Granite XT 1324 /OR / Granite XT 1340

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Smithy Lathe Mill Combo| SMITHY- Original 3-in-1 & Still The Best

The Granite XT Lathe Mill Combo is the first choice for home or small repair shops. Added safety features and improvements make the Granite XT MAX Lathe Mill Combo the most powerful and versatile combo tool even better. You will machine projects with ease and speed.

NEW Granite XT Features:
  • 13" Swing - 24" Between Centers
  • 2 HP 110 Volt Variable Speed Drive
  • Industry Standard Tooling
  • Efficient Quick Change Operation
  • Accurate to +/- 0.001"
OVERVIEW

Smithy Lathe Mill Combo | SMITHY- Original 3-in-1 & Still The Best



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Watch this video and learn about the GRANITE Lathe Mill Drill - American designed and quality controlled.  With balanced features and precision that set it above the rest.  SMITHY - The original benchtop combo machine.  Designed and built for American machinists and craftsmen - and a lifetime of work.




OWNERS SPEAK UP
Comments from Successful Smithy Owners
“I can make or fix almost anything on my Smithy: tooling, repair equipment, prototypes, and turkey and other game calls. I looked at several single-operation machines but I liked Smithy’s looks, specs, and the way it is constructed and functions. I needed Smithy quality at an affordable price. Best reasons to own a Smithy? Price, construction, versatility, quality, looks, and ease of operation.” - Edward T. PA



GUARANTEED TO PAY ITS OWN WAY
Granite Owners Make Money - And Save Money Too
“I own a business manufacturing aftermarket snowmobile and ATV parts and accessories. I use my Smithy for small production runs. It has paid for itself approximately 3 to 4 times over at this point.” - Ernest N.


FEATURES

GENERAL MACHINE FEATURES:

VARIABLE SPEED DRIVE

Simply by turning a dial. Increases efficiency, assures fine finishes.

QUICK CHANGE GEAR BOX

Allows immediate thread pitch selection and adjustment of power feed rates.

VERY ACCURATE

Factory specified to +/- .0005”.

POWER FEED ON X AND Y AXES

Power feed on both X and Y axis while turning or milling. Speeds up your work and assures smooth finishes.

LARGE PASS-THROUGH SPINDLE BORE

Oversized spindle bore takes large stock – up to 1.125” – through the headstock.

HALF-NUT & THREADING DIAL

Precise engagement assures accurate inch and metric thread cutting. The combination of half-nut and threading dial allows you to cut threads like a journeyman.

ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT MILL HEAD

Raise your mill head to accommodate larger work pieces. Lower the mill down to get down close to small set-ups.

DRILL PRESS/FINE FEED SELECTOR

Press the selector IN to engage the fine-feeding function for milling operations. Pull the center nob OUT to use your Granite as a drill press.

ROTATING MILL HEAD

Mill rotates 360 degrees, allowing you to swing it out of the way for lathe operations. The mill head can also be rotated 180 degrees from standard position and set up to work on extra-large or long work pieces.

R8 MILL SPINDLE TAPER

The industry standard taper for bench and knee mill tooling. Add-on tooling is widely available and is generally lower priced.

RACK AND PINION CARRIAGE TRAVEL

Disengage the half-nut and turn rapid feed handle to quickly move work table back and forth for quick positioning.

ERGONOMIC MAIN POWER CONTROL

Conveniently located – with easy to reach kill switch. Has forward/reverse toggle and push button on/off switch.

DRO READY

DRO mounting holes are drilled and tapped at the factory for easy attachment of DRO upgrade kits.

D1-4 CAMLOCK LATHE CHUCK

Industry standard for lathe chuck mounting. Accurate chuck positioning, yet easy to mount or remove lathe chuck.

MORE HORSEPOWER

Larger 2 HP spindle drive motor. NEW Design! Brushless DC spindle motor adds extra power to take heavier cuts with smoother finishes. Great low end torque.

30% MORE MILLING CAPACITY

With extended mill head. Take on bigger projects with ease.

CRASH PROTECTION SYSTEM

Unique shear pin design protects your machine from major damage if it is run past its travel limits.

40% MORE LOW END TORQUE

Take heavier cuts without overworking spindle drive motor.

MILL HEAD LOCKING SYSTEM

Assures higher precision milling operations. Securely holds mill head position when locked down. Increases rigidity and machining accuracy.

EXTENDED TAILSTOCK TRAVEL

Add extra tailstock stroke. Reach further over the work table and center drill deeper.

