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Triton TCMBS Palm Belt Sander

A compact, lightweight belt sander that fits in the palm of the hand!
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Belt sanders are staple power tools because of their power and aggressive sanding capability, but who hasn't found themselves wishing for one that wasn't so heavy? Look no further than the Triton Palm Belt Sander. It offers the aggressive sanding of its bigger brothers, but in a package that you can easily wield with one hand. The housing has a rounded spine for one-handed use, and also provides enough space to use both hands if desired. It's ideal for overhead work, sanding in tight spaces, or for sanding while on a ladder. With a belt that extends flush with the side, it lets you sand right up against a wall, and the small diameter front roller allows sanding close to walls at the front end as well. Accepts compact 2-1/2'' x 16'' belts that are easily changed with the quick-release belt lever.

  • Efficient 450W motor makes light work of common sanding applications
  • Flush side for sanding up to the edge of the workpiece
  • Small diameter front roller allows sanding in confined areas
  • Belt tracking adjustment allows the sanding belt to be recentered
  • Rubber over-molded grip increases control and safety
  • Lock-on switch can be locked on to reduce user fatigue
  • Dust extraction for a cleaner, safer working environment
(1) Triton TCMBS Palm Belt Sander
(1) Dust extraction adaptor
(3) Sanding belt 60 grit
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 TCMBS
Weight 5.4500
Tech Spec
  • Product Height: 135mm (5-5/16'')
  • Product Length: 255mm (10'')
  • Product Width: 105mm (4-1/8'')
  • Power: 450W
  • No Load Speed: 340m/min (1115 ft/min)
  • Sound Pressure LP: 87.6dB
  • Belt Adjustment: Yes
  • Dust Extraction: Yes
  • Finish: Rubber over-mold
  • Power Lock On: Yes
  • Sanding Belt Size: 64 x 406mm (2-1/2'' x 16'')
  • Design: Compact / Lightweight (Fits in hand palm)
Belt Size 2-1/2" x 16"
Sander Style Hand Held
Speed No Load 340m/min
Dust Collection Dust Port
Cord/Cordless Corded
3.7 / 5.0
38 Reviews
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Great product; easy to handle and does a very good job with a minumum of effort and in a short time. Much easier to control than my large, heavy, Porter Cable sander. I highly recommend it for easy, quick, sanding performance.
June 15, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
It looks good,works good and it does what it’s made for well.
Love it had a skill before it was a good small sander use it for years it quit working . Couldn’t find parts for it and I ran across the Triton and I liked the looks of it ,easy to hold with one hand witch gives me a free hand and it good for tight areas .
Love my Triton sander ??
March 30, 2020
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellent choice
On/off switch! No trigger to squeeze! Easy to handle. I made an excellent choice. Do I sound happy?
March 7, 2020
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Work very good
February 3, 2020
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
This is a good item be careful to not put ressure on it hard on belt
January 6, 2020
over 5 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Easy one hand far nice tool... if can pass the test of time remains to be seen
August 17, 2019
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great tool
Fascinating that this small belt sander is made by so few manufacturers.
April 5, 2019
1 year ago
Well balanced and easy to use
January 24, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Solid performer! Excellent value for the money.
This is an excellent sander for those times you need a belt sander but don’t want to pull out the big boys or working in an area where the big ones won’t fit. The Triton puts out a considerable amount of dust so a vacuum hose is definitely needed. It has one speed which is adequate for my sanding. I would not use this sander to finish a large area but it really isn’t designed for that use. I am right handed which means that I can’t see the belt when holding the sander since the open side showing the belt is facing away from me. You can sand flush to an edge but I have to hold the sander upside down in my right hand to accomplish that. This is more of an inconvenience as far as I am concerned but it may not bother other folks. The belt tracks well and responds quickly when making adjustments. The sander has approximately 2 inches X4 inches for the belt platen. As long as you hold that section over the target area the Triton performs very well. Overall I am pleased with it. There is nothing else in my woodworking tool collection that comes close to doing the specific tasks I use this sander for.
November 13, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
This is a great tool. The belts are hard to find, but being able to hold this in your palm is amazing in certain circumstances.
June 28, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
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Best for project I was working on
Howard A on Jul 2, 2020
because it is small
Frank C on May 8, 2020
Best for project I was working on
Howard A on Jul 2, 2020
It’s tiny! Perfect for scribing. I haven’t used it yet so it’s still yet to be determined but I’ve always wanted the small porter cable. They discontinued it so this is the next best option.
Patrick L on May 9, 2020
because it is small
Frank C on May 8, 2020
I choose this Triton Palm Sander because I don't always need to use my larger belt sander.
Brett V on May 3, 2020
Because the porter cable armadillo is discontinued
Marcus M on Mar 24, 2020
Hands don’t work as well as they use to hoping that the palm size will be easy to hold on to.
