MSC Reviews

LARGE PRINT WORKBENCH EDITION

POCKET SIZED EDITION

Engineer's Black Book (Large) Metric Edition

November 29, 2020 By: Karl Schneidau (Winslow, United Kingdom)

Comments
A fantastic resource which I know will become one of the most-used tools in my workshop.

Pros
Clear format, comprehensive coverage of genuinely useful data. It's clear that a lot of thought has gone into the design, with grease and tear proof pages and a lie-flat spiral binding.

Cons
None.
 

Mr

November 28, 2020 By: Geoffrey Lapworth, Geoff Lapworth (Lancaster, United Kingdom)

Comments
Perfect size. So handy as a reference for all things engineers / mechanics.

Pros

Layout is brilliant

Cons
No screwcutting info
 

Handiest thing for a Hobby Machinist

November 28, 2020 By: John Gosman, Gosman Aviation (Milton, United States)

Comments
This thing is a fantastic reference and sure beats having to drag out that monster Machinery Handbook

Pros
Most often used data and much easier to use than the old industry work horse.

Cons
If I would change anything it would be some guidance on which page to place the index tabs that are included.
 

Disappointing narrow approach

November 28, 2020 By: V King (Lenah Valley, Australia)

Comments
Likely it is technically very useful, however extremely disappointing after decades of effort to recognise women in engineering that the pronoun "he" is used extensively and the Adult Physical Dimensions exclude women (one tiny reference). This is the kind of thing that alienates young women joining our field.

Pros
Technical content

Cons
Old fashioned approach to the industry
 

Great book

November 25, 2020 By: Clifton McKenzie, West Virginia University (Morgantown, United States)

Comments
Great book with lots of information from the machinery handbook in a easy to understand form.

 

finally

November 24, 2020 By: ronald brown (corryong, Australia)

Comments
after all these years i finally bought one and iam not disappointed it really does have so much info

Pros
informative to the nth degree

Cons
none
 

Great

November 23, 2020 By: Alex Getley (Mudgee, Australia)

Comments
Handy book for the workshop

 

Good

November 23, 2020 By: Greg , Sulzer (Bellbird park, Australia)

Comments
Good book

Pros
Great reference book

Cons
None
 

Mr J Carrington

November 22, 2020 By: John Carrington (Nottingham, United Kingdom)

Comments
Excellent book the best I have out of many .

Pros
Easy to read and understand.contains so much info

Cons
Pleased with everthing
 

Mr

November 20, 2020 By: Steve Morris (Cambridge , United Kingdom)

Comments
Handy Book

 

Engineers black book

November 19, 2020 By: Janne Hellström (Borlänge, Sweden)

Comments
Handy referance book in small format, always on my desk.

 

Super Handy

November 19, 2020 By: Dan (Wellington Point, Australia)

Comments
Tonnes of info in a small book

Pros
Its got everything!

Cons
There is none
 

good book

November 18, 2020 By: jeff merkel (hamburg , United States)

Comments
good book. handy info

 

handy book

November 15, 2020 By: Aaron Lysay (Regina, Canada)

Comments
amazing reference book

Cons
have to put bookmark tabs manually
 

Handy Book

November 15, 2020 By: Philip Christensen (Macalister, Australia)

Comments
Very good book full of handy information.

Pros
Very easy to navigate and find information

 

Mr

November 13, 2020 By: Rudi Muller, RK Muller Custom Tooling (Durban, South Africa)

Comments
Excellent reference book. Extremely handy. Well planned and layer out

Cons
The spiral/spring binding could be a bit better. It causes the pages to be a little difficult to turn
 

Very helpful

November 4, 2020 By: Bailey Connor (Rockhampton , Australia)

Comments
I’m a first year apprentice fitter and this book has helped me get out of trouble many times

 

Font Size

November 2, 2020 By: Steve Dessert (Camarillo, United States)

Comments
Looks to be a great resource. The pocket edition font size very very small. Gave it a 4 star because of the font.

Pros
Well done, Very useful and colorful.

Cons
Font size very disappointing, Website makes it appear much larger. Will need to purchase the large format edition.
 

Handy little book

October 27, 2020 By: James Caminiti (Glenburn , Australia)

Comments
Good pocket size, useful data

 

Awesome Book

October 21, 2020 By: Kelly Waldvogel (Bellevue, United States)

Comments
I am a recent grad in a design/mechanical engineering role - this is a handy book that I reference every day!

 

Great book

October 21, 2020 By: Joshua dix, Reliable turbine services (Houston, United States)

Comments
What a great book

Pros
Quick reference and easy to navigate

 

ENGINEERS BLACK BOOK

October 21, 2020 By: MIKE (RIDGE, United States)

Comments
AWESOME BOOK. USE IT EVERY DAY

Pros
THE PAGES DONT GET WET

 

Awesome reference never leaves the mill/lathe!

October 21, 2020 By: Jon Paxhia (Pavilion , United States)

Comments
I bought this book based on a YouTube recommendation from abom79. I wanted to start using insert tooling and this book has it down to science. For all inserts lathe, boring, milling, threading everything. Soo much information laid out very plain and easy to read and understand. And the quality of the book is great too the pages don’t rip easily and I can wipe the grease off them. This booK is just wow, I can’t say enough good about it. Thank you!

Pros
See above, book has plenty of reference material, pages can be wiped off.

Cons
None
 

Good reference

October 15, 2020 By: Ken Caddy, KB Automation and Controls (Derry, United States)

Comments
This is a great general shop and field reference and is a grate pair with the pocket/desk reff. This has more machining and manufacturing information.

Pros
-lots of metric/imperial conversions
-boiled down macheing data (insert tooling guide, simple thread cutting data)
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Cons
-none
 

Handy piece of kit

October 15, 2020 By: Rhys Atkinson (Seville Grove, Australia)

Comments
Invaluable tool for anyone performing engineering duties 👌

 

Best engineering book on the market

October 13, 2020 By: Jason (MONROE, United States)

Comments
This book has everything an entry level engineer needs to succeed.

Pros
Includes charts and tables describing all the necessary conversions to make hand calculations faster and more efficient. Don't have to spend timing scouring the web to find one dimension when the book has easy labels to flip too and find what you need.

 

Great little book!

October 9, 2020 By: Eric (McMinnville, Oregon , United States)

Comments
Ideal size for the home shop . Would recommend!

Pros
Great size for the home/hobby shop. Coated pages resist staining.

Cons
The content seems randomly placed in the book as opposed to having specific sections dedicated to related topics which makes searching for information more tedious. Related to organization, I appreciate that the manufacturer included content tabs but having more blank tabs would have been nice to have.
 

Mr

October 9, 2020 By: Neil Reading, Teacher (Tamworth, United Kingdom)

Comments
Good engineering reference book with lots of good information

Pros
Easy to read and very workshop friendly, page easy to clean and stay open on the page you are using. It will cover most of your workshop needs. I live in england and we use both the metric and imperial systems here so the both sets of information and conversion charts are very useful

Cons
No information on welding, for types of setting for different material and thinkness.
 

Engineers Black Book, 3rd Edition, (INCH)

October 9, 2020 By: Steven (North Tonawanda, United States)

Comments
Excellent book from a fabrication standpoint

Pros
- Great for engineers, designers and machinists that have a focus on fabrication. I have used this for fabrication drawings and this is very easy to navigate and use.
- Useful introduction to metal fabrication for hobbyists and home projects, especially if you have a metal lathe
- Lots of practical and useful information on how to manufacture, general material specifications and metalworking techniques
- Great shop alternative to Machinery's Handbook - small, tough construction, lay flat design, etc.
- Note pages are handy

Cons
-Limited fastener and thread information, but I suppose if you do enough of this you can get the fastener black book
-Some information is antiquated (sin, cos and tangent charts can be done on a cheap calculator or cell phone app instead)
-Some redundancy on topics
-Would be nice if a page or two of general science or simple engineering equations were incorporated for engineers and designers using this book
 

Excellent Little Reference

October 9, 2020 By: Mitchell (Clayton, United States)

Comments
Very handy with 99% of the information one could ever need for home or work.

 

A great helper in the home shop and at work

October 6, 2020 By: Alex (Biberach an der Riß, Germany)

Comments
I'm writing this review in comparison to the german "Tabellenbuch". I've bought the Large Workbench Edition of the Engineers Black Book. Since then I was looking up more and more things using it. It turns out to be way easier to navigate and a lot tougher than the german "counterpart".

I'm not sure but this is a really small complaint and some other countries or fields of work might see this in an different light but: I personally prefer N/mm^2 over HPa (for example when it comes to tensile and yield strength of bolts). Not going to use this as a Con since they both are practically the same.

All in all one of the best purchases I've ever made when it comes to the topic of machining things.

Pros
Quick-and-easy-to-find-stuff reference book. Since I'm not a pro in all the things I do in my home shop I often learn some new things enen though I often was looking for something different. The structure of the book makes it easy to read even while working on something, the color coding helps a lot, the way the tables and pictures are done even more so. The pages are rugged and easy to clean in case I touch them with oily fingers, even fast "browsing" doesn't seem to damage them at all.

Cons
In my case some of the pages were not properly cut so they stuck together or haven't been cut completly. They were either sticking together at the ring binding or weren't cut right in the lower right corner. Not too much of an hassle since I have sharp knifes but it's still somewhat of and dissapointment seeing how well everything else in this book is made.

The reason for having the Thread Pitch Gage included with the Fastener Black Book but not Drill Sharpening Gage with the Engineers Black book is beyond me. I ordered it seperatly and used it several times now. But why?
 

Perfect for beginner

October 5, 2020 By: Billy Whittaker (Grange-over-Sands , United Kingdom)

Comments
Very handy reference book with far more information than I will ever need

Pros
Handy size, dirt resistant pages and lay flat binding. Well laid out and easy to understand for a beginner.

Cons
Some pages not properly stamped and a few pages creased making it hard to read some data.
 

Model engineering

October 4, 2020 By: Robin Hughes (Chelmsford, United Kingdom)

Comments
Great Handy Little Book

Pros
Nearly Everything you need in home workshop without having to spend a fortune on machinery hand book

Cons
As a engineer for many year and reference to machinery handbook I've found this much better than Zeus as quick reference , I was told about this little book by many model engineers working in home workshops so purchased one as many model engineers have ,and the one thing missing is ME taps ,drill,sizes etc big shame ,please add in next addition,to complete the book for the home workshop
 

Compact and Handy

October 3, 2020 By: Ryan (Dayton, United States)

Comments
A pretty handy reference. It's apparent that a lot of thought went into creating this book.

Pros
Great paper, love the lay-flat binding, and I love that you provide index stickers. Contains a lot of information without being too lengthy.

Cons
I would've preferred fewer pre-printed index stickers in exchange for more blanks so that I could index more of my own personal most-used sections. My book had several mis-punched pages in the middle that aren't captured in the wire binding - mind your QC.
 

Black book

October 1, 2020 By: Paul Cowler (Romford, United Kingdom)

Comments
Everything clear and concise

Pros
Lay flat format

Cons
None
 

Black book

October 1, 2020 By: Paul Cowler (Romford, United Kingdom)

Comments
Everything clear and concise

Pros
Lay flat format

Cons
None
 

Great size

September 30, 2020 By: Tracy Eshkakogan (North Bay, Canada)

Comments
Great size. Perfect fit in the pocket. And great resource for a newbie to the industry

 

Mr

September 29, 2020 By: Begg, Waiqele (Suva, Fiji)

Comments
Easy reference. Handy

 

Perfect for a newbie

September 27, 2020 By: Ian Bennett (Monash, Australia)

Comments
I'm new to machining and metalwork in general, so this book has been invaluable to getting me started with the basics.

Pros
All the information included had been useful. Simple explanations with no bloat.

Cons
Expensive.
 

Excellent product

September 25, 2020 By: Sam Clarke (Holyhead, United Kingdom)

Comments
Excellent product, I have a metric and imperial pocket book and they're both very useful

Pros
Perfect size to fit in the toolbox or the overalls pocket on the job

 

Great book

September 22, 2020 By: Zak, MCHND (Adelaide, Australia)

Comments
Has almost everything you can think of for any engineer/machinist.

Pros
Full of correct and useful info

Cons
None
 

Excellent Book

September 16, 2020 By: Mike Weiland (Mason, United States)

Comments
Contains more information than I think I'll ever need as a tradesman.

Pros
Everything

Cons
Nothing
 

Must Have

September 15, 2020 By: Charlie (Carrara, Australia)

Comments
Great book. Should be in every tradies toolbox

Pros
Has everything you’ll need

Cons
None
 

EngineersBlackbook

September 14, 2020 By: Mick Tomlinson (Kandos, Australia)

Comments
Good book good size good information

Pros
Very knowledgeable

Cons
None
 

Informative

September 13, 2020 By: Roger Harris (Huntingdon, United Kingdom)

Comments
Having everything in one place for quick reference is invaluable for use in the shop

Pros
Just Great

Cons
None
 

Must have for home shop!

September 5, 2020 By: Denzil Long (Austin, United States)

Comments
Probably the the most useful resource in my in my shop! Second to a good shop vacuum you will use this book for nearly every project.

Pros
Covers everything you need for the home shop machinist.

Cons
Would benefit from oil and dirt resistant paper as the pages will get dirty from using this book so much.
 

Engineers Black Book 3rd Edition (Inch)

September 3, 2020 By: Mark Bomboy (Newalla, Oklahoma, United States)

Comments
Perfect quick reference for the hobby machinist or for those in the profession.

Pros
Condensed and full of info that is great for quick access to answer those questions that pop up daily.

Cons
Can’t really see any negatives.
 

Mr

August 31, 2020 By: Shann Low (Perth, Australia)

Comments
Very handy ready reference

Pros
Lots of handy information right at your finger tips

Cons
It could be better in my opinion. In the grinding wheels section, no details at all about the new Cubic Boron Nitride Grinding wheels, grit selections etc.
They are great for cold Dry grinding High Speed & Tool Steel without requiring coolant / water lubrication.
Any modern engineering publication such as this should have the data available for those looking to source grinding wheels or they might not be aware of their existence otherwise.
 

nice

August 30, 2020 By: thank you, soudure RSM Inc. (Rigaud, Canada)

Comments
bon livre a avoir dans sont atelier.

 

Excellent, consolidated

August 30, 2020 By: Yyy (Grand junction, United States)

Comments
Excellent, consolidared info👍

Cons
None
 

Loads of Info for New Machinists

August 29, 2020 By: Brian Boatright (Lake City, United States)

Comments
this is my go to for quick sanity checks or looking up an insert.

Pros
coating on paper is excellent, easy to read and not easily smudged.

Cons
tabs are not just built into the page and aligning them or even finding the page they should be on is a PITA.
 

engineer

August 28, 2020 By: ricky bamford, talleys group ltd (ashburton, New Zealand)

Comments
good and easy to use

 

Great quick reffrence

August 27, 2020 By: Karl Larson (clara city, United States)

Comments
I went for the large print edition for easier referencing at my computer desk .

Pros
Clear printing and pictures with easy to use charts.

Cons
missing a few charts that I use (bolt circle) and some I would like to see (bearing size and fit tolerance; G&M code ) but if it had everything it would become too big to be a quick reference.
 

Engineers black book large

August 27, 2020 By: Kev mortimer, Poole college (Poole, United Kingdom)

Comments
This book os a godsend for machinists and teachers. Up to date information and curriculum criteria in abundance. Very useful indeed and a great addition to any engineers library. And of course its easy to keep in good condition with the laminated pages

Pros
Info overload
Clear mathamatics
Iso tip types and uses

Cons
Really none come to mind
 

Very Helpful

August 26, 2020 By: Georgia Forsdick, Crown Aerosols (selston, United Kingdom)

Comments
Very helpful and easy to use

Pros
got all the information you would ever need

Cons
non
 

Engineers Blackbook 3rd Edition

August 26, 2020 By: Josh (Newcastle, Australia)

Comments
Great reference book with heaps of infomation for all your machining needs

Pros
Full of useful information
Solid binding
Sturdy paper to last the test of time

Cons
Have not got any
 

Greatest

August 24, 2020 By: Roland (Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France)

Comments
Synthetic and essential

Pros
Pocket format
Heavy paper

Cons
Nop
 

Engineers Black Book - 3rd Edition (US)

August 18, 2020 By: Dave Manthei (Minneapolis, United States)

Comments
A solid reference that covers numerous aspects of metalworking. Likely to get much more frequently used than the Machinery’s Handbook due to ease and convenience.

Pros
Excellent reference. Useful illustrations. Spiral binding.

Cons
Manually placing tabs without suggested page numbers. Typos.
 

Engineers Black Book - 3rd Edition

August 18, 2020 By: Chris Quinn, QRD (Bingley, United Kingdom)

Comments
Book arrived this morning and I've spent about 2 hours trying to some information that it HASN'T got. I'll not now need to buy an up-to-date version of the "much more expensive publication" that has been my bible for years

Pros
Brilliant value - almost all the information that I need on a daily basis for design and manufacture

Cons
Haven't found any yet!
 

ENGINEERS BLACK BOOK - 3RD EDITION

August 17, 2020 By: Daniel Botterill (Grafton, Australia)

Comments
Great book

 

Very handy

August 17, 2020 By: Jaryd Gallagher (SUNBURY, Australia)

Comments
Great book. Has more information than you'll ever need!

 

Great book

August 16, 2020 By: Austin Miller (Stephenson, United States)

Comments
Handy book quick and ease to find the info i need in the machine shop. About to buy a large print version.

