Smithy Lathe Mill Combo

Smithy Lathe Mill Combo – Smithy is the Original 3-in-1, and Still the Best.

The Smithy Lathe Mill Combo was the original 3-in-1 lathe mill combo, and it is still the best. Since its introduction, the Smithy Granite lathe mill combo has become the standard in quality-built, premium benchtop 3-in-1 lathe mill drill combo machines. Own your own machine shop – Guaranteed to Pay Its own Way. This is the 3-in-1 lathe mill combo that is built to last a lifetime. More than 30,000 Smithy lathe mill combo machines are working every day in shops across America. Used in home shops, repair shops, vocational education, machine shops and in government and military settings. This Smithy lathe mill combo 3-in-1 is made with top quality components and to high quality control standards. The Granite lathe mill combo has machine features that match larger and more expensive lathes and mills. Smithy has the industry leading after-market support. This includes a 2 year warranty on each Granite and Midas combo lathe mill machine. Try a Smithy lathe mill combo out for 90 days. If it doesn’t work for your situation you can return it. Smithy has been selling combo lathe mill 3-in-1 machines for 30 years. We have the best and most inventory of repair parts for combo lathe mill drill tools. There is no risk in owning a Smithy lathe mill combo machine. It’s Guaranteed to Pay Its Own Way. AND, if you don’t like it you can send it back. Isn’t it time to put your very own machine shop on your bench top. With a Smithy lathe mill combo machine in your shop you’ll be saving and making money from the start.

Smithy Lathe Mill Combo NEW Granite XT MAX 

Ultimate Home Machine Shop

110V or 220V 2HP

The Granite XT  MAX 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 MAX Features:
  • 13" Swing - 24" Between Centers
  • 2 HP 110 Volt Variable Speed Drive
  • Industry Standard Tooling
  • Efficient Quick Change Operation
  • Accurate to +/- 0.001"
GRANITE - As Close As You’ll Get to American Made
1) US Developed and Designed: By Smithy engineers in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Design ideas were based on machine user requests.
2) Higher precision than other combo tools: Granite components are machined to tighter specs - bearings are higher grade - basic design is higher precision.
3) Best Quality Production: The Smithy Granite machine was deigned in the Smithy product lab in Ann Arbor, Michigan... Click For More Info
4) Superior Features: You can finish machining tasks -easier and faster - on a Granite machine.
Other 3-in-1 combo tools can't compare to the built-in quality and features of SMITHY tools.
Smithy Lathe Mill Combo 
America’s Best Benchtop Machine Shop
 Guaranteed to Pay its Own Way - From Production to Home Shop - America's #1 Lathe Mill Combo Machine
GRANITE: Quality, Precision, and Reliability Built-In
Premium Bench Top Machine Tool - America's #1 - for over 25 years
PRECISION: Compares to more expensive tools.
BALANCE: Easy change over for different operations.
FEATURES: Pro features help you work faster.
MASS: Heavy castings add more precision.
RELIABILITY: Designed and built for a lifetime of work.
Premium Features - Provide the Best Results
Watch this video and learn about the GRANITE Lathe Mill Drill - American designed and quality controlled.  With balanced features and preicision 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.
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
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.
Put a Precision Machine Shop - On Your Bench Top
Machine it Yourself - Do it Right!
On a Smithy 3-in-1 Lathe.Mill.Drill
Lathe Turning
Turn outside and inside diameters to precise dimensions
  • Do facing cuts and taper turning
  • Cut inch and metric threads
  • Cut metals as hard as high carbon steel
  • Also - materials as soft as plastic or wood
  • Variable drive means no belt changes
Mill flat surfaces, angles, and pockets with precision
  • Precision manufacturing of flat surfaces and angled cuts
  • Create shoulders, grooves, dovetails, and pockets
  • Mill keyways and slots
  • Variable drive makes finding the right speed easy
Drill, ream, and bore holes up to 1.5” in diameter
  • Drill head rotates a full 360 degrees
  • Can be raised to accommodate large work
  • Drill and mill interchangeably on the same project
  • Drill, counterbore, countersink, and tap


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.
Smithy Lathe Mill Combo Mill Granite XT

1324 GraniteXT MAX

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.
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.