Kenneth M on Feb 12, 2020
Palm size work at different angles
mark gearhart G on Jan 25, 2020
Great price, able to use free shipping coupon, Rockler is a reputable company.
Michael S on Jan 3, 2020
Building a wood strip canoe.
Michael L on Dec 20, 2019
My sander died, it was similar to this one. I'm willing to try it out.
Chris L on Oct 22, 2019
wanted a smaller belt sander
steven s on Oct 12, 2019
I only use Triton belt sanders and I am looking forward to using it in my floor work.
Allen M on May 17, 2019
Need for some detail sanding for a furniture refinishing project.
Gene on Jan 23, 2019
My husband requested it for xmas
Lynn A on Nov 26, 2018
Size is right for arthritic hands
Retired Chemist on Oct 19, 2018
I purchased the Triton because Porter Cable stopped making the 371K which is the sander I actually wanted. So this one will have to do.
Edward Jackson A on Oct 18, 2018
Owned one previously, like the thing.
Karin L on Oct 15, 2018
small and compact price was good
murski c on Oct 2, 2018
I believe this will be very useful to have a light weight belt sander that can allow for faster removal of material when needed.
Charles T on Aug 15, 2018
Currently have a need for a small belt sander to do some specialty work. Hope this works out.
Peter B on Mar 10, 2018
small single hand ops
Badr I on Dec 26, 2017
I like the idea of a small belt sander. I needed it last week, but I am sure I will be needing it again soon.
Alan P on Dec 1, 2017
i'm hoping this sander will fit my needs, i never used one this small
robert r on Sep 15, 2017
Compact size. I need to sand a bench top that is attached to a wall.
Rich on Sep 8, 2017
I have been looking for a palm belt sander but unfortunately the big box stores dont carry them. I ususally can find what I need on line and Rockler usually has it.
Herbert S on Aug 11, 2017
I have another one. Like it
Chris B on Mar 12, 2017
Belt size and price
James T on Mar 9, 2017
Very handy
Wayne J on Jan 26, 2017
I have had good service from Triton power tools. Have heard good things from folks that have this tool
Robert S on Jan 20, 2017
I use it for trim work. It fits well in my palm and does great work. I purchased another one I liked it so much.
ROGER P on Dec 18, 2016
Garrett M on Sep 2, 2016
I am in need of a palm sander, and I have other Triton tools which have worked very well.
Jim C on Aug 3, 2016
Replacement for a Porter Cable 371K belt sander.
John O on May 8, 2016
see 1 above
David C on May 3, 2016
Small and light.
Morvin on May 2, 2016
Never seen a belt sander this small hope it works
EDGAR C on May 1, 2016
I chose this as a gift for my husband.
Mary B on Nov 22, 2015
Did not want a large belt sander - this looks perfect for my uses.
STANLEY O on Aug 24, 2015
small and fits into hand and the price. will need to purchase belts on my next order
Gregory G on Jul 5, 2015
My PC belt sander is almost dead. This may be a good replacement.
Henry W on Jun 28, 2015
i always heard good things about triton, wanted to try one out for my self.
Joseph on Jun 5, 2015
Needed something small and affordable
James W on May 23, 2015
It’s tiny! Perfect for scribing. I haven’t used it yet so it’s still yet to be determined but I’ve always wanted the small porter cable. They discontinued it so this is the next best option.
Patrick L on May 9, 2020
I choose this Triton Palm Sander because I don't always need to use my larger belt sander.
Brett V on May 3, 2020
I need to sand my garage floor. What should I use?
Erma B on Aug 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This is a small tool that is designed for edge detail and sanding small areas of wood for a perfect fit. It is not designed to do large areas or hard surfaces such as concrete. It is well built and replaces another small sander made by Black and Decker called a Sand Cat. The Sand Cat was not as well built, balanced, or as easy to control as the Triton. For a garage floor you should check out a local tool rental company. A sander that is capable of that type of project will cost thousands to purchase and anything less will be labor intensive, probably fail during the job, and leave poor results. Floor sanding takes skill and there are risks, you may want to hire this done. Most garage floors are concrete. If your garage floor is wood the fasteners are probably metal, even if you can't see them. Metal and motor oil soaked wood will be a problem for any sander. Jerry
Does it come with a dust collection bag ??
Christakos G. C on Jan 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No but I really like this sander ,you can use one hand and is not heavy but wors really well i recomended
How readily available are replacement belts?
Gene on Jan 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Rockler stores or on-line always have a wide variety of belts. I only buy from Rockler to ensure good fit and great products.
Where can I get extra belts for the sander? Can I use off the shelf, do them myself??
A shopper on May 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We offer them on Rocklers website under the item #51831. It is a 3 pack including 80, 100 and 120 grit