Bostitch CPACK2A-R Review


The Bostitch CPACK2A-R is one of the better values in air compressor combo kits. The package consists of a Bostitch CAP2000P-OF air compressor, an 18-gauge 2-inch brad nailer, and a 16-gauge 2 ½ inch finish nailer. Also included are a 1/4 inch x 25 foot PVC hose, 1000 finish nails, 1000 brad nails, tool lubricant, and even a contractor’s bag to keep everything in place.

At-A-Glance Specs
Combo kit
38 pounds
Tank Size:
6 gallons
Peak HP:
Max Pressure:
150 PSI
Pump Type:
Oil Type:
72 dBA
(1-5 stars)

 Bostitch CPACK2A-R Review


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The air compressor included, the CAP2000P-OF, is a 2.0 HP compressor with a 6 gallon tank and comes in at about 38 pounds. The brad nailer is the Bostitch SB-1850BN and is able to handle 18 gauge brads from 5/8 – 2 inches. At just 2.7 pounds, it’s light enough for anyone to use. The Bostitch SB-1664FN is a 16 gauge straight finish nailer which is able to drive 1 – 2.5 inch nails with 300 in./lbs. of driving force. It weighs just 4 pounds and its magazine holds up to 100 nails.


This compressor has a max PSI of 150 and delivers 2.8 CFM at 90 PSI. For a compressor under 40 pounds, the CFM figure is pretty impressive. This compressor is comparable to the Bostitch CAP1512-OF in terms of airflow but its 6 gallon tank is much bigger and you’ll be able to run it for longer stretches.

Pump Type

The pump is easy to use because it is oil-free and you won’t have to do almost any maintenance. The ball-style of the drain valve makes it very efficient. It is also made of a composite material to protect it from damage that can frequently happen at any jobsite.

Noise Level

The CAP2000P-OF air compressor registers at only 72 decibels. This is much quieter than most other compressors of this class which typically come in at 85-90 dBA. The quietness factor is something Bostitch compressors are well known for. But as with all nailers and compressors, it is a good idea to wear ear protection, especially if they’ll be in use for extended periods of time.

Who It's For

The Bostitch CPACK2A-R combo kit is a great product for any homeowner who is looking for a great value on a compressor and nail gun kit. It is lightweight, easy to move, powerful for its size, and fairly quiet. While it may be a little underpowered for professional contractors, it would serve as a great backup.


  • Great value
  • Portable
  • Low Noise
  • Quality components
  • Adjustable exhaust
  • Bostitch customer service


  • Only 100 nails at a time
  • Reconditioned (only a con for some)
  • Underpowered for contractors

Final Verdict on the Bostitch CPACK2A-R Air Compressor

All in all, the Bostitch CPACK2A-R is a great, light weight and easy to use compressor combo kit. The price for the entire kit is less than some stand-alone compressors which don’t even perform as well. While it is sold as “factory reconditioned”, the kit arrives looking brand new and includes the same warranty as a new product. Personally, I've purchased quite a few factory reconditioned products from Bostitch and they have all been like new. This set will be particularly attractive to bargain hunters who don’t want to skimp on quality.

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