Model Name
Shipping Weight
Machine Weight
Crate Size Length
Crate Size Width
Crate Size Height
Floor Area Requirement
794 lbs904 lbs
683 lbs750 lbs
72" x 43"85" x 43"


Motor Type
16 for 110v, 8 for 220v
110 A/C or 220 A/C
50/60 Hz


T-Slot Size
Lathe Spindle Accuracy TIR
Powerfeed (X-Axis)
Powerfeed (Y-Axis)
Powerfeed (Z-Axis)
Table Size
Threading Dial
+/- 0.00078"
6-3/4" x 17-3/4"


Distance Between Centers
Dial Calibration Leadscrew
Dial Calibration Longfeed Rack
Dial Calibration Crossfeed
Dial Calibration Tailstock
Dial Calibration on Toolpost
Feed Rate (X-Axis)
Feed Rate (Y-Axis)
Headstock Taper
Lathe Chuck Bore
Lathe Chuck Diameter
Lathe Chuck - Max. iam/W/P
Lathe Chuck - Min. Diam/W/P
Lathe Chuck Mount
Lathe Chuck Type
Spindle Bore
Spindle Speeds
Spindle Accuracy TIR
Swing Over Bed
Swing Over Worktable
Tailstock Offset
Tailstock Taper
Tailstock Barrel Travel
Toolpost Travel
Toolbit Size
X-Axis Travel w/Tailstock
Y-Axis Travel
1324 / 1340
24" / 40"
0.001" (0.0254 mm)
0.01" (0.254 mm)
0.001" (0.0254 mm)
0.001" (0.0254 mm)
0.001" (0.0254 mm)
0.003" - 0.020"
0.001" - 0.006"
D1-4 Camlock
3-Jaw Self-Centering
Variable 100-2650 RPM
SAE 7-52 TPI
20" / 35"


Column Diameter
Dial Calibration Drill-Coarse Feed
Dial Calibration Mill-Fine Feed
Dial Calibration Millhead Up/Dw Crank
Drawbars Size
Drill Chuck Size Mill/Drill
Drill Chuck Size Tailstock
Drill Chuck Arbor Size
Feed Rate (Mill X-Axis)
Feed Rate (Mill Y-Axis)
Head Rotation
Head Travel Z-Axis
Quill Diameter
Quill Travel
Spindle Center to Front of Chuck
Spindle Center to Lathe Spindle Flange
Spindle Face to Back of Spindle
Spindle to Table Distance (min.-max.)
Spindle Speeds
Spindle Taper
Tool Size Limit
X-Axis Travel
Y-Axis Travel
0.05" (1.27 mm)
0.001" (0.0254 mm)
0.05" (1.27 mm)
0.003" - 0.020"
0.001 - 0.006"
360 Degrees
4" to 13-3/8"
Variable 0-2800 RPM

Financing Options

financing Personal
financing Commercial
Please note that the Yard Card financing is currently only available to US customers.

Smithy Machine Shipping - FAQs

1. Basic Shipping Info

Machines within the continental US (lower 48 states) are shipped with a freight carrier - either YRC or Estes Express.
We offer 3 delivery options: Basic, Business and Deluxe. All machines and accessories that are in stock will ship out within
48 hours of purchase. Once shipped you'll receive an automatic email (if provided) with tracking information for the designated
freight carrier (YRC or EST). For pricing to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, please call for a shipping quote.

2. Basic Delivery – Pick up from terminal

This delivery method will bring the machine to the freight terminal nearest you for pick up. Once the machine arrives at the terminal, they'll call you to let you know it's ready for pick up. They will load the machine into an open bed pickup, cargo van or trailer. You will need to bring with you an ID and proof of purchase which will be sent to you during the sales transaction.

YRC Terminal Nearest You

Click here to find the nearest YRC Terminal 

Estes Express Terminal Nearest You

Click here to find the nearest Estes Terminal 

3. Business Delivery – Forklift

The freight carrier will bring the machine directly to your business for easy offloading without notification - they assume if it is being delivered to a business that the business will be open during normal business hours. For this delivery method, you must have a forklift and your business must be semi-trailer accessible. If you are unsure about semi-trailer accessibility please contact the terminal to discuss options.

