Bostitch is a pancake air compressor with a small footprint so it is easy to store, but with enviable tank size. It is a great alternative to those bulky and overweight compressors that cost an arm and a leg, especially if you need it for some light to medium work around the house or in the workshop. We won’t kid ourselves, it is not suited for powering up industrial-grade tools, but it is great at tackling all inflation jobs and will come in handy if you need to run some smaller tools as well.
This is a user-friendly air compressor, designed for small to medium jobs, and allowing for care-free operation. Its 14-inch diameter and 29 pounds weight make it an ideal companion for small contractors who need to carry their equipment around. Since it is small and compact, it is also very easy to store and won’t take too much space at your workshop or in the trunk of your car.
Buyers don’t complain much about this particular product. There is one thing that is a definite drawback, and that is the fact that the electrical cord is only 5 feet long. If you anticipate moving the unit a lot during a job, make sure to pack an extension cord.
Bostitch BTFP02012 6 Gallon Pancake Compressor is a compact and well-designed air compressor that will be a welcome addition to your workshop. Regardless of whether you need it for small inflation jobs or powering up tools, this unit delivers what you are after. It is also an affordable counterpart to those branded alternatives, yet still manages to outperform some when it comes to ease of use and power output.