CAP1516 Air Compressor - Fine Homebuilding Tool Review
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CAP1516 Air Compressor

Bostitch - CAP1516 Air Compressor

This compressor from Bostitch is lightweight, oilless, and relatively quiet

$179.00 (As of 4/1/2006)

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Editor's Review: Choosing an Air Compressor You Can Carry

review date: April 1, 2006

It may look like a toy, but the Bostitch CAP1516 has an air-volume capacity of 1.8 cfm at 90 psi, enough to keep a professional finish carpenter moving all day. The 8-amp universal motor and 1.6-gal. reserve tank are protected in a durable plastic shell, and at 20 lb., this is one of the lightest compressors available. At 75 db., it is quieter than most other oilless compressors. Although you should still wear ear protection, this hot dog compressor doesn't need to be banished to the garage.

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Choosing an Air Compressor You Can Carry Online Membership RequiredHot dog, pancake, or twin tank? Let your tools' appetite for air determine which one to buy

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Bostitch
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-556-6696
Weight 20 lb.
Dimensions N/A
Volume 1.8 cfm at 90 psi
Tank Size 1.6 gal.
Oil/Oilless Oilless
Tool Capacity 1 finish nailer
Motor Size 1.5 hp

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