Bostitch Air Compressors


The name Bostitch, of Bostitch air compressors is, according to their website, a contraction of the company's original name, which was the Boston Wire Stitcher company. The "bos" comes from the word Boston and the "stitch" comes from the stitcher part of the name.

They've been in business since 1896 going through various iterations and name changes. They do not appear to have been involved with air compressors - which are necessary to run their lines of air staplers and air nailers and other air tools - until 2001.

Bostitch brand air compressors are part of the Global Stanley Tools empire, and are supplied to customers via big box store and other distribution outlets throughout the world.

  • USA website: www.bostitch.com
  • UK website: http://bostitch.co.uk

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Bostitch Compressor Issues

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Bostitch continues running constantly 
Usually the tank fills and the motor shuts off until more pressure is needed. Lately it has been running nonstop.

Motor will not start 
My Bostitch 150 psi 6 gal compressor will not run. I have checked breaker, as I am plugging direct into a wall outlet. I have 110 going to the compressor. …

6 gal. pancake compressor try to turnover 
recently when I switch the compressor on, it will try to turnover but it wont actually start. The compressor is 15 yrs old

Remove the air regulator cap off the bostich  
How does a person get the air regular cap off the electric box on a Bostich pancake compressor

Replacing the regulator on a Bostich CWC 200ST 
The top of my regulator snapped off. I have ordered and gotten the new regulator but only two of the three connections on the regulator has wrench fittings. …

Can't find brushes for the CAP60 PB Model 941 5905. REALLY? 
I see I am not the only one that cant find brushes for the CAP60 PB Model 941 5905. REALLY? So many other do carry them and you carry just about every …

Bostitch CAP60P-OF, 6 gal air compressor will not build pressure past 40 psi. 
Bostitch CAP60P-OF, 6 gal air compressor will not build pressure past 40 psi. It runs until I turn it off but only achieves 40 psi, not 100 psi. No …

Fixed CAP60P-OR still does not build any pressure 
CAP60P-OR Compressor still does not build any pressure after replacement of both valves and gasket. Following advice given on other posts, I inspected …

Bostich trim air cap 1512 over pressure and won't shut off 
Hi Bill, I read your trouble shooting page and I'm not sure I follow or my compressor isn't following the exact symptoms... The compressor builds …

No pressure to hose, but pressure in tank. 
Model CAP1560. motor fills tank with compressed air, but none gets to hose. pressure adjusting control not changing the pressure at its guage, which …

Bostitch pancake compressor won't cut out  
Bostitch pancake compressor won't cut out main tank blows safety valve. Cut off for main tank does not auto shut off at factory setting

Cap60p-of will not build past 110psi.  
Neighbour tossed the unit and after replacing the pressure gage, unit ran up to 100 psi and would not go higher. I took off head and looked at reed valves …

Bostich BTFP02028 gets to 60 psi, stays running 
I hate to send in a request for info/help but I cant seem to find anything on what to do to troubleshoot this Bostich electric compressor. I would replace …

Pop off valve goes off at 120 psi. 
Bostich 6 gal oil free max 150psi. Pop off valve goes off at 120psi. Replaced valve and still goes off at 120.

Bostitch will not turn off.  
Our oil less air compressor will not stop running. It gets to about 60 PSI. When we turn it off it will keep the pressure.

Bostitch CAP 60P-OF has no air 
Plug up the compressor, motor runs but the gage does not register any air pressure.

