I replaced my six year old Bostitch compressor with a new Porter Cable combination kit that includes a 16 and 18 gauge nail gun and a stapler for around $250. I use the Flexzilla compressor hose that I’ve been using in the shop and I’m excited to use the pneumatic stapler that comes with the new kit for stretching canvas for art projects and other uses where a hand stapler is difficult to use. To test, I set the compressor at 95 lbs. which is what I typically use, and adjust the nail guns and stapler for use on various wood types. I test the Porter Cable vs. the Bostitch nail gun and the results are very similar.

Here are links to the tools used and a combo compressor kit.


Flexzilla Air Hose, 3/8 in. x 50 ft

BOSTITCH BTFP3KIT 3-Tool Portable Air Compressor Combo Kit

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