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This Bostitch pancake air compressor review will find all the pros and cons of this popular brand.
There are 2 models that sell the most and those are the:
- BOSTITCH BTFP02011 6-Gallon Oil-Free Pancake Compressor
- BOSTITCH BTFP72646 3-Tool Compressor Combo Kit
Like we mentioned before we could not find any difference in the air compressor part of both Bostitch Pancake Compressor models.
The combo comes with 2 nail guns and a stapler. This will save you about 125 dollars if you would buy them separately.
The Bostitch 6-gallon pancake air compressor is about the same size as most portable air compressors.
Read the rest of the Bostitch pancake air compressor review:
Amazon Rating: 4.3
Bostitch pancake air compressor features
- 6 gallon
- About 80 DBa
- 34 lbs
- 150 PSI
- Oil less
Customer reviews of the Bostitch pancake air compressor
“I bought this compressor to use with my Framing nailer and it works fine forn that service. Might not be acceptable for a pro, but at the rate I build things, it keeps the pressure up fine as I nail together my projects. It is pretty loud, but I guess that goes with the territory when using small pancake style compressors.
I did do the recommended break-in before using it (instructions included in another review of this compressor). It is fairly easy to move around with the built-in handle and the plastic case keeps users from getting burns on their hands from the hot cylinder head.
The only improvements I could think of are to have a couple of ears on the plastic case to coil an air hose….”
“I bought this to replace a 27 gallon and a 1 gallon that i use for framing and finish work. this replaces both compressors easily. its quiet and fills up fast. it has enough PSI for anything a person needs. i hope it lasts as long as my other compressors, time will tell. so far i love it. having two hose connections is a plus….(read more here: here)”
Pros and Cons of this portable compressor
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- Less noise than other compressors
- Keeps up the pressure nicely
- fills fast
- Does not hold pressure when not in use
- Regulator knob is stuck sometimes at first use
- Leaks sometimes and that has to be fixed
Bostitch Pancake Air Compressor – Our Opinion
After reading a lot of reviews and comments on many sites and forums I still wonder what the 450-hour life hours mean in the description.
I will try to contact Bostitch and try to find out and will update it here.
With an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars and not too many complaints this 6-gallon pancake air compressor can be considered a good buy for light use in and around the house or construction.
Great for finishing and framing if you don’t need to go fast. If you have a large framing job with more than one nail gun I would recommend a more professional compressor with more power. For smaller jobs, this is a great compressor.
More and more contractors use these small pancake air compressors because they are easy to take with you and not heavy.
There was one complaint that we read several times about the regulator knob being stuck on the first use and you need some force to get it to work.
This compressor is made in China and Taiwan according to the manufacturer . Parts are easy to find and available online also.
Bostitch pancake compressor btfp72646 combo kit
If you are interested in saving some money then the Bostitch pancake compressor combo kit with the 2 nail guns and the stapler gun is a good deal. We have calculated that it would save you at least $125 if you buy this combo kit.
The air guns and stapler got some good ratings, but I also read that the nail gun jammed a lot and had to be cleared.
In my opinion, this also has to do with the use. These nail guns are not for heavy-duty use I guess.
Still not sure if this is the one you are looking for?. have a look at the Porter Cable pancake air compressors we reviewed also.
Q and A about the Bostitch pancake air compressors
Q: How long does it take to fill up the tank
A: About 3 minutes
Q: Can you use it with a framing nailer?
A: Yes, but do no use 2 guns at the same time.
A: The compressor gives you 150 psi and a framing nailer needs between 70 and 120 psi
Q: Where is it made
A: China and Taiwan (manufacturer answer)
Q: Can you use it as a paint gun
A: No this is not made for a spray gun. It can’t keep up with the airflow.
A: Maybe for small jobs like a kitchen cabinet door. Not advised, however.
Read all our pancake air compressor reviews here.
Eddie Aiken enjoys doing product research and finding all the pros and cons of a product. He also likes to find the best deals to save his readers money. With his technical education and wide experience in many fields, he is able to provide his readers with top product reviews. More about Eddie Aiken!