Duluth Trading Reviews

ENCO REVIEWS

Amazon Reviews

MSC Reviews

2nd edition

April 29, 2017 By: Mat (Swan hill, Australia)

Comments
Awesome easy to use reference for many aplications

Pros
Sturdy book, great fit for the toolbox or pocket

Cons
Slightly expensive in a "digital world"........I would buy it as an app in a heart beat
 

Must have book !

April 27, 2017 By: Joseph Pace (Malverne, United States)

Comments
This is my "go to" book! Excellent quality, easy to find the information you are looking for.

Pros
Sturdy, easy to read, lots of information packed into a nicely sized book.

Cons
I was disappointed that there was no woodruff key information, I had to go to my Machinery's Handbook.
 

Very handy tool

April 25, 2017 By: M. Dunn (sisters creek, Australia)

Comments
This book replaces a lot of loose formula sheets that float around the workshop and get lost.

Pros
Easy to read, pocket size, tons of great info


 

No Probs

April 24, 2017 By: Wayne, Hobbiest (Moree, Australia)

Comments
It's great I have pretty much put my A4 size reference folders to rest.

Pros
All inclusive, good job !

Cons
Can't think of any as I have gone through the whole book and it's all great !
 

Engineers Black Book 2nd edition

April 20, 2017 By: Paul Rohan, Rohan Mechanical (Bundaberg, Australia)

Comments
Awesome source of information.

Pros
Easy to read. So much info. Comes as, also with a tool.

 

A gem, replacing cobbled together spreadsheet

April 18, 2017 By: Andrew Entwistle, Trinity High (Manchester, United Kingdom)

Comments
A digest of all the regularly used bits of Machinery's Handbook in a much easier to handle format.

Pros
Clear printing, spiral binding easy to leave open.

Cons
None to date.
 

Blackbook Review

April 18, 2017 By: Dylan (Regina , Canada)

Comments
Good product

Pros
Insanely helpful, book is small but loaded with useful information. Use this multiple times weekly and it was worth the money. Useful drill point gage inclided as well. Small and fits right in your pocket.

Cons
Books backing and cover are somewhat flimsy and fall off the coils
 

AMAZING!

April 13, 2017 By: Raj (Southlake, United States)

Comments
This little book replaces so many spreadsheets and notes it is not even funny. All the charts, tables, calculation tables i have collected and created over the years - gone. Don't need them anymore. Can't believe it took me so long to find this.

Pros
Every single page from 1 - 172 is a pro!

Cons
None!
 

Amazing

April 13, 2017 By: Luke A (Regina, Canada)

Comments
Super good for machining

Pros
Colored and compact. I love useing this book so much!

Cons
None
 

Nice little book

April 13, 2017 By: Luke (Regina Sk, Canada)

Comments
Super great for machining

Pros
Small and compact

Cons
None
 

GREAT REFERENCE GUIDE

April 10, 2017 By: RTSUNODA (Rocky River, United States)

Comments
Great review and reference guide, almost everything you need in 1 place. should be a college req'd support material,

 

Perfect refrence

April 10, 2017 By: Rtsunoda (Lakewood , United States)

Comments
Perfect refrence guide for design and manufacturing

 

Engineers Black Book

April 6, 2017 By: Fraser (Adelaide , Australia)

Comments
Great book, can't stop looking through it! Getting the Fastners Black Book can't wait!!

Pros
Really good information on Tip tools

 

All the information in one small and portable palace

April 4, 2017 By: Karla Olivar, B2B Suministros (Mexico City, Mexico)

Comments
I am very grateful because several technical information ( wich is hard to find when you are not an engineer) relevant for my work are together in one portable and organizaed book.

Pros
Lots of information on Burrs, grinding wheels & tungsten carbide grades.Love the ilustrations detail.

 

mr

April 3, 2017 By: ilhan ozkan (SYDNEY, Australia)

Comments
Absolutely amazing wealth of useful engineering information

Pros
precise and to the point

 

Black Book Review

March 29, 2017 By: Brendan (Wallan, Australia)

Comments
Fantastic book, few people i know have them and use them alot in the shop, i will be getting the other books in the series!

 

nice

March 24, 2017 By: jeremy (mora, United States)

Comments
handy book

 

Best book i ever bought

March 19, 2017 By: Jon A (Indianapolis, United States)

Comments
I get this book out everytime i make a part. The Formulas and drill charts are really handy!

 

Mr

March 16, 2017 By: Tristan (Melbourne , Australia)

Comments
Good source of info for an apprentice

Pros
Easy to read

Cons
Nothing
 

Great book

March 16, 2017 By: Joel S (Moose Jaw , Canada)

Comments
Awesome

Pros
Love it easy to read and understand

 

Book is great

March 16, 2017 By: Derek H (Pilot butte, Canada)

Comments
Great book to have

Pros
Such a good book so much info

 

ENGINEER'S BLACK BOOK

March 15, 2017 By: Gordon, Arland Tool & Mfg. (Sturbridge, United States)

Comments
GREAT BOOK, GOOD AMOUNT OF INFORMATION, SIZED JUST RIGHT TO KEEP ANYWHERES

 

Mr

March 14, 2017 By: Kevin Wray (Winkleigh, United Kingdom)

Comments
Brilliant little book, so much information.

Pros
Perfect size, very good quality.

Cons
None
 

Engineers black book

March 14, 2017 By: APELBAUM, MPI (Dortmund, Germany)

Comments
The perfect book .

Pros
easy to carry and use through the work day .very helpful and informative

Cons
none what so ever
 

Excellent

March 13, 2017 By: Lee Reynolds (Rawtenstall , United Kingdom)

Comments
Excellent compact reference

Pros
Lots of useful information

Cons
Perhaps a more comprehensive index
 

Engineers Black Book

March 10, 2017 By: Bob Crowder, Beginning Machinist (Newton Falls, United States)

Comments
I purchased this book for the specs on carbide inserts and for all the charts. Am amazed at all the other information I now have at my fingertips. Well worth the small price.

Pros
Compact, easy to use, full of useful information, wipe clean pages, wide variety of engineering/shop info.

Cons
Didn't buy it sooner!
 

Engineers Black Book

March 10, 2017 By: Jeff Walters (Hutchinson, United States)

Comments
Excellent reference source

Pros
Coated pages

 

Quick and Easy

March 9, 2017 By: Jon (Quitman, United States)

Comments
The Engineers Black Book is so much quicker and easier to use than the Machinists Handbook. Info that used to take several minutes thumbing through the handbook, now takes several seconds using the EBB. Love the lay flat design and the coated pages.

Pros
Lay flat design, coated pages, logical layout

Cons
None
 

perfect for beginners

March 3, 2017 By: perfect for beginners, LCM (Bedford, United Kingdom)

Comments
Just a great book that's helped me no end

Pros
its so compact and well designed for ease of use

Cons
n/a
 

Perfect

March 1, 2017 By: David (Kilkenny, Ireland)

Comments
Having just got my copy, I know it will be of great assistance in my shop.
Beautifully produce book

Pros
Everything

Cons
None, 🤔
 

Perfect for a Beginner machinist

March 1, 2017 By: Pierre Fazzini (Borgo, France)

Comments
I really enjoy the book, it is a really good companion for the young machinist who needs a trusty reference

Pros
Love the paper quality, the USA edition has both metric and imperial measurements (very handy)... The drill gage seems fine quality

Cons
Really nothing bad... I'd like a segment on measuring techniques but that could be en entire book so...
 

Engineers Black Book

March 1, 2017 By: Jeremiah, Iso Tech Engineering (Jackeys Marsh, Australia)

Comments
Excellent reference in designing and drafting

Pros
Easy to store and handle

 

Mr

February 28, 2017 By: Michael Owen, Lion Industries - Design & Construction (Lavington , Australia)

Comments
Don't bother going into the machine shop without it. If you have a spanner in one hand, then you better have this in the other.

Pros
It is a pocket sized engineering encyclopaedia! My day ALWAYS starts the same...safety glasses, ear plugs, BLACK BOOK...or my day doesn't start!

Cons
It has only been around for 15 years...
 

Best thing since sliced bread

February 27, 2017 By: Alan, A.M.S. (Chester, United Kingdom)

Comments
Brilliant easy to read information

Pros
coated pages - oil easy to wipe off. Handy size for use in the workshop

Cons
non that I have found yet.
 

Great reference book!

February 26, 2017 By: Phillip Wilkerson, Valkyrie Aerospace (Bowling Green, United States)

Comments
This is an excellent reference for IPS standards and sizes, and the drill point guide is quite useful.

 

$300 worth of textbooks in your pocket

February 26, 2017 By: Andy (Tallahassee, United States)

Comments
Next to the Machinist's Handbook (aka the Bible), this is probably what you really need to get if you'd like a quick reference that covers almost everything you're likely to come across on a standard day in the design/production/job shop. It's now a mandatory text for my town's machining college.

