Bench Milling Machine - MI-329M

Bench Milling Machine - Small Shop MI-329M Bench Milling Machine, 1.5 HP (110/220 Volt)

Bench Milling Machine - Small Shop

Midas 409M Mill
Bench Milling Machine
Bench Milling Machine
Bench Milling Machine
Bench Milling Machine
Bench Milling Machine
Bench Milling Machine
Bench Milling Machine
Bench Milling Machine
MI-329M Review: Smithy leads the bench top tool industry in quality and customer support. This small bench top mill is built for a lifetime of small shop milling and is backed by a Smithy warranty. The best in the industry.
Bench Milling Machine - Small Shop
MI-329M Bench Milling Machine, 1.5 HP (110/220 Volt)
Precision milling for every shop: Built-in accuracy - ready to cut through projects with precision and power. Solid function and features give you the best operation and ease of use for the price. Great value - combined with optimal milling capacity makes this the best small bench-top milling machine.
Bench milling machine for small shop features include:
  • Gear-drive Spindle - for Power and Torque
  • Built-In Z Axis Digital Read Out - Optimum accuracy
  • Electric Powerfeed on X axis (Optional)
  • 110/220V - You choose voltage for your shop
  • Simple operations
  • Accurate - Superior Gib Design
  • Rigid dovetail ways provide stability and increased accuracy

Smithy Quality is Tops:  Smithy designs and builds some of the best machines.  We pay attention to details, all through the process.  Smithy is well-known for it's after sales service and two year warranty.  Each machine is inspected twice - before it leaves the factory and before it leaves our warehouse in Ann Arbor, MI to head your way.

Smithy MI-329M Mill
Medium Duty 9” x 32” Gear Drive Mill
Accuracy adding features like square column, hand-scraped, flat dove-tail ways and adjustable gibs improve precision and assure consistent, positive results. Z axis DRO assures accurate depth of cut for precision milling operations. Rotating head, 5” cutting depth and Bridgeport standard cutting and clamping tools add versatility. Smithy’s 2 year warranty and hands on service also adds to the value.
Product Summary:
  • 1.5 HP - 110/220 Volt
  • Heavy - 762 lbs.
  • R-8 Tooling - Industry Standard
  • Z Axis Digital Readout
  • Accurate - Gib Adjustments
  • Gear Driven Spindle
  • Square Column/Flat Dove Tail Ways
  • Accurate Floating Dials
  • Excellent FREE Tool Pack
  • See Features and Specs Tabs for More Product Details
Warranty Coverage:
  • 2 Years Parts Warranty
Smithy MIDAS means:
  • Rugged Design
  • Quality Built In
  • Inspected Twice
  • Best Service Support
The best bench top mill value
- for over 25 years!

MI-329M Benchtop Mill -- Features & Benefits

Heavy Duty Cast Base and ColumnOver 700 lbs. of cast iron provides positive damping effect - offers greater accuracy.
Flat Dove Tail WaysSupports more weight with better weight distribution.
Hand Scraped WaysAnother plus for greater accuracy.
Adjustable GibsAllows for adjustment to assure maximum accuracy.
Square ColumnKeeps hill head properly indexed to the table, assuring accuracy.
Gear Driven SpindleNo belts to change. More consistent power conversion and torque.
Easy Dual Lever Speed AdjustmentEasy to select appropriate speeds. Always works at the correct speed.
90 Degree Rotating HeadSet and indicate mill head to accurately mill at angles between 0-90 degrees.
Head Height AdjustmentSimple to move head up and down for faster machine set-up and operations.
1.5 HP 110/220V Spindle MotorBig power and torque. Cool running 110 volt power assures longer motor life.
5” Cutting Depth on Mill HeadGood runout from min to max depth.
Bridgeport Standard R8 ColletIndustry standard cutting tools and holders are low cost and easy to use.
DRO on Z AxisAssures accurate milling depth of cut.
Accurate Floating DialsCalibrated in thousands. Screw pitch = 10 threads per inch.
Long Bed and Work Table9” x 32” work table offers lots of room for complex or multiple set-ups. Three T-slots for easy fixture set-up.
Bridgeport Standard 5/8” T-SlotIndustry standard clamping/holding accessories are low cost and easy to use.

