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Triton TA1200BS 3'' Belt Sander

Everything you've come to expect in a standard 3'' x 21'' belt sander, plus the ability to turn it over and clamp it to the bench for use as a stationary sander!
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By moving the primary handle to the rear of the tool, Triton's engineers have created a belt sander that can be turned upside down for use as a stationary sander. The included clamps slip into a pair of openings in the housing, firmly holding the sander to the bench. This is an ideal feature for sanding small or delicate parts. The front bail handle can also be pivoted out of the way for this purpose, or pivoted vertically so you can get the nose up close to a wall when sanding wood floors, for example. One side of the sander is also flush with the belt for the ability to sand directly up against a wall. The powerful 10A motor with variable speed control promises rapid stock removal and the ability to tailor the tool to your task. Small diameter front roller improves sanding in confined areas and detail work. Side dust port connects to included dust bag or vacuum system. Includes inversion clamps, dust bag and sanding belt.

  • Powerful 1200W motor for rapid stock removal
  • Variable speed control improves versatility when working with different workpieces
  • Side dust port connects to the supplied dust bag or dust extraction system
  • Belt tracking adjustment for accurate alignment of the sanding belt
  • Lock-on button adds convenience with extended use
  • Small diameter front roller allows for sanding in confined areas
  • Power-on neon increases operator safety
  • Removable bail handle increases support & safety
  • Easy access brushes allows changing of worn brushes
  • Over-Moulded Grip for Comfort, Safety & Control as well as fatigue reduction
  • A Mabuchi RZ-735 Carbon Brush Motor for maximum efficiency
  • Belt clip to make transportation easier at job sites
(1) Triton TA1200BS 1200W 76mm Belt Sander
(1) Sanding belt
(1) Dust extraction bag
(2) Inversion clamps
Rockler Protection Plan

With the Rockler Protection Plan, you'll get accidental damage coverage immediately upon purchase of your tool. Plus, we will extend the manufacturer's warranty for your choice of an additional 1 or 2 years. We'll take care of all parts and labor for any repairs, with no deductibles and no hassles. If your tool can not be repaired, we'll gladly replace it. Available in the US only. Click here to learn more.