Pros
Easy to use, Full of knowledge, most frequently used book in the shop

Cons
cover is a little thin, it got ripped of of mine some how. but mine is old they may have changed this by now.
 

best book

August 12, 2020 By: Anthony Jones (Kendallville, United States)

Comments
great book. Getting one for my apprentice at work.

Pros
In depth info. And large font. Coated pages.
More hard to find info in book.

Cons
none to speak of.
 

Engineers black book

August 10, 2020 By: Scoot (Gisborne , New Zealand)

Comments
Great book, so handy to have in your tool box

Pros
Excellent to refer to for those tricky calculations

Cons
None
 

Engineers Black Book

August 9, 2020 By: Thomas (Elon, United States)

Comments
Much handier than the machinist hand book

Pros
Small size, easy to read, full of great info.

Cons
None.
 

Newbie Bible

August 8, 2020 By: Peter Nomikos (Annerley, Australia)

Comments
Heaps of information for the beginner and the seasoned engineers

Pros
Lots of information on many topics lots of general and some specialised topics

Cons
Would be great to see more lathe related information such as material turning and milling speeds for finishes.
 

Great book

August 7, 2020 By: Jarryd tucker (Sydney , Australia)

Comments
Awesome book

Pros
Small and compact , handy for a quick reminder of processes you may not do on a day to day basis. Plenty of information

Cons
None
 

knowledge

August 6, 2020 By: Shaine Rayner, SULO M.G.B (Somersby, Australia)

Comments
i have used this book for years, so handy to have in your toolbox, recommended it to my son who has just started his apprenticeship. Easy to use.

Pros
Simple to use, has what you need. Lasts for years

Cons
had to order the large print as my eyes are not as good as they used to be, but this is not a Con on the book just me.
 

Great to have on the bench top

August 4, 2020 By: Chris (Apeldoorn, Netherlands)

Comments
Very nice and complete book. I love the coated pages. No worries when looking something up with dirty hands.

Pros
Nice size, coated pages is really great! Covers about all first degree questions

Cons
Nothing till now
 

Very useful addition to the home workshop

August 4, 2020 By: Mark Young (Thame, United Kingdom)

Comments
It has all of the information I need on a daily basis without having something as big and unwieldy as the full machinists handbook

Pros
Its size and weight mean that I have it with me all of the time. The laminated pages that are easier to clean.

Cons
You can't have all of the information in a book of this size, it is an EDC, like a scale or multi-tool - its not supposed to do everything.
 

All round great

August 3, 2020 By: Marcus Bailey, Mkeng (Wimborne , United Kingdom)

Comments
All round great

Pros
Keeps up with modern information

Cons
Not cheep to buy.
 

Great book!

August 3, 2020 By: Jason, Me (Metairie, United States)

Comments
Great reference book!

 

Mr

July 30, 2020 By: James Eldred, Steel Fabrications Australia (Brisbane, Australia)

Comments
Great compact reference book

Pros
Durable construction
Text height not too small despite compact size
Easy read

 

A Good Read in The Workshop or On The Porch

July 29, 2020 By: Lee Ferrington (Preston, United Kingdom)

Comments
If you learn to go to this book before google (and apps) then it is not only a time saver but also an educational tool. It's informative enough to read for pleasure as well as use as a reference.

Pros
The Ultimate Reference Book

Cons
I would possibly like it to be larger
 

ENGINEERS BLACK BOOK

July 29, 2020 By: Ray DePasquale (Freeport , United States)

Comments
Excellent book for quick reference,loaded with valuable information

Pros
Good index easy to find topic

Cons
Missing thread chart for standard acme threads
 

Engineers Black Book

July 27, 2020 By: Matt Edmunds (Perth, Australia)

Comments
Must have for any tradesman and or engineer

Pros
Compact
Useful



Cons
Would like one that fits on top pocket
Needs more room for notes
One for mechanical fitters and welders would be great
 

Excellent, and super handy.

July 24, 2020 By: Mark Busha (Addison, United States)

Comments
Very handy and in an excellent format

Pros
Quality of the book itself, content and construction.

Cons
none
 

Engineers Handbook

July 17, 2020 By: Chris Courtney, Mr (Bridge of Earn, United Kingdom)

Comments
Great workshop reference book

Pros
Compact and comprehensive

Cons
None really
 

Engineers Black Book

July 12, 2020 By: Warren Williams (Kaiapoi, New Zealand)

Comments
Excellent reference book could not be happier

Pros
Perfect information at your finger tips

Cons
none
 

great info

July 12, 2020 By: al (levittown, United States)

Comments
great info in one place

Pros
love the large print version

Cons
a pdf version would be great
 

too easy

July 10, 2020 By: Ben (Urraween, Australia)

Comments
perfect reference book for my workshop

Pros
sturdy construction and succinct reference.

Cons
sort of wish I had bought the large print version, but this is ok too.
 

Black Book Metric Large Edition review

July 8, 2020 By: Peter Cunningham (St Helena, Australia)

Comments
Large Print Metric edition is very easy to read.

Pros
The lay flat binding is s great feature.

Cons
I would pay extra, for a thicker clear contact covering as an option when ordering.
What about a PDF version. My old Machinerys Handbook is very unused now, and very jealous.
 

Fantastic book

July 5, 2020 By: Mikael André (Kinna, Sweden)

Comments
Perfect book for the garage.

Pros
Small and easy to understand.

Cons
Nothing i Can say now. Just that I don’t understand everything. But that one is on me. Not the book
 

Excellent reference book

July 3, 2020 By: Reuben Challacombe (Childers , Australia)

Comments
Good for keeping in your tool cupboard.

Pros
Clear explanations

Cons
None
 

Fantastic reference book

June 29, 2020 By: Izelca (Baynton, Australia)

Comments
Everything you want and more! Factual, compact and great quality. Valuable resource.

Pros
Fits in anywhere, quick reference and a trusty source to have around.

Cons
Font is a bit tiny but I would’nt change it. Maybe have an option for a bigger font size in a bigger book?
 

Great Resource

June 28, 2020 By: K. Duncan (Amarillo, United States)

Comments
Very Handy Reference Book

Pros
Laminated pages, lay flat spiral bound. Lots of info not included in other references such as O-ring sizes, machine tapers, toolholder and insert identification.

Cons
None really.

There were some stainless alloys missing I use. I suppose everyone would like one more thing or another and it would wind up three times as thick.

Minor typo, extra space noticed in page 209 large operator height inch dimension 74.0_2"
 

Fantastic Quick Reference

June 22, 2020 By: Brad, Johnson (Maple Grove, United States)

Comments
Fantastic reference for stashing just about anywhere

Pros
Valuable resource for quick look ups of all the stuff we forget. I have two goto references, Machinery Handbook and the Black Book. Black Book is quicker for most everyday usage. Love the wipe off pages. I recommend this book as a reference to others all the time.

Cons
For older eyes, a bit tiny. Wish there was an option for one a bit bigger. It would be worth the extra $$. Wish there was a bigger section on plastics and types. Correlating recycle symbols with type and characteristics (e.g the triangle with number in the center).
 

Dense with information - super durable

June 21, 2020 By: sergi tolstolutskey (houston, United States)

Comments
Awesome book lots of information

Pros
small durable and easy to see

Cons
tab stickers - why not print them on the pages?
 

Suggested improvements

June 16, 2020 By: David Jenkins (Diamond Creek, Australia)

Comments
Just received this book and the fastener book. Both have a good spread of relevant content, well presented.

Pros
Good format clear and concise. Handy toolbox size and plasticised.

Cons
The stick-on tabs will be less durable than colour coding the page margins for different sections. On pages 112/113, Bearings, could the advice on bearing mounting and removal be condensed and more information given on bearing codes and tolerance markings.
 

Great service

June 11, 2020 By: Paul Barton (Toodyay, Australia)

Comments
Had the pocket edition at work. Bought the benchtop 3rd edition, metric for home and it is fantastic.
Item received in rural Western Australia in a few days from ordering. Great service.

Pros
Big pages, big print. A boon as you get older. Worth the extra few dollars.

Cons
Non
 

Great purchase

June 10, 2020 By: John (Yarra Glen, Australia)

Comments
A quality book filled with quality information

Pros
Extremely useful, handy size

 

Just received it

June 7, 2020 By: Darrell Lee (Taylors, United States)

Comments
Just received the book so still looking it over.

 

Engineering

June 6, 2020 By: Mika Kuusinrn, MiKu Gear (Urjala as, Finland)

Comments
Very helpful

 

Very useful and well-suited to use on the bench

June 5, 2020 By: Craig E. Johnston (Scappoose, United States)

Comments
Well thought out and presented

Pros
sticky tabs a good idea

Cons
needs a page list for where to put tabs

June 5, 2020 Response from: Hi Impact Supplies

We just emailed you this information, thank you for the review.
 

Mr

May 27, 2020 By: Stephen fowler (Burnham-on-sea, United Kingdom)

Comments
Fantastic book with most info to hand with a simple index.

Pros
Contains nearly everything you will ever need to know. Index is very simple to follow and the drill bit shaping gauge is perfect.

Cons
I feel that speeds and feeds could be covered more for different metals.
 

Very good

May 25, 2020 By: Joshua (Yarra Glen, Australia)

Comments
Fantastic increase in info from my copy of 2nd edition

Pros
Carbide selection and application expanded wonderfully

Cons
Milling carbide section could be expanded a little plus speeds and feeds calc
 

Machinist

May 20, 2020 By: Bobby Lawton, Okeefe Drilling (Butte, United States)

Comments
Lots of very useful information and easy to find what you need in it.

Pros
Very short and to the point. Not a bunch of extra info to make finding stuff more difficult.

Cons
Would be nice to have common metals and alloys speeds and feeds listed.
 

Very helpful

May 17, 2020 By: Andrew (Marian, Australia)

Comments
Very helpful

Pros
Book has a load of imformation, always been quite helpful to anytime I've needed insight on anything

Cons
None
 

Handy Reference

May 11, 2020 By: Schuyler Grace, Vanishing Point Creative Services (Mesa, United States)

Comments
A great quick reference to almost anything machining related, and the large-print edition is very easy to read.

Pros
Book is nicely printed and bound and easy to navigate and read. It's Machinery's Handbook when you don't have the time or need to wade through thousands of pages of details.

Cons
None so far.
 

Fantastic Book

May 10, 2020 By: Dan Mathiasen (Skive, Denmark)

Comments
Should have bought this book years ago,can´t imagine not to have it !!

Pros
Think it´s very nice that you can vipe any spots of of the sides,

 

Excellent reference

May 8, 2020 By: Matthew Hall (Fruitland, United States)

Comments
This book contains much more concise and valuable information than the machinery’s handbook. Definitely a must have

Pros
Laminated pages and general construction

Cons
None
 

Brilliant!

May 8, 2020 By: Paul Riess (Canberra, Australia)

Comments
What a great little book. I should have bought this years ago.

Pros
The laminated pages are a nice touch.

Cons
None.
 

Excellent Book

May 7, 2020 By: Luis Alvarenga (Medford, United States)

Comments
If you are interested in Machining, this is a “Must Have” book

Pros
A lot of valuable information

Cons
Pages should be more protected. If you need it in the workshop, make sure to keep it away from any oil
 

WOW. So much info......

May 6, 2020 By: Kevin Hardt, Rai Road Machine Works (Callery, United States)

Comments
So much information I cant believe I waited this long to buy one!

Pros
Awesome compilation of info for machinists and engineers. Love the coated pages the greasy fingerprints wipe right off.

Cons
Should have bought the large print version (my aging eyes would have thanked me) Maybe include speeds and feeds for turning and milling in future versions.
 

Machinist

May 5, 2020 By: Bobby Lawton, Okeefe Drilling (Butte, United States)

Comments
Lots of very useful information and easy to find what you need in it.

Pros
Very short and to the point. Not a bunch of extra info to make finding stuff more difficult.

Cons
Would be nice to have common metals and alloys speeds and feeds listed.
 

Power House

May 5, 2020 By: Bill Kellogg, K-Fab (Emmett, United States)

Comments
Big Little Book - Just when I think the information I need cannot possibly be in there, it's in there!

Pros
Laminated pages, tabs (blank tabs to customize), packed full!

Cons
Speeds and Feeds would be so nice!
 

Owner

May 2, 2020 By: Philip Ballman, Shade Tree Machine (Freeport, United States)

Comments
Have other reference books but I seem to grab this one. Simple, concise, very valuable quick reference.

Pros
Easy to use, I believe a must have.

Cons
Being elderly, getting hard to read.
Would like more info on cutting speeds and feeds.
 

Great quick reference book

May 2, 2020 By: Max (Walkerville, Australia)

Comments
Great quick reference for most design and engineering aspects

Pros
Much quicker reference than most other publications

Cons
Could do with more information on speeds & feeds
 

Excellent Resource

April 28, 2020 By: Paul Bennett (Daisy Hill, Australia)

Comments
A great source of information

Pros
Comprehensive

Cons
Nil
 

Engineers Black Book

April 21, 2020 By: Jay Blackwood (Pomeroy , United States)

Comments
It is a nice book! Very useful

 

Great Reference Source

April 18, 2020 By: John Carty, Home Shop Machinist (Dedham, United States)

Comments
Lots of useful data in one sturdy location!

Pros
Tabs, table of contents, and index combine to find data quickly.

Cons
Would like to see info on C clips, spirolox, bearing info, and recommended turning speeds of various materials in future additions.
 

A must have reference

April 15, 2020 By: Matt Pettit, Prototype Machine Works (Galston, Australia)

Comments
A must have reference book for anyone, from a home shop to larger company's

Pros
Easier to have on hand rather then the larger machinery's handbook

 

One of the BEST Around!!!

April 12, 2020 By: Robert Jasenosky III, Computer Aided Designer / Drafter (Gresham, United States)

Comments
As a computer aided drafter and designer, this book sits right beside the machinery's handbook on my desktop. As professional user of AutoCAD, Solidworks, Inventor, and Fusion 360 - I can say this book ROCKS!!! EXCELLENT & FAST REFERENCE SOURCE

Pros
The binding, the waterproof pages, the layout...simply amazing and enjoyable to browse

Cons
why have I just one copy....?....
 

Excellent reference

April 11, 2020 By: Elwood, Otesaga Machine (Gaylord, United States)

Comments
Excellent reference.

Pros
An abundance of information. Usually faster than searching through Machinerys Handbook.

Cons
The red tabs are nice, but a listing of the page numbers to affix each tab would be helpful. The inserts, tool holders, and boring bar tabs are easy to get out of order.
 

Engineers black book

April 9, 2020 By: Charles Mcbride (Sault Ste Marie, Canada)

Comments
Awsome addition to the hobby machinist work shop.

Pros
Easy to read with matt finish & glare free pages

 

Brilliant product

April 9, 2020 By: Christian hill, C h recycling solutions ltd (Sheffield, United Kingdom)

Comments
Awesome .wouldnt be without it

Pros
Pocket sized it goes everywhere with me.the office and workshop.

Cons
I would say the cost
 

3rd edition Black Book

April 7, 2020 By: Eric Corse (Wake Forest, United States)

Comments
Outstanding and it is east yo find what you need

Pros
The large version is eaier on my eyes

 

Excellent

April 3, 2020 By: James Reed (Walthamstow , United Kingdom)

Comments
Excellent little book that has everything a home machinist needs to know.

Pros
Easy to read layout. Laminated pages are a nice touch

Cons
Printed in china
 

Amazing book for all mechanical trades

April 1, 2020 By: Jeremy Jones (Murrumbateman , Australia)

Comments
This book has been a really valuable tool. I have used this for last 15 years as a tradesman. And for some quick engineering design standards.

Pros
Spot on technical information. This has been a very handy book to have for all mechanical trades. When I was an apprentice, this was a great handy book of knowledge. It had almost everything I needed to know.

Cons
There is still room for more improvements. For example, the threads section has a lot of good calculations and standard thread forms. But I could not find anything that contained screw cutting using the three wire method.
 

Excellent Resource

March 30, 2020 By: Stuart McKinnis (MANOR LAKES, Australia)

Comments
Excellent book to keep in the workshop. Many unexpected and very useful topics packed with detail!

Pros
Plenty of detail on many topics, and the newer, large print version is very welcome.

Cons
None.
 

Feedback

March 28, 2020 By: Ahsan ullah, Mill Max Mfg Corp (Dix Hills, United States)

Comments
This booking is amazing and helpful for college and in the field. I would like to ask that if you guys can add basic G-codes, that will be very helpful as well.

Pros
This book is amazing and i always use this book for my college and work. Its very helpful and i already showed this book to many of my friends and the loved it. They also ordered the same book from amazon.

Cons
Nothing
 

Simply Amazing

March 21, 2020 By: Cameron Richardson (Elk Grove, United States)

Comments
I purchased this book after being so impressed with the USA edition Black Book. I used this to sort all of my fasteners at home and find myself referencing the torque values frequently when working on my vehicle.

Pros
Abundance of information, easy to read and navigate.

Cons
The only thing holding me back from owning all the Engineer's Black Books is the cost.
 

Fantastic Source of Info

March 21, 2020 By: Cameron R. (Elk Grove, United States)

Comments
I picked this up as an apprentice and it has proved to be invaluable on many occasions

Pros
Easy to navigate and durable, laminated pages

Cons
A little pricey
 

Most Excellent!

March 10, 2020 By: Robin, Hudson Appliance Service (Hudson’s Hope, Canada)

Comments
Excellent quick look up resource.

