MI-409MZ Manual Mill

MI-409MZ
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Ultimate Small Shop Milling Machine

Midas MI-409MZ Metal Mill, 2 HP (110/220 Volt), X & Z Power Feed

Z Axis Mechanical Powerfeed - X Axis Powerfeed - Z Axis Built-In DRO - Power Tapping

This powerful benchtop milling machine has a load of great features.  Put this rugged, reliable benchtop milling machine on your small shop bench.  A great metal mill design with production shop capabilities and small shop convenience.

Overview

Smithy MI-409MZ Benchtop Milling Machine

Heavy 9” x 40” Gear Drive Mill

Power feed on Z and X axes. PLUS, Built-In Z axis digital readout  - adds convenience and accuracy. This features also makes power tapping a reality.

Product Summary:

  • 2 HP - 110/220 Volt
  • Weighs in at nearly 1000 lbs - Weight gives rigidity
  • R-8 Tooling - Industry Standard
  • Mechanical Power Feed on Z Axis
  • Z Axis Digital Readout
  • Tapping Capabilities
  • Power Feed on X Axis
  • Accurate - Convenient Gib Adjustments
  • Excellent FREE Tool Pack
  • See Features and Specs Tabs for More Product Details

Warranty Coverage:

  • 2 Years Parts Warranty

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Smithy MIDAS means:

  • Rugged Design
  • Quality Built In
  • Inspected Twice
  • Best Service Support

The best bench top mill value - for over 25 years!

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Features

    The MI-409MZ milling machine features include:
    • Gear-drive Z Axis Power Feed - with Power Tapping
    • Built-In Z Axis Digital Read Out - Optimum accuracy
    • Electric Powerfeed on X axis
    • Handy Operator Control Panel - accessible and safe to operate
    • Machine Capabilities:  Milling, Drilling, and TAPPING
    • Power feed on X and Z axes improves accuracy, speed, and usability.
    • Rigid dovetail ways provide stability and increased accuracy

      Smithy Quality is Tops: Smithy designs and builds some of the best machines.  We pay attention to details, all through the process.  Smithy is well-known for it's after sales service and two year warranty.  Each machine is inspected twice - before it leaves the factory and before it leaves our warehouse in Ann Arbor, MI to head your way.

      Heavy Duty Cast Base and Column Over 700 lbs. of cast iron provides positive damping effect - offers greater accuracy.
      Flat Dove Tail Ways Supports more weight with better weight distribution.
      Hand Scraped Ways Another plus for greater accuracy.
      Adjustable Gibs Allows for adjustment to assure maximum accuracy.
      Square Column Keeps mill head properly indexed to the table, assuring accuracy.
      Gear Driven Spindle No belts to change. More consistent power conversion and torque.
      Easy Single Lever Speed Adjustment Easy to select appropriate speeds. Always works at the correct speed.
      90 Degree Rotating Head Set and indicate mill head to accurately mill at angles between 0-90 degrees.
      Z Axis Digital Readout

      Very accurate measurements of cut depth.  Fast and efficient.

      2 HP 110V Spindle Motor Big power and torque. Set the motor to operate with 110V power. Convertible from 110V to 220V power.
      5” Cutting Depth on Mill Head Good runout from min to max depth.
      Mill Head/Z Axis Digital Readout Easier for operator to machine to exact points - maximizes accuracy.
      Power Down Feed on Spindle 6 speeds for spindle speed; 6 speeds for spindle feed rates.
      Tapping Capabilities Power tapping up to 1/2” (12mm).
      Mechanical Power Feed on Z Axs Unique Z axis powerfeed offers the best in accuracy and operator convenience.
      Bridgeport Standard R8 Collet Industry standard cutting tools and holders are low cost and easy to use.
      Adjustable Power Feed Stops Disengages power feed when operation meets the feed stop. Allows operator to step away from the mill while power feed operation is taking place.
      Long Bed and Work Table 9” x 40” work table offers lots of room for complex or multiple set-ups.
      Bridgeport Standard 5/8” T-Slot Industry standard clamping/holding accessories are low cost and easy to use.
      Independent Operator Control Panel Electrical controls in one location for easy, ergonomical mill operation.
      Lockable Main Power Switch Separate, easy access to main power switch. A lock can be used to limit unauthorized access.
      Easy Access Electrical Control Box Components and wiring are laid out well for easy access and testing,
      24 Volt Power to Operator Control Assures greater operator safety.