Pros
Everything.

Cons
Nothing.
 

Great Design Reference in a Small Space

February 24, 2017 By: Terry (Eagle Rock, United States)

Comments
Lots of good reference material that doesn't take much bench or desk space.

Pros
Plastic coated pages feel like they won't pull out easily.

Cons
None found yet.
 

Useful book

February 21, 2017 By: Colin Hughes, n/a (Winchester, United Kingdom)

Comments
It appears to be durable, contains concise information.

Pros
Easily pocketable.

 

Brilliant

February 20, 2017 By: Malcolm, Rotech engineering (Aberdeen, United Kingdom)

Comments
Brilliant book, very handy to have as there is so much information in it.

Pros
Grease proof pages

Cons
Binding gets flimsy and squashed over time
 

My permanent sidekick

February 19, 2017 By: Al Riddoch (Brighton, United Kingdom)

Comments
I can't overstate how important this book has become to me. I refer to it frequently whenever I'm in the workshop, and easy access to so much information helps me work faster and more accurately.

Pros
Huge amounts of useful data, organised in easy to find structure.
Resistance to workshop conditions, meaning I'm never afraid to keep it close at hand.

 

Awsome Shop Book

February 19, 2017 By: George G., Mechanical Eng. Student Machine Shops, Cal Poly SLO (San luis Obispo, United States)

Comments
Great Book. It contains a lot information on the types of tools and basic suggestions for uses and what you can do with it. Great information for threads, which can be a pain in the put to look for. Carbide inserts or well organized.

Pros
Durable, compact booklet. I will be carring it everywhere I go.

Cons
I believe for acme threads the depth of the threads is 1/2*TPI +.01. So far that is the only thing I have a question on. But it could be defined differently than I am accustomed to.
 

LOVE IT!

February 15, 2017 By: Derrick, Watkins (Colville , United States)

Comments
Excellent for Quick Reference that saves Time and increases Accuracy of work! It is:.. simple, small, contains the essentials and common information. It's intuitive, organized well, made of smudge proof pages, durable, has colorful clear charts, etc...

Pros
Very useful and quality guide that's well worth the price!

Cons
NOT a Con, but the only improvement I would consider making is to color code the outside edges of the pages so you can flip through quickly to find specific main/major multi-page sections distinguished by colored "tabs".
 

Engineers black book

February 15, 2017 By: keaton batt, nz engineering (FOXTON, New Zealand)

Comments
Great book

 

What a great little book

February 15, 2017 By: R Robson (Perth, United Kingdom)

Comments
What an amazing and comprehensive book. There is so much packed into a handy pocket book

Pros
Spiral bound

Cons
Marks easily
 

Handy book for workshop

February 15, 2017 By: Terry (Adelaide, Australia)

Comments
I should of purchased this book much sooner

Pros
Too many to list

Cons
None that i could see for the kind of jobs i under take.
 

Cracking little book

February 12, 2017 By: Andrew (Rothwell, United Kingdom)

Comments
Very convenient little book. Good size, Handy bound pages!

Pros
A cracking book for sitting on my desk at work! Doesn't take up much space and is packed with good information.

Cons
Would have liked to have seen some general information on bearings and weld symbols.
 

General Review and Coment

February 11, 2017 By: Thomas, 8355118 Canada Inc (Navan, Canada)

Comments
Great addition for the workshop and design office. Handy for Sequence of Operations work, tool selection and general reference at both production and design time.

Pros
Contained unexpected content! - even detailed thread forms from days gone by and matching tap drill sizing charts. :)

Cons
Missing suggested Ream drill size for various material, One aspect that I still need to reference elsewhere. :(

May benefit from more extensive index.
 

Essential tooling for the workshop

February 11, 2017 By: Chris Craven (Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom)

Comments
Super useful

Pros
Practically all you need for day to day use in a lie flat oil resistant little gem. Combines a host of essential information from many sources in to one compact book

Cons
Could do with some more collet info, not just ER
 

Fantastic

February 9, 2017 By: Patrick Bugeja, Gozo Aqua Sports (Marsalforn, Malta)

Comments
Great very useful & easy to use. Oh I wish I had had this book 30 years ago!

Cons
None noted
 

Engineers black book

February 8, 2017 By: Gary leach (Oxford, United Kingdom)

Comments
What a fantastic book I've used other reference books in the past but this has to be the best

Pros
It lays flat on the page you are using
Easy to find what's you are looking for


Cons
My book was poorly packaged by my supplier msc and was packed with some abrasive wheels which have damaged the front cover not your fault but the cover could do with being a little tougher
 

Smashing little Star

February 8, 2017 By: Jan Seidel (Gunzenhausen, Germany)

Comments
I was very excited as I had this book in my hands. It is actually overwhelm my expectations.
This book is not only good for looking up values it also has an entertaining aspect.
I have currently no use for it in the workshop as I still am setting the workshop up but just reading it was very interesting. Learned a lot of new stuff.
The design and choice of materials is perfect.

I really love this book and will probably also purchase some of the others.

Pros
Binding - no annoying dirty tricks to keep the book open when working and looking up at the same time.
Paper - laminated. I really had to take several looks at it before realizing that it is laminated. Feel like plain paper. Repells grease and dirty and maybe even better: it is tear proof.
Content - very much different stuff and very detailed. I LOVE it!
Detailed content. e.g. Part numbers, DIN ISO and other norms listed.
Formulae - stuff I haven't seen or used for ages but also tables.
Drill point sharpening gauge - probably the most useful you could put along with this book.
Really compact. In size and content. Absolutely convenient and useful.
Very nicely illustrated.

Cons
- The pouch where the gauge is stored was already defective upon receipt but I could until now not make up a better solution.
- Rather small letter size. I have to take of my glasses to read it. May be my personal problem, have to check my eyes :) The letter size was chosen in favour to the book size to keep it tiny so I am fine with it.
- At least for Europe. The list of distributors is totally out dated. Actually is only a company in the UK distributing the book and they do it in the rip-off style. Taking more than 3 times (!!!) higher price plus shipment. So it would cost more than 80$.
So I decided to wait 1,5 month and ordered it in the states.
 

Small but great

February 6, 2017 By: Douglas Jalovicar (Dundalk, Ireland)

Comments
Small but great.

Pros
Very complete

Cons
I don't like the binding.
 

Mr

February 4, 2017 By: Michael Machin (Peterborough , United Kingdom)

Comments
Really handy little book.

Pros
99% relevant information for day to day tasks is there in your pocket. Highly recommended.

 

Packed With Useful Info

February 2, 2017 By: Riehl Steel (Lewisburg , United States)

Comments
Packed with great pictures and detailed yet brief instructions.

Pros
Tough, Small, Greaseproof

 

hobbyist

January 30, 2017 By: Michael Nolletti (Dunedin, United States)

Comments
Very useful book. Originally purchased for the carbide insert into but much more useful info.

 

Very handy

January 26, 2017 By: Tony Crowe, Crowe (Bedford, United Kingdom)

Comments
Very handy easy to read lots of useful information.

Pros
Loads on handy information. Great quality printed and touch.

Cons
I should have purchased two, One to keep clean in the house and one for the workshop.
 

Black Book

January 26, 2017 By: Colin Morris (Beaworthy, United Kingdom)

Comments
Excellent reference book

Pros
Very easy to understand

Cons
None
 

Engineers Black Book

January 25, 2017 By: Anthony Foxcroft (Logan City, Australia)

Comments
Excellent reference in a small, useable format.

Pros
More useful information at your fingertips than constantly going online.

Cons
Minor. For an old feller the writing gets a tad small on some. But nothing wearing my readers can't fix.
 

Mr

January 18, 2017 By: Zane, ssmd (Gauteng , South Africa)

Comments
Good investment

Pros
Easy to use

Cons
Mainly contains machining information.
 

Very nice, very informative

January 13, 2017 By: Scott Gilleland (Georgetown, KY, United States)

Comments
Very well laid out, easy to read, great topics. Great contrast to Machinery's Handbook which is hard to use and difficult to find info. I think this will get a lot of use. I've had it a day and already used it. I can find info in it quicker than the internet most of the time.

Pros
Good selection of information, relevant to most users. Great layout and I love the use of colors to highlight information and make it easier to read, especially for those of us that are getting older.

Cons
There will always be information that is not in it, due to it's scope.
 

Engineers Black Book

January 11, 2017 By: JP (Palmerston North, New Zealand)

Comments
Great book lots of info. perfect for my workshop

Pros
very well presented layout and design

 

Engineers Black book

January 11, 2017 By: Jeff (Palmerston North, New Zealand)

Comments
Love the book, very well made - packed with great information. A perfect addition for our workshop.

