HiTorque Bench Mill 

HiTorque Bench Mill
  • 750 watt (1 hp) brushless motor/gearless spindle
  • Clear and precise spindle controls
  • Large X-Y table 23.4" x 5.5"
  • True quill and drill press-style handles
  • Tapping mode for reversing taps out
Part Number: 6500
Weight: 262 lb

Price: $2,099.00

In stock
The HiTorque Bench Mill 6500 and its deluxe complement, the model 6550, are the middleweights in our mill lineup. A significant step up in size, rigidity, and power compared to a mini mill, they are approximately 100 lbs. lighter than the large bench mills. Weighing in at 207/245 lbs., these mills can be placed on a bench with the help of some friends and their base dimensions of 9.1" x 16.1" will fit on most benches.

The model 6500 bench top mill provides a larger table, more travel, more horsepower, and more rigidity than other brand mills in its size class.

A 750 Watt (1 hp) brushless DC motor provides abundant spindle power and tremendous low-end torque. The drive allows for spindle speeds from 100 to 2500 RPM continuously in both forward and reverse. A belt drive from motor to spindle eliminates any failure from gears breaking. NSK quality spindle bearings ensure years of quiet operation.

The combination of a large table (23.4" x 5.5") and extensive travel along X, Y, Z-axis (15.7", 7.5", 11.4") provides a large work envelope. Precision ground ways ensure smooth and accurate movement. Adjustable gibs are on all dovetail ways. A fine feed knob on the Z-axis provides for precise control.

The mill has an R8 spindle for wide tool availability. A true quill and drill press-style handles make for easy drilling. Tapping-mode is another standard feature with a button on the end of each handle allowing you to reverse the spindle to make tapping easy.

A digital spindle speed display and a separate digital depth gauge for the quill which reads in inches and mm. You can automatically resume running at the last-used spindle speed. Spindle fine feed and position lock are also standard.

Large handwheels on the X and Y axes and 10 TPI lead screws (accurate to 0.001") provide accurate readings. Ball thrust bearings on feed screws ensure smooth movement.

At, we stand behind every machine we sell! If it’s not right, we’ll make it right and we have the in-house technicians and replacement parts in our U.S. warehouse to back it up.

This mill is a version of the SIEG SX2.7 built to specifications.

*NOTE* We ship machines only to the US and Canada.

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You can compare the specifications for our mills.

Frank Hoose from has a multi-part review of the earliest version of this mill.

Here are the user's guides for our machines.

  • 750 Watt (1 hp) brushless DC spindle drive
  • R8 Spindle for wide tool availability
  • Japanese quality bearings (NSK or equivalent)
  • No gears in spindle drive
  • 0.001" Graduated dials, 0.100" per turn
  • Digital position readout on the quill reads in inches and mm
  • Large X-Y table 23.4" x 5.5"
  • Tapping mode for reversing taps out
  • Solid rectangular column for rigidity
  • Dovetail column maintains head alignment at any height
  • E-stop safety power switch
  • Forward and Reverse modes on the power panel
  • Spindle speed display
  • Spindle fine feed and position lock
  • Fine feed on Z-axis for precise control
  • Adjustable gibs on all dovetail ways
  • Includes R8 to 33JT drill chuck arbor and drill chuck
End Milling Capacity 0.6" (16 mm)
Face Milling Capacity 2.0" (50 mm)
Drilling Capacity 0.8" (20 mm)
Table Size 23.4" x 5.5" (595 mm x 140 mm)
T-Slots 3 slots 0.47" (12.0 mm) wide
X-Axis Travel 15.7" (400 mm)
Y-Axis Travel 6.3" (160 mm)
Z-Axis Travel 12.4" (315 mm)
Throat 7.5" (190 mm)
X- and Y-Axis Feed Screws 0.100" (2.54 mm) per rotation
Quill Travel 2.8" (71 mm)
Maximum Spindle to Table 12.2" (310 mm)
Positioning Accuracy 0.0004" (0.010 mm)
Spindle Taper R8
Spindle Motor 1.01 hp (750 Watts)
Spindle Speed 100 - 2000 RPM
Power Requirements 120 V 60 Hz 10 Amps
Machine Weight 207 lbs (94 kg)
Base Dimensions (W x D) 9.1" x 16.1" (230 mm x 410 mm)
Mounting Holes Center to Center (W x D) 8.27" x 12.01" (210.0 mm x 305.0 mm)
Overall Dimensions (W x D x H) 28.9" x 25.0" x 28.5" (735 mm x 635 mm x 725 mm)
Crated Weight 262 lbs (119 kg)
Crate Dimensions (W x D x H) 32.0" x 28.0" x 35.5" (813 mm x 711 mm x 902 mm)
HiTorque Bench Mill - Front View Front View
HiTorque Bench Mill - Side View Side View
HiTorque Bench Mill - Side View Side View
HiTorque Bench Mill - Digital Height Gauge and Spindle Digital Height Gauge, Spindle, and Fine Feed Control
HiTorque Bench Mill - Control Panel Control Panel
HiTorque Bench Mill - X-Axis Hand Wheel X-Axis Hand Wheel
HiTorque Bench Mill - Y-Axis Hand Wheel Y-Axis and Wheel
HiTorque Bench Mill - Z-Axis Hand Wheel Z-Axis Hand Wheel
HiTorque Bench Mill - Digital Height Gauge Digital Height Gauge


