Stanley Bostitch’s CAP1516 is an ultra-quiet and super portable 1.6 gallon oil-free air compressor intended for light duty trim work. Capable of powering a finish nailer, this Bostitch should be able to handle brad nailers, pinners, and staplers as well.
The CAP1516 has a power rating of 1.5HP at peak and 1.1HP while running, outputs 2.7 CFM at 40PSI, or 1.8 CFM at 90PSI, and can provide a maximum pressure of 125PSI.
Bostitch’s CAP1516 is available for about $150-160, but is currently on clearance at Sears for $75, and on sale at Amazon for $80. The next lowest price we could find is $120 for a refurbished unit.