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High precision and superior repeatability are built-in to this industry heavyweight tool room lathe. Smithy tool room lathes have been out in the field, making parts… and making money for 30 years!
  • 14” X 40” Tool Room Lathe
  •  2 HP 110/220 Volt
  •  Heavy Cast Bed – 1100 lbs. of Vibration Damping 
  • Mass Hand-Scraped, Hardened and Ground Ways – Premium Grade Bearings

MI-1440L Manual Lathe

$7,025.00 $6,399.00


The machines are designed and built to be good enough to use in parts production settings - the reality is that, because the price is so reasonable, these lathes are popular for the home shop buyer.

**PICTURED MACHINE IS SHOWN WITH OPTIONAL DRO**

High Precision, Heavy-Duty 14” X 40” Gear Head Tool Room Lathe

High precision and superior repeatability are built-in to this industry heavyweight tool room lathe.  Smithy tool room lathes have been out in the field, making parts… and making money for 30 years.  1100 lbs. heavy cast iron base offers the best foundation for low vibration and high accuracy tool room lathe turning operations.  Extra wide way spacing and premium quality bearings add to this durable lathe’s accuracy and long life.

Power feeds, gear driven speed changes and accurate, easy-to-read dials add to this awesome tool room lathe’s ease of use.  Don’t forget about Smithy’s 2 year warranty and industry leading parts support.

Product Summary:

  • 14” X 40” Tool Room Lathe
  • 2 HP 110/220 Volt
  • Heavy Cast Bed – 1100 lbs. of Vibration Damping Mass
  • Hand-Scraped, Hardened and Ground Ways – With Wide Spacing
  • Premium Grade Bearings
  • Includes: FREE Lathe Stand with Foot Brake  -more into-

                 FREE Coolant Pump/Reservoir

                 ($579 Value)

  • FREE Quick Change Tool Post ($___ VALUE)
  • Industry Standard D1-5 Chuck Mount – Easy Changes
  • Powered Screws – Leadscrew and Cross Feed
  • Quick Change/Built-In Oil Bath
  • High Precision Classic Norton Gear Box -more info-
  • Removable Gap – 19 2/3” Swing
  • Steady Rest/Follow Rest
  • Excellent FREE Tool Pack – Gets you Turning Right Away! -more info-
  • See Features and Specs for More Details

Warranty Coverage:

  • 2 Years Parts Warranty – PLUS, Industry Leading Smithy Support

MI-1440 Tool Room Lathe – Unique Features:
14” Swing – 40” Centers
Turn material up to 14” in diameter over the bed – Turn material up to 40” between centers
2 HP - 110/220
Solid, reliable power – optional set-up for 110V or 220V.
Super Heavy Castings – Weighs over 1100 lbs.
Base castings weighing over 1100 lbs. provides the ultimate foundation for high precision and long operating life.
Extra Wide Bed Ways
Extra width between bed ways assures maximum accuracy and ruggedness for work table movement and operation.
Premium Grade Bearings
High accuracy and repeatability are unquestioned. Long operating life is guaranteed.
D1-5 Chuck – Fast, Easy Changes
Industry standard D1-4 chuck mount allows for quick changes of chucks, plates and other mounting systems.
Removable Gap – 19 2/3” Swing
Removing the gap plug allows you to turn larger diameter work piecies – up to 17-3/4” in diameter.
 
Smithy Lathe Standard Features:
Hardened, Ground & Hand-Scraped Ways
Induction hardened, precision ground and hand-scraped ways provide the ultimate in accuracy and repeatability.
Gear Drive Power Train
Heavy cast gears put power directly to the spindle, assuring maximum torque.
E-Z Operator Spindle Control
Neutral, Forward, and Reverse buttons are conveniently located on machine apron, along with all dials and gear shifters, offering reliable operator convenience.
Powered Feeds – Lead Screw and Cross Feed
Power feed out performs manual feed for precision and smooth, accurate finishes.
Norton Style Gear Box
30 years of selling lathes at Smithy has shown the US Developed Standard Norton style gear box to be, by far, the most accurate for lathe machines built with inch gears and components. We also specify the Norton gear box because it has proven to be superior for maintenance, durability and ease of use.
Large Spindle Bore
Allows 1.5” bar stock to pass through lathe head stock.
Offset Tailstock
Manual offset and lockdown allows for cutting tapers.
Threading Dial and Half Nut
Makes for easy thread cutting and chasing operations.
Thread Cutting
Cuts a variety of right hand and left hand threads. Also, inch and metric. Has change gears for metric thread cutting operations.
FREE Tool Pack Features:
Quick Change Tool Post
Once cutters are mounted in individual tool mounting blocks, changing out different tools can be accomplished quickly and easily, while maintaining high accuracy. Helps speed up machining operations.
6” 3-Jaw Chuck
Includes two sets of jaws – inside and outside. The correct back plate to match the machine is pre-installed on the chuck.
8” 4-Jaw Chuck
Heavy and solid to support operations that require interrupted cuts. Reversible jaws are able to grip work pieces in multiple configurations. The correct back plate to match the machine is pre-installed on the chuck.
12” Faceplate
Plenty of surface area to mount uniquely shaped work pieces – use with lathe dogs as a drive plate.
Chuck Guard
Included OSHA required and approved lathe chuck guard.
Steady Rest/Follow Rest
An important accessory for supporting extra-long or flexible work pieces – allows for the safe and smooth cutting of pieces that don’t within standard mounting procedures.

