good luck.

BTW there are books on how to use a staking set. Well worth the money to shorten the learning curve.

Re: Buying a vintage staking set

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:34 pm
by EarlGreybeard
veritas123 wrote: ↑
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:23 pm
Sorry I didn't see your post, but you did good anyway. The only other thing you may want is a staff removal tool.

Good luck.

BTW there are books on how to use a staking set. Well worth the money to shorten the learning curve.
Phew. Good to know. Thanks. The seller has also thrown in, free of charge, a complete "British Horological Inst clock and watch repairing technical grade" course notes set. Very nice of him. But I am also signed up with Bob Tascione's online repair course, so hopefully the staking tutorials will be helpful. Gulp!

Re: Buying a vintage staking set

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:52 pm
by veritas123
Both very good.

Here is one of the books I mentioned.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/K-D-STAKING-TO ... Swi5RaOdR3

Re: Buying a vintage staking set

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:54 am
by EarlGreybeard
Thanks Mark. This one is available as a pdf also http://cholla.mmto.org/watches/repair/m ... _tools.pdf

I am hoping that most of the text will also be applicable to the vintage Boley set.