Pros
The books small size makes it great to take anywhere. The information is very clean and easy to read. The book has been organized well with the information easy to find. Great book for any workshop! - love it

Cons
none
 

Fantastic Book

January 10, 2017 By: Joshua King (Bayswater, Australia)

Comments
Very useful book. Used daily in mechanical design work.

Pros
Good size, lay-flat design, lots of info.

Cons
Lacking circlip standards but that may be a bit too much of a specialty topic.
 

Mr

January 3, 2017 By: Graham Hooker (Fern tree Gully, Australia)

Comments
Great information

Pros
Nicely laid out and easy to use

Cons
Just one vital piece of information missing surface cutting speeds for various materials using different tools ie mills lathe hss carbide inserts etc you have the conversion table great but which cutting speed to choose for a particular diameter?
 

Black Book

January 2, 2017 By: Ian Taylor, Digitron Technology (Peterborough , United Kingdom)

Comments
The easiest to use, accurate engineering reference available at a sensible price.

Pros
Cleanable, ideal for use on the bench.

Cons
Not a single problem with this, does exactly what it's designed too!
 

Best Book for Quick and Easy Reference

December 31, 2016 By: Kyle K Ford (Marietta, United States)

Comments
No book is better for everyday quick references on the job. This is the go too. Fits easily in the back pocket of my jeans.

Pros
- Fits in my pocket
- Easy to read
- Durable

 

Handy Book

December 30, 2016 By: Matthew Hale (Manhattan, United States)

Comments
Very handy reference guide

Pros
lots of pictures/diagrams. durable construction. well organized. easy to pick out information

Cons
limited field of information. mostly applicable to a machine shop
 

Best Book for the workshop

December 29, 2016 By: Colin O'Mullane (Richardson, Australia)

Comments
This is literally the best book I've got for the workshop.
Got it for Christmas and I've used it numerous times already.
The information is invaluable and the production of the book is great!

Pros
The book is built to last
Handy size
So much information!

 

Fantasic book. A must have for gearhead folks!

December 29, 2016 By: Alessio Trecci, 3C Custom Chronic Chaos (Rosia, Italy)

Comments
This is a must have for every gearhead out there. is full of information, nothing is missing and portable anywhere, thanks to pocket size. Pages are waterproof or "oilproof". Wire-o binding system has its advantages and disadvantages, transportation may bend and break, the reading is exceptional, given that the book will fold in on itself.

Pros
Full of info, charts, tips and image. Waterproof and "oilproof" pages. Pocket size. Inch and metric system.

Cons
---> There is no translated version in Italian <--- Wire-o binding system can be improved.
 

Engineers Black Book

December 26, 2016 By: AJ Higgins (Yerrinbool, Australia)

Comments
Every thing I need to know.

Pros
Heaps

Cons
Zip
 

Exellent book

December 26, 2016 By: Steve Jantke (Tepko, Australia)

Comments
A must for every hobbyist or anyone with an interest in machining or has a workshop.

Pros
Well laid out, book stays open to which ever page you want

Cons
Bit small for those of us with deteriorating eyesight, but bigger size would increase the cost tho.
 

Awesome resource!!!

December 26, 2016 By: Colin O'Mullane (Canberra, Australia)

Comments
Amazing resource. Just got this for christmas and I'm using information in it already.
No idea how I worked in the shed without it.

Pros
Size and layout

 

Good book

December 22, 2016 By: Steve sultana (Maraylya, Australia)

Comments
Great book, easy to understand

 

Great book

December 19, 2016 By: Jeremie Canja, Fanuc America (Rochester hills, United States)

Comments
This is an excellent reference book for working in a shop. I am a hobby machinists and find myself going to this book more and more as I learn new things about the trade.

Pros
Most of the stuff you need to know in the shop

Cons
None
 

Excellent resource!

December 17, 2016 By: Jim Flinchbaugh (Kalispell, United States)

Comments
The most often used information distilled down for the Machinery's Handbook, in one small, easy to use, lay flat package.

Pros
Affordable considering whats inside this little gem, easy to find the information, made with nice quality materials. Lays flat so the pages don't flip on you while using the info you just found.

Cons
Small print size for older, well used, machinist eyes
 

Black book review

December 8, 2016 By: Anthony Lindholm, Mrael (Nanango, Australia)

Comments
As an aspiring Fitter and Turner, it was a fantastic handy book to refer too for all my general tapping and thread cutting and various other projects/jobs

Pros
Easy to read, clearly set out, great diagrams

Cons
I wish to purchase some others of the black book series
 

question

December 4, 2016 By: ch kik, private (utrecht, Netherlands)

Comments
question

Pros
GREAT BOOK. Love it. For starters and beginners. Has many answers to my questions. Can read/look-up for hours in spare time. Very nice pocket size.

Cons
could the same book be available (at a new price?) in a
much larger version !!
One small for on the road/pocket size, and another much larger for readable details/tables (without reading glasses) as a 'cooking-book' . You already made the nice large tables for on the wall, but sometimes you need other pages.
Thanks. the book is one of my favorites
 

Mr

December 4, 2016 By: Andrew Fekete, Fman Designs (Mudgeeraba, Australia)

Comments
Great information and easy to follow. Highly recommended quick reference book and handy size to keep in your tool box.

Pros
Compact, loads of relevant information, clear to understand

Cons
None
 

Black Book Review

December 3, 2016 By: John Collins (Shropshire, United Kingdom)

Comments
Loaded with all the information the average machinist needs daily but cannot remember, all in a neat little pocket book.

Pros
Compact, easy to read, and sturdy for every day use

Cons
Non
 

Great little book!

November 28, 2016 By: Daniel Mikiten (San Antonio, United States)

Comments
The perfect addition to any machinist's work station or engineer's desk. It has a wide spread of information that will be incredibly valuable and save some time not having to look it up in old textbooks, etc. The section about identifying carbide cutters alone is worth the whole book for me! It'll have a section for everyone.

Pros
HUGE spread of information.
Very nice sturdy pages.
Easy to read, easy to find the information you need.
Great size for keeping close to you as you go from the shop to the desk.


 

excellent collection of useful information for design engineers, makers and machinists

November 26, 2016 By: Thomas K (columbus, United States)

Comments
great little book has all kinds of useful information at your fingertips on stain resistant pages. Great addition to the machinist's toolbox or the engineer's desk.

 

Great reference

November 24, 2016 By: Ryan (Craigieburn, Australia)

Comments
Great reference, easy to use

Pros
Pocket size

Cons
Nil
 

Engineers Black book

November 22, 2016 By: Doug Hibberd (Trafalgar, Australia)

Comments
Perfect size and with the stuff I frequently need as a machinist

Pros
Easy to carry, store and acess

Cons
Not as much info as the more comprehensive texts but horses for courses sort of thing
 

Electrical Black Book

November 18, 2016 By: Gary Whitehead (Morphett Vale, Australia)

Comments
Great reference book.

Pros
Plastic coated easy to clean pages, nicely set out and easy to read.

Cons
I haven't got mine yet.
 

Great little book

November 10, 2016 By: Neil Wilson , N W Engineered Solutions (Hawick, United Kingdom)

Comments
Great little book to carry around the workplace

Pros
Loads of technical info. Handy pocket size. Wipe clean pages that open out flat for easy teading

Cons
None yet
 

Best Engineers book

November 9, 2016 By: Luka Bertone, Bertone d.o.o. (Kukuljanovo, Croatia)

Comments
Book is well made, and has all information that you need for your shop.

Pros
Excellent quality, easy to read and find important information.
Uses metric and imperial. Easier than internet.

Cons
I could not find any cons yet.
 

engineers blackbook

November 9, 2016 By: Jim Fouchey, hobby machineist (Interlochen, United States)

Comments
great bench top reference for a hobby machinist

Pros
easy to use and understand- lots of information. well worth the cost.

Cons
no cons
 

A great Engineers Aide

November 8, 2016 By: James R, 3M (Atherstone, United Kingdom)

Comments
Perfect for keeping on your desk to use as a reference for almost anything engineering related - couldn't be without it now.

Pros
Wipe clean pages great for industrial environment usage.

 

black book

November 6, 2016 By: andrew (wellington, New Zealand)

Comments
Easy to read and understand

Pros
All info in book is handy

Cons
none
 

Excellent for the Hobby Machinist

November 5, 2016 By: Tim Ryan (Fargo, United States)

Comments
As a hobbyist , I am constantly looking for resources that help me to understand the terminology and best practices when operating these machines. The Engineer's Black Book not only contains an excellent collection of charts and tables but also provides explanations of how to apply this information appropriately such as how to set up a sine bar or properly sharpen a drill bit. I learn something new every time I open it.