Pros
All Good.

Cons
None.
 

Great Reference

March 7, 2020 By: R. Willard (Jacksonville, United States)

Comments
Great reference book. Everything you need in one small book.

Pros
Very good visual representations.

Cons
Cant find any.
 

Great for tool and die making

March 3, 2020 By: Justin , 3BT Tool & Plastics (Springs , South Africa)

Comments
Great source of information, extremely helpful and handy

Pros
Quick access to information, very durable pages that are coolant proof, grease proof and tear proof. Drill sharpening gauge is very handy

Cons
Writing is a bit small
 

engineers black book

March 1, 2020 By: k (hamilton, New Zealand)

Comments
Good

Pros
Heaps

Cons
Nonr
 

Invaluable Resource

February 29, 2020 By: Mark Wrightson, Mr (Preston, United Kingdom)

Comments
Full of invaluable information you didn't know you would need before you do !

Pros
Easy to access, read and keep clean.

Cons
Non so far !
 

Best reference guide for any workshop!

February 28, 2020 By: Josh (Kings Park, Australia)

Comments
Best reference guide for just about anything within the manufacturing sector. Helps our boys on the production floor and our drafting team for the correct tolerances and measurements.

Pros
Easy to read, has almost everything you need.

Cons
Needs to have a reference chart for internal and external circlip sizes.
 

Machinist

February 23, 2020 By: T.Shipp, Cargill (Oskaloosa, United States)

Comments
Very useful information and Very easy to find information

Pros
Almost everything you need in one book

Cons
None
 

Engineers black book 3rd edition

February 22, 2020 By: Ashley Matthew Trent Gantley (Christchurch, New Zealand)

Comments
Great book Has all the references you need easy to understand

Pros
Fits in my toolbox

Cons
Non washable
 

A must have

February 20, 2020 By: P.Ham, Hammond crane Cartage (Upper Hutt, New Zealand)

Comments
A must have for any starting out engineer and grate for proving othe coworkers wrong

Pros
Fits tool box nicely

Cons
Not machine washable
 

Mr

February 19, 2020 By: Greg Fortune (Berkeley vale, Australia)

Comments
An excellent reference for both the professional, or the novice metalworker.
Every Apprentice should be issued this book!
A must for all Fitter & Machinists.

Pros
Most engineering reference charts at hand.

Cons
Nil
 

Excellent

February 18, 2020 By: Matt Nunnery (Bainbridge , United States)

Comments
Great book !

Pros
Easy to read and understand, great price

Cons
None
 

Excellent Purchase

February 18, 2020 By: Ziggy T (Brisbane, Australia)

Comments
Excellent Purchase

Pros
Easy to use and read

Cons
Very Dense
 

AMAZING REFERENCE FOR ALL METAL INDUSTRY WORKERS

February 9, 2020 By: Joshua Flavel, CFCLA Maintenance (NOARLUNGA DOWNS, Australia)

Comments
All I can say is WOW! This book has everything you need to know for working with the steel industry, from mechanical fitters through to engineers, this has a lot of useful information.

Pros
Can't fault at all, it is clear and easy to understand and I absolutely love that the thought has gone into making the book out of a tear and stain free material. As a Maintenance Supervisor working with Fitters, Machinists and Welders, this has all I need to know to assist a safe and top quality product.

Cons
Not so much cons/negatives, but more suggestions for adding content.
1) I would love to see more content to assist technical drawing and drafting. Content such as symbols, technique and keyboard shortcuts would be of great interest to people.
2) information and formulas to assist in creating geometric templates for pipe fitting, such creating templates in order to cut spigots for 'Y' or 'Tee' sections for both small and larger scale pipes.
3) Information about fittings, hoses and tube for hydraulics and pneumatics and formulas for working out pressures and cylinders etc.
4) Bit of information about working with energy, forces and loads.
5) Expand a little further on the steel size and weight section, by adding in types of RHS, Angle Steel, 'C' sections, 'I' beam etc.

Again, thank you for all your hard work and dedication in creating such an amazing reference guide to cater to the steel industries.
 

Add welding/brazing gas and gas mix tempertures

February 6, 2020 By: George Bergeron (Annandale, United States)

Comments
Very useful. I believe that a temperature chart for soldering, brazing and welding gases would be useful. Both with and without oxygen and other mixes.

Pros
Concise and fairly comprehensive. Rarely have to look elsewhere for other information

Cons
None.
 

Great reference, my #1 machinist reference

February 6, 2020 By: Kian (Upton, United States)

Comments
I'm a hobbyist who recently got into machining. I've collected a few books but this is the one I'm always reaching for. I use it often to reference drill & thread sizes, but has also come in handy for a number of other things I never expected (from V-belt dimensions to ID'ing carbide inserts)

Pros
Very information dense, pages are reasonably durable

Cons
The index could be more robust; sometimes hard for me to find a topic. Would be really nice if a few pages of speeds & feeds were added for common metals/alloys.

I did find a typo in the 3rd Ed. Inch version: pg 47 for Metric Special Pitch M12x1.5 lists a tap drill size of 29/64". This is incorrect; it should be 13/32". I emailed a EBB but didn't receive a response and no updates posted for the book.
 

Engineers Black Book

February 4, 2020 By: Charl Schnetler, Saldanha Engineering (Vredenburg, South Africa)

Comments
Fantastic pocket guide for general engineering.

Pros
Compact and concise.

Cons
None.
 

Great for quick reference

February 2, 2020 By: Paul Anstee (Swansea, United Kingdom)

Comments
Great book to have at work station for quick use

Pros
compact easy to use

Cons
cant think of any
 

Engineers Black Book

January 29, 2020 By: Steve Bainbridge (Decatur, United States)

Comments
I have been doing more machine work and metal working. Lots of useful information in the book. Take time to look through it to get familar with the contents.

Pros
The pages are very durable and easy to clean which can come in handy.

 

Metric Book

January 28, 2020 By: Dan Cameron (Medicine Hat, Canada)

Comments
Great Book

Pros
Lots of easy to find information

 

Large Print Engineer's Black Book

January 28, 2020 By: Douglas Bollinger (Mt. Holly Springs, United States)

Comments
Compared to my initial edition pocket sized Black Book, the 3rd edition Large Print is a nice upgrade. While you lose some portability, the large size is simply more pleasant to use at the work bench and contains additional information.

Pros
Several nice upgrades on common but frequently used charts: decimal equivalents, thread cutting. Now has charts for retaining rings and o-rings. Still full color with coated paper and lay-flat spiral binding.

Cons
On Page 102, the V-Belts Cross Section Dimension Chart is incorrect, ie 1" <> 1" . Looks like they enlarged the pocket sized page for the Large Print Edition and the belt cross sections are not actual size.
 

Great Book

January 21, 2020 By: Erwin, Control Technologies (Albury, Australia)

Comments
All information in one handy book which doesn't take up much space. This is a great publication for everyone involved in mechanical engineering.

Pros
Concise with lots of relevant information in a well indexed format

Cons
For old blokes like myself some of the print is a bit small but I'm happy to put up with that considering the small format of the book.
 

Engineers Black Book Inch

January 19, 2020 By: Dan Cameron (Medicine Hat Alberta , Canada)

Comments
Great book

Pros
Easy to find information

 

Engineer's black book large print 3rd edition (metric)

January 15, 2020 By: Th VIALARD (Auvergne, France)

Comments
An invaluable guide
Much more practical than the Machinery's handbook for Europeans users
A must have for machinists


Pros
Full in colour. Easy and fast reading

Cons
Difficult to find in France (purchased in the United Kingdom).
 

Good book

January 14, 2020 By: Paul Murray (Eleebana , Australia)

Comments
Very good guide on carbide inserts.

 

Engineers Black Book

January 14, 2020 By: D Dijkman (Apeldoorn, Netherlands)

Comments
Nice reference book, easy to read and in a handy pocketable size.

Pros
Has all the info you could need!

Cons
None
 

Engineers Black Book

January 12, 2020 By: Daniel Felipe (Baliuag, Philippines)

Comments
Great reference book with a lot of useful information.

 

Engineers Black Book

January 9, 2020 By: Benny Antonioo (Caloocan City, Philippines)

Comments
Great data reference book around the shop !!!

Pros
Layout is clear, easy to read.
My daily go to book. and it's in color.. Nice!!

Cons
Could be better if Drill gauge is Included.
mine did not come with index tabs.
 

Apprentice fitter

January 9, 2020 By: Miya Scott, Dalrymple bay coal terminal (Palmyra, Australia)

Comments
All the information you could need. Able to access quickly

Pros
Very informative, compact

Cons
Some pages didnt print properly but still able to read
 

Mr

January 4, 2020 By: Daniel Gibbons (Banbury, United Kingdom)

Comments
Very informative book! The best yet

Pros
S

Cons
Maybe a page dedicated just to feeds and speeds for both milling and turning
 

Electrical Black Book

January 3, 2020 By: Colton Pounsberry, Solomons Design, LLC (Lusby, United States)

Comments
Great Resource for a small business needing good quality material to reference and check from. This book enhances my knowledge more about electrical needs more than ever.

 

Engineers Black Book Review

December 31, 2019 By: Gordon Finlay (Young, Australia)

Comments
The Engineers Black Book is a excellent resource with a lot of valuable information

Pros
The good size book makes it a great go to look up book

Cons
none
 

Great for in the shop

December 28, 2019 By: Brad Rarick (Newfoundland, United States)

Comments
A must have for the machinist. All the practical data you will need on a daily basis. Leave the bible at the desk for that once in year information.

Pros
Just the common data. Portable size with strong pages that don't rip. Love the coloring of the charts, makes it so easy to find data

Cons
I find the table of contents to be useless, just unneeded pages. The index is so much quicker to find what you need.
 

Engineers Black Book

December 26, 2019 By: Steven White (Lewistown, United States)

Comments
This is a wonderful reference book. It's consolidated and easier to access the Machinery's Handbook. I would recommend this to everyone that has an interest in machining.

Pros
Easy to Use, Easy to Access, Pocket Size, Great Graphics, Wonderful page coating (keeps dirt and oil off)

Cons
None. I wish more books could be this efficient. No fluff, just information.
 

Best Source For Quick And on The Fly Information

December 13, 2019 By: William Seymour , Canadian Threadall Ltd. (Cambridge , Canada)

Comments
This is a great source of data for the machine shop. I've been doing cold roll threading for over 20 years and this allows me to find and reference information quickly. Also allows me to explain and teach new trainees.

Pros
Little book, solid and well protected!
Has everything I could ever need.
Great material choice and reference data.

Cons
There are none that I can say!!
 

Great source for quick info

December 12, 2019 By: Kenneth Robjohns, GJ Oliver (Alpha, United States)

Comments
Perfect for quickly finding info that slipped my mind. Great to have in my tool box

Pros
Has everything I could ever need

Cons
Feel like the organization could be a little diffrent but that is based on personal preference
 

Awsome source of data.

December 5, 2019 By: Dan (Statesville, United States)

Comments
This is a great source of data for the machine shop.

Pros
Tons of useful data organized very well. The desktop version is readable without "cheater lenses" too. Big plus.

Cons
Would be nice to have more blank tabs.
 

Good info

December 3, 2019 By: Rick, Myself (Palermo, Italy)

Comments
Handy little tool to keep in your toolbox

Pros
Comes with a drill guage

Cons
None
 

Good book

November 27, 2019 By: Stefanie (Grafton, United States)

Comments
Love this book. I'm an engineer and occasionally have to figure out some specs for our machinists/operators. This book is a great reference....and doesn't overwhelm people in the shop. Especially compared to bringing out my machinist handbook.

Pros
great

Cons
just wish i had the drill point gage....it would be VERY helpful!
 

Helpful book for beginner and confirm engineers !!!!

November 25, 2019 By: Lionel Fernandes, Atelier Lionel Fernandes (Baltimore, United States)

Comments
Book that contains all useful information for the day on the working day! Small and handy! For now I'm not disappointed! It remains to be seen how he resists my intensive use (paper seems very resistant and good quality !)! For now it's has all my approval!

Pros
Little book, solid and well protected!

Cons
The installation of the stickers should have their page number to avoid mistakes!
 

Engineers Black Book

November 25, 2019 By: NILES RUSSELL (CHANDLER, United States)

Comments
Great book with tons of very helpful information .

Pros
Great material choice and it's in Color.

Cons
None
 

Electrical black book

November 24, 2019 By: Travis (Ashton, United States)

Comments
Very handy book to have on hand, and a great company to deal with.

Pros
durable construction, easy to clean if it gets dirty, and a lot of useful information

Cons
none so far
 

Engineers black book.

November 17, 2019 By: Ryan Gray (HARROW, Australia)

Comments
Very handy book, highly recommend.

Pros
Doesn't get dirty, all the essential information.

Cons
None.
 

Excellent reference book

November 13, 2019 By: Danny Ryan (leopold, Australia)

Comments
Great reference book

Pros
Easy to locate information, great detailed diagrams, easy to understand and Metric!

Cons
None
 

GOOD REFERENCE BOOK

November 10, 2019 By: Carl, Lincoln college (Lincoln, United Kingdom)

Comments
Very useful

Cons
NON as yet
 

Wonderful reference

November 8, 2019 By: William hatch (Socorro, United States)

Comments
Great book

Pros
All

Cons
None
 

Nice effort

November 8, 2019 By: Bob Thornton (Skipton, Australia)

Comments
This is a good effort, only marked down as the advertising suggested [to me] that the drill gauge was included.

Pros
A great effort at a big field, nice touch including "standard people" p210.

Cons
Binding a bit tight. Possible inclusion of formulae for any regular polygon...
N = the number of sides, S = the length of each side, R = the radius of a circle through the points (circumscribed), r = the radius of the enclosed (inscribed) circle.
Where α=180/N, R=S/(2sinα) or r/cosα, S=2R x sinα or 2r x tanα, and r=(S x cotα)/2 or R x cosα would improve the content ?
 

Perfect Reference

November 5, 2019 By: Sam (Hawthorndene, Australia)

Comments
Easy to read and find information as needed. Great for those just starting out to those who just need a quick reference for little used charts.

Pros
Wide ranging for multiple professions.
Teaches as well as informs.

Cons
Would like to see more information about hydraulics/coupling types etc.
 

woohoo

November 3, 2019 By: Brad Martindale (woodland, United States)

Comments
Saves lots of time looking up info on google. Use this almost daily.

 

Great Book

November 2, 2019 By: mark jealous (Kawana, Australia)

Comments
easy to read book

Pros
size

Cons
none so far
 

Awesome

October 29, 2019 By: Jason Churchill, Cypress Technologies (Leander, United States)

Comments
This book was better than I anticipated. The one thing I truly appreciate it is the Carbide Insert Applications page as it's not always easy to remember what inserts can do what type of machining and this section makes it virtually impossible to choose the wrong inserts.

Pros
Easy to Understand
Sturdy and made for the shop floor
A good selection of knowlege

Cons
Not as in depth as I would have liked
 

Mr

October 22, 2019 By: Paul Robertson (Brisbane, Australia)

Comments
Book is so good I bought another after my 2nd edition fell apart.

Pros
Lots of useful information.

Cons
Non now the spine problem has been fixed.
 

Awesome Book

October 16, 2019 By: Paul Owen (Allen, United States)

Comments
This has to be the best Tech book I have purchased in a long time.The format is great.

Pros
Lays flat, Oil resistant pages, Contains info that can be hard to find in a web search

Cons
Missing Tabs
 

best book i every brought

October 12, 2019 By: Patricia Ivers, 1954 (Beachmere, Australia)

Comments
MAKE LIVE A LOT EASY USING THIS BOOK

Pros
EASY TO READ

Cons
NO CONS
 

Sorry to be negative but...

October 12, 2019 By: John (Alberton, South Africa)

Comments
I paid over R700 for this book, from the official distributor, and I just don't think I'll be turning to it very often. But we'll see.

Pros
It's compact, and covers a wide range of topics.

Sometimes information isn't easy to find online because you're not familiar with the terminology - the book form removes that obstacle.

If I was going to keep the book handy, there are several sections that are useful pocket references, like the conversion tables, the bending allowances, the speeds and feeds, etc.

Cons
It's lacking in both scope and depth. Take the metals comparison table, for example: Only 3 alloys of Al are mentioned, they're not named, and there's no reference to Young's Modulus, which is an essential design consideration. The "Plastics", "Solvents" and "Adhesives" sections seem to gloss over the topic - engineers need specifics as well as descriptions.

Some sections ("Brass" and "Adhesives") haven't been translated from gibberish to metric.

I'm never quite sure what's verbatim to a standard and derived from a standard, particularly regarding unit conversions.
 

Usefull book

October 8, 2019 By: Arttu Karila, Demoli Oy (Muurame, Finland)

Comments
Good book for usefull information! I'm just starting hoppy machinist, so i cant say much that it is missing something or not. I like that the book contains some information i find funny, like velecity of ketchup!

Pros
Good size. Clear. No "empty" pages. Good exambles.

Cons
Some information is multiple times on pages. I didn't find some information clearly, like press fit dimensions etc.
 

Good general reference

October 5, 2019 By: D. House (GREENE, United States)

Comments
Very complete general reference guide

Pros
Completeness. Durability

Cons
Small size
 

Very good

September 21, 2019 By: Richard Pleym (Sandnessjøen, Norway)

Comments
Excellent source for information in the shop

Pros
Grease proof

Cons
I only have one
 

Good reference

September 18, 2019 By: Dave medeiros (Weare, United States)

Comments
Nice to have on hand. Much faster than searching online.

