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Great compressor!

Great compressor!

1505 days ago by Beginningwoodworker | 14 comments »

I recently bought my Bostitch Trim Air compressor. from Amazon.com for $80.30 and UPS delivered it in a couple of days. There was no damage to either the factory packaging, nor the compressor. I am real impress so far. Pros Light weight., It is easy lug it around when I need to nail up some cabinets or trim. Powerful enough to run my finish and brad nailers. I have not tried it with a framing nailer yet. Noise level. At 75 db, the Bostitch I think its quietest in its cl...

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Bostitch CPACK270 / CAP1516

Bostitch CPACK270 / CAP1516

1534 days ago by TheDane | 5 comments »

I bought the Bostitch CPACK270 ‘kit’ in June of 2007, and have found it to a great addition to my shop. It gets used a lot. The ‘kit’ included:—CAP1516 1.5HP (Peak) oil-free contractor compressor—SB-1664FN 16-gauge, 2-1/2in. finish nailer—SB-2IN1 combination brad nailer/finish stapler—3/8in. x 25ft. heavy duty airline with MPT fittings—Tire inflator chuck—Thread sealant tape The CAP1516 is a light-weight compressor (19-1/2 lb.)...

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Small shop air compressor

Small shop air compressor

1569 days ago by 8iowa | 14 comments »

Many of us appreciate having a brad nailer in our shops. Here in Gainesville, Florida I’m limited to a 225 sq. ft. working area. This 2 gallon Campbell Hausfeld compressor is idea for those of us who have small and very small shops. It sits on a 14” x 13” footprint and is only 15 1/2” high at the top of the handle. This oilless, 100 psi compressor only weighs 17 lbs. It comes fully equipped and ready to use with the included 2” brad nailer/stapler. They ev...

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A Great Little Powerhouse

A Great Little Powerhouse

1698 days ago by Cortland | 2 comments »

This is a great, comparatively light, little compressor that drives my Milwaukee stapler, brad driver, 15 and 16-gauge finish nailers with ease. I have high expectations for any Senco product, so I did notice one minor design flaw if you plan to use a filter at the compressor connection. The compressor female quick release is facing more toward the roll bar frame instead of being angled away from it. There isn’t enough physical space to clear a large in-line air filter, so instead of...

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What is wrong with Bostitch?

What is wrong with Bostitch?

1723 days ago by sboyle | 33 comments »

I bought a compressor not too long ago. It ran good for a while and now the pressure doesn’t build up. From what I read it is the valve assembly. I don’t know if I should replace it or just buy another brand. I thought Bostitch made good tools but this just changed my opinion. I read that one person actually replaced it 3 times. Am I wasting my time with this one? Should I toss it and buy another brand? Any opinions would be appreciated. I think I will be staying away from Bostitc...

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How to Use your pneumatic tools without a compressor

How to Use your pneumatic tools without a compressor

1725 days ago by jerryz | 11 comments »

I got this at WoodCraft and had a chance to use it last weekend with my framing nailer.I drove 2 3/4” nails into 2×4 Pressure Treated Lumber to make a frame. Let’s say that it definetively works as stated.With the 9oz CO2 bottle I was able to complete my project, the nails were driven deeply without issues.I also used it with my brad nailer. It works just like a normal regulator and you can adjust the pressure according to your tool requirements.What I like it most is that I ...

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Hitachi Compressor - Nice for the Price

Hitachi Compressor - Nice for the Price

1726 days ago by reggiek | 5 comments »

I just replaced my old pancake compressor ( A Porter Cable – a few gasps and then gave up the ghost – after about 9 years of very hard service) with this model from Hitachi. It was very reasonably priced even if not on sale!...and has more power and more capacity then my old model. So far it works great!....and I am very happy with the extra capacity. I use the mini compressor’s to blow off tools, work areas, projects and to run finish nailers, staplers, framing nailer...

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Great & Quiet Portable Belt Drive Compressor

Great & Quiet Portable Belt Drive Compressor

1732 days ago by Cato | 9 comments »

When I discovered that my loud old direct drive unit would not supply enough air to run my new framing nailer I started searching for a portable belt drive replacement with a 4 or higher CFM @ 90 PSI, which is supposed to be adequate for framers. I wanted a belt drive because I knew they were quieter, and I couldn’t stand the noise of my old one. I searched on the web and found this compressor to be highly rated by contractors, and it was supposed to be very quiet with plenty of pow...

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Makita MAC2400 Oiled Twin Hot Dog Compressor

Makita MAC2400 Oiled Twin Hot Dog Compressor

1739 days ago by ND2ELK | 13 comments »

My lovely wife posted this tool review in one of my blogs by mistake. I wasn’t about to complain about it at that time. One thing I have learned over the years is, if MaMa does something nice for you, Never complain! Now that it has been awhile I thought I should post it in the tool review section. After doing a lot of reserch and looking at different compressors, I settled on this Makita. It is by far the most unbelievably quit compressor I have ever heard. Because my shop is small,...

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JacPac CO2 Compressor - Very Good

JacPac CO2 Compressor - Very Good

1837 days ago by CharlieD | 13 comments »

Recently, I bought the JacPac CO2 portable compressor product and it sat in my shop for a couple of months before I used it. I like it a lot and will use it a lot… going forward. It is very handy when you have to do work outside a location where you have a compressor or one with no electricity. I took it to a house where I needed to finish up a small job. I took my Bostitch 15 gauge angle nailer and 18 gauge PC. I took the 18 guage because I thought it might not drive the 2 inch ...

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