Cap2000p-of has new pressure switch, still won't shut off  
Cap2000p-of.. Have had it for a few years and recently it started to not shut off at the desired psi(150). Figured it'd be an easy order the pressure switch …

Bostitch 4 Gallon CAP2040 Won't Build Pressure After Fix 
4 Gallon Pancake Oil Free Air Compressor keeps running. It would not build beyond 20 PSI. Does not shut off. Opened it up and saw one of the reeds/flapper …

Information sought on CWC 175 bostitch compressor 
My compressor is clearly marked as model cwc 175......it is a model from the 80,s, twin tank with an Italian motor. I am looking for internal start winding …

Bostich Compressor still wont reach 150 PSI  
Bostich Compressor wont reach 150 PSI 6 gallon pancake Cpack 6 gallon 1050BN I replaced the piston, cylinder, piston ring, both reeds, all gaskets. …

Cover for air compressor 
Still can't get cover off with 5/16. What am I doing wrong? Have tried several size tools

Bostitch CAP1512-OF leaks when pressure reduced with regulator 
I have a Bostitch CAP1512-OF that had been working fine. Now, it leaks when pressure regulator is turned counter-clockwise to reduce the outlet pressure. …

Air compressor can't hold psi when in use 
My air compressor fills fine, but as soon as I start to use to blow air through pool pipes it drops to zero in about a minute or less.

Bostitch CWC200ST won't start with power past the switch 
I have a Bostitch CWC200ST which will not start at all. I have power past the pressure switch. I think the manual thermal reset tripped but I cannot …

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6 gal pancake Bostitch isn't compressing any air 
6 gal Bostitch pancake comp. when switched on the motor revs up but isn't compressing any air?? Does this compressor use a belt to compress air? It was …

Need replacement brushes for cap2040p-of 
Can't find replacement brushes for the electric motor to this unit. Everywhere I've search for Bostitch repair parts indicates I replace a whole assembly …

CAP60P-OF no pressure & whistling sound 
CAP60P-OF all of a sudden lost pressure after running. It will usually hold pressure for a day or so before the pressure bleeds off. This morning …

Bostitch CAP60P air compressor will not restart 
My Bostitch CAP60P-OF will build the pressure and shut off but, will not come back on automatically. I have to shut the switch off and let it sit …

Compressor labors more and more to build/keep pressure. Now won't start. 
I bought the compressor new about 8 - 10 years ago and use it pretty randomly. I noticed this past year that it labors more and more to keep pressure …

Bostitch Compressor blows breaker before full 
Have a bostitch 3hp 4 gallon compressor. Just got it, and runs good only at 80psi it stops, won't get any higher and then after few seconds stuck there …

Bostitch belt replacement, motor replacement 
Hi Bill, I have a Bostitch CAP 1512 that broke a belt. (It may have been due to exceeding the 50% duty cycle.) The belt was melted by the small pulley. …

Bostitch CAP60P only builds to 30 PSI 
Bostitch 6 Gallon pancake, CAP60P OF (OL195), code# 8213345BWA020, 2006. It had been taking longer and longer to build pressure, then ran and ran and …

Bostitch compressor will not start 
My Bostitch compressor will not start. Switch OK, power all the way to the motor.

Bostitch no power electrical burn smell  
Bostitch pancake compressor no power electrical burn smell Bostitch pancake compressor turned on for less than 1 second then electrical burn smell. …

Bostitch CAP 1560 air compressor will not shut off 
The pressure in the tank builds up to approximately 130 PSI and continues to run at that pressure without shutting off. Air seems to be escaping from …

Bostitch CAP1512 won't cut off 
Replaced pressure still won't cut off

Running Bostich pancake compressor too long? 
Bostitch pancake compressor safe to use on an air chisel? I just got an air chisel to remove the plaster and cement layer from the cement block wall …

Remove cover from connecting rod for valve plate replacement 
bought replacement ab-9429999 kit and when I took out the screw, I can't get the old connecting rod cover off the connecting rod. Should I completely …

Hot Electrical Smell, Seems to be Excessive Arcing? 
6 gal oil-free pancake compressor. About 4 years old, used infrequently. Air issues are fine but recently it's begun to smell really hot electrically. …

Bostitch compressor has air leaking so bad it won't build over 20 lbs. 
I have a bostitch cap60 compressor that is leaking air so bad it won't build over 20 lbs. the leak is somewhere by where the rislan tube connects between …

