Midas Machines

MIDAS 3-in-1 Machine

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Smithy started the 3-in1 machine tool craze back in the mid-1980’s with the Midas. The Midas line remains as strong as ever: The all-in-one solution for individuals and companies that have smaller shops and budgets, do a moderate amount of machining, can forgo some “bells & whistles”… but demand Smithy quality and service all the way.

Midas Machine Features:
  • Precision – Repeatability to to 0.001”
  • Large Work Table – Larger work pieces
  • Thread Cutting – Right, left, inch and            metric
  • Power Feeds – On LTD model
  • Larger Spindle Bore – Up to 1” bar stock
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Midas 1220/1230 LTD Model – Unique Features

Extended Mill Head
40% more milling capacity.
Two Separate Motors
Match the power to the job, 3/4HP lathe motor, 3/4HP mill/drill motor.
Quick Changeover
12” mill clearance allows room for both mill and lathe setups without removing the lathe chuck. Removing the chuck allows for even bigger work.




Midas LTD

Threading Dial and Half-Nut
Cut and chase threads quickly and easily – and as accurately as a master machinist.
Bi-Directional Power Feed
On both leadscrew and crossfeed assures fine finishes on both mill and lathe work.
Rack & Pinion Feed on Carraige
Quickly position your cutting tools and zip your carriage back and forth to speed your work..

Power Feed Engage Handle
Position cutting tool, adjust speed and engage, as simple as that.
Mill/Drill Head Lock
Tightens mill head in desired position for rock solid milling and drilling.
Headstock Moves 360 Degrees
Swing mill head out of the way when using lathe, swing back and lock to mill or drill.
7/16” T-Slot
Standard size t-slot for holding tools and workpieces.
Special Dovetail Ways
Dovetail provides accuracy and rigidity, ground and hardened for long-life and accuracy.
Lifting Handles
Convenient slide away lifting handles.
Belt Tension System
Release handle to loosen belt, engage handle to re-tension belt before operation. Allows for quick and easy speed changes.
Powerfeed Gearbox
Two speed gearbox provides a range of speed combinations to power leadscrew.
Table Locks
X and Y axis can both be locked down for solid milling results.
12 Speed Mill Head
Rugged design is also adaptable to a range of machining applications.
Three Jaw Chuck
Precision, self centering chuck comes standard with the machine.
Microfeed Handle
Engage microfeed clutch and rotate handle to perform operations that require microfeed measurements.
Offset Tailstock
Cut tapers on the lathe and adjust for super accuracy.
Floating Dials
Set starting points for threading and other functions. X and Y read in 0.001" increments.

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GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

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Model Name
Shipping Weight
Machine Weight
Crate Size
Work Area Requirements
Length
Width
Height
Footprint
T-Slot Size
Powerfeed (X-Axis)
Powerfeed (Y-Axis)
Powerfeed (Z-Axis)
Threading Dial
Table Size
MIDAS 1220 LTD
620 lbs
507 lbs
44-3/4" x 22-3/4" x 38"
36" x 62"
43.5"
20"
34"
18" x 37"
7/16"
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
5-7/8" x 16-3/4"
MIDAS 1230 LTD
620 lbs
567 lbs
57-1/2" x 22-3/4" x 38"
36" x 72"
56"
20"
34"
18" x 47"
7/16"
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
5-7/8" x 16-3/4"
MIDAS 1220 XL
530 lbs
419 lbs
43-1/2" x 22-1/2" x 36-1/4"
36" x 56"
42"
20"
34"
17" x 37"
7/16"
Yes
No
No
No (Retrofit kit available)
5-7/8" x 16-3/4"

ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Model
Ampherage
Horsepower
Motor Type
Phase
Voltage
Frequency
MIDAS 1220 LTD
11 (Lathe & Mill)
3/4 (Lathe & Mill)
AC
Single
110 A/C
50/60 Hz
MIDAS 1230 LTD
11 (Lathe & Mill)
3/4 (Lathe & Mill)
AC
Single
110 A/C
50/60 Hz
MIDAS 1220 XL
11
3/4
AC
Single
110 A/C
50/60 Hz