Pros
Size

 

Must have book

September 18, 2019 By: Kyle Pearson, R.Moore and Sons Diesel engineers (Banksia Grove perth, Australia)

Comments
Saved me lots of times so far through my apprenticeship in fitting and machining

Pros
Easy to use

Cons
.
 

Mr

September 17, 2019 By: Alistair (Christchurch , United Kingdom)

Comments
Must have book.

 

Mr

September 15, 2019 By: Keith (Mooroolbark, Australia)

Comments
I have found this little black book an invaluable tool in my workshop on so many occasions from imperial to metric conversions, speed charts for various tools, even a Trigonometry formula to calculate the pitch of a roof I'm building, right down to the drill point sharpening guide

Pros
I have found that the information in it is very precise and extensive and the pages just wipe clean after being handled by my grubby mits and being spiral bound it opens out flat for easy reading.

Cons
I have had this book for awhile now and I cant fault it.
 

Modern design, good data

September 14, 2019 By: Joel (Windlesham, United Kingdom)

Comments
The black book has a good, modern layout and design with clear and well drawn illustrations and an intelligent use of colour throughout, it has been immediately helpful and has been an interesting read in areas that I would not normally explore.

I’m glad I found this book.

Pros
The choice of the data presented is well judged, given the huge pool of information that exists and is well suited to the home shop.

The spiral binding is very helpful and the quality of the paper is excellent. I chose the smaller format and it works very well for me.

Cons
While it does the job, the index could be more extensive.
 

Handy

September 13, 2019 By: Sladerunner (Windsor, United States)

Comments
Well organized, durable and compact. A requirement for any shop.

 

A must own

September 11, 2019 By: Sam (Perth, Australia)

Comments
Have had three of these now as the eventually fall apart after daily use over the years. And I will buy another when the times comes as they are a must have in the toolbox

Pros
Great source of information

Cons
None
 

Great Book

September 5, 2019 By: Connor (New Plymouth, New Zealand)

Comments
Great Book, good for learning

 

Great Book

September 2, 2019 By: Mathew Boisvert (Gardner, United States)

Comments
Great little book to keep by your machining equipment for quick reference

 

Great

September 2, 2019 By: Mitch pearce (New Plymouth , New Zealand)

Comments
Great book with lots of information in it. I wanted 1 for years and finally got my hands on it. Best thing to have in the toolbox.

Pros
Heaps of info

 

Absolutely brilliant , thank you very much

August 30, 2019 By: Nathan lemm (Oxford, New Zealand)

Comments
Very fast and efficient postage

Pros
Excellent service, excellent book

 

Engineering Black book - Review

August 28, 2019 By: Anthony Lindholm, Stanwell (Nanango, Australia)

Comments
Always an excellent go-to for day to day Fitting and turning, especially for apprentices and tradespersons alike from many of engineering type backgrounds

Pros
Data is precise and easy to follow
Pocket sized
Comes with a free drill point angle gauge
Loads of valuable information - From thread types to different types of power transmission belts, including formulas

Cons
None that I've picked up on
 

Engineers black book!!

August 27, 2019 By: mitchell frantz, re-vi design (wausau, United States)

Comments
Contains a ton of useful information, anything from formulas for finding specific dimension of a shape, information about machine tooling, or simple conversions that I now don't have to resort to google for.

Pros
useful information, perfect size to keep in the toolbox drawer, durable, sensible organization of pages.

Cons
none
 

Great reference book!

August 27, 2019 By: Luiz Cesar Savi (Curitiba, Brazil)

Comments
Excelent reference book! It puts a lot of useful information at your fingertips with easy to reference tables, charts and graphs.

Pros
Small size, fits easily in your pocket. Yes, the pages are really stainproof. I rubber stamped my name on the last page and one day later the ink had not been absorbed yet.

Cons
None at all.
 

Mrs

August 26, 2019 By: Shellia Nichols (Coweta, United States)

Comments
Great quick reference

Cons
Would like a digital version for Android
 

Apprentice must have

August 24, 2019 By: Kevin Edwards (High Wycombe, Australia)

Comments
Im a 2nd year apprentice and this book has been an absolute saviour. I have owned both the fasteners and engineers books for about 4 years and refer to them a lot at home. When I started my apprenticeship I bought a second book so I could have one at tafe and work as well as my original at home. I refer to this book daily.

Pros
Speeds and feeds chart is plain and simple

Cons
None
 

e version

August 19, 2019 By: Louis Crafford (KEMPTON PARK, South Africa)

Comments
Would like to have an e version on my ipad.

 

Great help!

August 16, 2019 By: Anthony Tynan (Abbeyleix, Ireland)

Comments
So happy to have a guidebook that contains the info I need to develop my skills.

Pros
Portability & wipe clean surface.

 

Engineers black book

August 13, 2019 By: Toby Charles (Franklin , United States)

Comments
Great book. A lot of useful information

Pros
Good size , durable, good quality

 

Amazing book

August 12, 2019 By: Yolquin (Bronx, United States)

Comments
Everything I look for is in the book

Pros
Fit in my pocket

Cons
None
 

Engineers Black Book 3rd Edition (Inch)

August 11, 2019 By: Greg Sledzinski, Personal reference (Bullhead City, United States)

Comments
I am an avid D.I.Y’r. Surely that surprises no one, in case im wrong I’ll give you a minute to compose yourself;......... Ok, so if your a jack of all, master of none, get this reference book. A master of one, to hell with the others, get this book. Can you name off 5 common engineering adhesives, and their specific applications? If yes I applaud you! Still get this book you glue sniffer😉 Everyone else, get this book! My attempt at silliness aside, who out there can recount all you've learned through vocational training, degree attainment, This Old House viewing, your Father cursing while repairing a plethora of things around the home/ shop, etc. No one can, period. Thats why you need this reference book, and all the other ones offered by this Author and Publisher for that matter. I have found no better all around reference material for engineering, and electrical information than whats offered here. Well thought out, easy to find what you need are good descriptions of this work. To say this reference is informative would be to modest a term. So, in conclusion, I implore you to pull out your plastic money and purchase this and all the other reference books for sale on this website! You dont even need to think about it, just buy them, yes they are that good!

Pros
Refer to above comments.

Cons
Its a reference book, any cons are trivial at best.
 

Excellent Source Material

August 8, 2019 By: Ron Quinn, Knight Armaments (Titusville, United States)

Comments
Excellent source of information I uses every day

Pros
Well written, easy to find information

Cons
Include more engineering drawing information, i.e. GD&T
 

Engineers black book

August 3, 2019 By: Joe Payne (Crosskeys, Newport, United Kingdom)

Comments
Fantastic

Pros
Ease of use

Cons
Binder is slightly flimsy
 

Shop supervisor

August 3, 2019 By: Jeremy Davis, Vertec Polymers (Houston, United States)

Comments
Engineers Black Book 3rd Edition (inch)

Pros
Large print, easy to read, love the tabs

Cons
Not a big fan on putting the tab
 

3rd edition metric black book

August 2, 2019 By: Brett O'Dwyer, Home Shop (Kunda Park, Australia)

Comments
The engineers black book is awesome and a must for anyone who does any kind of fabrication, machining or technical work whatever the field.

Pros
It is compact and portable and full of very useful information that is extremely well laid out and easy to find with clear text and well defined shading. (very good for aging eyes)

Cons
The only con was that the 3rd edition version did not include the drill sharpening gage
 

Black book review

August 2, 2019 By: Zac Leonard (Cleveland , Australia)

Comments
Great book with lots of good info in one easy to get to spot, easy to follow for the most part also

Pros
Lots of helpful charts and good illustration throughout the book, make working in the field easier and quicker.

Cons
Could maybe have one page with illustration on hss cutting tool rake angles
 

New edition for the new shop

August 1, 2019 By: Mike Bethune (Kenai, United States)

Comments
Great figures for explaining the burrs and the degrees to the next generation in the shop.

Pros
Like the included tabs.

Cons
-
 

Great asset

July 31, 2019 By: Ian Owen (Dunedin, New Zealand)

Comments
This book lays flat, so stays open where you want it. Valuable information now in one place and easy to find.

Pros
The large workbench edition makes it easier to read, quality paper easy to keep clean.

Cons
None
 

Wonderful Book!

July 29, 2019 By: Barry Wilson (Broken Arrow, United States)

Comments
I bought the Engineers Black Book 3rd Edition (INCH) ... Large Workbench Edition. 234 total pages. Comes with plastic pre-labeled and blank page tabs that you can use to easily locate book sections, Spiral bound, plastic coated cover and pages. Wonderful book.

Pros
Spiral bound so it lays flat
Plasticized heavy cover and pages to resist dirty fingers and liquids.
Most conversion charts, threading info, and tables needed for everyday machining.
Contains best information on the various insert cutters I know of.
This is the INCH 3rd Edition. Yes!
Book construction is simply top notch. This is manual you need.

Cons
Not inexpensive, but for what you get, a very fair price.
 

Brilliant

July 24, 2019 By: Connor (Chester, United Kingdom)

Comments
Great little book, use it on almost every job!

Pros
Has all the data needed to see any job through ranging from machining to fitting

Cons
None
 

Black book for life

July 23, 2019 By: Ben Clarke (South ripley , Australia)

Comments
Amazing, I use this book every day teaching high school students

Pros
Awesome for refrences and tips for the kids

Cons
Nothing, i use this across multiple subject areas and year levels
 

A must have book!

July 20, 2019 By: John Westerholm, JWKS Älvdalen (Orsa, Sweden)

Comments
This book is very useful in everyday work.

Pros
Nice size that fits in your pocket.
Contains everything you need daily so you don't have to waste time searching in big handbooks.
The drill sharpening guide you get with the book is a big pro!

Cons
A tad too small sized text for me.
 

Alot of information in a tiny space

July 14, 2019 By: Frank Pedersen, Kalima ApS (Dalmose, Denmark)

Comments
Very usefull

Pros
Daily needs in one book

Cons
Bookmarks are vulnerable in daily use
 

large print special edition

July 14, 2019 By: Neil Jensen (Pryor, United States)

Comments
I have both regular size and large print; I really like the large print

Pros
paper quality,larger print for old guy;use it every day

Cons
would like to see index right after contents
 

Awsome

July 13, 2019 By: Andrew, Deva engineering (Bairnsdale, Australia)

Comments
Perfect in the late format

Pros
Mine is used ALL day usually for the conversions most

Cons
Small format is almost too small to read conversion charrs
 

Engineers Black Book, 2 thumbs up !

July 13, 2019 By: Ben Jones (TREEBY, Australia)

Comments
Great book, within 5 minutes it has solved some conversion questions I had

Pros
Great layout and the colour selection is not overpowering so it’s easy to read.

Cons
I’m getting old and need glasses to read the font.
 

Great alternative to the Machinery Handbook but!

July 4, 2019 By: Sarwat Sid (Lake Forest, United States)

Comments
Despite the breadth and depth I find this to be a great alternative to the MHB.

Pros
Colored charts, quality paper, spiral binding and just enough info for most commonly referenced data.

Cons
Has errors in some areas
No more free drill gauge included :(
At least a bookmark with some handy table/data would be nice
Pricey for the amount of info
 

Great book

July 4, 2019 By: Nath (Perth, Australia)

Comments
Great book



 

Great Resource

July 1, 2019 By: Ben Addison (MUNSTER, Australia)

Comments
2nd edition version. Handy resource to check or re-check yourself and your work. So good i own two copies: one for home, one for work.

Pros
Good sized book, clear diagrams, tables and print. Glare free and grease proof pages.

Cons
None.
 

Awesome book for the shop

June 30, 2019 By: Randy Richard, Randy Richard In The Shop on You Tube (Mariposa, United States)

Comments
Top notch information and presentation.

Pros
Large print, cleanable pages, well made book, lays flat, quality information

Cons
None
 

excellent book

June 28, 2019 By: joash bariparsad, falsebay college (cape town, South Africa)

Comments
excellent book

 

3rd edition (inch)

June 21, 2019 By: Brandi (Goldsboro, United States)

Comments
I would highly recommend this book to anybody who works with machine tools.

Pros
Laminated pages, insert identification and tool holder selection/application.

Cons
No drill point sharpening gage.
 

Alex Mann

June 21, 2019 By: Superb Reference (Perth, Australia)

Comments
Highly durable and generally has the information needed

Pros
Good size
Handles harsh conditions
Digital options


 

Indespensible for the Tradesman

June 20, 2019 By: Leigh (Wentworth Falls, Australia)

Comments
For me and for many tradesmen I have spoken too this is an indispensable tool for the tradesman's toolbox.

Pros
Excellent reference book

Cons
I am disappointed that the 3rd edition seems to no longer include the drill gauge.
 

Great Book

June 19, 2019 By: Anders Berg, RMIG Sweden AB (Mariestad, Sweden)

Comments
Easy to find The information.

Pros
. Good

Cons
. Good
 

LIFE SVAER

June 16, 2019 By: Alistair Cook, A J Cook Engineering Ltd (Soham, United Kingdom)

Comments
I have started up my own CNC precision engineering company and this little book was gifted to me by my parents as a Christmas present.

It is the first place I go to now for all my drill feeds and speeds, tapping data, drawing symbols and information and not only is it good on the shop floor but it has its own used in the design department when cadding up a project.

Pros
Every Engineer should carry one!

Cons
Nothing
 

Nice!

June 15, 2019 By: Pj, None (Fl, United States)

Comments
Good content

Pros
Easy to clean and pocketsize

Cons
You need to publish cnc version with code
 

Great update on a great product

June 12, 2019 By: Michael Whittingham (BARNSLEY, United Kingdom)

Comments
Excellent upgrade on the previous edition. I have all three editions now and each has been a quantum leap forward.
I'm never without mine as I undertake many different disciplines in my job of renovating a grade 1 listed stately home.

Pros
The adhesive tabs are a real boon, makes it even easier to locate information.
Love the back cover charts so you dont even have to open it for useful information.

Cons
None so far
 

Very good

June 12, 2019 By: D P Dodd, J P Dodd Heating Egs. (Blandford Forum, United Kingdom)

Comments
Great book

Pros
Useful information

 

Essential For Engineers

June 9, 2019 By: Bryn Fisher (Dunedin, New Zealand)

Comments
Has all the important information needed for engineers in one place great book

Pros
Perfect pocket size easy to have on hand

 

3rd edition

June 7, 2019 By: Doug (Caithness , United Kingdom)

Comments
Very useful

Pros
Lots of info

 

handy

June 3, 2019 By: Robert Felton (Sibley , United States)

Comments
Very handy, covers most info i need on the go, without having to drag around the machinist handbook.

 

Engineers Black Book Review

June 2, 2019 By: Paul Tucker (Murray Bridge, Australia)

Comments
Outstanding. All the data you need in one compact book.

Pros
Lay flat pages

 

Handy Little Book

May 23, 2019 By: Darren (Oldham, United Kingdom)

Comments
Handy little book to have lying around and for general reference for a home hobbyist

Pros
Small, Loads of information and general explanations

Cons
sometime to much information to navigate through to get the answer you need
 

Fastener Black Book

May 21, 2019 By: Travis (Ashton, United States)

Comments
great companion to the engineers black book

Pros
a plethora of information on fasteners

Cons
non so far
 

Engineers Black Book

May 20, 2019 By: Tim Hancock (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Comments
Very handy and concise bench reference for areas, volumes, threads, drill sizes and gears, and more!

Pros
Compact size, stain resistance

Cons
Small size makes it difficult to read for us more senior machinists
 

Great book

May 20, 2019 By: Jon (Greymouth , New Zealand)

Comments
Great book, a must have

Pros
Grease proof pages
Very useful information

Cons
None
 

Libro Negro para Ingenieros (Black Book for Engineers USA Edition in Spanish)

May 20, 2019 By: Alfonso Uribe Ramírez (Apodaca, Mexico)

Comments
Reality like the book, very convenient to have for projects needing construction on the university.

Pros
Rapid access for common information

Cons
Has the metal spiral a little deformed so a little scared at changing pages and tearing them
 

3rd Edition (Metric) Excellent! But one thing...

May 16, 2019 By: Dirk Brewer (Tempe, United States)

Comments
Excellent book. A very nice compliment the classic tomb of the Machinery's Handbook.

Even though I'm in the USA, I chose the Metric edition because so much that I do now is fixing, modifying, adapting things that are made are now metric dimensions. But the book as just enough Imperial information to get by.

The ONE improvement I can think of, is that it is provided with sticky tabs to quickly go to specific sections, but I wish they would mark what page and where on the page to put the tabs so things line up cleanly.

Pros
Small, concise, easy to find information.

Cons
It's small. Getting older, need reading glasses. Hoping they make a large print of the Metric version.
 

Small and handy

May 14, 2019 By: Todd Maccini, macTmil Inc. (RAMONA, United States)

Comments
This book is small but super handy.

Pros
Tons of useful information in a manufacturing environment.
High quality book. Well laid out.

Cons
Small. May need your glasses. Thread milling information would be useful.
 

Returned Machinery's 30th Ed. Handbook - This is MUCH more useful

May 13, 2019 By: Marc McKenzie (Windsor, United States)

Comments
While I've been working with metal and tools as an avocation for a couple years, I'm now setting up my dream mini-machine shop - something I've wanted to do since I was a boy (I'm medically disabled near age 60). I purchased both this book, and the eponymous "Machinery's Handbook" in large print. Now that I can actually read the pages, I realized in truth I would rarely end up taking the time to forage in it for useful information either planning or executing a project. In contrast, the "Engineers Black Book" is highly usable, readable, searchable, and has all the information I've been looking for (and a lot more as I learn). So I sent back the machinist's bible, and kept this. I've already used it three times in the first day!