Bostitch CAP1512 will not stop running 
I have this Bostitch CAP1512-OF compressor and recently the compressor keep going. Once the it reaches 150 PSI then the safety valve popped open. Is …

Bostitch air compressor CAP60P-OF will not build pressure past 50 PSI 
I have done a lot of reading on this compressor; seems like a nightmare unit for the most part. Since I already own it, I might as well fix the darn thing. …

Bostitch air compressor starts then shuts off  
I have a Bostitch 6 gal pancake compressor. After plugging it in, i pull the knob out to start building pressure. It starts, but then shuts off in less …

6 Gallon Bostitch air compressor keeps breaking belt  
My compressor keeps braking belt (PJ373) after 10-20 minutes of use. Could the cause be something other than defective belt? _____________________ Jeff, …

Bostitch compressor pressure switch problem 
Are the new pancake compressors supposed to continuously run !! Bought a sanborn and it wouldn't shut off when it reached pressure so took it back and …

Bostitch compressor will not build any pressure 
Oil free compressor does not build any pressure or very little? My bostitch pancake air compressor started by not shutting off when it hit the designated …

Troubleshooting a Bostitch Cap 60 compressor 
Small single stage compressor. Runs fine. Built in 2006. Does not build up pressure. I think it is either the reed valves in the piston top, the reed …

New Bostitch air compressor does not turn back on 
Brand new bostitch 6 gal oil free air compressor doesnt automatically turn back on? just bought a the Bostitch pancake compressor combo and fresh out …

Bostitch compressor will not hold air - air tank problem 
BOSTITCH 6 GALLON PANCAKE AIR COMPRESSOR WONT HOLD AIR? WILL NOT HOLD MORE THAN 10 POUNDS OF PRESSURE IS ABOUT 1 YEAR OLD ALWAYS HAS WORKED GOOD …

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Bostitch 6 gallon, 2 hp. won't build pressure 
Hello, I have the little Bostich nailer pancake model. It rattled off the bench and broke the connection between the head and the dicharge tube. I ordered …

Bostitch has substandard pressure regulator 
the 2gal pancake compressor has a plastic knob that stripped out holding the pressure pin in. upon taking it apart, the pot metal that it is made of is …

Bostitch 6 gal 2hp breaking belts 
I have a Bostitch 6 gal 2hp compressor, I have replaced the belt twice and am afraid of putting a new one on. Each time it has broken, the piston seems …

Regulator knob won't turn 
I own a Bostich 6-gallon compressor - reconditioned. Using it for the first time. The regulator knob will not turn - not even a little. Seems really frozen …

bostich 6 gallon pancake compressor has no tool pressure 
my bostich 6 gallon pancake compressor pressure rises the tank fine but no tool presher I also noticed that the tool pressured knobs won't turn ______________ …

Bostitch CAP60P-OF will not shut off - builds pressure fine. 
My Bostitch CAP60P-OF will not shut off. It builds pressure fine, but will not shut off. If I set the regulator knob at 100 psi, it continues well past …

My bostitch compressor is blowing oil? 
My bostitch compresor is blowing oil through the dipstick holes at top My bostitch compressor leaks oil throigh the holes st the top of the dipstick …

CAP2060 air compressor not turning over 
Hi Bill, I have a 2005 Bostitch CAP2060 pancake compressor. The compressor is not turning over. This issue occurs both from a cold start (no pressure …

Bostitch air compressor starts and stops, will not shut off, always shuts itself off? 
Air compressor will not turn on. ____________________ Hey Bill. What is the pressure in the tank according to the tank gauge? Is there power at …

Do I need a regulator for a Bostitich air compressor? 
I just bought a used 2hp/6 gal Bostitch portable air compressor and I noticed when I picked it up there was no regulator. I am just a diy guy and may use …

Bostitch will not go past 100 PSI and never gets to cut off pressure 
My bostitch pancake compressor - only getting to 100psi i have the dial up all the way its supossed to get 135psi but its only getting to 100psi any …

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