Pros
Clear and Concise
Durable and stain resistant
Covers a huge range of topics

Cons
Print is occasionally difficult to read for these old eyes
 

Awesome book of information

November 4, 2016 By: Barry Peppler-Jones, The Bike Man (St Neots, United Kingdom)

Comments
This book has a wealth of useful information. I can't believe it's taken me so long to find it.

Pros
The materials used are hard wearing and should last a lifetime.

Cons
In my opinion this book has no cons
 

The best tool in the box

November 4, 2016 By: John Caire, none (Vacherie, United States)

Comments
This is one of the best books to have in the box. Plenty of information that is easy to find and use. Covers a lot from math and formulas to shapes of carbide inserts, toolholders, keyways, and much more

Pros
Information is at your fingertips in nice pages. Color depictions of carbide inserts, heat ranges and more. Includes tips on tool bit sharpening, threading info on basically any type threads plus much more

Cons
The only thing that maybe a problem is in some areas the print size is a little small
 

Awsome book

November 2, 2016 By: Zac Slattery , Tcc (Townsville, Australia)

Comments
Has a lot of the general and anvanced information required for my trade, awesome book

Pros
Size, information, grease and tear proof

Cons
None
 

Apprentices best friend

November 2, 2016 By: Jayke.c, Townsville water (Townsville , Australia)

Comments
This is the most helpful book wile doing my apprenticeship love it

Pros
Grease proof, glare proof and helpful

Cons
None
 

Awesome book

November 1, 2016 By: Eric Corse (Wake Forest, United States)

Comments
Well worth the cost

Pros
very handy

Cons
Lettering a litle small for my old eyes
 

Engineers black book

October 28, 2016 By: Roy McBrayer, Precision Machine (Orangevale, United States)

Comments
Excellent resource for on the go reference

Pros
Good format, complete, robustly bound

Cons
None
 

Succinct, convenient and always to hand

October 28, 2016 By: David (Newcastle Emlyn , United Kingdom)

Comments
This book contains a wealth of information in a clear, concise format that is easy to navigate. Yes, the information can be found in many places but the benefit of having such a wealth of knowledge collated in one pocketable reference guide cannot be underestimated. There is always room for improvement however from what I have seen, this is by far the best thought out pocket book of it's kind.

Pros
Well laid out, vast range of subjects and information, useful size

Cons
Covers would benefit from being more rigid, perhaps made from plastic sheet with an elastic closure/ page keeper, torque recommendations for the featured bolt specs would be useful, price is a little strong for the current construction but would be more reasonable if the rigidity and strength were improved so it might survive better in the workshop or pocket.
 

THE BEST!

October 27, 2016 By: Tom (Rochdale, United Kingdom)

Comments
Great little book! I use it almost every day. Don't think about buying one, just do it!

Pros
Plenty of useful information. Durable. Simple, well designed graphics. Free drill sharpening gauge!

Cons
I think a stainless steel gauge would be a nice improvement.
 

Very handy book

October 25, 2016 By: Matt Driver (Tonbridge, United Kingdom)

Comments
I had seen this for sale in MSC here in England,after watching ABOM79 on YouTube showing off his copy,I didn't hesitate to order. Full of so much useful data that I am constantly using in my tool room.

 

Engineers Black Book , USA Edition ... wonderful book

October 20, 2016 By: Angelo G Massolin (Niagara Falls, Canada)

Comments
I am a hobbyist and like to watch YOUTUBE, while watching ABOM79 he had just received a copy of this book and praised it for all the information that is in it ... SO I ordered it from KBC Tools Canada ... I just received this today and found it could be used for more that metal machining ... I do some wood working and a lot of the contained information can be used in woodworking . how to sharpen drills screw types etc ...

I find this book really, really interesting and chock full of useful information ....

Thank you for putting out such a fine publication ...

Angelo ... age 69 ...

Pros
see review

Cons
NONE
 

Really Handy

October 20, 2016 By: David (Wetheril Park, Australia)

Comments
This book has plethora of useful information

Pros
Has a lot of information that you'd need look up on the internet in one small book, even comes with a drill sharpening gauge

Cons
none
 

Great book

October 20, 2016 By: ETHAN M RYAN, Hi-Tech Automation (Kettering, United Kingdom)

Comments
Everything that you ever need in one book

Pros
Much better than any other book I have had

Cons
N/A
 

Excellent All in One

October 20, 2016 By: Mark Garth (London, United Kingdom)

Comments
Plenty of useful content all in one place, excellent for hobby and pro machinists/engineers alike.

Pros
Useful and easy to find data backed up by clear and often colour pictures. The pages are coated and easy to keep clean. Pocket size.

Cons
None that I've found yet. Maybe add some welding data??
 

my gold mine

October 11, 2016 By: andy wyatt (peterborough , United Kingdom)

Comments
more info than i need at the moment but its all here for later

Pros
all in one book

Cons
i hope i don't lose it needs a fixing point so i can tie it to a central point ( not that safe place you can'f find next time )
 

A must have pocket reference

October 11, 2016 By: Craig Leach (Chesterton, United States)

Comments
This book is a definite must have for machinists, engineers and millwrights or even the home hobbyist. Chock-full of information on material properties and uses, formulae, designations, and tables, just a great book to have on hand

Pros
Informative, vast and encyclopedic!

Cons
None
 

Engineers black book

October 7, 2016 By: Wade hooper, Glencore (Cairns, Australia)

Comments
Great book for infomation

Pros
Easy to carry around

Cons
No cons
 

First rate

October 4, 2016 By: Neil Wilson, BE Engineered Solutions (Hawick, United Kingdom)

Comments
Everything I need is here. Even wipes clean. Good for my workshop. Handy size and opens flat on every page. Wouldn't becwithout one now. Drill gauge is a handy addition

Pros
Packed with info and easily fits in your pocket. Everything you need to know at your fingertips .

Cons
Not getting one sooner
Aluminium drill gauge prone to damage.
 

what a good little book for the home workshop

October 3, 2016 By: Adrian (Gympie, Australia)

Comments
best book I have in my home workshop would not be without it now.

Pros
it grease proof, fit in my pocket, simple to use, best of all there a lot of info at my finger tip

 

Very satisfied, all necessary information in regard threads, conversions and cutter nomenclatures.recommend it to all machinists and engineers

September 18, 2016 By: Alexander Vassallo, Na (Siggiewi, Malta)

Comments
A Must have! Very useful in every situation at the workshop even when sharpening tools.you're unsure of something? For sure you will find the answer in the black book.

Pros
Found it very useful for when in doubt i have found all the answers. Despite full of data and it's size the information is read with ease.

Cons
Book is perfect no cons. Only I would prefer if the drill sharpening gage is made from stainless steel rather than aluminium so it would not be damaged from the twist drillls
 

Engineers Black Book USA Edition

September 9, 2016 By: Steve Poupore (Duluth, United States)

Comments
Finally something that I can slip into my pocket and carry with my for easy reference

Pros
Good printing that I can even read without my glasses. The coated pages sure help.

Cons
There is nothing wrong with this book
 

Engineers Black Book 2nd Edition

September 7, 2016 By: Steven M Lumb, Northern Optics &Accessories (Dumfries, United Kingdom)

Comments
Excellent reference but It's a shame that the tungsten carbide pages didn't have more manufacturers inclued in the pages Plansee ,Ceratizit ,Walter ,WNT

Pros
Excellent time saving on certain Conversions, tapping & Drilling charts, Dividing head Indexing tables

Cons
It Would be better if the Thread charts were included within this book too, would be nice to have some helicoil info too & possibly info on Milling cutters too, Pricey for size?
 

Engineers Black Book 2nd Edition

September 7, 2016 By: Steven M Lumb, Northern Optics &Accessories (Dumfries, United Kingdom)

Comments
Excellent reference but It's a shame that the tungsten carbide pages didn't have more manufacturers inclued in the pages Plansee ,Ceratizit ,Walter ,WNT

Pros
Excellent time saving on certain Conversions, tapping & Drilling charts, Dividing head Indexing tables

Cons
It Would be better if the Thread charts were included within this book too, would be nice to have some helicoil info too & possibly info on Milling cutters too, Pricey for size?
 

Every tradie needs one

September 4, 2016 By: Cory w, Yem tech (Melbourne , Australia)

Comments
I have been meaning to get a copy of this book for so long and i finally brought one and it is so damn handy. Any time i get stuck with something i should know but have forgotten i can refer to the book!

Pros
Excellent time saving

Cons
Everyone trys to steal it
 

Mr

September 3, 2016 By: Brent drew (Tahmoor, Australia)

Comments
Great book has taught me alot and is a great ref book. Love the grease proof finish on the book aswell.

Pros
Grease proof book and has sped up production by elimating calculations.

Cons
I didnt find this book earlier!!!
 