SPECS

Model MI-1440L
Spindle Bore 1.5"
Motor Size 2 HP
Electrical Requirements 110 VAC or 220 VAC (Convertible)
Amperage 9 Amps @ 220 Volt / 18 Amps @ 110 Volts
Chuck Size (3 And 4 Jaw) 6" 3-Jaw and 8" 4-Jaw (2" Chuck Bore on both)
Chuck Mounting Industrial Standard "D1-4"
Swing Over Bed 13.90"
Swing Over Carriage 8.75"
Swing With Gap Section Removed 19.68"
Distance Between Centers 40"
Headstock, Gearbox, & Apron Lubrication Oil Bath with Reservoir and Site Gauge
Handles, Hand Wheels & Levers Metal Construction, No Plastic
Work Light Standard
Stand With Drip Pan & Splash Shield Standard
Spindle Guard Standard

ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Model MI-1440L
Power Requirements 110V/220VAC, Single Phase (Convertible)
Connection Type Plug & Cord
Plug 6-15P 220 Volt (supplied), 5-15P 110 Volt (not supplied)
Outlet 5-15R for 110 VAC, 6-15R for 220 VAC
Motor Type Induction Type A/C
Motor Power 2 HP
Motor Amp Draw 18 Amps @ 110 VAC / 9 Amps @ 220 VAC

MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Model MI-1440L
Spindle Speed Control Mechanical
Number Of Speeds 8
Available Speed 84, 140, 230, 360, 430, 700, 1150, 1850
Longitudinal Travel 33"
Cross Travel 6.3"
Compound Travel 2.76"
Tailstock Barrel Travel 3.74"
Tailstock Taper MT3
Distance Between Centers 40"
Swing Over Carriage 8.75"
Swing Over Bed 13.75"
Swing Over Removable Gap 19.68"
Spindle And Chuck Bore Diameter Allows 1.50" Bar Stock
Spindle Nose Taper MT5
Spindle Nose D1-4
3-Jaw Chuck Diameter 8"
4-Jaw Chuck Diameter 8"
Feed Screw Pitch 8 TPI
Longitudinal Feed Rates 0.002”-0.0548”/ rev
Cross Feed Rates 0.0007”-0.187”/rev
Number Of Inch Threads 34
Inch Thread Pitches 4 to 112 TPI
Number Of Metric Threads 26
Metric Thread Pitches .04 to 7.0mm
Tool Size 1/2” or 5/8”

PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS

Model MI-1440L
Machine Weight 1114 lbs
Machine Size 26" W x 26" H x 70" L
Shipping Weight 1245 lbs
Shipping Crate Size 30” W x 36" H x 76" L
Shipping Crate Material Wood

WHO BUYS THESE SMITHY LATHES?

Schools purchase quite a few. Military organizations, R & D labs, and small machine shop/production shops are frequent buyers. The machines are designed and built to be good enough to use in parts production settings - the reality is that, because the price is so reasonable, these lathes are popular for the home shop buyer.

IS THE TOOL PACK HELPFUL?

The FREE tool pack is intended to give you a basic tool set-up to get you started when you get the machine. 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 LATHES 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. Other benchtop lathes you'll find typically don't have this level of quality committed to every step like these MIDAS lathes.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SELLING THESE LATHES?

Over 30 Years.

DO MANY LATHE BUYERS ALSO PURCHASE MILLING MACHINES?

Yes, the MI-1337L lathe matches well with the MI-329MZ milling machine - a machine shop combo that was built to last. Many customers buy this combination.

WHY SHOULD I BUY A SMITHY LATHE?

  • Rugged Design
  • Quality Built-In
  • Inspected Twice
  • Best Service, Warranty & Support

The best gear drive lathe value - for over 30 years!

DO I NEED TO BE A MACHINIST TO USE THE MACHINE?

