Granite XT 1324 /OR / Granite XT 1340GN-XT 1324 110
Discover All The Great Features Of This NEW Model
Why Buy A Granite XT MAX?
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.
Lathe Spindle Bearing Upgrade
High precision bearings provide greater accuracy and longer life.
More Durable Paint
Improved paint quality over old Granite model is more durable.
Digital RPM Readout
Works very efficiently with the variable speed drive to give you accurate readings while changing spindle speeds.
Keyed Lockout Switch
Keeps your machine locked and safe while you’re away.
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.
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 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.
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.
|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"|
|Amperage||16 for 110v, 8 for 220v|
|Voltage||110 A/C or 220 A/C|
GENERAL GRANITE SPECIFICATIONS
|Lathe Spindle Accuracy TIR||+/- 0.00078"|
|Table Size||6-3/4" x 17-3/4"|
|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"|
|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 Speeds||Variable 100-2650 RPM|
|Spindle Accuracy TIR||0.00078"|
|Swing Over Bed||13"|
|Swing Over Worktable||7-1/2"|
|Tailstock Barrel Travel||3"|
|Threads||SAE 7-52 TPI|
|X-Axis Travel W/Tailstock||20" / 35"|
|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)|
|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"|
|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|
|Tool Size Limit||1"|
I see two combo machine designs out there on the market. One is the "mill head mounted on the lathe spindle" design, which Smithy developed and popularized. The other design has the mill head mounted on the backside of the lathe bed. Is one design better than the other?
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.
What's the difference between the new GraniteXT and the old Granite machine?
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.
What is the difference between the Granite and Midas Machines?
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.
Who uses the longer bed that's an option on the Granite?
Typically people who don't want to be limited by their options. Practical applications include:
- Agriculture – drive shafts, PTO shafts
- Auto – drive shafts, axles
- Gunsmithing – black powder, bull barrels
- Hydraulic Cylinder repair
- Karting - axles
What sort of tolerance can I expect from these machines?
The Granite specification is one-half to one thousandth of an inch production tolerance. The “TIR” (total indicated run-out) should not exceed .001” on any spindle assuming that you have followed proper setup procedures and have not exceeded the physical capacities of the machine or surpassed the safe feed/speed rates.
What are the machine weights and dimensions? Will they fit in a standard 8' pickup truck bed?
Yes, all Smithy combo machines fit into a standard 8’ pickup truck bed. A disassembled machine stand will also fit in the pickup bed, along with the machine.
Are the dials in inch or metric?
Inch, but a metric Granite model is available.
Does your machine have the hole through the center of the spindle and what size is it?
Yes, all Granite machines have a 1.125” spindle bore through the center of the spindle for passing stock through.
Setting Up Machine
What are the power requirements for the machines? What plug style do I need for the 220 Volt Machines? What amp service is required?
The basic GraniteXT runs on 110 volt power and plug into a standard household outlet.
220 volt power can be chosen as an option on the GraniteXT. It uses a NEMA 6-15 plug.
Although the motors are DC motors, they still plug into a normal wall outlet. The AC to DC conversion is done by the motor controller or drive.
The motors draw from 8-16 amps. We recommend using a dedicated 20 AMP breaker.
How much space do I need to accommodate the machine?
A Granite normally takes up the space required to store a bicycle. When planning for your Granite installation be sure to account for movement around the machine and opening the pulley door on the left end.
Using the Machine
How easy is it to cut threads on the Granite machine?
The quick change gearbox makes choosing thread pitches very easy. The threading dial helps you stay on track while cutting threads. Cutting inch threads is straight forward. Cutting metric threads can be done, but it requires manually changing a gear. Good metric threads can be made on the Granite. The threading dial is not used when cutting a metric thread.
How good are the power feeds on the X and Y axes? Are they helpful?
You can power feed on the X or Y axis – whether using the lathe or mill. Easy to engage, with 21 different feed rate options for optimal surface finishes. Cross feed safety shear pin prevents damage to machine apron when travel limits are accidentally exceeded. The safety clutch on the lead screw prevents damage to the gearbox and transmission when travel limits are exceeded.
Who uses the Granite and what profession are they?
- Small Production: Granite machines meet industrial tolerances and are used in a wide variety of production settings for small manufacturers or as a second machine.
- Repair Shops: Auto, aviation, boat, gunsmith, farm, motorcycle, models. The list goes on and on.
- Education/Military: Great tool for educational settings. All machining operations can be shown on one compact machine. Used extensively in military settings where space is at a premium.
- Engineering/R & D: You would be surprised at the number of engineering labs and schools that have a Granite machine in the corner for when you need. Used extensively in R & D settings, by both big and small companies.
- Small/Home Shop: Some Granite owners are current or retired machinists. The vast majority of Granite owners don't have a lot of experience with machining. The common interest is the need to make or save money by producing your own parts. Remember, all Granite machines are guaranteed to pay their own way.
Tooling for the Machine
What is included in the machine tool package that comes with the machine?
Smithy machines are shipped with tools that allow you to do basic milling and turning from day one. See the Features Tab on each machine's product page.
Do you offer a larger lathe chuck for the Granite? Can I exchange the standard chuck for it?
We offer a 8" 4-jaw chuck plus a 6" 4-jaw chuck but larger 3-jaw chucks are not offered at this time. Any D1-4 chuck will work on the Granite spindles. We do not offer "trade-ups" on the machines accessories or items in the free Quick-Start Tool Packs.
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