Black Book

September 2, 2016 By: Chelsea (western cape , South Africa)

Comments
Excellent reference - all in one book

Pros
All in 1 book

Cons
None
 

engineers black book review

September 1, 2016 By: leonel mandujano (king city, United States)

Comments
this book is very helpful and handy, I bring it with me thru out the shop.

Pros
I can verify information by flipping thru a page and make sure I have the right information

Cons
will like to have helicoil thread repair information
 

UPDATE

August 29, 2016 By: GARY, P.A. (MAULDIN, United States)

Comments
LOVE BOOK, TONS OF INFORMATION,

Pros
VERY DETAILED AND EASY TO UNDERSTAND

Cons
WOULD LOVE TO SEE NEW VERISON THAT INCLUDES THREAD MILLING
 

Maintenance Supervisor

August 24, 2016 By: Andrew Court, Ormond Nurseries Ltd (Blenheim, New Zealand)

Comments
A handy, pocket sized, reference book. Full of all sorts of stuff I did not know !

Pros
Nice clear diagrams, oily fingerproof pages

Cons
Can not find any so far
 

A Great Little Book

August 24, 2016 By: Rick Bleasdale, Ajax Tocco Magnethermic (Ajax, Canada)

Comments
What a fantastic reference book! I can find almost everything I need quickly and it makes a great bit of reading. Its hard to put down.
Thank you for a great addition to my library!

Pros
Clear, concise and pretty much all-encompassing.
Easy to keep clean and very durable.
Would there be room for a glossary of terms used in the book? (like "swarf")

Cons
Non come to mind.
 

VP R&D

August 24, 2016 By: Cliff, VSI (mointrose, United States)

Comments
Great quick reference

Pros
good coverage of cutters

Cons
would be great to have broader coverage for aluminum alloys
 

Very useful

August 22, 2016 By: Hunter, RIT industrial engineering (Rochester, United States)

Comments
Very useful in day to day machining applications and review of G and M codes for CNC machining

Pros
Lightweight, compact

Cons
Limited space for notes
 

very useful book

August 22, 2016 By: Neil wise (Adelaide, United States)

Comments
Found book very helpful

 

Good information

August 17, 2016 By: Kieren, Unique tooling (Macquarie fields, Australia)

Comments
Good little book lots of info. Would love to have them all but a bit pricey

Pros
Lots of info

Cons
Pricey
 

Mr

August 11, 2016 By: E Camilleri (Melbourne, Australia)

Comments
Great reference only thing needed is more info on end mills and sharpening angles

Cons
Very little info on end mills and sharpening angles
 

Great reference

August 11, 2016 By: R Harper (Leicester, United Kingdom)

Comments
Excellent reference

 

Engineers Black Book

August 11, 2016 By: Dave (Jefferson Hills, United States)

Comments
Great quick reference

Pros
Awesome grouping of information. Spiral bound for easy use at the workbench.

Cons
None so far.
 

new book

August 9, 2016 By: a (ALBUQUERQUE, United States)

Comments
at first glance this will be a handy book

Pros
paper feels durable

Cons
spiral binding hangs up when turning pages
 

Review

August 6, 2016 By: Malcolm (Watford, United Kingdom)

Comments
Brilliant accompaniment to Machinery's handbook. Brings all the updated specs and modern tooling.

Pros
The section on Carbide tips etc is invaluable and the drill point gauge is the easiest i have used. Excellent.

Cons
I wish i had known about this fabulous book years ago !
 

BLACK BOOK

August 6, 2016 By: ASELA HETTI ARACHCHILAGE (HAMPTON PARK, Australia)

Comments
Great Book.

 

Engineers Black Book

August 1, 2016 By: Peter Collins, Hourglass UK Ltd (Waterlooville, United Kingdom)

Comments
Excellent reference book

 

Machinist

July 31, 2016 By: Scotty Stewart (Camden, United States)

Comments
This is the best book I have, and yes I have books. The price I paid for the book is verry good price. I have paid much more for books that do not have the info in them that one dose. I'm going to order more just to give too guys that I know thanks

 

Black book

July 31, 2016 By: Clinton Schmidt (Emerald , Australia)

Comments
Great book very informative

Pros
Great reference book for pros and novices alike

Cons
Pages feel very thin and delicate and the ring binder can make the book difficult to close
 

Black book

July 29, 2016 By: Graham, Nissan (Melbourne, Australia)

Comments
Good Book

Pros
Sizes and Details

Cons
Lacks information on hydraulics.
-Fittings, oring sizes, basic seal types, materials, fluids, cylinders, pumps, hydraulic drawing symbols, pipe sizing
 

Excellent book

July 23, 2016 By: Lloyd calderbank (Leyland, United Kingdom)

Comments
Excellent book full of useful information

Pros
Loads of good conversion charts

Cons
N/a brilliant book
 

Engineers black book

July 23, 2016 By: Mitch Ch, hobbist (Grunthal, Canada)

Comments
Excellent book

Pros
There 's stuff in this book that I didn't know about. How about that learning something new.

Cons
It would be nice to have the common welding rods sizes and amperages or the common mig settings for different metal thicknesses.
 

Great reference book

July 22, 2016 By: Richard R (Perth, United Kingdom)

Comments
This book c9ntains everything in one volume

Pros
Hands size

Cons
None
 

What a gem

July 22, 2016 By: Richard (Perth, United Kingdom)

Comments
I didn't know this book existed. What a find all the info in one lace and easy to read

Pros
Spiral bound
HAndy size

Cons
Paper a little thin could be laminated
 

Engineers Black Book

July 22, 2016 By: Matt Rose (Elizabeth Park, Australia)

Comments
Been using Zeus data book for years but when i found this little black book i could not put it down it is brilliant Pat Rapp

Pros
Very well laided out with colour and ease of referencing of data

Cons
none
 

brilliant

July 21, 2016 By: steee, landy (wigan, United Kingdom)

Comments
Best book to have to hand highly recommended

 

amazing book

July 21, 2016 By: steee, landy (wigan, United Kingdom)

Comments
Really pleased with it everything inside I want to know and more.

 

Verry nice refrence book

July 21, 2016 By: Thor-Brede Kvalvåg (Lindås, Norway)

Comments
Good quality, usefull refrence book containing excellent info for machinist/ mechanics.

Pros
Waterproof paper.

Cons
I do miss some flags for quic refrencing the different "chapters"
 

Engineers black book

July 21, 2016 By: Grant Craigen (Clifton springs, Australia)

Comments
Best reference book ever made...a must for all

 

Great Reference

July 20, 2016 By: L. Brody (East Granby, United States)

Comments
Great reference

Pros
Perfect choice of paper and binding for a shop reference book.

Cons
none
 

Engineers Black Book

July 20, 2016 By: Woode (Ipswich, United Kingdom)

Comments
Super range of information, the best that I've come across in this handy format.

Pros
"Plastic" paper, lay flat format, colour, much easier to read in bed than Machinery's Handbook!

Cons
Perhaps a small section on files, reamers and measuring instruments would be useful.
 

Black book 2nd edition

July 20, 2016 By: Andy Wilson, Andy Wilson Motor Engineer (Pontefract, United Kingdom)

Comments
Excellent reference book,very easy to understand

Pros
Small pocket size

Cons
None
 

Mr

July 20, 2016 By: I Bertenshaw (Colyton, Australia)

Comments
Such an easy to use reference book compared to machinerys handbook .



Pros
Well laid out ,concise , compact size , grease proof pages and when you lay it on the bench it stays on the page you were looking at . They come with some handy gauges depending on which one you buy .

Cons
Would like to see model engineers thread data in the book , other than that i can't fault it.
If my suppliers here in Sydney had one or these tied to the sales counter so i could see what is inside i would have bought all three books years ago and i would say so would many others . i bought them because a youtube video from Bruce Whitham he went through them and showed the contents , you can't judge a book by its cover and can't look inside if it is plastic wrapped!
 

very helpful..........

July 18, 2016 By: john marcus, ptc (los angeles, United States)

Comments
overall good...great format

Pros
almost everything you use regularly

Cons
i would like more info on thread cutting on a lathe eg double depth of cut :)
 

Draughtsman

July 17, 2016 By: James Balkwill, JTA Engineering (Bloemfontein, South Africa)

Comments
A fantastic wealth of information across all spheres of engineering.

Pros
Accurate and easy to read information in a compact and easy to carry ring bound book with high quality pages which should last a lifetime.

Cons
I wish I had bought one years ago!
 

A must have for pros & hobbyists alike

July 17, 2016 By: Bo Vejby (Heathcote, Australia)

Comments
All the info & tables you need in quick easy to find reference. Real time-saver.

Pros
Easy to use, binding stays open at required page, pages wipe clean, really well designed.

Cons
Haven't found any yet.
 