Featured Specifications

Motor Size
Electrical Requirements
Table Size
X-Axis Travel
Y-Axis Travel
Quill Travel
Head Travel
Mill Column Construction
X & Y Axis Construction
Headstock Lubrication
Spindle Speeds
Spindle Taper
Spindle Center to Column
Spindle Nose to Table Distance
Digital Position Readout on Quill
Powerfeed (X-Axis)
Powerfeed Z-Axis (Spindle)
Automatic Tapping Cycle
1.5 HP2 HP
110 VAC or 220 VAC (Convertible)110 VAC or 220 VAC (Convertible)
9 Amps @ 220 Volt / 18 Amps @ 110 Volts9 Amps @ 220 Volt / 18 Amps @ 110 Volts
31.5" x 9-3"40" x 9-3"
Square with Adjustable Dovetail WaysSquare with Adjustable Dovetail Ways
Adjustable Dovetail WaysAdjustable Dovetail Ways
Oil Bath Reservoir & Site GaugeOil Bath Reservoir & Site Gauge
95, 175, 310, 450, 850, 150095, 175, 310, 450, 850, 1500
2.5" to 18.25"2.5" to 16.5"

Electrical Specifications

Power Requirements
Connection Type
Outlet (not included)
Motor Type
Motor Power
Motor Amp Draw
110V/220VAC, Single Phase (Convertible)110V/220VAC, Single Phase (Convertible)
Plug & CordPlug & Cord
6-15P 220 Volt (supplied), 5-15P 110 Volt (not supplied)6-15P 220 Volt (supplied), 5-15P 110 Volt (not supplied)
5-15R for 110 VAC, 6-15R for 220 VAC5-15R for 110 VAC, 6-15R for 220 VAC
Induction Type A/CInduction Type A/C
1.5 HP2 HP
18 Amps @ 110 VAC / 9 Amps @ 220 VAC18 Amps @ 110 VAC / 9 Amps @ 220 VAC

Mechanical Specifications

Spindle Speed Control
Number of Speeds
Available Speed
Longitudinal Travel
Cross Travel
Quill Travel
Spindle Taper
T-Slot Size
Draw Rod Size
Drill chuck / Arbor
Mill Head Rotation
Mill Head Lubrication
Dial Calibrations
Mill Feed
Powerfeed X-Axis
Powerfeed Z-Axis (Spindle)
Max Drill Size
Max face mill
Max End Mill
Max Tapping
95, 175, 310, 450, 850, 150095, 175, 310, 450, 850, 1500
7/16" x 207/16" x 20
Included 1/2" Drill Chuck on an R8 ArborIncluded 5/8" Drill Chuck on an R8 Arbor
90 Degrees Left of Right45 Degrees Left of Right
Oil Bath with Reservoir and Site GaugeOil Bath with Reservoir and Site Gauge
Both Coarse and Fine FeedBoth Coarse and Fine Feed

Physical Dimensions

Machine Weight
Machine Size
Shipping Weight
Shipping Crate Size
Shipping Crate Material
716 lbs786 lbs
36" L x 34" W x 56" H (at heighest point of travel)40" L x 34" W x 56" H (at heighest point of travel)
25" x 16"25" x 16"
807 lbs870 lbs
41" L x 36" W x 48" H41" L x 36" W x 48" H
MIDAS Gear Drive Milling Machines - FAQ
Who buys these mills from Smithy?
Garage/Home Shops:  The machines are designed and built to be used in production applications.  However, because of the quality features - and reasonable price - these rugged milling machines are most popular with home and garage shop machinists.
Businesses/Professional:  Repair shops, engineering labs, and schools.  Small machine shop/production shops are frequent buyers.
Is the tool pack helpful?
The FREE tool pack is intended to proved a basic tool set-up to get you started when your machine arrives. It’s a balanced set of tooling, but you will likely need more tooling once you figure out specific projects you want to do.
What do you mean by “Inspected Twice?”
Each lathe is inspected by trained company employees at the factory - PLUS, a second complete inspection is performed at our warehouse in Ann Arbor, MI before it is sent to the customer.
Why are these mills better than others on the market?
For a machine tool to be truly great it must have attention paid to every step of its development - design, production, quality control, testing, and after sales support. No other bench top lathe on the market, at this price, has the same level of quality commitment at every step as these MIDAS mills.
How long have you been selling these mills?
Almost 30 years.
Do many lathe buyers also purchase milling machines?
Yes, the MI-1336 lathe matches well with the MI-329M milling machine - a machine shop combo that was built to last. Many customers buy this combination.
Why Should I Buy a Milling Machine From Smithy?
  • Rugged Design
  • Quality Built In
  • Inspected Twice
  • Best Service Support
The best bench top mill value - for over 25 years!
Do I need to be a machinist to use the machine?
Many mill buyers don’t have much machining experience.  What they have is the need to make a certain part or product. What you need is a commitment and curiosity.  We have a set of machining training videos on our website. You can usually find classes at a local community college or vo-tech school. Get a machine and get going! You won’t be disappointed.

