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sodjer

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reese s2
« on: August 08, 2018, 01:01:47 PM »
hi all , I have the chance of getting hold of an old reese s2 bartacker ,any body have experience of these old war horses?

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Re: reese s2
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 01:08:26 PM »
If you like tinkering, get it.  If you like making money, maybe not.

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Re: reese s2
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2018, 01:42:41 PM »
thanks W24 ,I am now looking at a brother B430-2 in 42 stitch ,I hope that will cut the mustard ,any vices on this machine? Davy

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Re: reese s2
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2018, 02:44:08 PM »
thanks W24 ,I am now looking at a brother B430-2 in 42 stitch ,I hope that will cut the mustard ,any vices on this machine? Davy

It's better than the S2 but it's still a cam machine.  Cam machines, compared to electronic, are maintenance nightmares.  The next generation of techs don't know them.

Have you tried emailing the usual suspects to see if they have a bargain electronic tacker?

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Re: reese s2
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2018, 06:08:24 PM »
thanks W24 ,I am now looking at a brother B430-2 in 42 stitch ,I hope that will cut the mustard ,any vices on this machine? Davy
I had a mechanical Juki as my first bar tacker and after some mechanic work, it stitched good, but every cycle it jumped around like it wanted to self destruct. After some sage advice I upgraded to a used Juki 1900AH, the ability to change the stitch width and speed with a simple button push is amazing.
My guess is that you might be in the low $3,000. for a used machine, but the reality is that you will get most of your money back if you decide to sell it down the road, as they are very desirable to the right people.
Just my thoughts,
Scott

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Re: reese s2
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2018, 08:36:34 AM »
hey guys ,thanks for the advice ,I bit the bullet and went for a juki 1900 ah ,I got a good price on it and I get it next Friday .