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