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Often I see questions ask about such topics as tooling insert shapes and size, what drill bit to use, hole coordinates, keyway sizes, just to name a few. And yes, the Machinery Hand Book has all info you should need, but the Engineers Black Book puts most of the info you will need in your hand at a glance, in a spiral bound smudge resistant, handy size book that lays flat and is a joy to use. The Engineers Black Book is a book I believe any home hobbyist should not be without. No need to dig through page after page of small print on easily torn and smudged pages.
 

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That one is on my list, I find the regular machinery book(sorry the actual name escapes me right now) to be too much information.:+1:
 

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ENCO has this for 27.77 - 20% = free shipping =22.21
The drill gauge is included with the book and is made of metal
( Make sure you get the correct book )

After purchasing this book go to their web site.

Do a review and enter the code in the back of the book and they will send you a free 002.JPG wall chart:encourage:
 

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Looks like a lot of good information, thanks for sharing!
 

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On the website for the publisher they are $24.99 with $5.99 shipping. The only ENCO code I have is for 15% on orders over $99.
 

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I have a pocket version that is similar that I've had forever. Not sure if it has the insert info, but pretty much everything I need to find out seems to be there. I'd post a pic of it, but I'm a few thousand miles away until spring. Looks like a great resource to have at hand. Mike
 

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In this part of the world we think and use everithing in metric sistem. Most of the tables in American books is useless. It is the case with this book?
Tryed a download to check if it is real good to me before buy but cant find one.
 

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At the bottom of the page on the web site

The Engineers Black Book is currently available in either the 2nd Edition(Metric) or USA Edition(Imperial). In stores,the USA Edition is only available in North America and the 2nd Edition is available only throughout the rest of the world.


And yes the American edition has metric conversions in it.:encourage:

Email them and request a distributor in South America.
Hope this helps our metric friends:encourage:
 

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This is fantastic,I been looking at the other book but its just price out of my budget since I have to get the one with larger print.
But,tomh said to "get the right book"are there others that look the same but not?Went shopping over on the auction site found some for 28.00 ship but the ads says USA edition but also says import.Guessing all books not the same,is there a larger version----kroll
 
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Kroll
There is 3 books I know of.

#1 Engineers black book
#2 Engineers fastener book
#3 Engineers electrical book

The one you want is Enco number 308-0511
If you are not in a hurry wait till enco has the 20% + FS .
 

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I have always used the Machinery's Handbook or the MH Pocket Companion, but have always been hampered by the fact that the pages are so easily damaged. I think that the Black Book might be the way to go for a handy reference right by my machines. The good old MH can stay on the bookshelf next to the computer where it often comes in handy and its pages will not be damaged or soiled so easily. Now I just have to wait for a coupon code that I can make use of.
 
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Kroll

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Thanks guy,I do get coupon codes from Enco so I think I will take tomh advice and just wait.Now that I know about that book and it sure fits what I been looking for.Wish they made a larger version.I do want to get the book that Terry talking about one day.Thank you tomh for starting this post---kroll
 
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An old thread, but not worth creating my own thread.

I purchased the book this week. I agree with earlier posts, a very useful collection of information. Nice coating on the pages. My book was not made well, the holes for the binding were not cleanly punched, many stuck together. I had to spend a lot of time carefully getting the pages separated so they did not tear.

I do not yet have a Machinerys Handbook, but the Engineers Black Book looks to contain most of the information I need to look up. The section on carbide inserts is very comprehensive.
 

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If you purchase it from their website I bet they replace it.I did contact them asking for a book with larger print they told me next yr(which was last yr) but haven't seen it yet.
 

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Thanks for bumping this up. Looks very handy, so I just ordered one that my wife or one of the kids can give me for Christmas.
 
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