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Professional => Workspace, tools, machinery, and manufacturing => Topic started by: jaYson on January 02, 2019, 06:15:00 AM

Title: Reliable MSK-373N Bar Tack Machine.
Post by: jaYson on January 02, 2019, 06:15:00 AM
Jayson here and I have stumbled upon a Reliable MSK-373N bartack machine.  Does anyone have any experience with this machine or can offer any advice?  I am looking to just use it for MOLLE webbing.  I will be calling Reliable later today to get any more information on it as it is about 7 years old and more designed for curtains.  Oddly enough, the one I am looking at runs off of compressed air and requires a small compressor.  Has anyone heard of this type of setup?  Luckily I do have a compressor so this is not an issue for me.  Still the price is what makes me hope it can be used as the owner will let it got for less than a $1000.

Here is the specs of the machine:
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/140060/Reliable-Msk-373n.html

Please respond.  Thanks.

jaYson
Title: Re: Reliable MSK-373N Bar Tack Machine.
Post by: WhiskeyTwoFour on January 02, 2019, 07:55:49 AM
The MOLLE and MOLLE 2 family of gear use many different types of webbing.  This machine, if it's chainstitch like search hits keep saying, wouldn't be ideal for bartacking PALS webbing or anything else.  If you need to do buttonholing or draperies, it may be a good choice.
Title: Re: Reliable MSK-373N Bar Tack Machine.
Post by: essal on January 02, 2019, 12:39:07 PM
If it's the machine posted in your link, then it's not suitable to (or even capable) sew a typical 42 stitch bartack that you're thinking of. The 373N is a button sewing machine.
Title: Re: Reliable MSK-373N Bar Tack Machine.
Post by: jaYson on January 02, 2019, 09:14:43 PM
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The 373N is a button sewing machine.

Yeah that is pretty much what I realized today when I spoke with Reliable.  I had hoped the machine would suit my needs - even in a limited capacity.  Looks like it is back to kijiji...

Thanks for the responses.


jaYson