MI-329 FAQS

WHO BUYS THESE MILLS FROM SMITHY?

Businesses/Professional:  Schools purchase quite a few. As so military organizations, R & D labs, etc.  Small machine shop/production shops are frequent buyers.
Garage/Home Shops:  The machines are designed and built for professional parts production settings.  Because of the quality features - and reasonable price - these rugged milling machines are also popular with home and garage shop machinists.


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?

Over 30 years.


DO MANY LATHE BUYERS ALSO PURCHASE MILLING MACHINES?

Yes, the MI-1440 lathe matches well with the MI-409MZ 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 30 years!

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.