10 Feb Triton Has Updated Its 3” x 21” Belt Sander
Designed in Australia, Triton Tools include routers, laser-guided circular saws, and workstations such as the Superjaws sawhorse and the Series 2000 Workcentre that turns a portable circular saw into a table saw. The company has recently upgraded its workhorse belt sander, the TA1200BS, by redesigning the roller and belt assembly, and adding a low-friction graphite plate in the base. The result is 30% better dust collection and significantly reduced heat that results in less wear on the tool, longer lasting belts, less downtime changing belts and a better finish. The 3” wide, 10-Amp (1.6 HP) sander has variable speed control and there’s a small diameter front roller for sanding in confined areas and doing detailed work. The side dust port connects to a dust bag or a shop vac, and a neon safety light indicates when power is on. The sander also includes an inversion stand, so it can be attached upside-down to a workbench to become a small stationary tool. The variable speed control is handy when working with different materials, and a rubber over-molded grip offers increased support, safety, and control of the tool. There’s a lock-on button for extended use, and a removable handle. No-load speeds are 656 to 1475 feet per minute, and the tool weighs 10.91 lbs. It runs at 90 decibels, and comes with three sanding belts (80, 100, and 180 grit). We’ve seen it at $209.99 on a couple of websites.