Pros
Construction, size, grease-proof pages
Readable and with tabs
All the practical information I've been looking for

Cons
Sticking the tabs on took way too long - I would vote AND pay for real indexing cut into the pages - would slip a bit easier into the pocket
 

blackbook reveiw

May 12, 2019 By: L boyd (Whanganui, New Zealand)

Comments
great book,used very often.

Pros
mathmatical formulae very useful,conversions easy to understand.

 

First time user

May 7, 2019 By: Carl (Hawley, United States)

Comments
Glad to have for my small shop. Looks to be very useful and early to learn to use


 

Great for my humble shop

May 7, 2019 By: Carl (Blooming Grove, Pa, United States)

Comments
Perfect for my small shop, easy to find data and page tabs very useful.

Pros
Strong binding and page coating to prolong book life

Cons
None yet
 

Engineers black book 3rd edition

May 5, 2019 By: Travis (Ashton, United States)

Comments
A must have for any industrial maintenance technician, or tool box for that matter

Pros
A lot of very useful information for any industry, easy to use, and clean if it gets grease on it.

Cons
I preferred the 1st edition covers. glossy and not PC
 

Good Information 2nd edition

May 3, 2019 By: Zac (Auckland, New Zealand)

Comments
Very good for quick referencing

Pros
Good text and detail
Good illustrations
Drill bit gauge

Cons
None
 

Great for beginners

May 2, 2019 By: Martin (Coventry, United Kingdom)

Comments
I'm new to engineering and this book is full of useful information

Pros
Great text
Good illustrations
Nice size

Cons
None
 

Pleased

May 2, 2019 By: Troy A.P. (Ashville, United States)

Comments
I love the feel of this book. From the outer covers to the pages in between. A great amount of info at my fingertips in a small take with you size.

Pros
A great take along wealth of information in a small package that will fit in your pocket

Cons
It would’ve been nice if the 3rd edition would’ve still came with the drill gage.
 

Engineers Black Book 3rd Adition Review

May 1, 2019 By: Michael Evans, private (Stanford Merthyr, Australia)

Comments
It just keeps getting better in this 3rd addition. I'm a relative Newbie machining with my lathe....... it not only gives the info I need.....But I'm learning so much more from it than I could have imagined.

Pros
It is so well laid out ....and easier now to follow

Cons
None I can see yet
 

Feeling ripped off

April 30, 2019 By: Sam (Aberdare, Australia)

Comments
I feel quite disappointed about the third edition as there are a few things that were changed that shouldn't of been. Overall it's a very informative book. I found that most of the drill sizes in some of the thread dimensions had changed especially under the drill size of the UNF threads section which had one dimension changed up to .75mm. I referenced the 1st edition and found it and the 2nd were identical in terms of dimensions so I'm a little confused as to why these dimensions were changed. One other major dissatisfaction was the lack of drill point sharpening guage. I mean, I knew I wasn't getting one from the start but if the book had a ton more information that the second edition then I'd be happy but realistically after a quick comparison there's not much more in the third edition. Oh and I forgot to mention that your paying more for the latest edition. The tabs are good in theory but in practice they're kinda annoying. Granted, I attached all the tabs provided which doesn't leave me much room to be able to flick through the pages smoothly. My advice would be if you do want to use them, only attach the ones that you use every day but if your flicking through to the same place every day then you should have a general feel to where what your after is. As I work with CNC's, I was disappointed to see the basic G & M codes removed, I know if I was a compentent operator then I should know them all but sometimes you need a memory jog. It's nice to see more detail on adhesives and plastics and definitely good to see info on bearings, o-rings, c-clips and flanges. All in all if I had of been able to have a good flick through both 3rd and 2nd I would of chosen 2nd over 3rd. In saying all of that it is a bloody handy little book to have as I'm constantly having to refer to it for critical dimensions and general info.
(If it were possible, I'd love to be able to swap it for a 2nd edition with the guage. I know I probably wouldn't be able to seeing as I've already used it but yeah if I could then that would be rad)

Pros
Slightly more detailed info on some things in 3rd edition than 2nd
Additional info
Made with quality materials
Ring bound
Easily cleanable

Cons
NO DRILL POINT SHARPENING GUAGE FOR THE PRICE
Not much more info than the previous edition
G & M codes removed
Don't see the reason why the fella on the front now has to have clothes
 

Great book

April 23, 2019 By: Steve Byrd (Belleville , United States)

Comments
Im 24, I've been machining since I was 18 and I've learned a lot from this book.

Pros
Direct to the point and good information

 

MR

April 17, 2019 By: Scott Bonk (Tirau, New Zealand)

Comments
If the front and rear covers were more durable as mine are peaking at corners. And maybe have colour coded edges for easier location of different sections

Pros
Everthing in this book is easy to find

Cons
Only con is that I dont I only own engineers sth the moment
 

Bästa bok i hyllan

April 17, 2019 By: Morgan (Markaryd, Sweden)

Comments
Lite å smidig, tåligt papper som tåls att bläddra i. Fördel mot Google då man hittar även sånt man inte letar efter.

Pros
Tålig, bra upplägg

Cons
Begränsat med info
 

CNC Mill Programmer

April 16, 2019 By: Ross W. Beatd, Moore Fabrication (Huntsville , United States)

Comments
I use almost everything in this book daily. It is a good supplement to Machinery's Handbook.

Pros
Easy to read and find most things.

Cons
I'd like to see some references for thread milling.
 

Excellent workshop reference Book

April 14, 2019 By: Mark Rampton, Neoperl (Bromyard, United Kingdom)

Comments
Excellent reference material, especially the carbide and toolholder information.

Pros
Small concise reference book, replaces many other reference manuals.


Cons
I would like to see basic G and M codes i.e. G54, G17, M19 as someone who hasn't done ISO programming for a long time.
Also as newbie to CNC turning with a 'Y' axis maybe a graphical representation of the axis, i.e ZC showing edge, ZY showing a pocket in the orientation it would be machined on a billet.
 

Engineer Black Book 2nd Edition

April 12, 2019 By: Mohamad Hazri, 0145098352 (Kuantan, Malaysia)

Comments
Nice and Great book

 

Engineer

April 11, 2019 By: Brad, Alloy bearings (Wellsford, New Zealand)

Comments
Awesome

Pros
Easy to read

 

Mrs

April 10, 2019 By: Nae (Perth, Australia)

Comments
Great, easy to follow. Love the plastic pages, especially as they don’t get destroyed from moisture/sweat in pocket while working. Although would like to see possibly adult physical dimensions including adult women and men. :-)

 

Awsesome Refrence Material!!!

April 8, 2019 By: Timothy sherman, Mackenzie Machine and Design (TAUNTON, United States)

Comments
Perfect Size

Pros
All around great book

Cons
none
 

Great book!

March 31, 2019 By: Joshua Gagnon (Poland, United States)

Comments
Great quick reference resource

Pros
The finish on the pages resists oil and dirt stains

Cons
Small pages and fonts
 

Bigger is better

March 31, 2019 By: George Sheppard, Mr. (EDMONDS, United States)

Comments
Nice improvement over the smaller version. I’d prefer even LARGER version, A4 or 8-1/2” x 11” format. I found putting the tabs on by myself was a pain but after I finished I realized I should have only put the tabs on those sections I most frequently use… so in reality letting the reader place their own tabs is a good thing. The book has an excellent table of contents as well as an excellent index so finding information has never been a problem for me. Thanks, nice book.

Pros
larger print, ring binding, excellent index and table of contents, user applied tabs

Cons
wish it was even larger, A4 or 8-1/2 x 11

March 31, 2019 Response from: Hi Impact Supplies

George, Thank you for your review.

We just released a new larger 10 inch high edition.

Yes, the Index tabs were intentionally included separately so the user could place them where they wish.
 

Excellent product

March 31, 2019 By: Andres Morey (Bicester, United Kingdom)

Comments
Excellent product full of information

Pros
The pocket size is very compact and well made

Cons
I wish the drill sharpening gauge came with all the versions of the book. Also it would be good to have a small print or marking to place the adhesive tabs.
 

Excellent Reference book

March 29, 2019 By: Brandon B (Reno, United States)

Comments
This is the best reference book i have ever came across.

Pros
Lay flat binding, coated pages.

Cons
None
 

Great book for the apprentice, too.

March 27, 2019 By: Alberto Dotta (Florida, Uruguay)

Comments
It is a well structured book. The visual disposition of the concepts allows a better understanding of the different nomenclatures for bolts, nuts, mills, bits, taps, dies, inserts, toolholders, etc.

Pros
The information is accessed more quickly and is easier to understand than in other reference books.

Cons
Some pages (3 or 4) with some defect (slight blur of the print), but that does not make reading too difficult.
 

Love it

March 24, 2019 By: Dustin Hendricks (Newton, United States)

Comments
Excellent book full of information

Pros
Everything in the book

Cons
Wish it had more on structural steel
 

<3

March 21, 2019 By: Joel, Student (Calgary, Canada)

Comments
Again, just got it but already have gone through it cover to cover. Tonnes of good info (especially for us newbies)

Pros
easy to reference, great paper and binding, included stick on tabs are a bonus, good size, easy to read (check back in 20 years though, my story might change), honestly just well put together.

Cons
Ordering of topics may be better suited organized a different way.
 

Excellent buy

March 19, 2019 By: Jonathan Allen (East Aurora, United States)

Comments
Must have for the tool box

Pros
Smudge proof pages

 

Engineers Black Book

March 19, 2019 By: David Guy, Burdekin Catholic High School (Ayr, Australia)

Comments
Well organised and extremely useful content. Love it.

Pros
Very well thought out and durable, high quality publication.

Cons
None.
 

Great

March 18, 2019 By: Mato Ivezic (Darda, Croatia)

Comments
Very handy

Pros
an excellent book, always a handbook, especially when repairing equipment manufactured in the US in metric area

Cons
Allways can be better
 

very good book

March 18, 2019 By: Max Malcolm (Alfredon, Australia)

Comments
has gotten me out of some tricky situations

Pros
can wipe grease off of the pages and is pocket size

Cons
quite small and some of it is difficult to read
 

Great book

March 16, 2019 By: Terry evans (Adelaide , Australia)

Comments
First time user loos great

Cons
Havent foud any yet
 

Good book

March 13, 2019 By: Erik , Smögenvarvet (Smögen, Sweden)

Comments
Very good

 

Works well

March 12, 2019 By: Dan (Rathmines, Australia)

Comments
Has most of the info you need

Pros
Able to clean the pages

Cons
Doesn't have all the information you need
 

Good reference in the workshop

March 11, 2019 By: Bo (Wellard, Australia)

Comments
A handy reference to keep in the tool box with all the feed and cut speeds you’ll need

Pros
Concise and covers a wide range of topics

Cons
Could include further references to find further data not included
 

The Daily Check

March 11, 2019 By: NAB (Vienna, United States)

Comments
It's a great desk reference.

Pros
A lot of great information for assembly and disassembly

Cons
Wish it had more material information like strength of materials etc.
 

Engineers Black Book 2nd edition

March 9, 2019 By: James kelly, Bossman Manufacturing (Coalgate, New Zealand)

Comments
Great resource

Pros
Lots of info, a must have in the machine shop

Cons
None
 

A great little pocket compendium

March 9, 2019 By: Alex (Surrey Hills, Australia)

Comments
Lots of clear to read, useful info in a pocket-sized package

Pros
Abundance of information, clear and easy to read text, laminated pages as to withstand workshop conditions

Cons
None
 

3rd edition

March 8, 2019 By: Todd Hildebrandt (Faribault, United States)

Comments
Tons of great information

Pros
color pages, grease resistant pages, wire binding lets book lay flat on bench

Cons
I should have purchased years ago.
 

Electrician

March 8, 2019 By: Joey, S&W ELECTRIC (Birmingham, United States)

Comments
Awesome

Pros
Must have

Cons
If you don't have one
 

The Good Book

March 7, 2019 By: Jorian (Houston, United States)

Comments
Great book with excellent information. Easy to find information, at times it beats googling and sorting through riff-riff .

Pros
Small book, large quantities of information.
Easy to find what you need when you need it.

Cons
Small font on some charts. (unavoidable, but get your glasses out)
 

ENGINEERS BLACK BOOK 3rd Edition (metric)

March 7, 2019 By: Adam Holstein (Clarendon Vale, Australia)

Comments
Really handy book to have in the toolbox for reference.

Pros
Has everything you would most likley need to know in such a compact size.

Cons
Haven't found any yet.
 

ENGINEERS BLACK BOOK 3rd Edition (metric)

March 7, 2019 By: Gary Young (Forest Hill, Australia)

Comments
Just what i was looking for!

Pros
Everything

Cons
None
 

Engineers Black book New Edition

March 6, 2019 By: Brian Roth (Golden CO., United States)

Comments
Great Book! So much better than the MH! Its far more user friendly and more durable in the shop than other comparable books.

Pros
easy to find what you're looking for with the great format and tabs. Durability is excellent.

Cons
None
 

Engineers black book 2nd edition

March 6, 2019 By: Isaac Gendall (Christchurch, New Zealand)

Comments
Great little book, very handy and packed with lots of info

Pros
The detail on engineering and the simplicity to understand what is written and shown

Cons
Would be good to see a page or two on lifting, along with equations and a basic chart of strops and chains and ways of lifting objects
 

Engineers Black Book 3rd Edition (inch)

March 5, 2019 By: Mark Ramos (Surrey, Canada)

Comments
this book is a pocket personal assistant!

Pros
summarized materials makes the work more efficient!

Cons
none
 

Engineers Black Book Edn.2

March 4, 2019 By: Chris (Melville Forest, Australia)

Comments
Cnbontinue to read cover to cover

Pros
Readily accessable

 

Mr

March 2, 2019 By: John Plug (Waikiki, Australia)

Comments
Absolutely love the book but there is no mention in the workshop metals section of 5083 Aluminium. It is the most widely used aluminium here in WA, mostly in the marine industry.

Pros
I love everything about this book, it has all the important day to day information I could ever want (and some) for the home workshop and at work.

Cons
none :-)
 

Great Book

March 2, 2019 By: Greg Long (Kankakee, United States)

Comments
Great compilation of charts and info. I am a hobby machinist and this is a great reference book for my home shop.

Pros
Lot and lots of info. Well organized. More info than I will ever need, but the stuff I do need and use is easy to find and use. Nice handbook size

Cons
Love the size of the book, but also makes the text small. Not really a con, just the way it is. I always use my safety reader glasses in the shop anyway, so not a big deal.
 

Engineers Black Book 3rd edition

March 1, 2019 By: R. Stan Garrison, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (Acton, United States)

Comments
I have it on my desk at work, it is a great resource to find data and information, great book.

Pros
Compact size, lay flat design beats the pants off other reference books.

 

Engineers Black Book

February 28, 2019 By: Wade (Crab Orchard, United States)

Comments
Packed full of useful and to the point information. Book is also very well constructed. Lays flat on the bench.

Pros
Small, convenient easy to use

Cons
None
 

Product engineer

February 27, 2019 By: Alex Krecek (Pineville, United States)

Comments
Great handy reference book, cuts out all the BS in the Machinery handbook and highlights what you actually need

Pros
Concise content

Cons
None
 

Very useful

February 27, 2019 By: Adam Holmes (Perth, Australia)

Comments
Very good and useful

Pros
Everything

Cons
Nothing
 

Very handy

February 27, 2019 By: Benno (Perth, Australia)

Comments
Great pocket sized book contains lots of useful information

 

essential reference

February 22, 2019 By: George Sheppard, Mr. (EDMONDS, United States)

Comments
nice reference, easy to use

Pros
essential information, 99% of the info you need is here

Cons
wish it was larger, 8-1/2" x 11" big spiral binding and big print

February 22, 2019 Response from: Hi Impact Supplies

Hi George, thank you for leaving a review. A larger print copy - 10 inches high will be available for sale in two weeks time.
 

Great resource to have in the shop

February 20, 2019 By: Tony Corrigan, (Mendon, United States)

Comments
This is a great resource to have as it's much smaller than the Machinery Handbook but has a ton of good information.

Pros
Concise but fairly complete.

 

Great

February 19, 2019 By: Sam (Gladstone, Australia)

Comments
Great book, use it every day

Pros
everything

Cons
nothing
 

What you need

February 18, 2019 By: Randy Griffiths (Pleasant Grove , United States)

Comments
Has the information you need

Pros
Convenient

Cons
None
 

Value for money

February 10, 2019 By: Alexander Thomson (Dunedin, New Zealand)

Comments
Fantastic book with plenty of detail. Absolutely love it use it every day

Pros
Love the coolant proof pages.

Cons
A bit more information on turning speeds and feeds.
 

Very good

February 8, 2019 By: Fredrik Foghammar, Jack Midhage AB (Göteborg, Sweden)

Comments
Very good and understandable charts and diagrams, for the small stuff we do with the drillpress and lathe here it is a weatlh of knowlege

Pros
Good size, does not feal like it will fall apart soon, all the info I was hoping for and more.

Cons
I understand why the Spiral spine was chosen but in my experiance it is the first thing that tears the pages so they fall out

February 8, 2019 Response from: Hi Impact Supplies

Hi Fredrik, The pages are tear proof so don't expect them to tear off the spine anytime soon! Thank you for your review.
 