LATHE SPECIFICATIONS

Model
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. Diam/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
Threads (metric)
Threads (Inch)
Toolpost Travel
Toolbit Size
X-Axis Travel w/O Tailstock or Threading Dial
Y-Axis Travel
MIDAS 1220 LTD
20"
.002"
.02"
.002"
.002"
.002"
.0022-.040
.0011-.020
MT4
1.03
1.17"
5"
1/8"/td>
Bolt-On
3-Jaw Self Centering
1.03"
Six (160-1600 RPM)
0.0016"
12"
6-3/4"
19/32"
MT3
2"
0.5 to 4 mm
SAE 6-120 TPI
3-1/4"
1/2"
14.75"
7-3/8"
MIDAS 1230 LTD
30"
.002"
.02"
.002"
.002"
.002"
.0022-.040
.0011-.020
MT4
1.03
1.17"
5"
1/8"/td>
Bolt-On
3-Jaw Self Centering
1.03"
Six (160-1600 RPM)
0.0016"
12"
6-3/4"
19/32"
MT3
2"
0.5 to 4 mm
SAE 6-120 TPI
3-1/4"
1/2"
25"
7-3/8"

MIDAS 1220 XL
20"
.002"
N/A
.002"
.002"
.002"
.003" - .006"
N/A
MT4
1.03
1.17"
5"
1/8"
Bolt-On
3-Jaw Self Centering
1.03"
Six (160-1600 RPM)
0.0016"
12"
6-3/4"
19/32"
MT3
2"
0.5 to 4 mm
SAE 6-120 TPI
3-1/4"
1/2"
15"
7-3/8"

MILL/DRILL SPECIFICATIONS

Model
Column Diameter
Dial Calibration Drill-Coarse Feed
Dial Calibration Mill-Fine Feed
Dial Calibration Millhead Up/Dw Crank
Drawbars Size (included)
Drill Chuck Size
Drill Chuck Arbor
Feed Rate (X-Axis)
Feed Rate (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 Center to Column
Spindle to Table Distance (min.-max.)
Spindle Speeds
Spindle Taper
Tool Size Limit
X-Axis Travel
Y-Axis Travel
MIDAS 1220 LTD
3-1/8"
0.042"
0.042"
N/A
12mm, 3/8"
1/2"
MT3/JT33
NA
NA
360°
3-5/16"
2-3/4"
3-5/8"
8-3/4"
11"
12-1/8"
6-1/2"-13"
9 (315-2000 RPM)
MT3
1"
12-1/4"
8-1/2"
MIDAS 1230 LTD
3-1/8"
0.042"
0.042"
N/A
12mm, 3/8"
1/2"
MT3/JT33
NA
NA
360°
3-1/4"
2-3/4"
3-5/8"
8-3/4"
11"
12-1/8"
6-1/4"-13"
9 (315-2000 RPM)
MT3
1"
22-1/16"
8-1/2"
MIDAS 1220 XL
3-1/8"
0.042"
0.042"
N/A
12mm, 3/8"
1/2"
MT3/JT33
NA
NA
360°
3-1/4"
2-3/4"
3-5/8"
3-3/16"
5-1/2"
6-7/8"
6-1/4"-13"
12 (125-1600 RPM)
MT3
1"
6-5/8"
7-3/8"

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Financing Options

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Please note that the Yard Card financing is currently only available to US customers. Please call for more information on financing options available to Canadian customers.

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Machine/Model Comparisons

Who buys the MIDAS 3-in-1 machines from Smithy?

Home and garage shop machinists are still the most likely purchaser of a MIDAS machine; though there are thousands of units that are being used in a production setting. The MIDAS is not as automated and precise as the GRANITE line, but it is perfectly good and adequare for light duty applications. Buyers for GRANITE include schools, military, labs, and also home shop machinists.

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 capacityand higher efficiency and ease of use, compared to the traditional design.

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. No other bench top lathe on the market, at this price, has the level of quality committed to every step like these MIDAS lathes.

How long have you been selling these lathes?

Almost 30 years.

Are there machine tool sellers out there now that tool buyers should be aware of?

The biggest change in the market recently is the increase in Chinese sellers coming into the market. They tend to sell cheap and buy knock-off products that don't have the quality of the traditional sellers. It is easy to start a website and throw a bunch of machines on it at low prices to see what sells. These companies tend to have poor service support on products that are poor quality from the start.

Do I need to be a machinist to use this machine?

NO, many buyers of these machines don't have 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.

What sort of tolerance can I expect from these machines?

The MIDAS specification is one thousandth of an inch production tolerance. The "TIR" (totoal indicated run-out) should not exceed .002" on any spindle assumung that you have followed proper setup procedures and have not exceeded the physical capacities of the machine or surpasses 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 willl also fit into the pickup bed, along with the machine.

Are the dials in inch or metric?

Inch, the machine design and gearing is based on inch measurements. You can also cut metric threads with the 1220 LTD.

Does the Midas have a hole through the center of the spindle and what size is it?

Yes, all MIDAS machines have a 1.03" spindle bore through the center of the spindle for passing stock through.

What are the power requirements for the machine?

MIDAS machines run on 110 volt power and plug into a standard household outlet. The motor draws 11 amps. We recommend using a dedicated 15 AMP breaker.