A must have for pros & hobbyists alike

July 17, 2016 By: Bo Vejby (Heathcote, Australia)

Comments
All the info & tables most hobbyists & professionals will ever need without wading through thousands of pages of Engineers Handbook. It's all there in an accurate, well organised, well referenced clear manner saving huge amounts of time.

Pros
Ease of reference, handy size, binding stays open at whatever page you want, pages wipe clean of oil,dirt,liquid etc. Vast amount of topics covered.

Cons
Haven't found one yet
 

very helpful..........

July 16, 2016 By: john marcus, ptc (los angeles, United States)

Comments
overall good...great format

Pros
almost everything you use regularly

Cons
i would like more info on thread cutting on a lathe eg double depth of cut :)
 

Its all in this one book

July 16, 2016 By: John Marshall (Griffith, Australia)

Comments
I have now retired the 3 reference books I have been using as the Engineers Black Book contains all of the info

Pros
Easy to read and find references and the pages have a coating that is easy to wipe clean

Cons
Haven"t found any as yet
 

JUST THE JOB (2)

July 14, 2016 By: Ronnie Johnson, R J Technical Engineering Ltd (Golspie, United Kingdom)

Comments
An excellent, concise workshop companion. Highly Recommended.


Pros
Well made with protected pages. Insert info is very welcome.


Cons
Would like to see a section on multi-groove drive belts, square form threads and basic welding info. A protective over-sleeve will help protect it long term.
 

Excellent reference always there for you...

July 14, 2016 By: Ross Thompson (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, Canada)

Comments
Everything I need right there in my pocket!

Pros
Small, concise and current and I love the carbide insert info!

Cons
No where to attach a chain so other techs don't walk away with it.
 

Amazing engineer's book

July 10, 2016 By: Jason (Kaiapoi, New Zealand)

Comments
Amazing for day to day mechanic's use

Pros
Has conversion for both ways for drilling and tapping etc

Cons
People keep borrowing it and not returning it.
 

One of the best engineers books around

July 9, 2016 By: Buster, ffsystems (Brighouse, United Kingdom)

Comments
One of the best and most complete engineers books around

Pros
Metric and imperial
Contains lots of the more uncommon charts and data

Cons
People keep wanting to borrow it so I may have to buy another copy
 

Really Usefull Book

July 9, 2016 By: Buster (Brighouse, United Kingdom)

Comments
Loads of info all in one place - use it almost every day

Pros
Wipe Clean
Includes metric tap drill sizes for imperial threads

Cons
None
 

Handy Reference

July 8, 2016 By: Dean (White Bear Lake, United States)

Comments
Great shop pocket reference, loaded with information ready at your fingertips.

Pros
Spiral Binding lays flat! No glare paper makes it easy to read near tool lighting.

 

EBB Apprentice

July 6, 2016 By: Melanie, Aurizon Operations Ltd (Bucasia, Australia)

Comments
This will be a great asset to my apprenticeship. A variety of helpful information in one place is going to save me a lot of time on researching and will provide means to teach myself some basics so that when I'm being trained/mentored, I'll be able to better understand.

Pros
Indestructible design

 

Great product

July 6, 2016 By: Jake Minogue (Katandra, Australia)

Comments
Great tool, helped me greatly through university on programs such as auto cad and solidworks, and i can see myself purchasing more of these books to have in different places such as the workshop and work.

Pros
Well laid out
Quality paper and binding
All in color

Cons
Would like to see a section on welding and perhaps forging
An automotive version of this book would be fantastic
 

Indispensable tool

July 5, 2016 By: Alan Wignall. (Tuxford., United Kingdom)

Comments
Used every day

Pros
Nice size and easy clean.

Cons
None that I've found
 

Handy Book to have

July 3, 2016 By: Stewart Crozier (munno para west, Australia)

Comments
Good information and coverage

Pros
Easy to read

Cons
would like to see larger selection of tapping Drill sizes for ISO Corse up to 80 mm
 

A must HAVE booklet

June 30, 2016 By: Paul , M.Y.N. (NARRE WARREN, Australia)

Comments
Great for someone who Didn't follow his Calling! & did another trade..

Pros
Just what I need

Cons
choice of book Binding
 

Engineer's Black Book

June 30, 2016 By: Yvon Plante (Beauceville, Canada)

Comments
THis thing is so useful that it replaced my beloved Machinist Handbook!

Pros
Clear, Concise and the colors just make it so easy to reference material

Cons
none
 

Wonderful Resource

June 30, 2016 By: Steven Page, City of Pasadena (Pasadena, United States)

Comments
This has already proven to be a useful resource for not only basic electrical work, but fundamentals of construction for electrical systems.

Pros
Well built, I'm not worried about keeping it clean or it tearing.

 

Excellent

June 28, 2016 By: Callum (Collin, United Kingdom)

Comments
Excellent everything you need included

Pros
Well laid out

Cons
The cost, but worth it
 

Engineers Black Book

June 24, 2016 By: Mark Kellogg (Windsor Locks, United States)

Comments
Great book. Very informative. Would buy other titles. Use book a lot.

 

.

June 16, 2016 By: Nick (Gloucester , Australia)

Comments
Excellenct publication, just about everything you will ever need to look up is in it.

 

Great reference material

June 13, 2016 By: Craig Taylor, STR Truck Bidies (Dandenong South, Australia)

Comments
Great reference data

 

Excellent

June 11, 2016 By: Andrew Fraser, No (Forest Hill, Australia)

Comments
Bloody Brilliant

Pros
Everything

Cons
I keep reading it in bed and sleep is missing
 

Almost perfect

June 7, 2016 By: Kelly jones, Cygnet (Chester, United Kingdom)

Comments
I love this book! You really have thought of everything.

Pros
Even has a workshop proof coating!

Cons
Could do with formula for forces. Such as magnitude, direction, fluid pressure on hinged panels. Etc...
 

Engineers black book

June 3, 2016 By: Aaron J Lemphers (Townsville , Australia)

Comments
Very well set up lots of data for the most experienced and green horns as well

Pros
Good pocket size love the Grease prof pages

Cons
Needs to be in more shops for the customer only could find in one shop in my local town
 

Engineers Black Book

June 1, 2016 By: Michael Arnold (Blakeview, Australia)

Comments
Well laid out and full of relevant information

Pros
Easy to read and find data

Cons
Haven't got any yet
 

Black book

May 29, 2016 By: Tim (Cashmere, Australia)

Comments
Great book

Cons
None
 

engineers black book

May 24, 2016 By: Bill Bulkeley, None (Castlemaine, victoria, Australia)

Comments
outstanding book everything you need to know in the trade I've been a fitter and turner for over 35 years and it is the best quick reference book i have seen for old school and modern machining.

Pros
great for on hand reference right in your top pocket

Cons
none really a screw pitch gauge of common threads as well as the drill point sharpening gauge in the back would be a nice bonus.
 

Engineers black book

May 12, 2016 By: Stephen Kelly (Athenry , Ireland)

Comments
Great book, nothing that's not in it!

Pros
So much in such a small book that's fits in your pocket!

 

Colorado School of Mines Student

May 12, 2016 By: Hagan Bjerga (Arvada, United States)

Comments
This compiles everything everything I have and will learn at school!

Pros
Everything is awesome.

Cons
Can anything be wrong with perfection?
 

Engineers Little Black Book

May 10, 2016 By: Steve Parker (Nhulunbuy, Australia)

Comments
This little pocket sized book is one of my most valued tools. All the information i need in my pocket: doesnt need batteries.

Pros
Small, easy carry in a pocket, all the data in a logical and easy to find order. Details are spot on.

Cons
would have prefered a deeper oil proof coating to the paper
 

So handy

May 6, 2016 By: Philip Morris (Saskatoon, Canada)

Comments
Amazing book. Takes everything that we would need and puts it in one place!

Pros
Everything

Cons
None
 

Engineers Black Book

April 26, 2016 By: Chris Hoyal (Rochester, United States)

Comments
The Best

Pros
Everything in it

Cons
N/A
 

Black Book 2nd Eddition

April 21, 2016 By: Fred Burt, Fred Burt Engineering (Cowes, United Kingdom)

Comments
Fantastic little book

Pros
Everything you need to know in one book

Cons
None
 

Engineers Black Book

April 21, 2016 By: John Ambler (Cowes, United Kingdom)

Comments
This is the best reference book you can buy

Pros
Best reference book ever

Cons
None
 

A Must Have

April 6, 2016 By: Bernhard Visser (Auckland, New Zealand)

Comments
This is a serious must have for all engineers! Great little book.

 

Mr

April 1, 2016 By: Euan (New Malden , United Kingdom)

Comments
Amazing little book, great for my apprenticeship

Pros
What more could you ask for in this book? Everything in a note book size

 

Just Fantastic

March 26, 2016 By: Bernie (Auckland, New Zealand)

Comments
A great, small, concise book just loaded with data. No waffle, just info - just how I like books to be. A must have for any engineer.

