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Bostitch 18 Multi-Head Stitcher + 4 Heads & Custom Clutch/Brake System - Inventory #3578



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Bostitch 18 Multi-Head Stitcher with 4 Stitcher Heads

This Bostitch 18 Multi-Head Stitcher is used but in good working condition. This stitcher features an updated non-standard drive system consisting of an electromagnetic clutch brake with custom electrical controls. Stitcher is activated by a movable foot switch. This machine does not have a thickness gauge installed. Thickness is easily adjusted for all stitcher heads at the same time by using the hand crank. An operator manual and wiring diagram are included. Stitcher wire is not included. Please contact us if you have any questions.


Built for flat stitching, the Bostitch model 18 multiple stitcher permits work up to 32 inches (81.3 cm) wide to be front fed. Best suited for sales books, checkbooks and others requiring multiple-head flat stitching through thicknesses ranging from 1/16" (1.6mm) to 9/16" (14.3 mm) inch. One simple adjustment reset all heads. The movable heads are adjusted sideways to any position on a 33" (83.3 cm) rail. Stitches can be positioned in accurate register. Changes in wire sizes can be made without changing parts.


  • Single adjustment crank for changing thickness of work
  • Protected V-belt drive
  • Multiple stitcher heads up to ten (four included)
  • Adjustable side gauges
  • Clear plastic safety work guard
  • Adjustable Clinchers
  • Adjustable back gauges
  • Movable electric foot switch

Manufacturer: Bostitch
Model: 18
Serial Number: N-189-8
Electrical Requirements: 208-230V / 3PH / 15A
Stitcher Heads Included: 4
Heads: Width of head 2-7/8" (73 mm). Vertical wire feed. Each head removable as a unit. Maximum of 10 heads can be used.
Capacity: 1/6" (1.6mm) to 9/16" (14.3 mm)
Clearance: 15/16 (23.8 mm) between heads and clinchers
Clincher type: Movable
Stitch Spacing: Heads can be moved along 33" (83.8 cm) rail and clinchers adjusted to minimum 3" (76.2 mm) on centers. Maximum (with 2 heads) is 28-1/2" (72.4 cm) on center.
Clincher Ht.: 34" (86.4 cm) from floor
Table: Flat only, with back and side gauges. Width across front of heads 40-1/2" (102.9 cm). Front to back 12" (30.5 cm).
Speed: 150 stitches per minute per head.
Wire Sizes:

No. 20 x 24 (.0348 x .023 - .88 mm x .58 mm) is standard and when so fitted stitcher will use No. 20 x 25 (.0348 x .0204 - .88 mm x .51 mm). No. 21 x 25 (.0317 x .0204 - .81 mm x .51 mm), also No. 24 (.023-.58 mm) and No. 25 (.0204-.51mm) round without change of parts. 1/2" (12.7 mm) crown is standard.

Wire Draw 15/16" (23.8mm) to 2-1/8" (54mm) with 1/2" (12.7mm) crown.

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