Engineers Black Book

February 7, 2019 By: Troy Mikton (Cocoa, United States)

Comments
Tough pages, really like the anti-glare coating, more information than I expected.

Pros
Small, great reference material.

Cons
Would like to see cutting speed chart, based on material, type cutter for turning, milling and reaming, for carbide and HSS. The metal binder, took mine to the office supply store and had the binder replaced for spiral binding.
 

threading special threads

February 7, 2019 By: DANNY GILLHAM (commerce city, United States)

Comments
very informational right on spot how to find right size drill for i.d. and o.d. for lathe

Pros
very handy

Cons
a little to small print but can around that
 

Best bok in the world

February 5, 2019 By: Anton , T backen’s mekaniska (Årjäng, Sweden)

Comments
I usel hate bocks bug i love this on.
Im not so good at englis

Pros
I 15 years Old an love to read about this

Cons
More about lathes
 

Engineers Black Book is excellent

February 5, 2019 By: Tim Mahoney (Arlington, MA, United States)

Comments
This book has very interesting information and data that I wasn’t aware of.

Pros
Great reference.

 

Först glanze

February 2, 2019 By: K Gustafsson (Örnsköldsvik, Sweden)

Comments
Nice format. Good quality

Pros
Good size

Cons
Lacking cuting speeds for hss in different materials, a sektion about welding and soldering.
 

Black book

February 2, 2019 By: Tamas Vas (Bedworth, United Kingdom)

Comments
Best book ever! This is the second edition I use.

Pros
Easy to read. All the basic info you need!

Cons
Would like to see more info about thread, more type of thread
 

Black book

February 2, 2019 By: Nick Pecze (Latrobe, United States)

Comments
Great book

Pros
Amazing detail. Simple. Great quality.

Cons
None
 

Black book

February 1, 2019 By: Martin, MCW (Loberod, Sweden)

Comments
This book is a great help in the shop and the size makes it easy to have on youre person at all times. It saves you a lot off time serching for the right information. Love it!!

Pros
Easy to read and small in size. All the basic info you need.

Cons
Would be great with a thicker lamination of the pages so its more ridged.
 

Excellent

February 1, 2019 By: Neil King (Chalfont St Peter, United Kingdom)

Comments
Contains almost everything needed in a handy size

Pros
Size and ring binding

Cons
The binder punching caused many pages to be almost glued together so took ages to separate them without tearing.

Would like to see a little more info on heat treating: specific temperatures and covering other metals.
 

EBB 3rd Edition (USA/Inch)

January 31, 2019 By: Robert W Appel (Philadelphia, United States)

Comments
Great quick reference for commonly needed information

Pros
Well laid out
Easy to read
Pages seem to be coated to resist smudges

Cons
N/A
 

ENGINEERS BLACK BOOK 3RD ED (INCH)

January 30, 2019 By: Regis WACHEUX, VISHAY (EVERE, Belgium)

Comments
Great and very practical book. Well organized.

Pros
Tables have contrasted colors and are easilly viewed in different light environements. Laminated pages are strong enough to be durable and light enough to be practical to use.
I like especially the summaries on the screws, threads, tapers, and the conversion tables which are rapid to find.

Cons
I miss a summary table showing the norms and the page it refers to (for example, SAE AS-568A / O-Rings / Pages 94-95)
 

ENGINEERS BLACK BOOK 3rd Ed (METRIC)

January 30, 2019 By: Regis WACHEUX, VISHAY (EVERE, Belgium)

Comments
Great and very practical book

Pros
Clear. Information is well to the point and concise.

Cons
I miss a summary table showing the norms and the page it refers to (for example, ISO 3601-1 / O-Rings / Page 100-101)
 

😀

January 29, 2019 By: Jessie Wimsatt, TTMA (Owensboro, United States)

Comments
Great information!!

Pros
So informative!!

Cons
N/A
 

Great book.. can't wait to see it evolve..

January 27, 2019 By: Jeremy Christopher (Cheektowaga, United States)

Comments
Up there with The Machinist handbook

Pros
Stain resistant pages, pocket size, book stays open, great page resolution.. tooling information

Cons
Please include more in depth information next edition with G&M codes.. As well as helpful information on files /bastards
 

Great

January 27, 2019 By: Drew (Port Macquarie , Australia)

Comments
Its been perfect for me as i study my mechanical engineering cert.3 at tafe

Pros
Can take anywhere, fits into the pockets of work pants so youll always have the answers to any problems you encounter anywhere

Cons
Havnt found anything wrong with it besides maybe something on files
 

Great book.. can't wait to see it evolve..

January 27, 2019 By: Jeremy Christopher (Cheektowaga, United States)

Comments
Awesome book.. incredible descriptions.. high-quality paper & color

Pros
The stain resistamt paper The tooling identification

Cons
No section about files.. please include that in later editions

January 27, 2019 Response from: Hi Impact Supplies

Thank you for this suggestion!
 

Mr

January 25, 2019 By: Larry (Minerva , United States)

Comments
Very handy book lots of information. More durable than the machinery hand book.

Pros
Small size
Durable and Color pages
Good quality


Cons
None
 

Black Book

January 24, 2019 By: Brian Sullivan (spencer, United States)

Comments
Organized well

Pros
durable, lies flat on bench, convenient

Cons
Some print is very small
 

Black Books

January 24, 2019 By: Avinash Rampersadh, COCA-COLA BEVERAGES SOUTH AFRICA (Phoenix, South Africa)

Comments
Best technical guide available

Pros
Easy to use wrt to referencing different applications

Cons
Something on safety would be good
 

Engineers BlackBook

January 23, 2019 By: Jörgen Isacsson (Varekil, Sweden)

Comments
Great book

Pros
Good protecton of pages
Nice small format

Cons
Last cover page is sometimes hard to close
 

V-Belt Pulley Dimensions

January 21, 2019 By: Mark Plukas (Franklin, United States)

Comments
Great Compendium of useful daily information

Pros
Concise, clear, pretty complete.

Cons
I was hoping there would be a v-belt pulley dimensions guide. I see the general info but nothing about the dimensions needed for various pulley geometries. Perhaps not something needed on a daily basis and therefore omitted.
 

Excellent quality material, lads

January 21, 2019 By: Matt (Sheffield, United Kingdom)

Comments
Excellent quality, have it by my side most of the time.

Pros
everything I ever needed . Also: free poster.

Cons
None.
 

Engineers black book

January 21, 2019 By: Daniel Thompson (Fairmont, United States)

Comments
Lots of valuable information . Page material is perfect .

Pros
Well thought out and assembled.

Cons
Print is too small in some parts.
 

Engineer’s Black Book 3rd Edition

January 20, 2019 By: Terry McGee, McGee’s Handyman (Durban, South Africa)

Comments
Excellent book, definitely won’t leave my side.

Pros
Well presented, concise, and packed with information.

Cons
None
 

Engineers Black Book

January 17, 2019 By: PIERRE, Feeler Africa (Kempton Park, South Africa)

Comments
Awesome book!

Cons
None.
 

Mr.

January 16, 2019 By: Michael Bramm (Anaheim, United States)

Comments
This is an awesome little reference book.

Pros
This book contains just about everything I can think I would need when working on various machining jobs.

Cons
I would like to see information about bearings in a future version.
 

Engineers black book 2nd edition review

January 15, 2019 By: Greg Whitley (Kedron, Australia)

Comments
The black book is such a useful and handy technical reference, I would be lost without out!

Pros
Pocket sized, tough laminated paper and jammed packed with just about every specification I need

 

Binding

January 14, 2019 By: William Botes, Weir Minerals (Alberton, South Africa)

Comments
Very good book

Pros
Good info

Cons
Binding on last cover page needs to be looked at, the binding end is before the last cover page and causes a problem when closing the book. Please send me an E- Mail address that I can send you photos showing what I mean
 

The Swedish version

January 11, 2019 By: Jorgen Larsson (Helsingborg, Sweden)

Comments
Super cool to have this book in swedish.

Pros
Nice size and I love the spiral.
The non-stick pages are great!

Cons
Should have a nicely rounded cut out index for fast acces to the different sections.
 

Great book, lots of information

January 7, 2019 By: Aaron How, How (Prospect Vale, Australia)

Comments
Great book, highly worth the cost

Pros
Lots of information

Cons
None
 

Great wee book

January 6, 2019 By: Andy (Ashburton , New Zealand)

Comments
Excellent book

Pros
Pocket sized with lots of great information

Cons
As someone else has mentioned bolt torque specs would be handy
 

Keen amateur

January 6, 2019 By: Gerard O'Neill (Sunbury, Australia)

Comments
The Black Book has answered many queries I've had around drills, drill sizes, taps and tapping. The section on steel hardening and tempering has helped a lot on my knife making. Ive also enjoyed the ready reference to common Trigonometry formulae, many of which Ive forgotten. Overall it has a wealth of information for any aspiring or practicing Ingeniator!

Pros
sits flat on the bench, durable finish on the pages, well referenced and comprehensive.

Cons
small size means writing is small and I need good light for these 60 yr old eyes to see well. A5 size would still work well and allow for larger font size. Either that or stronger glasses!!
 

Great book

December 31, 2018 By: Charles Sutton, Sutton (Nixa, United States)

Comments
Lots of useful info, I use this book almost daily.

Pros
Lots of great info

Cons
None that I can think of
 

EBB

December 30, 2018 By: martin elmes (washington, United States)

Comments
Excellent quick reference. I really appreciate the dirt proof paper.

 

Great!

December 27, 2018 By: Cam Herbert (ALTONA, Australia)

Comments
Very handy to have on you at all times in the workshop.

Pros
Full of essential information

Cons
None
 

Great Reference Book

December 26, 2018 By: Mark Cunningham (Lansing , United States)

Comments
Tons of data in a small convenient package.

Pros
Really like the included inch/metric socket equivalencies chart.

Cons
None
 

engineers black book great reference

December 26, 2018 By: Dave Vojacek, metalcraft docks (chardon, United States)

Comments
very useful book great for the layman

Pros
very easy to understand with pictures and color sections

Cons
none - except no free drill point gage offered
 

Metric

December 25, 2018 By: Soren Jorvang (Hojbjerg, Denmark)

Comments
Just the right size for a paper-based reference.

Pros
Well-organised and presented content.

Cons
Spiral back a bit grabby against paper towards front and back of book.
 

blackbook

December 24, 2018 By: Rick Fuller (newcastle, Australia)

Comments
incredible information

Pros
have an idea or thought, then simply look it up, awesome

Cons
could be slightly larger
 

3rd Edition, but my First EBB

December 20, 2018 By: Jeremy, Alternative Engineering Inc (Greenville, United States)

Comments
After using my supervisor’s 1st edition for a couple years, I finally bought my own. Now on it’s 3rd edition, I can’t say enough about it. Very handy for a quick reference on tables, formulas, and info you don’t use everyday. I’d recommend one.

Pros
Nice small size. Spiral bound so it lays flat. Lined pages so grease won’t soak through.

Cons
Wish it still came with mini drill reference plate.
 

Convenient Reference

December 17, 2018 By: F Waters (Albany, United States)

Comments
The crisp print of the diagrams and easy to read table formatting has drawn me toward picking this up first - before going to the other reference books / materials I have collected ( and I do have many).

 

Super Book

December 15, 2018 By: Jerry Hagood, Jerry's Machine (Kingsport, United States)

Comments
Very useful and handy , because of its size !

Pros
Index is laid out very well . You go straight to what you are looking for

Cons
The only thing I have found so far that would useful to add to the Black Book , would
be a Torque Chart . Preferably this chart would correspond to the Common Workshop
Bolts chart , page ( 92) .

Thanks for a great Book !
 

Must have in every man's tool box

December 14, 2018 By: Warren Pryde (Pinbarren, Australia)

Comments
Great tool, a must have in every tool box

Pros
Easy to read and find information

Cons
Haven't found on yet
 

Awesome little book

December 4, 2018 By: Shane greenan , MAN energy solutions (Colchester, United Kingdom)

Comments
Really good book that I will be using a lot in day to day jobs

Pros
Full of easy to read information
Good index to get right to the page needed as well

Cons
Maybe a section on technical drawing I.e drawing symbols weld symbols etc no real cons
As far as I can see
 

Great book

December 3, 2018 By: John smith, MAN (Brightlingsea, United Kingdom)

Comments
So much information all in one small book

Pros
Pages have good resistance to workshop dirt and liquids

 

VERY USEFUL TOOL. TEST ENGINEER.

December 3, 2018 By: A.BRIGGS, DBSANTASALO (HECKMONDWIKE, United Kingdom)

Comments
EXCCELLENT TOOL, I USE IT REGULARLY IN MY DAY TO DAY ROLE

Pros
VERY MODERN STYLE, CLEAR AND CONCISE. GREAT USE OF SIMPLE DIAGRAMS AND COLOURS MAKING USING THE BOOK EASY TO NAVIGATE. NO NEED TO READ THROUGH BLACK AND WHITE TABLES AS PREVIOUSLY DONE.

Cons
NONE SO FAR
 

Excellent Book for Engineering Student

November 30, 2018 By: Josh (Ethelton, Australia)

Comments
Great book that I have used many times for engineering design projects and will carry with me through my career as an engineer

Pros
Great form factor, full of useful information, easy to use and understand

 

GREAT BOOK FOR ENGINEERS AND CNC WORKERS

November 29, 2018 By: RAMON DURAN SANMARTI, DEM WELDING S DE RL DE CV (SAN FRANCISCO OCOTLAN-CORONANGO, Mexico)

Comments
VERY VERY GOOD BOOK, FULL OF QUALITY AND USEFUL CONTENT

 

Perfect book the engineers black book

November 29, 2018 By: Anders Johansson (Karlstad, Sweden)

Comments
Perfect and also the size is perfect. Workbench or office doesnt matter it is absolutely perfect and handy

Pros
the laminated and well designed tables

Cons
none so far
 

Super Useful

November 28, 2018 By: Nick Collins, Collins (Bunbury, Australia)

Comments
Execelant book. Super useful as a apprentice fitter machinist

Pros
Easy to use. Easy to clean

 

Engineers Black Book

November 24, 2018 By: Kryn Buitendyk, Buitendyk (Murray Bridge, Australia)

Comments
A phenomanol amount of information in such a small book. Covers just about everything I'd need to know.

Pros
Excellent layout and easy to read

Cons
NONE
 

Amazing book

November 21, 2018 By: Ross (Adelaide , Australia)

Comments
Amazing book very well set out

Pros
So much information for the price


 

Bonza

November 18, 2018 By: Chris Davis, Mr (COLCHESTER, United Kingdom)

Comments
Wish I'd had this in my 40 yrs in marine engineering . Very useful and pocket sized to boot.

Pros
Anti oil and easy clean

 

Engineers Black Book

November 17, 2018 By: Mitch M, N/A (Sharpsville, United States)

Comments
Very pleased with the book. Loads of useful information at an affordable price.

Pros
Every page laminated, glare free, & washable.
Colored images
Graphs and tables neatly organized and easy to understand

Cons
Wish the spiral bound back was a little larger. Unable to fold book around completely.
 

Loaded with Useful Information

November 14, 2018 By: Bill (Bay City, United States)

Comments
Great tool for an Engineer or Machinist

 

Very Helpful

November 13, 2018 By: Tyler Morrow (Greenville, United States)

Comments
A lot of information in such a compact book

Pros
Easy to use. Very helpful

Cons
Could use some more note pages
 

Great book

November 13, 2018 By: Robert (Umeå, Sweden)

Comments
Great little book for the shop

Pros
Great quality

Cons
Can sometimes be hard to read
 

must have

November 13, 2018 By: david mccann, MCM (wonthella, Australia)

Comments
its a must have

Pros
plenty of useful information, the pages are designed to last even with the dirtiest of hands

Cons
not enough pages for notes
 

Must have for any fitter

November 12, 2018 By: Kyle, Cristal (Bunbury, Australia)

Comments
Very handy with general applications and minor machining

Pros
Great abundance of Information
Compact
Grease proof paper, perfect to help it last

 

College

November 11, 2018 By: Daniel Mellor (Swadlincote, United Kingdom)

Comments
It is absolutely incredible the sheer scale of detail crammed into one small Black Book, I couldn’t recommend it anymore. If you have anything to do with engineering or manufacturing it is an absolute necessity.

Pros
The information provided is absolutely extraordinary and the laminated pages means it can survive in a workshop environment.

Cons
N/A
 

Mr.

November 9, 2018 By: Michael Weis, Summerland Research & Development Center (Summerland, Canada)

Comments
A GREAT quick easy to use reference. Thanks for the invaluable tool.

Pros
Quality, ease of use,paper coatings.


Cons
None, but I was dissapointed when my book came from KBC Tools and the Drill Gage was not included as advertised by KBC. Turns out they were advertising 2nd edition and shipping new 3rd edition which is no longer supplied with Drill Gage. Still glad I recieved the 3rd edition:)
 

This is the best

November 8, 2018 By: Ian Brixey, Home (Pinner, United Kingdom)

Comments
Clear and concise with everything most machinists will ever need.

Pros
Compact pocket book easy to use.

Cons
Small if you have poor eyesight even though the text is very clearly printed.
 

Excellent Resource

November 7, 2018 By: Sarah (Waikouaiti , New Zealand)

Comments
Excellent book, great information

 

Joakim

October 31, 2018 By: Joakim Lundberg (Åtvidaberg, Sweden)

Comments
Kalaskompis i fickan alltid till hands.

