Bostitch CAP 2000 Compressors

The Bostitch CAP2000 compressor is typically a jobsite or small workshop oriented unit, quite portable (about 40 lbs weight), is non-lube, has an upper pressure limit of 150 PSI output, and can produce about 2.8 CFM at 90 PSI.

This model has been superseded by Bostitch. The newer versions look identical to the original Bostitch CAP2000 compressor.

I have received quite a number of questions via the ASK page and the Bostitch compressor forum page about the model CAP 2000, so I have decided that this model of air compressor merits its own forum for folks using this air compressor, that may or may not have had problems with them, and would either like to ask a question or to post a comment.

Bostitch CAP 2000 air compressor

You can use the form below to post a question about the CAP 2000 Bostitch air compressor. Please note that if your compressor question has already been asked and answered on other pages of this website, I cannot provide a specific response to your same question again here. Please see the troubleshooting section or use the search box on the sitemap page to check for pages with solutions to problems common to all air compressors, before posting yours.

I have recently added a new page here that offers tips for users of the Bostitch CAP 2000 compressor.

And, as the numbers of comments added to this page grows, it gets harder to find the specific answer you are seeking so I've added a search box here for your use to help you find the information you need.

Thanks,

Bill


Bostitch CAP2000 Compressor Issues

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cut off pressure 
how do you change the cut off pressure to be more towards 150 instead of the 130 its doing now

Help wiring a CAP 2000 Pressure switch 
I have a CAP 2000 air compressor that i replaced the switch in because the unit would not turn on. The switch is AB-9415626. Now my issue is that now the …

Does not produce enough pressure to inflate auto tire  
The air output is not producing enough pressure. The output meter shows that the pressure is at proper level but when I try to use it to inflate a tire …

Can't take apart housing 
I have a cap2000p-of model. I can't take the long bolts out that hold the housing together. 1/4 socket doesn't fit and everything else is too big. …

Bostitch will not come on 
Compressor was working fine and now will not start. Have replaced the pressure switch and have power getting to the motor. What do I check next? Thanks! …

bostitch 1850bn will only build 100lbs pressure 
bostitch1850 bn will not build to full 150lbs. wont shut off and builds pressure very slowly after 100lbs. stops building at 120 lbs

How to replace the belt on CAP 2000? 
How do you remove the crank in order to replace the belt?

Pressure relief valve pops off before the motor stops. 
My Bostich 2000P compressor doesn't shut off when it should. The pop off relieves the pressure with the motor still running.

Should I lubricate the piston ring or the cylinder barrel on my Bostitch compressor? 
I want to replace the piston ring and was wondering if I should lubricate the cylinder barrel with a silicoe spray lubricant or other dry lube. Also …

Air pressure drops to 0 after I shoot one nail 
The outlet pressure . If I unplug the hose it goes back to disired pressure ________________ After you drive the nail, as a comment here, please tell …

CAP 2000 regulator slow to recharge ... 
When using a framing nailer it takes up to five seconds for the regulator to return to the 100 pound pressure setting I use after each nail is driven. …

Bostitch CAP2000P-OF pancake compressor will not pressurize ... 
I have basicallly rebuilt the most common problems which cause this, but I must be missing something. The piston ring was weak on the intake and compression …

How to remove plastic shroud from Cap 2000 ... 
I have a bostitch cap2000-of and I need to replace the pressure regulator. In order to do this I need to remove the plastic shroud from the top of the …

changing the belt on a CAP 2000 compressor 
How do you change the belt? Thanks, Kay. ____________ Hi Kay... I haven't done it myself as I don't own this brand. A look at the exploded diagram …

cap2000p-of compressor shuts off then releases pressure 
my cap2000p-of bostitch compressor fills the tank and cuts off but then releasessome of the pressure and then tries to come back on with somme pressure …

Won't build pressure 
Compressor struggles and slips the belt when it reaches 40/50 lbs.........new belt, old belt, same result.....pressure regulator maybe? ________________ …

won't start 
compressor fine one day, will not start next. what is the most common problem? ___________________ Hard to be specific with so little to go on. Start …

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