Many buyers of these lathes don’t have machining/turning experience - what they have is the need to make parts. Usually they already have something in mind they need to make. What is needed is a commitment to learn and curiosity. It will take time, but you will figure it out. 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.


The machines are designed and built to be good enough to use in parts production settings - the reality is that, because the price is so reasonable, these lathes are popular for the home shop buyer.

**PICTURED MACHINE IS SHOWN WITH OPTIONAL DRO**

OVERVIEW

High Precision, Heavy-Duty 14” X 40” Gear Head Tool Room Lathe

High precision and superior repeatability are built-in to this industry heavyweight tool room lathe.  Smithy tool room lathes have been out in the field, making parts… and making money for 30 years.  1100 lbs. heavy cast iron base offers the best foundation for low vibration and high accuracy tool room lathe turning operations.  Extra wide way spacing and premium quality bearings add to this durable lathe’s accuracy and long life.

Power feeds, gear driven speed changes and accurate, easy-to-read dials add to this awesome tool room lathe’s ease of use.  Don’t forget about Smithy’s 2 year warranty and industry leading parts support.

Product Summary:

  • 14” X 40” Tool Room Lathe
  • 2 HP 110/220 Volt
  • Heavy Cast Bed – 1100 lbs. of Vibration Damping Mass
  • Hand-Scraped, Hardened and Ground Ways – With Wide Spacing
  • Premium Grade Bearings
  • Includes: FREE Lathe Stand with Foot Brake  -more into-

                 FREE Coolant Pump/Reservoir

                 ($579 Value)

  • FREE Quick Change Tool Post ($___ VALUE)
  • Industry Standard D1-5 Chuck Mount – Easy Changes
  • Powered Screws – Leadscrew and Cross Feed
  • Quick Change/Built-In Oil Bath
  • High Precision Classic Norton Gear Box -more info-
  • Removable Gap – 19 2/3” Swing
  • Steady Rest/Follow Rest
  • Excellent FREE Tool Pack – Gets you Turning Right Away! -more info-
  • See Features and Specs for More Details

Warranty Coverage:

  • 2 Years Parts Warranty – PLUS, Industry Leading Smithy Support

Features

FEATURES

MI-1440 Tool Room Lathe – Unique Features:
14” Swing – 40” Centers
Turn material up to 14” in diameter over the bed – Turn material up to 40” between centers
2 HP - 110/220
Solid, reliable power – optional set-up for 110V or 220V.
Super Heavy Castings – Weighs over 1100 lbs.
Base castings weighing over 1100 lbs. provides the ultimate foundation for high precision and long operating life.
Extra Wide Bed Ways
Extra width between bed ways assures maximum accuracy and ruggedness for work table movement and operation.
Premium Grade Bearings
High accuracy and repeatability are unquestioned.  Long operating life is guaranteed.
D1-5 Chuck – Fast, Easy Changes
Industry standard D1-4 chuck mount allows for quick changes of chucks, plates and other mounting systems.
Removable Gap – 19 2/3” Swing
Removing the gap plug allows you to turn larger diameter work piecies – up to 17-3/4” in diameter.
 
Smithy Lathe Standard Features:
Hardened, Ground & Hand-Scraped Ways
Induction hardened, precision ground and hand-scraped ways provide the ultimate in accuracy and repeatability.
Gear Drive Power Train
Heavy cast gears put power directly to the spindle, assuring maximum torque.
E-Z Operator Spindle Control
Neutral, Forward, and Reverse buttons are conveniently located on machine apron, along with all dials and gear shifters, offering reliable operator convenience.
Powered Feeds – Lead Screw and Cross Feed
Power feed out performs manual feed for precision and smooth, accurate finishes.
Norton Style Gear Box
30 years of selling lathes at Smithy has shown the US Developed Standard Norton style gear box to be, by far, the most accurate for lathe machines built with inch gears and components.  We also specify the Norton gear box because it has proven to be superior for maintenance, durability and ease of use.
Large Spindle Bore
Allows 1.5” bar stock to pass through lathe head stock.
Offset Tailstock
Manual offset and lockdown allows for cutting tapers.
Threading Dial and Half Nut
Makes for easy thread cutting and chasing operations.
Thread Cutting
Cuts a variety of right hand and left hand threads.  Also, inch and metric.  Has change gears for metric thread cutting operations.
FREE Tool Pack Features:
Quick Change Tool Post
Once cutters are mounted in individual tool mounting blocks, changing out different tools can be accomplished quickly and easily, while maintaining high accuracy.  Helps speed up machining operations.
6” 3-Jaw Chuck
Includes two sets of jaws – inside and outside.  The correct back plate to match the machine is pre-installed on the chuck.
8” 4-Jaw Chuck
Heavy and solid to support operations that require interrupted cuts.  Reversible jaws are able to grip work pieces in multiple configurations.  The correct back plate to match the machine is pre-installed on the chuck.
12” Faceplate
Plenty of surface area to mount uniquely shaped work pieces – use with lathe dogs as a drive plate.
Chuck Guard
Included OSHA required and approved lathe chuck guard.
Steady Rest/Follow Rest
An important accessory for supporting extra-long or flexible work pieces – allows for the safe and smooth cutting of pieces that don’t within standard mounting procedures.

