Triton TA1200BS Review

Executive Summary

If you have been searching in vain for a belt sander that can be easily used on the vertical, then stop right now! The Triton TA1200BS comes with a vertical stand and clamps, things that many professional users have often complained are missing from most sanders that don't cost several hundred dollars.

The TA1200BS also features a front roller, which gives it fantastic accessibility, and means you can sand to a fine finish in even the tightest spots.

Who Is It For?

The Triton is a true all-purpose sander. Whether you simply want to have something in your tool box that could cover any eventuality, or are a professional carpenter with a high-volume workload, the Triton has the power and versatility to meet all of your needs.

Design

The core features of the Triton's design are power and flexibility, and it adds a little extra wow factor by including the ability to mount and use it on the vertical.

The TA1200BS features a powerful 10-AMP motor, as well as variable speed control, which makes this machine one of the best belt sanders within the category. This is somewhat reflected in the price, but considering what this machine has to offer, it’s well worth the money.

Pros

  • While many sanders promise a “flush-to-edge sanding finish”, the TA1200BS actually delivers
  • Front roller
  • User-friendly
  • Variable speeds
  • Includes an inversion stand; flexible and compact
  • 10-Amp motor

Cons

  • It's not easy to find replacement parts or additional accessories
  • Slightly heavy
  • Won't fit every budget

Value For Money

The Triton TA1200BS comes in cheaper than you might imagine, given its power and functionality. If you're not too worried about finding replacement parts, it's definitely a good investment.

And for professional carpenters and handymen, it wouldn't be too much of a hardship to simply buy a replacement sander at the price the Triton falls, meaning the difficulty in sourcing parts becomes a non-issue.

Manual

The manual for this can be found on our manuals page.