Smithy Machine Shipping - FAQs

1. Basic Shipping Info

Machines within the continental US (lower 48 states) are shipped with a freight carrier - either YRC or Estes Express.
We offer 3 delivery options: Basic, Business and Deluxe. All machines and accessories that are in stock will ship out within
48 hours of purchase. Once shipped you'll receive an automatic email (if provided) with tracking information for the designated
freight carrier (YRC or EST). For pricing to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, please call for a shipping quote.

2. Basic Delivery – Pick up from terminal

This delivery method will bring the machine to the freight terminal nearest you for pick up. Once the machine arrives at the terminal, they'll call you to let you know it's ready for pick up. They will load the machine into an open bed pickup, cargo van or trailer. You will need to bring with you an ID and proof of purchase which will be sent to you during the sales transaction.

YRC Terminal Nearest You

Click here to find the nearest YRC Terminal 

Estes Express Terminal Nearest You

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3. Business Delivery – Forklift

The freight carrier will bring the machine directly to your business for easy offloading without notification - they assume if it is being delivered to a business that the business will be open during normal business hours. For this delivery method, you must have a forklift and your business must be semi-trailer accessible. If you are unsure about semi-trailer accessibility please contact the terminal to discuss options.

4. Deluxe Delivery – Residential

Lift gate curbside delivery -- the freight carrier will lower the machine to ground level, curbside, at the end of your driveway. They will generally use a box truck with a lift gate. That is not 100% guaranteed, so if your residence doesn't have box truck accessibility please contact your local terminal to discuss options. Also, there must be someone home to sign for delivery.

Click here to find the nearest YRC Terminal 

Click here to find the nearest Estes Terminal 

****The driver will not help you move or setup the machine. Please note that this delivery method will be an additional $70 charge on top of standard shipping rate.****

5. Shipment Tracking

Once your machine has left our warehouse, you'll receive an automated email with the tracking/PRO number. You can visit the Estes website at or the YRC website at to track your shipment and know when it has arrived to the destination terminal. The terminal will not call you to let you know your shipment has arrived at the terminal or when it will be delivered to your business of choice. ONLY WITH LIFTGATE/RESIDENTIAL DELIVERY: Once your machine has reached the destination terminal, you will be contacted by a representative from the terminal to schedule a delivery window for drop off with the lift gate truck.

6. Shipping Prices

$269 - MI-1220 and MI-1230 LTD
$269 - Granite XT 1324
$329 - Granite XT 1340
$329 - Stand Alone Mills and Lathes (MI-329M, MI-409MZ, MI-1337L, MI-1440L)

***All stands - $80 to ship with machine, $140 without machine***

***Lift-gate delivery – Additional $70***

(Pricing is for the lower 48 states only, please call 800-476-4849 for pricing to any other locations or rate quotes on any machines not listed above.)

7. Transit Times

Shipping times will vary around the US. We ship directly out of Ann Arbor, MI 48103. To find out your specific travel time, click on the following link to the Estes website Transit Time Calculator

Deluxe delivery usually requires an extra 1-3 days to schedule a delivery appointment according to the vehicles route schedule.

8. Parts and Accessories Shipping

Accessories and parts are shipped with UPS and USPS the *SAME DAY* if ordered by 1pm EST. Machine Stands, Super Indexers, and Rotary tables are all shipped via freight carrier due to the size and weight and will require an extra shipping charge. All Accessories and parts are shipped standard ground unless otherwise specified.

9. Shipping to Canada

We offer two different options when dealing with customs, duties and taxes going into Canada. The first option is to act as your own servicing agent, we'll sell you the machine and ship from our location to the border; contacting a broker and paying duties, taxes and fees is up to you. The second option would be an all-inclusive package where we take care of everything for you; your job is to prepare to receive the machine when delivered. Please give us a call to get a shipping quote - the quote will include the cost of freight, GST/HST, and customs border crossing fees. 

10. International Shipping

Depending on the country in which you live, we will quote and ship to the port nearest you. Forwarding from the port to your door will be your responsibility, as well as paying import customs and taxes to your government. You must provide the machine you are interested, with any accessories, valid contact information, a ship-to address, and the port nearest you to obtain a quote. Please give us a call or email to discuss your options.

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