110 OR 220 VOLT POWER

Choose 110 Volt power for convenient operation in a small workshop setting. Get your Granite with 220 Volt power for cool running all-day operation and long life.

INDUSTRIAL GRADE BEARINGS

Industrial applications demand more of tools – better bearings provide greater accuracy, longer life and more operating hours.

SPECS
Model 1324 1340
Length 46" 62"
Width 22-1/2" 22-1/2"
Height 39" 39"
Shipping Weight 794 lbs 904 lbs
Machine Weight 683 lbs 750 lbs
Crate Size Length 49-1/2" 64-1/2"
Crate Size Width 22-3/4" 22-3/4"
Crate Size Height 44" 44"
Floor Area Requirement 72" x 43" 85" x 43"


ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Amperage 16 for 110v, 8 for 220v
Horsepower 2
Motor Type BLDC
Phase Single
Voltage 110 A/C or 220 A/C
Frequency 50/60 Hz


GENERAL GRANITE SPECIFICATIONS

T-Slot Size 7/16"
Lathe Spindle Accuracy TIR +/- 0.00078"
Powerfeed (X-Axis) Yes
Powerfeed (Y-Axis) Yes
Powerfeed (Z-Axis) No
Table Size 6-3/4" x 17-3/4"
Threading Dial Yes


LATHE SPECIFICATIONS

Model 1324 / 1340
Distance Between Centers 24" / 40"
Dial Calibration Leadscrew 0.001" (0.0254 mm)
Dial Calibration Longfeed Rack 0.01" (0.254 mm)
Dial Calibration Crossfeed 0.001" (0.0254 mm)
Dial Calibration Tailstock 0.001" (0.0254 mm)
Dial Calibration On Toolpost 0.001" (0.0254 mm)
Feed Rate (X-Axis) 0.003" - 0.020"
Feed Rate (Y-Axis) 0.001" - 0.006"
Headstock Taper MT4
Lathe Chuck Bore 1.6"
Lathe Chuck Diameter 6"
Lathe Chuck - Max. Iam/W/P 6"
Lathe Chuck - Min. Diam/W/P 1/8"
Lathe Chuck Mount D1-4 Camlock
Lathe Chuck Type 3-Jaw Self-Centering
Spindle Bore 1.125"
Spindle Speeds Variable 100-2650 RPM
Spindle Accuracy TIR 0.00078"
Swing Over Bed 13"
Swing Over Worktable 7-1/2"
Tailstock Offset 19/32"
Tailstock Taper MT3
Tailstock Barrel Travel 3"
Threads SAE 7-52 TPI
Toolpost Travel 3-3/16"
Toolbit Size 1/2"
X-Axis Travel W/Tailstock 20" / 35"
Y-Axis Travel 7-5/8"


MILL/DRILL SPECIFICATIONS

Column Diameter 3-3/16"
Dial Calibration Drill-Coarse Feed 0.05" (1.27 mm)
Dial Calibration Mill-Fine Feed 0.001" (0.0254 mm)
Dial Calibration Millhead Up/Dn Crank 0.05" (1.27 mm)
Drawbars Size 7/16"
Drill Chuck Size Mill/Drill 5/8"
Drill Chuck Size Tailstock 1/2"
Drill Chuck Arbor Size R-8/JT3
Feed Rate (Mill X-Axis) 0.003" - 0.020"
Feed Rate (Mill Y-Axis) 0.001 - 0.006"
Head Rotation 360 Degrees
Head Travel Z-Axis 4-3/8"
Quill Diameter 2-3/4"
Quill Travel 4-7/8"
Spindle Center To Front Of Chuck 8-1/2"
Spindle Center To Lathe Spindle Flange 11-1/4"
Spindle Face To Back Of Spindle 13-3/4"
Spindle To Table Distance (Min.-Max.) 4" to 13-3/8"
Spindle Speeds Variable 400-2600 RPM
Spindle Taper R8
Tool Size Limit 1"
X-Axis Travel 13-3/8"
Y-Axis Travel 7-5/8"
VIDEOS
https://youtu.be/H0AyVUfl8-k

Best Practices - Lathe Turning

Introduction to standard metal lathe operations. An introduction to basic metal turning concepts is provided, along with basic instructions on lathe operation.

https://youtu.be/Q7QUiCJJmew

Lathe Turning - Workholding & Set Up

Review of guidelines for installing a variety of work piece types and sizes on a metal lathe.  This video covers turning between centers and proper mounting of a work piece in a lathe chuck.  Proper use of lathe follow rests and steady rests is included.