      Specifications

      Model MI-329M MI-409MZ
      Motor Size 1.5 HP 2 HP
      Electrical Requirements 110 VAC or 220 VAC (Convertible) 110 VAC or 220 VAC (Convertible)
      Amperage 9 Amps @ 220 Volt / 18 Amps @ 110 Volts 9 Amps @ 220 Volt / 18 Amps @ 110 Volts
      Table Size 31.5" x 9-3" 40" x 9-3"
      X-Axis Travel 22" 25"
      Y-Axis Travel 7.25" 7.25"
      Quill Travel 5" 5"
      Head Travel 15" 15"
      Mill Column Construction Square with Adjustable Dovetail Ways Square with Adjustable Dovetail Ways
      X & Y Axis Construction Adjustable Dovetail Ways Adjustable Dovetail Ways
      Headstock Lubrication Oil Bath Reservoir & Site Gauge Oil Bath Reservoir & Site Gauge
      Spindle Speeds 95, 175, 310, 450, 850, 1500 95, 175, 310, 450, 850, 1500
      Spindle Taper R8 R8
      Spindle Center To Column 9.5" 10"
      Spindle Nose To Table Distance 2.5" to 18.25" 2.5" to 16.5"
      Digital Position Readout On Quill Standard Standard
      Powerfeed (X-Axis) Optional Standard
      Powerfeed Z-Axis (Spindle) N/A Standard
      Automatic Tapping Cycle N/A Standard

      ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS

      Model MI-329M MI-409MZ
      Power Requirements 110V/220VAC, Single Phase (Convertible) 110V/220VAC, Single Phase (Convertible)
      Plug 6-15P 220 Volt (supplied), 5-15P 110 Volt (not supplied) 6-15P 220 Volt (supplied), 5-15P 110 Volt (not supplied)
      Outlet (Not Included)
      5-15R for 110 VAC, 6-15R for 220 VAC 5-15R for 110 VAC, 6-15R for 220 VAC
      Motor Type
      Induction Type A/C Induction Type A/C
      Motor Power 1.5 HP 2 HP
      Motor Amp Draw 18 Amps @ 110 VAC / 9 Amps @ 220 VAC 18 Amps @ 110 VAC / 9 Amps @ 220 VAC

      MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS

      Model MI-329M MI-409MZ
      Spindle Speed Control Mechanical Mechanical
      Number Of Speeds 6 6
      Available Speed 95, 175, 310, 450, 850, 1500 95, 175, 310, 450, 850, 1500
      Longitudinal Travel 22" 30"
      Cross Travel 7.25" 7.25"
      Quill Travel 5" 5"
      Spindle Taper R8 R8
      T-Slot Size 5/8" 5/8"
      Draw Rod Size 7/16" x 20 7/16" x 20
      Drill Chuck / Arbor Included 1/2" Drill Chuck on an R8 Arbor Included 5/8" Drill Chuck on an R8 Arbor
      Mill Head Rotation 90 Degrees Left of Right 45 Degrees Left of Right
      Mill Head Lubrication Oil Bath with Reservoir and Site Gauge Oil Bath with Reservoir and Site Gauge
      Dial Calibrations .001" .001"
      Mill Feed Both Coarse and Fine Feed Both Coarse and Fine Feed
      Powerfeed X-Axis Optional Standard
      Powerfeed Z-Axis (Spindle) N/A Standard
      Max Drill Size 1" 1"
      Max Face Mill 3" 3"
      Max End Mill 1" 1"
      Max Tapping 1/2" 1/2"

      PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS

      Model MI-329M MI-409MZ
      Machine Weight 716 lbs 786 lbs
      Machine Size
      36" L x 34" W x 56" H (at heighest point of travel)
      40" L x 34" W x 56" H (at heighest point of travel)
      Footprint 25" x 16" 25" x 16"
      Shipping Weight 807 lbs 870 lbs
      Shipping Crate Size
      41" L x 36" W x 48" H
      41" L x 36” W x 48" H
      Shipping Crate Material Wood Wood

      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?

      Almost 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 25 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.

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