Pros
Everything

 

Black Book

March 23, 2016 By: Mike (Huntly, New Zealand)

Comments
Great book

Pros
Everything I need to know and some

Cons
None
 

Mr

March 22, 2016 By: Maddog, McCallum engineering (christchurch, New Zealand)

Comments
Very handy book to put in your site bag to check on when you forget.

Pros
To many to list

Cons
Could have more drawing and marking out related info
 

Mr

March 9, 2016 By: James lamb (Falfield , United Kingdom)

Comments
Good book with lots of useful information

Pros
Too many to list. Easy to understand.

Cons
Could include some measuring information.
 

Excellent

March 7, 2016 By: Nicholas Cronau (Maryborough , Australia)

Comments
Loads of imformation very detailed

Pros
Plenty of information

Cons
If possible more durable pages and book would be excellent
 

Black book 2nd

March 3, 2016 By: David-knight, Croft engineering (Bristol , United Kingdom)

Comments
Excellent my second copy would not be without it

Pros
Almost all the information I need to get me through the day

Cons
None
 

Excellent reference

February 24, 2016 By: Ryan C Carter (West chester, United States)

Comments
Very happy to have it in my tool box and it gets used quite often

Pros
Easy to use and packed full of information

Cons
Small book size wise
 

2nd edition

February 16, 2016 By: peter shelton, ultimate engineering (Adelaide, Australia)

Comments
excellent

Pros
good to have all relevant information at hand

Cons
more precise information on metals
 

Engineers Black Book

February 13, 2016 By: Scott (Greensboro, United States)

Comments
Easy to read and understand. A must have for any shop.

Pros
Covers several different items and has great detail on each one.
Small enough to fit in a pocket or tool box.

Cons
None.
 

MADRAY

February 5, 2016 By: KENNETH, KAYTECH SALES & SERVICES LTD (CUNUPIA, Trinidad and Tobago)

Comments
THIS BOOK IS EXCELLENT.

Pros
EXCELLENT

Cons
PAGES COULD'VE BEEN LITTLE MORE DURABLE SINCE IT IS BEING USED OFTEN
 

mr

February 3, 2016 By: phillip j harvey, muchea auto electricle (bullsbrook, Australia)

Comments
Great book very helpful would like to see an index chart for a dividing heads

Pros
easy reed very helpful good size

Cons
could use more note pages
 

ENGINEERS BLACK BOOK

February 2, 2016 By: Toby (Wallsend, Australia)

Comments
Great book, use it every day

Pros
Small size

Cons
None
 

Engineer's black book

January 31, 2016 By: Jake Allen (Wantage, United Kingdom)

Comments
Great book.

Pros
Well worth the money. As an apprentice engineer, this has all the general manufacturing information and data I might require on a day to day basis. Easy to navigate. Compact and good quality.
Very helpful for my engineering apprenticeship. Great little resource.Well laid out and easy to find what you need.

Cons
Can't think of any!
 

Engineers BlackBook

January 29, 2016 By: Richard McDonald (Nuriootpa, Australia)

Comments
Best little hand reference going around, Take it with me every where I go.

Pros
Small, compact and terrific

Cons
Nil
 

Every Day Carry

January 29, 2016 By: Tony Roulston (Canberra, Australia)

Comments
My go to reference. More practical and useful than the Machinery's Handbook.

Pros
Pocket size, easy to find information, concise, grease proof, and the drill guide is sweet.

Cons
Nil.
 

Great Book

January 28, 2016 By: Matthew (Northglenn, United States)

Comments
Easy to use. Useful information

 

Great little book!

January 26, 2016 By: James Bowden (Faringdon, United Kingdom)

Comments
Great for my engineering apprenticeship

Pros
grease proof pages
all information

 

good ol handy little book

January 24, 2016 By: michel paul (Windsor, Canada)

Comments
This is a mighty fine book full of splice and little tips and tricks. Great job!

Pros
advanced paper methods


Cons
doesn't fit in my pocket
 

Mr

January 22, 2016 By: Wade (Purley, United Kingdom)

Comments
Excellent quality product

Pros
Great that the pages are grease and tear proof

Cons
Could be a little larger
 

Black book

January 4, 2016 By: Leigh Pollock, Saddleton Automatics (Coffs Harbour , Australia)

Comments
Very good little book to have around

Pros
Good size

Cons
None
 

Great book

December 27, 2015 By: Ashley (Ashburton, New Zealand)

Comments
Lots of useful information

 

Thank you!

December 16, 2015 By: Kari, Cook Inc (Cincinnati, United States)

Comments
This is a great source! I am a student and find it very useful t okeep in my bookbag for reference!

 

Review of Engineer's Black Book

December 14, 2015 By: Rocco, Private (Kirkwood, South Africa)

Comments
Great book. I use it every day.

Pros
Information accurate and concise.

Cons
None
 

An Asset

December 10, 2015 By: Jim Niemann (Dernancourt, Australia)

Comments
A great asset. As important as any other tool in my workshop.

Pros
Ideal size

Cons
None
 

Engineers Black Book

December 7, 2015 By: Tommy Harper, n/a (oxford , United States)

Comments
This is the book to have at your side for quick references and information. All your daily needs will be in this book.

Pros
Smudge-proof pages, handy drill guide in back, spiral bound lays nice and flat

Cons
NONE
 

The great book !

November 29, 2015 By: Marc-Andre Lachapelle (Lavaltrie, Canada)

Comments
an essential reference for any Machinist

 

The great book !

November 29, 2015 By: Marc-Andre Lachapelle (Lavaltrie, Canada)

Comments
an essential reference for any Machinist

 

Good product

November 29, 2015 By: pascal (Saint-Félix-de-Valois, Canada)

Comments
Good reference and easy to find information

 

Mr

November 27, 2015 By: david daly (brooklyn park, Australia)

Comments
Easy to use way better than my zues book

 

Handy Reference

November 27, 2015 By: Gunter Cutts , gccustomguitars (Melbourne , Australia)

Comments
Great handy reference book. Especially for someone who has been out of the industry for over 26 years

Pros
Easy to find information and data

 

SHOP REFERENCE FOR MACHINISTS

November 23, 2015 By: John Reichart, Home Shop (Glendale, United States)

Comments
When I need machining info this is where I look first

Pros
Threading Taping Speeds and Feeds
Materials
Charts
Tables
Carbide Insert Reference
Glossy pages remain oil free

Cons
None
 

Very helpful

November 16, 2015 By: Scott van Dijk, Valiant (Essex, Canada)

Comments
Has more information than you could ever want. Very helpful.

 

Great book!

October 29, 2015 By: Harold S. Rush, BMC Bil-Mac (Grand Rapids, United States)

Comments
I am not an engineer, I work in the Screw Machine industry. I recently bought your book and I use it regularly. I love the no smudge pages. Brilliant!

Pros
Smudge resistant, it stays open

Cons
none yet
 

Awesome

October 27, 2015 By: Graham (Cambridge , Canada)

Comments
Wonderful resource for a new entry worker into the field.

Pros
Yes

Cons
No
 

awesome

October 18, 2015 By: dom (Brisbane , Australia)

Comments
Really useful

Pros
Everything

Cons
No welding information
 

very satisfied

October 7, 2015 By: james forsythe, Port Augusta Steel Centre (Port Augusta, Australia)

Comments
everything i have needed so far

Pros
yes

Cons
no
 

Shop "go to" source.

September 7, 2015 By: John , Retired (Earleville, United States)

Comments
Hand for looking up thread sizes, bolts and torque values.

Pros
Can take it anywhere

 

An excellent reference

September 3, 2015 By: Ray G Davis (Preston Heights, United States)

Comments
Small, concise reference for machinists

Pros
The coated pages are an excellent touch. No more grease smudged pages.

Cons
For the USA edition, tap info on metric sizes should also have number, letter, or fractional apprx. equivalents (e.g. 6x1.00 = #9, 7x1.00 = 15/64, 8x1.00 = J, etc).

September 8, 2015 Response from: Hi Impact Supplies

Hi Ray, Thank you for the suggestion.

We will include these details in the next edition of the Engineers Black Book.
 

engineers black book

July 10, 2015 By: Dennis Gore (Oklahoma City , United States)

Comments
Wish I would have bought it sooner !

Pros
Great references

Cons
None
 

Black Book

July 9, 2015 By: daniel elahmar, J & C Tool & Dye (windsor, Canada)

Comments
Great handbook. Small and handy, carry with me when im working.

Pros
Small, a lot of information, waxed paper pages (no oil stains from your hands) best thing in my toolbox

Cons
None
 

Great reference book for the shop

May 21, 2015 By: Jim Smith, Orbitform (Jackson, United States)

Comments
A wealth of information in one handy book.

