Triton BBQ and other stories

Was down at the Triton factory earlier (yeah, ok – I’m obsessed!) getting ready for this weekend. For those that don’t know (and are local(ish), I’m going to be at Chelsea Heights Mitre 10 Mega on Saturday from 10 till 4 with a collection of the new Triton tools.

We will have:

13″ Thicknesser
15″ Thicknesser
12″ Bandsaw
Wet & Dry Sharpener
Belt & Disk Sander
3 in 1 Sander
Spindle Sander

and other bits ‘n’ pieces.

Saw one amusing thing in one of the backroom workshops at Triton – a Workcentre 2000 that has been converted into a gas BBQ.  What every one-eyed Triton supporter needs in their workshop at home 😀

Ordered some new bandsaw blades for the 12″ bandsaw yesterday. A new (and local) supplier for me, so will be interesting to see how the blades compare to my old supplier.  I was able to get a 1/16″ blade so am very interested in seeing just how fine that blade is, and how it performs (and how long it lasts!).  A blade that fine is for light scrollwork only – in the past I’ve been using 1/8″ blades for this sort of work.  I’m partway through making another dinosaur to add to my collection, and such a fine blade will definitely make life easier.  So what is coming is: 1/16″ 24 TPI, 1/8″ 14 TPI, 1/4″ 6 TPI, and 5/8″ 3 TPI.  Will give a more detailed report on the blades, and how they perform when they arrive.

Spotted – The New Triton Spindle Sander

Found this image on the US Triton website……

spindle-sander.jpg

……which I have been interested in seeing since I heard about it a-ways back. It is hard to tell how large it is from this photo – it is a bench-top tool, and there isn’t any mention of it on the Triton website as yet, however, I have found out the following specs:

420Watt motor, with a no-load speed of 2000RPM. It does approx 60 oscillations/minute with a 16mm stroke. It weights 14.6kg, and has a 370mm x 290mm tabletop.

It has 6 sanding sleeves, from 12.5mm to 75mm diameter (I’ve rounded these from their imperial measurements, so don’t rely on them exactly)

Update – this is now available in Australia – $249 inc GST

Another Update (26 Aug 07)

I now have one of these – very impressive it is too!  Video review will be available soon.

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