Full Circle International Trigon 180 Sander FCI-TRI180

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Full Circle International Trigon 180 Sander FCI-TRI180

Recently bought the Trigon to try out on a smooth wall job with uneven framing.  I was hoping that it might somehow replace the Radius 360 and become the "do it all" sander.  Unfortunately this was not the case.  While the Trigon performs excellently in angles and on screws, it wasn't a great choice for the flats.  I found that the pad connection at the sander head wasn't as positive as it could be, and the very corners liked to curl up, which tended to cause large gouges in the soft mud we were using on the project.

That being said, the sander did a great job in the angles (I still wouldn't bump it right up to the adjoining angle for fear of making a mess).  If one were interested in switching heads in every room it would be a great choice...I ended up just buzzing through with the 360 and a block sander.  I will say this...for getting into angles it kicks the pants off the Black Widow (which I used on the rough sand prior to skim coat).  Now I can donate my Black Widow to someone who might actually want the thing. 

 

Would I recommend it to a friend?  Yes.  Do I like it?  Yes.  Is it perfect for everything?  No.  Will I be looking to get a Flex-Edge?  Yep.

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    SlimPickinsFebruary 10, 20134

    Trigon 180 a good product, but not perfect.

    Recently bought the Trigon to try out on a smooth wall job with uneven framing. I was hoping that it might somehow replace the Radius 360 and become the "do it all" sander. Unfortunately this was not the case. While the Trigon performs excellently in angles and on screws, it wasn't a great choice for the flats. I found that the pad connection at the sander head wasn't as positive as it could be, and the very corners liked to curl up, which tended to cause large gouges in the soft mud we were using on the project.

    That being said, the sander did a great job in the angles (I still wouldn't bump it right up to the adjoining angle for fear of making a mess). If one were interested in switching heads in every room it would be a great choice...I ended up just buzzing through with the 360 and a block sander. I will say this...for getting into angles it kicks the pants off the Black Widow (which I used on the rough sand prior to skim coat). Now I can donate my Black Widow to someone who might actually want the thing.

    • Pros:
    • Good for screws
    • Good for small flat areas
    • Great for angles
    • Cons:
    • A bit heavy
    • Not good for flats
    • Not good for beads
    • Pad to head connection not perfect
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      spacklinfoolabout 6 years ago

      This is a nice tool, however the sponge material should be more durable, and the corners should be a little lower, they gouge into the flat seams when you cross them..

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    igorsonMay 10, 20131

    I bought it and do not use it

    I bought it just to try use and found it not good for sanding

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      Square FootJune 22, 20132

      Trigon and Flex

      Have found that the backing pads of the Trigon ( corners )and flex ( sides ) do not sit flat which causes abrasive gouging. 360 works as it should but not these two.

      Also, a better adhesion method is needed, as the fabric that attaches to the Velcro peels off to easily.

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        mooreover 5 years ago

        I found cutting A sliver off each side of the paper helps with the gouging .

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