The HiTorque Bench Mill comes with the following:

  • Bench Mill Users Guide
  • One 1/2" drill chuck and R8 arbor
  • Two T-slot nuts
  • Three end wrenches
  • Five hex (Allen) wrenches
  • One spanner wrench
  • Oil can (plastic)


This product works with these products:

These machines ship by freight truck because they are simply too heavy and bulky for UPS Parcel Service. If your location will be difficult for larger truck/Semi-trailer, please let us know.

We normally ship truck orders a day or two after we receive the order. For local orders transportation usually takes no more than a day or two. For orders going across county or over water the transportation time can be up to a week or longer.

We add the following shipping cost to your order total:

We ship machines only to the US and Canada.


Freight Terminal (pick-up)

  • Within 50 miles / 1 hour of travel
  • Note: Not all terminals allow pickup
$99 $179

Commercial Address (inc. Limited Access Sites)

  • Set hours / No delivery appointment
  • Includes limited access (e.g. Schools, Military, Gov. Bldgs)
  • DOES NOT include liftgage service**
$99 $199

**Liftgate: Add liftgate if forklift or loading dock is not available onsite.

  + $50

Residential Address

  • Includes delivery appointment and liftgage
  • for ALL Residential businesses or limited access facilities (e.g. schools) requiring appointment or liftgage
$99 $249


*Local refers to the parts of Southern California served by Hollywood Delivery Service.

**Liftgate service is included in local delivery and residential delivery. A loading dock or forklift is assumed in commercial deliveries. If these are not available, please add this extra service.


Additional Notes

  • Contact and delivery. Ensure you choose the correct type of delivery, have a dedicated contact person/number, and are ready on day of delivery. Freight companies charge an additional fee if delivery exceeds 30 minutes.
  • Only one shipping charge for entire pallet (up to 700 pounds total). The shipping charges shown above cover the cost of shipping the machine and anything else that you purchase with it, including a second machine, stand, tooling, and accessories.
  • A "commercial address" has a sign with company name, a public entrance and posted hours of operation. If you are running a business at your residence without a public entrance and posted company name and hours of operation it is considered a residence and a not commercial address.
  • A "limited access" designation is required for "Secured Locations" (schools, colleges, universities, university hospitals, military bases, government facilities, etc). Please provide accurate details on delivery in special instructions.
  • "Terminal Pickup" allows for pickup at local terminal. If there is not a terminal within 50 miles (or 1 hour), we will confirm with you that you still want Terminal Pickup. Terminals tend to be near highways (usually miltiple intersecting) and industrial centers. Only certain terminals allow pick-up.
  • "Residential delivery" does not include moving machine into home/garage/workshop or any setup. Delivery is to start of driveway on the street that the delivery truck can access. (See inside delivery below.)


For delivery to Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico

We will check with several trucking companies to get the best price and then call for your approval before we ship.


Canadian Shipments

Truck Freight shipping to Canada involves 3 distinct charges in addition to the product costs. (All amounts are in US Dollars, see the current mid-market exchange rate.)

  1. Canadian Provincial Taxes (GST, PST, HST) depending on which province the shipment is going to. This will be 5% - 15% added to total sales amount depending on province (Canadian Sales Tax).
  2. Hemisphere Customs Brokerage which handles all customs clearance requirements. This is a flat fee of $108 on any shipment.
  3. Truck Freight from Southern California to destination in Canada. This is generally $300-$500 for residential liftgate delivery and appointment for single machine + tooling orders. Delivery to a terminal for pick-up or a commercial location with loading capabilities can reduce this cost substantially.



To get a quotation that includes the shipping costs, add the products you want to the shopping cart and continue the checkout process until you reach the Payment page. On the Payment page, select the Quotation option. We will add the shipping costs and return a complete quotation to you within one business day.


Inside Delivery

For many years we have offered INSIDE DELIVERY for an added charge (as set by freight carriers). Unfortunately, most carriers have stopped this practice for liability, cost, or other reasons and we can no longer reliably offer it. If you really need Inside Delivery, please give us a call and we can try to help with your specific situation. Our recommendation however has always been to call some friends or find someone local. Saves some money and lets you meet the neighbors.... 

Alternatively, companies like Navis Pack & Ship ( or similar may be able to help you pack up a machine, or move it into your home/shop.