Pros
Easy to find the information you are looking for.

Cons
None
 

Spanish Edition

May 20, 2015 By: Rosa E Hearn, Brighton Best International (Santa Fe Springs , United States)

Comments
Must get if you are an engineer or doing anything technical

Pros
very technical.

Cons
some Spanish words may be to advance for some people.
 

The BEST

May 6, 2015 By: Jack Coble, Coble\'s Gun and Lock Repair (Barboursville, United States)

Comments
The next book to having the Machinist Bible.

Pros
Information in Small easy to carry size.

Cons
None at this time.
 

engineers blackbook

April 17, 2015 By: paul corrado, corrado performance (winnetka , United States)

Comments
Good need better binder

Pros
Good info

Cons
Binder hard to fold. Needs more formulas and materials like titanium
 

x black book

April 17, 2015 By: paul corrado, corrado performance (winnetka , United States)

Comments
Good book binder is hard to fold pages but good small book wish more formulas were in it but has gereral needed ones

Pros
Small

Cons
Some but not all. Binder hard to fold pages
 

Engineers Black Book

April 15, 2015 By: Jeff Harrington (Highlands Ranch, United States)

Comments
Tons of information in a small package

Pros
Nice pages. Well organized.

Cons
None discovered yet.
 

Great Product

February 1, 2015 By: Marc Nowakowski, Hobby User (Huntington Woods, United States)

Comments
Great product, well thought out and useful

Pros
Easy to lay flat and keep clean

Cons
None
 

Engineers Black Book

January 26, 2015 By: Douglas Berryman, Bond Street Antiques (Woodstock, United States)

Comments
Very useful size. Very clear print

Pros
Easier than the Machinery Hand Book. Covers every aspect I have needed so far. Accurate.

Cons
None
 

engineers black book

January 22, 2015 By: Tony Hart, River\'s Edge Water Jetting (Franklin, GA, United States)

Comments
Great information and very useful.

Pros
Nice size, well layed out, and durable.

Cons
None worth mentioning.
 

Engineers Black Book

January 21, 2015 By: Bruce (San Diego, United States)

Comments
Excellent source of info


Pros
Turning indexable tool holder identification
Carbide inserts identification

Cons
Needs chart for basic SFM for cutting various materials
 

Engineers Black Book

January 20, 2015 By: Dennis Goodman, Goodman Electric (Newport, United States)

Comments
Wish I had bought one sooner. Great layout.

Pros
Nice size. Pages well protected.

Cons
NONE
 

Engineers Black Book

January 20, 2015 By: Dennis Goodman, Goodman Electric (Newport, United States)

Comments
Excellent reference. Everything is well organized and clear. Saves a lot of time when looking for information instead of searching Machinery Handbook.

Pros
Easy to read reference. Layout is very good. Protected pages are a plus.

Cons
None
 

worth the purchase

January 20, 2015 By: LEVI (waverly, United States)

Comments
Very handy! I will be buying the other black books soon.

Pros
glare and grease proof pages are a plus.

Cons
I wish all the black books, cheats sheets, and extras had a purchase bundle option.....
 

Engineers Black Book

January 20, 2015 By: Gary I Kuwahara (Kailua, United States)

Comments
Great reference

Pros
Tons of infomation

Cons
None
 

perfect

January 20, 2015 By: Michael, Alley Cat Welding and Fab (New Windsor,MD, United States)

Comments
Perfect size, amazing amount of information in a small package.

Pros
Small size, huge amount of daily use information.

Cons
none
 

My Husband Loved it!

January 20, 2015 By: Engineers Wife (Elmira, United States)

Comments
My husband let Santa know he would like this book. He absolutely was thrilled with it and will use regularly.

Pros
Great size, packed with lots of charts and information!

 

Good Book

January 20, 2015 By: Chris Giles (Conroe, United States)

Comments
Wish I would of bought one sooner

Pros
Good reference and easy to find

Cons
Don't really need all the in information in the back but was interesting to read
 

Engineers Black Book

January 20, 2015 By: Handy little book, tons of info (Arlington, United States)

Comments
I'm getting back in to fabrication and welding and needed some quick reference book. This fit my needs very well.

Pros
Compact, Sturdy, Lots of great information at your fingertips.

Cons
none
 

Engineers Black Book

January 20, 2015 By: Handy little book, tons of info (Arlington, United States)

Comments
I'm getting back in to fabrication and welding and needed some quick reference book. This fit my needs very well.

Pros
Compact, Sturdy, Lots of great information at your fingertips.

Cons
none
 

Great Tool

August 30, 2014 By: Michael Rose (Ames, Iowa, United States)

Comments
This is a great reference tool for anyone entering or currently occupied in the engineering industry. I use it in my college classes to reference information.

Pros
Small
Sturdy
Tons of Information

Cons
None
 

Engineers Black Book, great tool!

August 25, 2014 By: Johnny Friesen , FMI Trading LLC (Anthony, United States)

Comments
It´s a great little book with a lot of information! If I only would have know about it before! I recommend it 100%.

Pros
-Compact size with A LOT of very useful information.
-Made out of great material that protects itself from stains.

Cons
-I would like it in digital format.
 

Engineers Black Book

August 20, 2014 By: Jeremy (Houston, United States)

Comments
Quick reference when you're out in the shop. I recently used it for some thread profile data.

Pros
Compact size

Cons
Nons
 

Great quick reference handbook for machinists/metalworkers

August 20, 2014 By: Paul F (Bakersfield, United States)

Comments
Great book

Pros
Everything

Cons
Nothing
 

Black Book Greatness!

August 20, 2014 By: Luis Ayala, National OilWell Varco (Houston, United States)

Comments
As a technical writer, it is a great and handy companion to have on my desk for quick referrals. Can easily maneuver through the pages to find what I need!

Pros
Well organized

Cons
None
 

Great reference

June 12, 2014 By: Jeff Smith (Perrysburg, United States)

Comments
Great reference book for a great many projects

Pros
Love the spiral bound format

Cons
Binding could be a little more durable
 

Engineers Black Book

May 22, 2014 By: Randal Lieungh, Twin Disc Inc. (Racine, United States)

Comments
Excellant quick source of reference. Once I started using it. It stays on my desk.

Pros
Much easier to use than the old stand by Machinery's Handbook. Not that there's anything wrong with the Machinery's Handbook.

Cons
None
 

little book, great information

May 21, 2014 By: Bryan Hildreth (Muskegon, United States)

Comments
Lots of useful information in one little book. Easy to use and reference. Use it on a daily basis.

Pros
Compact, laminated, spiral bound, has all the "good stuff" plus more!

Cons
Could include more info on certain sections but almost everything is covered good. Depends on how technical you want to get.
 

Full of resources

May 21, 2014 By: Danny G (Santa Paula, United States)

Comments
This book has plenty of useful info

Pros
Small, spiral bound, laminated pages is a big +

Cons
None that I can think of
 

Great info

May 21, 2014 By: Brian (Ft. Wayne, United States)

Comments
Faster than the internet!

Pros
Quick & easy to read. Durable pages.

Cons
None
 

Can't live without!

May 21, 2014 By: Michael Frechette, Third Dimension Drafting (Greene, United States)

Comments
No matter how many resources you have, it doesn't get easier than this!

Pros
Super quick reference!

Cons
Not one!
 

Great Quick Reference

May 21, 2014 By: Red, RedHed Tech (Miami, United States)

Comments
An excellent quick reference for all kinds of engineering and machining tasks. Lots of good information.

Pros
Greasy fingerprints wipe off easily. Nice detailed carbide insert designation chart. Well made... Seems like it will last awhile.

Cons
Need expanded speeds and feeds for milling and turning comparable to machinery's handbook.
 

Great book to have as an engineer

March 14, 2014 By: Brandon (Ottawa, Canada)

Comments
I mostly bought the book for the drill sharpening gauge that comes with it as it's the best one I've found, but the book is truly fantastic. Since I received the book I often find myself sitting down with it just to flip through the pages. The book is quite fascinating and a great pocket reference.

Pros
Laminated pages allow for easy cleaning and protection from grease, water etc.
Drill sharpening gauge
Small in size
Metal spine allows the book to lay flat or flip completely open

Cons
Made in China
Not easily accessible - had to order online which added additional costs for shipping
Some of the diagrams can be hard to interpret
 

A must have

November 8, 2013 By: Hugh, Student (Greensboro NC, United States)

Comments
Great everyday reference.

Pros
Spiral lets book lay flat. Laminated for protection from the environment. Lots of good easy to read charts and illustrations. Pocket size. Drill point gauge pocket, to keep them together.

Cons
I find myself wanting to have more information in the book, but cannot think of anything to add.