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K&D 600 Questions

Marv

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I just picked up a K&D 600 at what appears is a fair price ($85). It's virtually rust free, but there are some stakes and stumps missing.

I know it is an Iverto, but I have some questions:

1. Can anyone identify the model? The box has 100 stake holes, plus two either side of the chrome holder.

2. What is the part all the way in the lower right? It seems to slip over (snugly) the tail end of the stakes.

3. What is the stake immediately to the lower right of the chrome holder? It has no numbers stamped into it and the tip is like an elongated Russian Onion dome.

4. I am missing stakes, but I don't know what normally comes with the set.

What I have is numbered (gaps noted with ellipses):

8, 9,....13, 14,...............26,........32,...34, 35, 36,...38,...50,...53, 54, 55, 56,...
59,...62, 63A, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71A, 71, 72,...
80, 81,...84, 85, 86,...89,...92, 93A, 93,...95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103,...
106,...108,...110, 111A, 111,...105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111A, 111,...
115, 116, 117, 118, 119A, 119,...121, 122

Thanks in advance.

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Chris Radek

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The far lower right tool helps you pull out stakes that are between others, because your fingertips are too big to get in there.

The nearby lower right tool is the centering tool, that you use to align the anvil hole you want before tightening the big knob to hold it in place.

My everyday set is an inverting too, and I wouldn't have it otherwise. I used a punch as a stump just today.
 

Marv

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You'll find more than most of us were meant to know about the K&D Inverto (including diagrams of stump and stake locations) at this neat blog devoted to staking sets.
Thanks! That does answer some questions.

I have the 600 Junior. I am missing less stakes than I thought. I'm missing #31, 83, and 94. I have 81 & 84, which is not supposed to be part of the 600 Junior set.

Not sure about the stumps yet, but overall not too bad.
 
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Paul_S

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Thanks! That does answer some questions.

I have the 600 Junior. I am missing less stakes than I thought. I'm missing #31, 83, and 94. I have 81 & 84, which is not supposed to be part of the 600 Junior set.

Not sure about the stumps yet, but overall not too bad.
That's definitely not too bad. Over the years, staking sets become a quirky agglomeration of missing and added parts.

My trusty Marshall set had stakes from 3 or 4 manufacturers, a few duplicates, and some mystifying broken ones.
 

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