The Bostitch CAP1512-OF oil-free compressor draws a maximum of 12 amps at start-up so can be plugged directly into any regular electrical outlet. It takes about 45 seconds to reach 150 psi from atmospheric pressure. Like almost all other portable air compressors, it operates on a 50% duty cycle with the pump cutting back in at 120 psi. It is housed within a roll cage that helps to protect it from impacts. Unlike many other portable air compressors, it has an integrated tool and hose storage compartment as well as an integrated electrical cord holder, all of which adds up to making it nicely portable. It also uses the preferred ball drain valve to drain the tank of excess condensation. Overall, a nice piece of kit!
Which air tools does it work with?
- Air Nailers: it works fine with the smaller Brad and most Finish nailers but will struggle to keep up with the bigger Framing nailers.
- Air Impact Wrenches: it is NOT recommended for powering air impact wrenches.
- Air Sprayers: it is NOT recommended for powering air sprayers.
- Air Sanders: it is NOT recommended for powering air sanders.