SPECS

Model MI-1440L
Spindle Bore 1.5"
Motor Size 2 HP
Electrical Requirements 110 VAC or 220 VAC (Convertible)
Amperage 9 Amps @ 220 Volt / 18 Amps @ 110 Volts
Chuck Size (3 And 4 Jaw) 6" 3-Jaw and 8" 4-Jaw (2" Chuck Bore on both)
Chuck Mounting Industrial Standard "D1-4"
Swing Over Bed 13.90"
Swing Over Carriage 8.75"
Swing With Gap Section Removed 19.68"
Distance Between Centers 40"
Headstock, Gearbox, & Apron Lubrication Oil Bath with Reservoir and Site Gauge
Handles, Hand Wheels & Levers Metal Construction, No Plastic
Work Light Standard
Stand With Drip Pan & Splash Shield Standard
Spindle Guard Standard


ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Model MI-1440L
Power Requirements 110V/220VAC, Single Phase (Convertible)
Connection Type Plug & Cord
Plug 6-15P 220 Volt (supplied), 5-15P 110 Volt (not supplied)
Outlet 5-15R for 110 VAC, 6-15R for 220 VAC
Motor Type Induction Type A/C
Motor Power 2 HP
Motor Amp Draw 18 Amps @ 110 VAC / 9 Amps @ 220 VAC

MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Model MI-1440L
Spindle Speed Control Mechanical
Number Of Speeds 8
Available Speed 84, 140, 230, 360, 430, 700, 1150, 1850
Longitudinal Travel 33"
Cross Travel 6.3"
Compound Travel 2.76"
Tailstock Barrel Travel 3.74"
Tailstock Taper MT3
Distance Between Centers 40"
Swing Over Carriage 8.75"
Swing Over Bed 13.75"
Swing Over Removable Gap 19.68"
Spindle And Chuck Bore Diameter Allows 1.50" Bar Stock
Spindle Nose Taper MT5
Spindle Nose D1-4
3-Jaw Chuck Diameter 8"
4-Jaw Chuck Diameter 8"
Feed Screw Pitch 8 TPI
Longitudinal Feed Rates 0.002”-0.0548”/ rev
Cross Feed Rates 0.0007”-0.187”/rev
Number Of Inch Threads 34
Inch Thread Pitches 4 to 112 TPI
Number Of Metric Threads 26
Metric Thread Pitches .04 to 7.0mm
Tool Size 1/2” or 5/8”


PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS

Model MI-1440L
Machine Weight 1114 lbs
Machine Size 26" W x 26" H x 70" L
Shipping Weight 1245 lbs
Shipping Crate Size 30” W x 36" H x 76" L
Shipping Crate Material Wood

 

FAQS

WHO BUYS THESE SMITHY LATHES?

Schools purchase quite a few. Military organizations, R & D labs, and small machine shop/production shops are frequent buyers. The machines are designed and built to be good enough to use in parts production settings - the reality is that, because the price is so reasonable, these lathes are popular for the home shop buyer.

IS THE TOOL PACK HELPFUL?

The FREE tool pack is intended to give you a basic tool set-up to get you started when you get the machine. 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 LATHES 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. Other benchtop lathes you'll find typically don't have this level of quality committed to every step like these MIDAS lathes.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SELLING THESE LATHES?

Over 30 Years.

DO MANY LATHE BUYERS ALSO PURCHASE MILLING MACHINES?

Yes, the MI-1337L lathe matches well with the MI-329MZ milling machine - a machine shop combo that was built to last. Many customers buy this combination.

WHY SHOULD I BUY A SMITHY LATHE?

  • Rugged Design
  • Quality Built-In
  • Inspected Twice
  • Best Service, Warranty & Support

The best gear drive lathe value - for over 30 years!

DO I NEED TO BE A MACHINIST TO USE THE MACHINE?

Many buyers of these lathes don’t have machining/turning experience - what they have is the need to make parts. Usually they already have something in mind they need to make. What is needed is a commitment to learn and curiosity. It will take time, but you will figure it out. 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.


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