Pros
Guld värd

 

Awesome toolbox reference

October 31, 2018 By: Michael Ernst (Spring, United States)

Comments
Very concise and easy to find information, faster than paging through the Machinist's handbook for quick reference. The 3rd edition has some nice new information, such as the heat treating metals section.

Pros
Convenient size, cleans up great, long lasting, easy to find information.

Cons
Wish I had it sooner.
 

Engineers' Black Book - 2nd Edition

October 28, 2018 By: David Adam (Dromana, Australia)

Comments
Best little handbook of information I've ever had. I'm new to machining and am finding it very helpful.

Pros
Compact and user friendly

Cons
Cost
 

Some awesome information

October 26, 2018 By: John C, Maker (Stow, United States)

Comments
I really enjoy having this information for quick references for different materials tomath formulas. It’s also a great reference for threading and other dimensions. Vbts and gearing too.

Pros
A convenient size to carry

Cons
Some of the pages were bound upside down in my copy.
 

Review

October 18, 2018 By: Matt, Access Covers Ltd (Rugeley, United Kingdom)

Comments
Good book

Pros
good book

Cons
its a book
 

ENGINEERS BLACK BOOK 2nd EDITION

October 16, 2018 By: MICHAEL PIGGOTT, BURTONS MEDICAL (Tonbridge TN12 9QD, United Kingdom)

Comments
EXCELLENT INFORMATION ON ALL ASPECTS. ALL YOU NEED IN ONE BOOK

Pros
METRIC AND IMPERIAL, GREAT TOOL.

 

Engineers Black Book - 3rd Edition

October 13, 2018 By: Bill (Stagecoach, United States)

Comments
Very well thought out collection of information, diagrams, formulas and tables. I would highly recommend this little book to anyone that needs a quick reference in the shop.

Pros
Easy clean pages! And the included page tabs are a nice touch.

Cons
Wish this book was just slightly larger. (Maybe a large print edition?)
 

Engineers Black Book 2nd Edition

October 11, 2018 By: Andrew Davis, 3D Craft (KIDDERMINSTER, United Kingdom)

Comments
Fantastic all round reference book

Pros
right amount of information at hand

Cons
price ??
 

Awesome little book. It’s a must have.

October 4, 2018 By: Dane b (Ironwood, mi, United States)

Comments
If you do any kind of metalwork or fabrication you need this book.

 

small but complete

October 4, 2018 By: Marcus Turesson (Vårgårda, Sweden)

Comments
printed on paper that is easy to wipe :)

 

HY Mould & Die Limited

October 3, 2018 By: Arvind Chugh (Cambridge, Canada)

Comments
Overall happy with this book.

 

Don't enter the shop without it!

October 3, 2018 By: mlmaker (Dickinson, United States)

Comments
Very handy and useful reference book. I wouldn't enter the shop without it.

Pros
Loaded with useful information. Saves lots of time looking up values online.

Cons
Wish there was an app too
 

Review

October 2, 2018 By: Ben, 1988 (Tadley, United Kingdom)

Comments
Very Useful

Pros
Has imperial and metric

Cons
None
 

EBB Best book for machinist

October 2, 2018 By: Eetu (Savonlinna, Finland)

Comments
Best book for machinist! Very usefull information for everyone.

Pros
The drill sharpening template

Cons
Havent experienced yet nothing.
 

Bjørn André

September 28, 2018 By: Bjørn André (Jevnaker, Norway)

Comments
Veru usefull book every machinist should have

Pros
Have the information you need and very good build quality

Cons
The rear cover wont closing properly
 

Finally my own Black Book

September 27, 2018 By: Henry Ellingsen (Edgewood, United States)

Comments
Every machinist should have his own Black Book.

Pros
The durability of the pages is great. Clearly printed, well laid out and very easy to read.

Cons
None other than the rear cover not closing properly. The metal spline is in the way.
 

Handy book

September 26, 2018 By: John R., student (ODESSA, United States)

Comments
Good size, lots of info

Pros
Seems to be well thought out.

Cons
Needs sticky tab for "INDEX".
The back cover is on the wrong side of the metal spline causing it to not close properly.
 

Engineers Blackbook 3rd Ed.

September 25, 2018 By: Anthony Clark (Virginia Beach, United States)

Comments
Well Done

Pros
Well layed out and segregated logically

Cons
I realize its purpose is to be a pocket companion but I wish it had even more info in it or if it was broken up into multiple volumes.
 

bkacjbiij

September 23, 2018 By: Jason Sweigart (reading , United States)

Comments
Good information

Pros
Machinist info metal info ect.

Cons
None
 

Black book

September 22, 2018 By: Ren, Rens engineering (Rowella, Australia)

Comments
A great help

Pros
Tons of information

 

Black book

September 22, 2018 By: Ren, Wizard watercraft (Rowella, Australia)

Comments
Extremely handy

Pros
Great information

 

Welding

September 18, 2018 By: Erik Skog (Vellinge, Sweden)

Comments
It would be nice if you included som data for welding. For Tig and Mig amps vs thickens for various materials. Differens gases. Filler materials etc etc

 

pennsylvania

September 17, 2018 By: Ben smyser, m and b machine (mechanicsburg, United States)

Comments
Great info provided in a easy to use format. A must have for any machinist.

 

Engineers book

September 15, 2018 By: Russ Barrow (Newport , United States)

Comments
Wow tons of info !!!!!!!

 

Engineers black book 2nd edition

September 14, 2018 By: Mark Garrod, Home (Rushden, United Kingdom)

Comments
A Must Have for beginners

Pros
Nice clear and concise for a beginner.

Cons
None that I can see.
 

Black book

September 13, 2018 By: jack paterson (Avoch, United Kingdom)

Comments
Chicken soup

 

engineers black book

September 13, 2018 By: scott murphy, boral (brisbane, Australia)

Comments
this book is easy to understand and is well used by beginner apprentices to qualified tradesman

Pros
well layed out and good amount of knowledge contained

Cons
writing can be a bit small for older workers
 

SUPERB LITTLE BOOK

September 11, 2018 By: Paul Emmerson, Alpha Engineering (Selby) Ltd (Selby, United Kingdom)

Comments
A little book with a lot of handy information. Every engineer should have one!

Pros
Clear and easy to read layout. Superb amount of useful data. Pages can be wiped clean in a workshop enviroment.

Cons
Not much at all. Maybe would benefit from colour coded sections or page edges?
 

Storage for white ink marker

September 11, 2018 By: Andee Peters, Logicar (Cranbourne North, Australia)

Comments
Very handy pocket sized book, full of information.

Cons
Colour coded pages would be great
 

Black Book

September 9, 2018 By: Paul Donaldson, Donaldson Fabrication (Perth, Australia)

Comments
One of the best books I have ever purchased

Pros
Loads of extremely useful information

Cons
Coast
 

Awesome little book

September 7, 2018 By: James swift (Portland,Tn, United States)

Comments
Very well thought out book

Pros
Pocket sized, very durable, and easy to read

Cons
None found yet
 

Great Reference

September 7, 2018 By: Rob McGuiness (Port Lincoln, Australia)

Comments
Great information easy to follow

Pros
Im not an engineer by trade just a back yarder and when your not doing it all the time you forget stuff. This is a great reference for me

Cons
None
 

Great reference tool for any technical field!

September 6, 2018 By: Kenneth Huddleston (Big Spring, United States)

Comments
Well organized, comprehensive versatile tool - I'm excited to finally have a pocket reference this wide-ranging, especially the practical conversions and easy to read tables, charts and graphs.

Pros
Contents are logically organized, graphics are easy to read and understand, conversions are aimed for practical application.

Cons
I wish the index tabs were already attached, took me quite a while to do myself, and I still didn't get them straight.
 

Mr

September 6, 2018 By: Joel hawkins, Reaction engines (Oxford, United Kingdom)

Comments
Fantastic book

Pros
Good speeds and feeds chart

Cons
Text could be bigger
 

Great pocket reference

September 6, 2018 By: Greg wood, Ymca (Smithfield, United States)

Comments
Concise mechanical reference for quickly getting answers to common questions

Pros
Compact, durable, and came with a cool METAL drill gauge

Cons
Dont know of any
 

Engineers Black Book

September 6, 2018 By: B R Moffat (Hamilton, New Zealand)

Comments
Perfect size, concise information.

Pros
Just the essential info, easily navigated.

Cons
None I can find.
 

Engineer book

September 6, 2018 By: Robert Barrow, BrServices (Portage, United States)

Comments
Volumes of information

Pros
Perfect size for both the workshop and field use. Very durable. Everyone should own one.

Cons
None
 

Great resource

September 5, 2018 By: Steve S. (Manteca, United States)

Comments
Great resource

Pros
Fairly comprehensive and easy to use. Provides the relevant, to the point information in a clear and concise way.

Cons
It would be perfect if it had wrench and socket clearances for hex head bolts in the counterbore and countersink section. See for instance: https://www.engineersedge.com/wrench_clearance.htm
 

Pocket Rocket!

September 4, 2018 By: Paul McBeath (Corrigin, Australia)

Comments
Been going to get a copy of this for while and now I wished I'd brought it sooner.

Pros
Handy size.
Good range of data.
Nice quality

Cons
As others have said, a bigger version would be nice ( A5 or even A4) for the aging customer!
 

Engineers Black Book

September 3, 2018 By: Philip Bogdonoff (Vail, United States)

Comments
For a quick reference guide it is what one would differently want to have in his/hers collection.

Pros
Book is well informed and displayed out nicely.

Cons
Understand that this book is made to fit in your pocket. It would be nice if a large print book was also made.
 

Seriously Handy

September 3, 2018 By: MR SHAUN T FRENCH, N/A (Gt Yarmouth, United Kingdom)

Comments
All the main go-to information in a clear and well presented format.

Pros
Good Sturdy pages, nice layout

Cons
Could benefit from cuttaways for easy page turning like some other volumes.
 

Engineers black book

September 1, 2018 By: Leebo (Hartlepool , United Kingdom)

Comments
Great addition to any workshop

 

Machinists Bible

August 31, 2018 By: Robin Sykes (Sheffield, United Kingdom)

Comments
Nice and concise with every bit of information you could ever need.

Pros
coated paper and ring bound is a great idea

 

Best all round engineering book out there.

August 29, 2018 By: Ross (Glasgow, United Kingdom)

Comments
Best engineering book by far has lots of useful information on anything you will come in contact in a work shop, easy to read and understand.

Pros
Easy to read, easy to use, invaluable bit of kit

Cons
Pages become easily dirty could laminate them ?
 

Handy Book for a Mechanical Engineer

August 29, 2018 By: Kyle Pace, DRS Technologies (Brown Deer, United States)

Comments
Great source for commonly used information normally found in the Machinery Handbook.

 

Super handy

August 27, 2018 By: Alistair Spence, Duncan Cycles (Paradise, United States)

Comments
Wish I'd discovered this book years ago. It's great to have on hand, and a great refresher for a lapsed mechanical engineer like myself.

Cons
Pages are a little hard to turn. Bigger spiral binding would help there. An option to buy a version with bigger print would be great too.
 

ENGINEERS BLACK BOOK

August 27, 2018 By: Larry Mason (pine, United States)

Comments
Great condensed source engineering data in a small convenient package

Pros
simplified data and equations

Cons
pages are filling out binder rings making pages difficult to turn
 

Engineers Black Book

August 27, 2018 By: Paul Barter, Paul Barter (High Wycombe, United Kingdom)

Comments
Great practical reference source

Pros
concise information clearly presented

Cons
could benefit from thumb tabs or cutouts for different sections
 

Great pocket reference book

August 27, 2018 By: Greg wood, Luter Family YMCA (Smithfield, United States)

Comments
Very handy reference book for mechanical trades.

 

Spectacular

August 27, 2018 By: Zac Collins, Makeith Industries (Parkes, Australia)

Comments
Absolutely amazing so handy to have, has the information you need right in the palms of your hand.

Pros
Great content, lifesaver, quality feel and durability

Cons
Wish they made a complete book with all the other black books combined.
 

Great little book

August 26, 2018 By: Jared Groves (Brisbane, Australia)

Comments
Easily the best little book full of information wouldn’t be caught dead without it

Pros
Too much to list it’s fantastic lays flat, pages don’t mark easy

Cons
I’d probably buy another one if they came in larger page sizes
 

Great source if information

August 24, 2018 By: James, Newfield fabrication (Sandbach, United Kingdom)

Comments
Great book couldn't live without it now

Pros
Whole book

Cons
Nonoe
 

Fantastic Reference

August 23, 2018 By: Alex M, NewSpark Labs LLC (Woburn, MA, United States)

Comments
The content of this reference manual and the quality of the printing is astounding. Great for looking up small details that sometimes slip the mind.

Pros
Well-organized and easy to read text and graphics. Nice little drill point gage included!

Cons
I once tried to look up screw thread engagement rules of thumb, and didn't find it. That's OK, in order to keep the book short (and lightweight), attention must be focused on the more general content. No biggie!!
 

Owner

August 23, 2018 By: Doug berry, Pcs (Rochester hills, United States)

Comments
So much info in a small book

Pros
Well organized

Cons
None so far!!!
 

Nice form factor

August 22, 2018 By: Jeff Schilling (Asheville, United States)

Comments
Great form factor for shop queries. Incredibly dense amount of information. I suspect it won’t replace all reference books but it will certainly become my daily go to

 

All the info you need in one place

August 21, 2018 By: Nick Webb (Great Shelford, United Kingdom)

Comments
Full of lots of useful information, in a very handy size. Perfect for the workshop

 

Mr

August 14, 2018 By: Brett Wilkinson , Heliotago (Mosgiel, New Zealand)

Comments
Great book

Pros
Easy to use

Cons
None
 

BlackBook

August 8, 2018 By: Alex (Bears Lagoon, Australia)

Comments
Having so much information handy in your pocket is a great thing

Pros
Page material
Bonus drill gauge
Good index
Quick conversion factors on back cover
Pocket sized

Cons
It's gonna take me a long time to read
 

Engineers Black book 2nd edition

August 6, 2018 By: Bobby Spence, Scotrenewables Tidal Power Ltd (Kirkwall, United Kingdom)

Comments
Use it all the time. Great tome of information always keep it close at hand!

 

good book

August 6, 2018 By: Daniel Arfi, DAAE (Cardinia, Australia)

Comments
great book

Pros
has all that is need for general engineering

Cons
cant think of one
 

Engineers Black Book

August 3, 2018 By: Brayde (Newcastle, Australia)

Comments
I love this book, so much knowledge in so little pages

Pros
Easy to read

Cons
each sheet should be the size of an A4 piece of paper
 

This is One Great Bkack Book

August 2, 2018 By: Nicholas White (Bonneau, United States)

Comments
The best black book a man could ever have.

Pros
Size is perfect for pockets, plastic coating is great to keep it clean.

Cons
I can't think of anything that could make it better unless you could make one bigger in size si the print is bigger and you could put a hole in it to chain to your work area so no one could steal it.
 

Engineers black book

August 1, 2018 By: Zack ireland, Woodside petroleum (Dampier, Australia)

Comments
This book is a must for any mechanical fitter, covers so much stuff. Definitely one of the handiest tools I have on site

Pros
Small enough to easily fit in ur tool bag or toolbox

Cons
Haven’t found any yet
 

Black book

August 1, 2018 By: Brock Ferris (Dampier, Australia)

Comments
Great book full of info for my trade

Pros
Easy to read with lots of extras

 

Black book

August 1, 2018 By: Tim (Yapeen , Australia)

Comments
Great book

Pros
Lots of handy readily accessible information

 

Great product

July 31, 2018 By: David (North Stonington , United States)

Comments
Love this book

Pros
Great book a much have to work in a shop

 

Great product

July 31, 2018 By: David (North Stonington , United States)

Comments
Love this book

Pros
Great book a much have to work in a shop

 

Mr

July 31, 2018 By: Peter Newey (Doncaster, United Kingdom)

Comments
Excellent, much more accessible Machinery Handbook.

Pros
East to use in the workshop or out and about.

Cons
None that I can think of.
 

Decent book

July 31, 2018 By: Dan stewart (Newcastle , Australia)

Comments
Decent book has almost everything a machinist could want

Pros
Book able to be cleaned after getting dirt and grit on it

Cons
N/A
 

3rd Edition (Inch) Review

July 26, 2018 By: Blake Talbot, Stonewall Consulting, LLC (Lafayette, United States)

Comments
Great book with a ton of useful information. I wish they would add an additional couple pages to add nominal dimensions of weld and seamless steel pipes. As of now, it goes up to only 6", and I usually deal with piping larger than that. Another thing is my book came with a misprint and had to place essentially a sticker on top of the mistake. Although that may be a more picky comment, at least they sent me the sticker to fix the problem, so that's a pro. Great book overall!

Pros
Useful information at your fingertips
Paper is durable
Color coordinated for finding things

Cons
Misprint
Few nominal piping sizes (only up to 6")
 

Engineers black book 2nd edition

July 24, 2018 By: Ryan Cawley (Petire, Australia)

Comments
Great

 

Superb must have tool for any workshop

July 23, 2018 By: Daniel Robinson (Yeovil, United Kingdom)

Comments
This book is incredibly useful. More often than not if I have a problem, this handbook will contain the information I need

Pros
Clear to read and locate info.
Oil resistant pages
Full colour
Drill grinding gauge
Great small size
Packed with everything you need to know

Cons
I cant fault this handbook! Its a must have!
 

