MI-329M Mill

Midas 409M Mill
               
Benchtop Small Shop Mill
MI-329M Mill, 1.5 HP (110 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.
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 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.

Electrical Specifications

Model
Power Requirements
Prewired Voltage
Phase
Plug
Outlet
Connection Type
MI-329MMI-409MZ
110V, Single Phase, 60 Hz110V, Single Phase, 60 Hz
110V A/C110V A/C
SingleSingle
5-15P (Included)5-15P (Included)
5-15R (Not Included)5-15R (Not Included)
Plug & CordPlug & Cord

Spindle Motor Specifications

Model
Horse Power
Motor Voltage
Motor Current
Motor Amperage
Motor Type
MI-329MMI-409MZ
1.5 HP2 HP, 1500 Watts
110V110V
A/CA/C
16 Amps/8 Amps20 AMps/9.7 Amps
A/C Constant Speed InductionA/C Constant Speed Induction

Product Dimensions

Model
Weight
Length
Height
Width
Footprint
MI-329MMI-409MZ
716 lbs.966 lbs.
45”59”
56”56”
34”34”
25” x 16”25” x 16”

Shipping Dimensions

Model
Length
Width
Height
Content
Type
Shipping Weight
Must Ship Upright
MI-329MMI-409MZ
35”39”
30.5”40”
48”50”
MachineMachine
Wood CrateWood Crate
827 lbs.1077 lbs.
YesYes

Main Specifications

Model
Work Area Requirements
T-Slot Size
Table Size
Column
Draw Bar Size
Drill Chuck Size (Included)
Drill Chuck Arbor (Included)
Rotating Mill Head
Head Travel
Quill Travel
Quill Diameter
X-Axis Travel
Y-Axis Travel
Spindle Taper
Spindle Speeds
Spindle to Table (Distance)
Spindle Center to Column
Dial Calibration Drill - Coarse Feed
Dial Calibration Mill - Fine Feed
Dial Calibration X-Axis
Dial Calibration Y-Axis
Powerfeed (X Axis)
Powerfeed (Z Axis)
Oiled Gear Boxes
Oil Type
MI-329MMI-409MZ
73” x 50-1/2”73” x 50-1/2”
5/8”5/8”
31-1/4” x 9-5/16”40” x 9-1/2” (32" x 9-1/2" for MI-329MZ)
Dovetail WaysDovetail Ways
7/16-207/16-20
5/8”5/8”
R8/JT3R8/JT3
90 Degrees (Left and Right)90 Degrees (Left and Right)
16-1/2”16-5/16”
5”5”
3”3”
22”30”
7.75”8”
R8R8
95, 175, 310, 450, 850,150095, 175, 310, 450, 850,1500
0” to 18.5”0” to 16.5”
10”10”
N/A.045”
.001”.001”
.001”.001”
.001”.001”
OptionalYes
N/AYes (Spindle)
YesYes
SAE 30SAE 30

Tool Size

Model
Max Tool Size
Drill
Face Mill
End Mill
Tapping
MI-329MMI-409MZ
Max Tool SizeMax Tool Size
1”1”
3”3”
1”1”
1/2”1/2”
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.
Are there machine tool sellers out there now that tool buyers should be aware of?
Recently there has been a number of Chinese trading companies coming into the market. They have a website that, at first glance, looks like an American company.  These trading companies put a lot of products on their website - most of which they know very little about.  They go out and find machines that look like established US companies, but really the majority of these products are low quality.  The trading company sells cheap, but the products they sell don't match the quality of traditional US sellers.
These companies generally have poor service support on products that are poor quality from the start. Before buying, make sure a company has the technical people on staff that can help you in the future.
Smithy focuses on a few quality products and works to offer the very best product and service for these products.
Do I need to be a machinist to use the machine?
NO, many buyers of these machines don’t have the 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.

Shipping

1. Basic Shipping Info

Machines within the continental US, lower 48 states are shipped with Estes Express. We offer 3 delivery options:
Basic, Business and Deluxe. You can go on-line or call 800.476.4849 to obtain a quote. All machines and accessories
that are in stock, will ship out within 48 hours of purchase. Once shipped you'll receive an email (if provided) with
tracking information. For pricing to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, please call for shipping rates.

2. Basic Delivery – Pick up from terminal

This delivery method will bring the machine to the Estes 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. To find the terminal nearest you click the following link. http://estesexpress.com/WebApp/PointsInquiry/

3. Business Delivery – Forklift

Estes will bring the machine directly to your business for easy offloading. 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

Curbside delivery! Estes will drop the machine onto the ground, curbside, at the end of your driveway. Estes will generally use a box truck with a lift gate. That is not 100% guaranteed, so if your residence doesn't have semi-trailer accessibility please contact your local terminal to discuss options. http://www.estesexpress.com/WebApp/TerminalList/ Also, there must be someone home to sign for delivery.

****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 www.estes-express.com and enter your tracking/PRO number in the box labeled “Shipment Tracking”. Once your machine has reached the destination terminal, you will be contacted by a representative from the terminal letting you know the machine is ready for pickup, or if you opted to get the deluxe delivery, schedule a delivery window for drop off.

6. Shipping Prices

$229 - MI-1220 XL/LTD
$269 - MI-1230 LTD
$269 - All Granite 1324 Machines (Classic, Max, IMX, ELX)
$329 - All Granite 1340 Machines (Classic, Max, IMX, ELX)
$329 - Stand Alone Mills and Lathes (MI-329M, MI-409M, MI-1237L, MI-1340L)

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

***Lift-gate delivery – Additional $70 to pricing above.***

(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. http://www.estes-express.com/WebApp/TransitTimeCalculator/

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. Machine Stands, Super Indexers, and Rotary tables are all shipped with Estes Express due to the size and weight. All Accessories and parts are shipped standard ground unless specified otherwise.

9. Shipping to Canada

We use a variety of transport companies for Canadian shipments to ensure you the best possible rates when going across the border. 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, but 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.

10. International Shipping

For our international shipments we use Mid-America Overseas. We will quote and ship to the port nearest you, forwarding from the port to your door will be your responsibility. You must provide valid contact information and a ship-to address to obtain a quote.


  800-476-4849  |  170 Aprill Drive  |  Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103  |  USA
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