Bostitch CPACK270 / CAP1516

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Review by TheDane posted 02-05-2010 01:34 AM 3879 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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.) and quiet … about the same noise level that we get from my wife’s vacuum cleaner.

If you need to put a new roof on the house or frame in a new room addition, this compressor is not the right tool. But if you need to finish a trim job, staple some upholstery, or use ’a few brads and some glue’ ala Norm Abram, this is definitely a tool you should look at.

This compressor would not be appropriate for pneumatic tools like sanders, but it is terrific for finishing nails, brads, staples, etc.

In the two-and-a-half years I have had it, I have not had a single problem or complaint. It is exactly what I thought and hoped it would be.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#1 posted 02-05-2010 01:39 AM

Very nice…... made it before Jim’s post.

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#2 posted 02-05-2010 03:48 AM

Thanks for the review, I have that same compressor.

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#3 posted 02-05-2010 01:10 PM

Thanks, great info,

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#4 posted 02-05-2010 05:05 PM

Interesting review thanks


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#5 posted 02-06-2010 03:39 PM

Hmmm, I have been thinking of getting a small finish compressor, as my larger Bostitch is just way to heavy to drag out all the time. This may be my next big purchase, well, we’ll see.

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