Review

We were pleasantly surprised by the FP2028’s performance, especially given its low price.
After coupling a brad nailer to the 25' coil hose that came with the unit, we started tacking up molding, driving eight 1-1/4" brads in less than 40 seconds. Out in the shop, it punched 2" brads into 2×4 scraps as fast as the nailer would allow. After 15 fasteners in a row, this little unit, with its 1-gallon tank, could no longer keep up—pretty impressive for a compressor that cost half as much as the nailer. We blew dust off a jewelry box before applying finish, and found that the FP2028’s airflow quickly became too weak. It’s definitely not a high-volume model, but more than sufficient for weekend woodworkers and DIYers who need to power a pneumatic nailer. It also comes with a sport-ball needle, two plastic inflation nozzles, and a tire chuck. One quibble: With no pressure adjustments, the compressor always pumps out 100 psi, so you can’t dial it down to use with a hobby airbrush, for example.

Product

Performance

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Features

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Ease of Use

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Value

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
4.8
out of 5