Standard Manufacturer's Warranty: 30 days, 36 months with registration
More Information
Brand Triton
Manufacturer Part Number TA1200BS
Weight 14.0500
Tech Spec
  • Material - Primary Construction: Rubber over-moulded plastic and aluminium
  • No Load Speed: 656-1475 ft/min
  • Power: 1200W/1.6 HP
  • Power On Indicator: Neon
  • Product Height: 145mm (5-3/4")
  • Product Length: 410mm (16-1/8")
  • Product Width: 120mm (4-3/4")
  • Product Weight: 4.8kg (10.5 lbs)
  • Safety Power Switch: Lock-On button
  • Sanding Area: 76 x 150mm (3" x 6")
  • Sanding Belt Size: 76 x 533mm (3" x 21")
  • Sound Pressure LP: 101dB
  • Sound Power LW: 90dB
  • Finish: Brushed aluminum
  • Compatible with 01: TBSIS
  • Compatible with 02: TASB40G
  • Compatible with 03: TASB60G
  • Belt Adjustment: Yes
  • Dust Extraction: Yes
  • Power Lock On: Yes
  • Suitable For Inversion: Yes
  • Variable Speed: Yes
  • Gear Casing: Cast Aluminium
Belt Size 3" x 21"
Sander Style Hand Held
Speed 656-1475 ft/min No Load
Dust Collection Dust Port
Cord/Cordless Corded
4.5 / 5.0
31 Reviews
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Love this sander
Good power, smooth operation but dust collection could be better.
July 7, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Triton Belt sander
This is a bigger sander than I have typically used but it really does the job - well made, easy to use. Really good tool - worth the money.
June 2, 2020
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
This is a good belt sander, I was taken by the weight at first but it does get the job done.
February 24, 2020
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I bought it to replace a a Black & Decker That didn’t have enough power to do anything much like I wanted.
This one has that and more. I like the feature that it can clamp to the workbench, as that’s the configuration I used with the Craftsman I had before it burnt up.
January 26, 2020
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great power and good ergonomics
This sander is great, practice a little on scrap to get a feel for the power and how quickly it removes the surface material. I've had mine over a year and it makes so many sanding projects go much faster.
January 3, 2020
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Quality tool.
Very good sander that does an excellent job with little effort. Excellent dust collection with comfortable grip. Easy belt change system.
Triton belt sander made cleaning up this random length multiple piece butcher block top a breeze.
Excellent on oak door panels too.
July 22, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Functions well for intended purpose
April 19, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Triton 1200bs
This is one of my favorite sanders to use. I think Triton did a fantastic job designing and building this sander. I find it very comfortable to hold and control, variable speed works great, belt tracking is good, slightly heavier on the left side but that being said is I think it is the best one on the market today. I put a graphite platen on it which helped with the quality of finish. I had just bought a Makita 9903 before this one and the triton is the go to one for me for fine cabinetry or furniture. Just two things would be nice to see improved, one would be noise level and two would be dust collection, no good way to hook up a vacuum line without it being awkward. Makita still holds the trophy for those two things but for me quality of finish is more important
January 31, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good machine
Nice feel. Handles easily, does a great job. Being able to use it as a stationary sander is a great feature.
January 12, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Belt Sander
Works great. Good value. Sturdy with nice weight to give nice downward pressure. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good sander.
November 28, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Reputation of Rockler & Triton, reviews and price. Bosch doesn't make one any more.
Brian M on Jul 4, 2020
Want to try these in our bussiness
Ruth T on May 20, 2020
Reputation of Rockler & Triton, reviews and price. Bosch doesn't make one any more.
Brian M on Jul 4, 2020
have been using Rockler for a few years and needed a new belt sander and reviews are good
Brad N on Jun 5, 2020
Want to try these in our bussiness
Ruth T on May 20, 2020
Appears to be sturdy and versatile and well priced.
Joe Ledesma L on Feb 18, 2020
We have used them in the past
Mark C on Jan 3, 2020
I have a Black and Decker I bought to replace the Craftsman that finally gave it up. It doesn't seem to have enough "rear end" to get the job done. This one does. I like the fact that its built to be clamped in a vise. I use to use Craftsman like that as it had a square section of body I could do that with.
DENNIS B. on Dec 27, 2019
Terry P on Nov 22, 2019
Can mount to a bench and eliminated the need for a bench top sander which is a bit overkill for a weekend warrior like me.
Lucas R on Apr 19, 2019
Great reviews and price
Daniel F on Mar 27, 2019
It can be mounted upside down on a table and used as a stationary belt sander
Bryan H on Jan 14, 2019
current sander burned out
C H on Dec 27, 2018
A good belt sander with reviews other than sound rating. Since I intend to use hearing protection, I felt this was as good as the Makita 9903.
Charles T on Aug 15, 2018
the option to be able to clamp it to your workbench is super appealing. very versatile tool
Daniel S on Jul 28, 2018
The feature that allows you to clamp it on the bench as a stationary sander will be helpful for sanding some small parts I make on my lathe
Dennis N on Mar 16, 2018
Good reviews and desirable features at this price point.
RANDALL M on Jan 10, 2018
I chose this belt sander because it has the ability to be used as a bench model. Ryobi and Bosch quit making their models that did the same and repair parts are no longer available.
Mark R on Dec 26, 2017
been looking for a sanders that would handle 3 x 21 inch belts and should hold up under regular usage
Paul K on Dec 13, 2017
Reviews and reputation
Ralph A on Oct 16, 2017
will be working on removing wheathed paint on fascia of my house and wanted a powerful sander to do the job.
JOHN G on Sep 15, 2017
Good value to complete kitchen project
Richard M on Mar 2, 2017
Looks like a great sander for the price.
Steve P on Jan 10, 2017
The features for this allow for some versatility. It works extremely well and I'm very happy with it.
Aaron B on Dec 18, 2016
The most versatile
Luther W on Oct 21, 2016
Quality features and versatility.
Kevin T on Nov 15, 2015
Similar in features to a bosch unit that was stolen but is discontinued.
Amin S on Oct 30, 2015
I use them to make a living.
Daniel L on Jun 28, 2015
have been using Rockler for a few years and needed a new belt sander and reviews are good
Brad N on Jun 5, 2020
Appears to be sturdy and versatile and well priced.
Joe Ledesma L on Feb 18, 2020
Is sander 110 volt for usa ?
Tony R on Dec 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: yes, and this sander is great! especially love the clamps to attach it to a bench, mini drum sander!!!
Is there a sanding frame available for this sander?
Tom D on Jan 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: There is a pair of clamps included. Rest the sander on it’s back. There are two through holes for the clamps that connect to the table. Worked well for me.
Can you connect a dust collection hose to the sander?
Workshop User on Dec 25, 2019