4. Deluxe Delivery – Residential

Lift gate curbside delivery -- the freight carrier will lower the machine to ground level, curbside, at the end of your driveway. They will generally use a box truck with a lift gate. That is not 100% guaranteed, so if your residence doesn't have box truck accessibility please contact your local terminal to discuss options. Also, there must be someone home to sign for delivery.

Click here to find the nearest YRC Terminal 

Click here to find the nearest Estes Terminal 

****The driver will not help you move or setup the machine. Please note that this delivery method will be an additional $70 charge on top of standard shipping rate.****

5. Shipment Tracking

Once your machine has left our warehouse, you'll receive an automated email with the tracking/PRO number. You can visit the Estes website at or the YRC website at to track your shipment and know when it has arrived to the destination terminal. The terminal will not call you to let you know your shipment has arrived at the terminal or when it will be delivered to your business of choice. ONLY WITH LIFTGATE/RESIDENTIAL DELIVERY: Once your machine has reached the destination terminal, you will be contacted by a representative from the terminal to schedule a delivery window for drop off with the lift gate truck.

6. Shipping Prices

$269 - MI-1220 and MI-1230 LTD
$269 - Granite XT 1324
$329 - Granite XT 1340
$329 - Stand Alone Mills and Lathes (MI-329M, MI-409MZ, MI-1337L, MI-1440L)

***All stands - $80 to ship with machine, $140 without machine***

***Lift-gate delivery – Additional $70***

(Pricing is for the lower 48 states only, please call 800-476-4849 for pricing to any other locations or rate quotes on any machines not listed above.)

7. Transit Times

Shipping times will vary around the US. We ship directly out of Ann Arbor, MI 48103. To find out your specific travel time, click on the following link to the Estes website Transit Time Calculator

Deluxe delivery usually requires an extra 1-3 days to schedule a delivery appointment according to the vehicles route schedule.

8. Parts and Accessories Shipping

Accessories and parts are shipped with UPS and USPS the *SAME DAY* if ordered by 1pm EST. Machine Stands, Super Indexers, and Rotary tables are all shipped via freight carrier due to the size and weight and will require an extra shipping charge. All Accessories and parts are shipped standard ground unless otherwise specified.

9. Shipping to Canada

We offer two different options when dealing with customs, duties and taxes going into Canada. The first option is to act as your own servicing agent, we'll sell you the machine and ship from our location to the border; contacting a broker and paying duties, taxes and fees is up to you. The second option would be an all-inclusive package where we take care of everything for you; your job is to prepare to receive the machine when delivered. Please give us a call to get a shipping quote - the quote will include the cost of freight, GST/HST, and customs border crossing fees. 

10. International Shipping

Depending on the country in which you live, we will quote and ship to the port nearest you. Forwarding from the port to your door will be your responsibility, as well as paying import customs and taxes to your government. You must provide the machine you are interested, with any accessories, valid contact information, a ship-to address, and the port nearest you to obtain a quote. Please give us a call or email to discuss your options.

Machine/Model Comparisons

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.

Click for machines shipping dimensions and weights details.
GN-1340 Elite I-MAX65" x 28" x 39"972 lbs
GN-1324 Elite I-MAX46" x 28" x 39"905 lbs
GN-1340 I-MAX62" x 22-1/2" x 39"935 lbs
GN-1324 I-MAX46" x 22-1/2" x 39"800 lbs
GN-1340 MAX62" x 22-1/2" x 39"935 lbs
GN-1324 MAX46" x 22-1/2" x 39"800 lbs
GN-134062" x 22-1/2" x 39"910 lbs
GN-132446" x 22-1/2" x 39"775 lbs
80-045 Stand for all Midas and Granite 1324 machines56" x 22" x 13"150 lbs
80-020 Stand for Granite 1340 machinesStand comes in 2 boxes, left & right. The chip tray and connecting shield are packaged in with the machine.

Left Box Dimensions: 29-1/2" x14" x 16"
Right Box Dimensions: 29-1/2" x 14" x 18"
Assembled Dimensions: 59" X 19-3/4" x 28-1/4"
Left Box:
66 lbs

Right Box:
53 lbs

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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