Over at Amazon, today’s deal of the day is this Bostitch 6-gallon pancake-style air compressor, on sale for $99.
Curiously, the Bostitch BTFP02012 air compressor doesn’t look identical to comparably sized Porter Cable and Dewalt units. I would have thought the same compressor might be available in different colors by the 3 sister brands, but after checking I realized that’s not the case.
Maybe the pancake-shaped air tank is a common component, but the air compressor and connection configuration is all different. The housing too, as the pressure gauges are inline top to bottom here, instead of left to right as with the PC and Dewalt pancake compressors.
This model offers:
- 150 max PSI
- 6 gallon tank
- 2.6 SCFM at 90 PSI
- Oil-free and maintenance-free air pump
- 78.5 dBA noise level
- High flow regulator and couplers
- Weighs 29 lbs
- Power cord wrap
I like that there are 2 outlets, useful if you want to run 2 separate tools back and forth, or if there are 2 users.
Regular Price: $129
Sale Price: $99
Deal Ends 3am 10/21/2016 unless supplies run out sooner.
This seems to be a great deal. As to whether it’s a good buy, $99 seems to be a common deal price for 6-gallon name-brand air compressors. Is it a good air compressor? Well, Bostitch seems to have a good reputation, and so I’m inclined to assume the answer is yes. And if it’s not, at least Amazon has a great return policy.
Over at Acme, which lists the same compressor for $170, they have a graphic and specs listing that both say this is made in the USA. That’s news to me.