https://youtu.be/J63dZsw7Ia4

Lathe Turning - Cutting Tool Selection

This video explains the selection and use of single point cutting tools on the lathe.  Choosing the right cutting tool for a given operation is an important step when setting up a lathe. Selecting tool types and cutting speeds is also reviewed. 

https://youtu.be/9-YF79xGies

Lathe Turning & Facing Operations

This video demonstrates proper procedures and operator work process management for lathe turning and facing operations on a metal turning lathe.   Reviews the various lathe turning operations that are typically used in a small shop setting.

https://youtu.be/9-YF79xGies

Best Practices - Bench Top Milling & Drilling


Reviews the concepts of milling and drilling on a metal cutting mill/drill machine.  Common practices in milling and drilling operations are presented.  Tutorial on selecting best milling and drilling operations for a given task are provided.

https://youtu.be/ckzK-LbeZmY

Milling & Drilling - Cutting Tool Selection

This video explains the selection and use of end mills and drill bits is covered.  Choosing the right cutting tool for a given operation is an important step when setting up for a milling or drilling project. The foundation concept of selecting the best rotating cutting tool and cutting speed for a given project is also reviewed. 

https://youtu.be/4mhT1a28qO0

Milling & Drilling - Workholding & Set-Up

There are a wide variety of workholding tools that can be used to hold a work piece for milling or drilling operations.  This video reviews the different concepts and practices in workholding for mill/drill operations. This video also offers some suggestions on workholding accessories to help you get started.

https://youtu.be/MKiiXubKaGM

Basic Milling & Drilling Operations

This video starts by showing you machine controls used for milling and drilling operations on a small mill/drill machine.  In this case, the Smithy Granite.  The video also covers basic concepts and practices for effective metal milling and drilling on a bench top mill/drill machine.

https://youtu.be/phRuJfgtkFU

Proper Machine Tool Maintenance

Proper maintenance of every machine tool is the key factor in that machine's ability to machine accurately and efficiently.  Lubrication and maintenance are a big factor in assuring long life for every bench top lathe or mill/drill machine.

 

FAQ'S

Machine FAQ's:

The combo machine with the mill head mounted behind the lathe bed has been around for over 60 years. It was developed by Emco-Meier and was sold by that company as the Maxi-Mat machine. The design sold by Smithy was developed in the 1980's and quickly became popular because the Emco-Meier design had four disadvantages: 1) Much smaller milling capacity, 2) the mill can't be moved out of the way when you want to use the lathe (like you can with a Smithy combo), 3) the lathe turning cross feed capacity is limited because the mill head interfers with the travel of the work table, and 4) the size of the work table is limited because the mill head column is mounted so close to the lathe bed. Among some combo machine operators the Emco-Meier design has the nickname "The Head Banger." This came about because an operator that is turning on the lathe can get focused on his project and forget about the mill head being in the way - the result being he bumps his head. Overall, the Smithy Combo machine design offers more working capacity and higher efficiency and ease of use, compared to the traditional design.

The GraniteXT is designed so you can add features that fit your needs. The old Granite had several models, each with a different combination of features. Now you just go through the list of optional features available for the GraniteXT and add the features that you need for your application. The GraniteXT is customizable so we can add features before shipping or you can add them on later. The new GraniteXT also has design improvements over the old Granite and has several added new features that are included on the base model at no extra cost.

The GraniteXT is designed so you can add features that fit your needs. The old Granite had several models, each with a different combination of features. Now you just go through the list of optional features available for the GraniteXT and add the features that you need for your application. The GraniteXT is customizable so we can add features before shipping or you can add them on later. The new GraniteXT also has design improvements over the old Granite and has several added new features that are included on the base model at no extra cost..

The biggest difference is that the Granite machines are bigger, more powerful and more automated than the Midas machines. The Granite has very good power feeds on X and Y, quick change gear box, and most importantly, a variable speed spindle. Speed changes are made with the turn of a dial. The Midas machines are more manual – gears and belts are changed by hand. The Granite machines also have tooling that is easier and faster to use. The R8 spindle taper and D1-4 lathe chuck mounts are the industry standard for US productions settings. Tool changes are quicker and easier and the tooling is easy to find for both machine lines; the R8 standard tooling on the Granite machines is generally cheaper. What is more important to you – time or money? If you are trying to make or save money and you need to maximize speed and efficiency, then the Granite machines are probably your better choice. If you have more time than money then maybe the lower-cost Midas is better for you.


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