How much space do I need to accomodate this machine?

A MIDAS normally takes up the space required to store a bicycle. When planning for your MIDAS installation, be sure to account for movement around the machine and opening the pulley door on the left end.

How easy is it to cut threads on the MIDAS machine?

Cutting threads is accomplished by following the pitch chart to manually change gear to match the desired thread pitch. The threading dial helps you stay on track while cutting threads. Cutting inch threads is straight forward. Cutting metric threads can be accomplished.

Midas 3-in-1 Lathe - Mill - Drill PRODUCT USES

Here are a few popular uses for the Midas 3-in-1 Lathe-Mill-Drill:
HOMEOWNERS:
Fix ANYTHING around your home, yard. garage including cars, appliances, toys, plumbing, more.

Ron put obsolete windows in working order. I made the small plastic parts I needed to repair my vintage aluminum windows with my Smithy. Ronald B., Kettering, OH

GUNSMITHS
Machine nearly everything on a rifle, shotgun, pistol, or revolver with a Smithy. Mill sights, jewel a rifle bolt, taper and chamber a barrel, more.

Bob wants only the best. I require the best equipment to make the best guns. The Smithy does that for me. Bob M., Butte, MT

MODEL MAKERS
Build motor mounts, drivetrain parts, custom wheels, and deck fittings. Go all out and replace plastic parts with metal.

James Finds building trains easy & fun. I build model trains. I use my Midas 1220 to work on axles and that sort of thing. It's easy and fun to use. James F., Denver, CO

WOODWORKERS
The Smithy works , too. Turn round or square wooden workpieces with less chatter and vibration than light, ordinary wood lathes.

Jim made 28 bowls on his Smithy. I am very satisfied and recommend the Smithy to anyone. I've made 28 bowls of various sizes and materials: walnut, pecan, cherry, ash, oak, more. Jim D., Owasso, OK

RACERS
Make or repair parts for racing cars, motorcycles, boats, and more. Ask the winner at your next race: he probably owns a Smithy!

Custom Parts made easy on the Midas There's a lot of special studs, shoulder bolts, custom axles, spacers and whatever that are not likely to be in stock if they exist at all. I can whip one out on the lathe in an hour . Michael C., Covert, MI

AUTO RESTORERS
Can't find original replacement parts? Restore like a pro by modifying existing parts or making new ones from scratch with a Smithy.

Mike makes things you just can't buy over the counter. I've installed a motor and am making all the custom chrome goodies, things you can't buy over the counter. Mike W., Westminster, CO

More Uses
Of course, possible uses for a Midas machine are not limited to these eight applications. What would you do with a Midas machine in your shop?
Give us a call, we are interested in your ideas!

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YOU GET THIS
With a Midas Machine

  • Compact Footprint with Large Capacity
  • Adjustable Height 12 Speed Mill Head
  • Versatile Bench Top Machine Shop at Bargain Price
  • Best Warranty – Two Full Years
  • Full Smithy Service Support
  • FREE Quick-Start Tool Pack – worth up to $935
Midas 1230 LTD
Machine
Retail $$3,199.00 Sale $2439.00
Low as$53.51/mo
Quantity
Midas 1220 LTD
Machine
Retail $$2,844.00 Sale $2219.00
Low as$47.88/mo
Quantity
Midas 1220 XL
Machine
Retail $$2,139.00 Sale $1899.00
Low as$39.42/mo
Quantity

 

83-900 Protective Machine Cover
$56
Table Stand 80-1230 for Midas 1230 LTD
$300
Table Stand 80-1220 for Midas 1220 LTD or Midas 1220 XL
$300
MT3 to MT3 Extension Socket
$35.99
TiN-Coated Indexable Insert (for 44-020 and 47-515)
$12.28
4" Superlock Vise With Swivel Base
$170.99
MT3 Live Center
$41.79
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FREE MIDAS
Quick-Start Tool Pack
Worth $935
  • Wrench Set
  • Drill Chucks & Arbors (Mill Head & Tailstock)
  • Dead Centers (MT3 & MT4)
  • 5” 3-Jaw Chuck with Key
  • Compound Angle Toolpost
  • Safety Equipment
  • Oil Can
  • Operator's Manual
  • Carbide Bits
  • End Mills (1/4”, 3/8”, 1/2” with 3/8” Shanks)
  • End Mill Adapter (3/8”)
  • 90-Degree Angle Vise
  • T-Slots Nuts (7/16”)
  • Drawbar Kit (12 mm)
  • Drawbar Kit (3/8”)
  • Change Gears Set
  • V-Belt Kit
  • TRAINING DVD

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