Best Book Ever

July 22, 2018 By: Veronica Rose, Bhp (Port hedland, Australia)

Comments
Amazing book. Super handy!

Pros
So many

Cons
None
 

Engineers black book

July 20, 2018 By: John Reich (Bath, United States)

Comments
Great little book, nice pictures

Pros
Good diagrams

Cons
None
 

Incredibly Useful

July 18, 2018 By: Eric Rocilez, Student (Thornton, United States)

Comments
Have yet to meet a situation where this book didn't have the reference I needed.

Pros
Small enough to fit in pocket pocket or bag, and easy to find whatever reference I'm looking for.

Cons
The ring binding that holds the pages is just small enough to let the page edges catch and flip over on it when flipping through, so they get a little damaged after some use.
 

Very very hand guide

July 17, 2018 By: Matt, ESR Technology (BIRCHWOOD, United Kingdom)

Comments
Fantastic reference book. This gets used without fail daily, by myself and colleagues (who've i've now furnished with their own copies). Puts Zeus to shame, and is a great source of learning

Pros
The oil resistant paper is very tough, doesn't look dog eared even after 4 years.
Moth metric and imperial data

Cons
None that i've come across!
 

Great reference book!

July 16, 2018 By: Langley Payne (Porirua, New Zealand)

Comments
Great reference book. Just started my apprenticeship and this was one of the first books i wanted to get!

Pros
Strong pages, lays flat on bench, came with drill guide (very handy)

Cons
None so far!
 

Owner

July 16, 2018 By: Phillip Turner, SaltBush Images (Sheffield Tasmania, Australia)

Comments
Very helpful in updating the last 60 years since being trained. Since my training in Australia they have changed to metric and it is helpful to have a reference with both.

Pros
Great value, very helpful.

 

Excellent!!!!

July 14, 2018 By: Mr Jim Botham, O.L.D. Engineering (Hinckley, United Kingdom)

Comments
Excellent book. Wish I'd had one years ago

Pros
Easy to use

Cons
Hard to put down!
 

Excellent!!!

July 13, 2018 By: Jim Botham (Nuneaton, United Kingdom)

Comments
I wish I'd got one years ago!

Pros
so easy to use, easy to understand. Looking forward to this being my toolbox goto!

Cons
A combined edition with imperial and metric would be very nice!
 

Perfect

July 3, 2018 By: Peter laz (Putney, Australia)

Comments
Packed with information

Pros
Coated pages

Cons
Very small print
 

Engineers Black Book 2nd Edition

July 1, 2018 By: Rutger van de Wetering (Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Netherlands)

Comments
Handy day to day information and more available in your pocket

Pros
Laminated pages, booksize

Cons
None
 

Best Reference Material, Period.

July 1, 2018 By: Jeremy Wright (Hartselle, United States)

Comments
This is hands down the best reference book ever created. It has everything you need from "the handbook" with out all the things you don't. I have had a black book for probably 6 or more years. I always recommend it to new guys.

Pros
Tough, easy to clean pages, everything a machinist needs in his toolbox.

Cons
I cannot buy a digital copy yet. I want a searchable PDF and/or a phone app.
 

Engineering black book

June 30, 2018 By: Damien Bell (Devonport, Australia)

Comments
Very handy book

Pros
Pocket size

 

Very impressed perfect for the home shop

June 30, 2018 By: Ryan C (Gloversville, United States)

Comments
Lots of images and info that you need right at your fingers. The mahinist handbook i purchased has sat mostly unopened as me being a hobbiest there is an almost daunting ammount of info for a simple conversion/formula/etc. I know that its no replacement for the bible but I am extremely happy I purchased it and plan to use it right away!

Pros
Tons of well laid out information, durability and quality.

Cons
Does not come with the included drill gauge like ive seen, not a deal breaker but was expecting it.
 

Engineers Black Book

June 27, 2018 By: Dave Cowell (Paignton , United Kingdom)

Comments
Great little book full of really useful information and the newer version being spiral bound is a great improvement.

Pros
Loads of essential information in a small size and easy to keep clean with the coating on the pages.

Cons
None.
 

Fantastic Book

June 27, 2018 By: Rob Davies (Kettering, United Kingdom)

Comments
A really useful addition to my refernce documents and its pocket size makes it very handy for workshop use.

Pros
Size, durabilty and ease of reference

Cons
None
 

Engineers black book

June 27, 2018 By: Sam Porter (Palmerston North, New Zealand)

Comments
Pretty good book aye the taper turning angles are really good

Pros
All the tables are really good

Cons
More pages explaining things better
 

Engineers Black Book 2nd edition.

June 25, 2018 By: Frans Smit (Bergen (NH), Netherlands)

Comments
Contains virtually all information, data a machinist would encounter.

Pros
Pocket size, very handy to have.

Cons
I can't find any!
 

Engineers Hotel Bible

June 25, 2018 By: Paul (Wallan, Australia)

Comments
So much info in such a small book

Pros
Great size for out in the workshop

Cons
Have not found any yet
 

USA Engineers Black Book

June 24, 2018 By: Edward Ginsberg, Ginsberg Fabrication (Agua Dulce, United States)

Comments
small with big information

Pros
small, condensed, hardy plastic like coated pages and usefull information

Cons
a little on the pricey side but will pay for itself
 

just got my first lathe

June 23, 2018 By: kali, fr33art-designs (adelaide, Australia)

Comments
new to all of this machining and cutting metal i just got my first lathe & drill press & tap and die set { i used to paint & photograph and sculptures } now i hope to make some tools & models & expand my prototype design & now manufacturing with my 3d printer & lathe & metal casting all in all the book is a heaven-sent & i will be getting the other 2 in the set

Pros
now i have a converting chart inches to mm very helpful as we only learned mm in school but now getting stuff online a lot is in inches plus the feed chart for the different metals on the lathe is why i got the book but so much info that i could not have lived without now that i have it thanks

Cons
i got number 2 just as number 3 came out but i am still very happy with the money spent
 

engineers black book 2nd edition

June 22, 2018 By: ad mealor, max birt sawmills ltd (auckland, New Zealand)

Comments
extremly concise and easy to use

Pros
contains information not normally found in a pocket edition

 

my black book usa edition

June 18, 2018 By: Henry Glaesel (Glen Cove, United States)

Comments
Black Book LUV

Pros
Everything you need at your fingertips

Cons
Non
 

Interesting book

June 18, 2018 By: Andy I. (Ithaca, United States)

Comments
Lots of useful information.

Pros
Contains interesting information--some of it would be hard to find elsewhere.

Cons
None
 

Engineer In Your Pocket

June 16, 2018 By: Fenix5, . (Mackay, Australia)

Comments
A Reference Book You Can Actually Use Everyday !

Pros
All the Information You Need For General Engineering

Cons
Just needs a pocket magnifying card for us blind old fitters
 

Just received my new book. Looks like it has all the info I’ll be needing in this handy reference.

June 14, 2018 By: Douglas Stovall (Chatham , United States)

Comments
Nice to have all this data in one handy reference

Pros
Haven’t had a chance to assess

Cons
Haven’t had a chance to assess.
 

Perfect size, Great Information

June 6, 2018 By: Carlos (Bowling Green, United States)

Comments
Given to me as a student and used in many different applications. A great size with packed information.

Pros
Affordable, compact, and almost everything you need to know

Cons
None so far!
 

Handy Reference

June 6, 2018 By: Shaun (Richmond, New Zealand)

Comments
Handy reference for commonly used tables and figures.

 

Brilliant

June 5, 2018 By: Bernhard, Fisher & Paykel Appliances (Kumeu, New Zealand)

Comments
Very handy reference. I keep it on my desk and use it almost daily.

Pros
Small, concise and to the point. A must have reference for any engineer.

Cons
None
 

MR

June 5, 2018 By: ANIL KUMAR, DAVID BROWN SANTASALO (CORRIMAL, Australia)

Comments
Very useful and handy

Pros
you can carry it all the time - perfect size

Cons
Had it have undercuts for shafts and bores, it would be great
 

Very handy reference book

May 31, 2018 By: Daryl, Reliance (Calmar, Canada)

Comments
I use it every day!

Pros
Easy to use

Cons
None
 

CNC PROGRAMMEUR

May 26, 2018 By: LAURENT (Terrebonne, Canada)

Comments
Very good book to have

Pros
High quality moisture resistant pages. Handy size.


 

CNC PROGRAMMEUR

May 26, 2018 By: LAURENT (Terrebonne, Canada)

Comments
Very good book to have

Pros
Pages are smudge resistant.
Lots of info that you sometimes don't realize you'll need, until you do.

Cons
Some of the information could be better organized.
 

Useful book

May 25, 2018 By: Colin (Highlands Ranch, United States)

Comments
Decently comprehensive book

Pros
color
useful charts
grease resistant
get a free wall chart

Cons
could be more helpful
 

Very Useful In The Workshop

May 24, 2018 By: Bob Hines, Erlson (St Helens, United Kingdom)

Comments
Not much this book doesn’t have to help you in an Engineering workshop, very pleased with it.

Pros
Pocket size & tough non grease pages.

Cons
None
 

Engineers blackbook

May 23, 2018 By: DUWAYNE, Precision hydraulics (Kimberley, South Africa)

Comments
Very good book to have

Pros
Essential

Cons
None
 

WORKSHOP ESSENTIAL

May 22, 2018 By: Phil Pidgeon (Park Ridge, Australia)

Comments
This is an essential tool in my workshop. You do not know how much you need this until you get one.

Pros
High quality moisture resistant pages. Handy size.

Cons
Text a bit small
 

Excellent Reference!

May 21, 2018 By: Eric (JEFFERSON CITY, United States)

Comments
I keep this in my shop apron pocket and utilize it constantly. Sure, you can find this info online, but for me, this book is far more convenient when I have oily/nasty fingers that I don't want to get on my phone to look something up.

Pros
Pocket-sized
Spiral-bound
Pages are smudge resistant
Lots of info that you sometimes don't realize you'll need, until you do.


Cons
Honestly, none that I can immediately think of.
 

Engineers Black Book

May 20, 2018 By: Peter Schulman (Tampere, Finland)

Comments
Excellent reference to have around the shop. It's clear the authors have thought about what's needed from a pocket reference book and aim for just the right combination of theory, charts and practical tips.

Pros
Contains a LOT of useful information. Here's some particular examples that are sometimes hard to find:
- dimensions and use cases for common ISO tolerances
- carbide insert and grinding wheel types and designations
- color charts for judging steel temperature
- lists and property charts for various metals, plastics and adhesives
- quick cheat sheets for selecting band saw and hacksaw blades

The book is made out of very nice material also. I'm not afraid to leave this on the workbench.

Cons
Some of the information could be better organized. Basic math and geometry/trig pops up all over the book. It could use sections with clear separations - machining, drafting, materials and so on.

The section on adhesives could use info on breaking and removing. Maybe add a section on common solvents?

Gear and bearing pulling and removing is a fairly common task that's sometimes daunting for a novice. Maybe a subject worth adding?

There's some theory on surface finishes but not much on how to achieve them. Some basic info on what feeds and speeds to use might be useful.

Personally I think the section on G-codes and numerical control could be removed. It feels to brief for a useful reference and the exact codes are largely dependent on the machine/controller anyway.
 

Engineers black book

May 19, 2018 By: Dylan (Rotorua, New Zealand)

Comments
Easy to understand

Pros
fantastic layout

Cons
none
 

Fastener Black Book

May 19, 2018 By: James Balkwill, JTA Engineering (Bloemfontein, South Africa)

Comments
Like the Engineers Black Book which I've had for a few years and has absolutely everything in it, this is the same for fasteners and has made a wealth of knowledge easily available.

Pros
Absolutely everything I could ever need to know in an easy to access format which will last a lifetime.

Cons
None
 

Review of Engineers Black Book

May 17, 2018 By: Judy Ongy Lantaca, Zodiac Aerospace C&D (San Luis Obispo, United States)

Comments
This is an amazing cheat sheet book. It condenses a lot of the books I have at my desk into 1 helpful location.

Pros
Drill point sharpening gage included! All the info on drill point geometry and purposes comes in real handy when working with operators who don't understand the differences. Brushes up on most things you use daily in your average machine shop.

Cons
I have yet to find something I dislike with this book.
 

Very Handy!

May 17, 2018 By: Steven Hanford (Dewey, United States)

Comments
Love this book

Pros
Tons of handy info ,real easy to find information you’re looking for. The pages are laminated so no worrying about messy hands touching the book

Cons
None
 

Title of Review: A gift from Oden

May 10, 2018 By: Peter Lasen, TANGA Solutions AB (Österskär, Sweden)

Comments
I am blessed with the Swedish edition and still cant understand how I survived until today without it? A true gift from the gods!

Pros
All is there, ALL!

Cons
None
 

Fantastic little book

May 9, 2018 By: Charlie Greger, Pressure Die Castings (Pietermaritzburg, South Africa)

Comments
A very handy little book with great up to date info for more than I need. Been wanting one of these for ages, finally managed to get one! Every 'machinist' should have one in their toolbox!!!!!

 

my black book usa edition

May 8, 2018 By: Henry (Glen Cove, United States)

Comments
Nice book..... wish I had it long ago

Pros
easy to find reference book..... a lifesaving product

Cons
should have purchased long ago
 

Fantastic Font of Knowledge

May 6, 2018 By: Al Carley, Speedwerks (Traralgon , Australia)

Comments
The book has been extremely useful during my current project

Pros
Everything is there, it's easy to read and find the information I need. The 'treated' pages are great, in case of dirty hands. It's a very valuable addition to my workshop. The information on 'Coolant and Lubricants for various metals is an amazing aid, whenever I need it.

Cons
Can't come up with anything negative.
 

Tome of indispensable awesomeness

May 6, 2018 By: Nathan (Edmonton, Canada)

Comments
Easy to find data, information beyond basics and all in a portable package that can sit in the top of my work toolchest for ease of access.

Pros
convenient, concise, this book is a lifesaver.

Cons
That I waited so long to acquire one.
 

Fantastic

May 3, 2018 By: Kevin Chamberlain, Big Sky Synergistics (Superior, United States)

Comments
This little book is never far from me, fits in my shop apron pocket. Very useful and informative. I am new to running lathes and mills so I have much to learn. I truly appreciate the layout of the book and the index. "Handy" does not do the book justice, for me it is essential.

Pros
Answers to questions I did not know to ask. Very logically constructed and assembled. Drill point sharpening gauge very useful as well as the handy pocket in the book (I can find it). Size is just for keeping close.

Cons
None
 

Engineers black book

April 29, 2018 By: Jonathan Crisp (TEMUKA, New Zealand)

Comments
What a great product, love the grease proof pages as my workshop manuals have all got oily pages.
Love the drill guide so handy.

Cons
None that I can think of.
 

High Quality Construction & Info

April 29, 2018 By: Trafton, One Off Motors (Orlando, United States)

Comments
Pages are protected from the dirty shop environment, and tear proof.
All information is accurate, and quicker than going for the “big book”.

Pros
Matt Lamination prohibits tears & grease

Cons
I wish this was available in an App!
 

Great pocket reference

April 25, 2018 By: charles babb (peterborough, United States)

Comments
Great referance book in use daily since it arrived very helpful

Pros
Handy to have all this info nearby at all times

Cons
A little small and the spring binding could be a bit larger in diameter, would make it easy to lay flat to read with out holding the last several pages down.

 

Indispensable

April 23, 2018 By: Alister (Brisbane, Australia)

Comments
I waited way to long to buy this book. It really is a must have for any mancave.

Pros
Has so much information in such a small size.

Cons
nothing
 

Additional information

April 12, 2018 By: Martin Bauer (Fair Oaks, United States)

Comments
It would be very beneficial to add a section on Cogg Gears and drives calculations.

 

Love it. Just one thing though...

April 12, 2018 By: George Rice, Battinelli Enterprises (Warwick, United States)

Comments
Has everything I need in one spot. Great for basic stuff like conversions and basic geometry that I can't remember from high school. Also learned quite a bit about carbide insert nomenclature.

Pros
A lot of useful information in a tough, small package.

Cons
Could use color coded page edges for easy locating of contents.
 

Everything in one place

April 6, 2018 By: Nicholas Hacking (Preston, United Kingdom)

Comments
I do not believe that there is anything in the book that I don't have access to elsewhere. This is, however, the first synopsis that I have come upon which appears to contain all of the reference data that I am likely to need without noise or omission.

Pros
Small, portable, complete, easy to access and it is resistant to oil stains.

Cons
I only wish that I had found this small book many years ago.
 

New user

April 3, 2018 By: Stuart Ingles , None (Eastbourne , United Kingdom)

Comments
I’m learning to use a small lathe and a small milling machine. I have been viewing YouTube to learn and everyone I see has or uses the Black Book.
I now own one and wow its full of great information.

Pros
All the math is put in easy to understand format.
There are lots and lots of very useful charts and cross reference material.

Cons
None yet 👍🏻
 

Mr.

April 2, 2018 By: Johan Sandberg (Norra Sorunda, Sweden)

Comments
Verry usefull book!

 

A great way to learn the practical aspects of engineering

April 1, 2018 By: Mike Dumble, Mike Dumble (Sydney, Australia)

Comments
A great collection of the bits of information you struggle with, until you have absorbed them without really knowing how or when. I read it from cover to cover to fill in the many cracks in my knowledge. Obviously I won’t remember it all, BUT I will know where to go to look things up

Pros
It’s all good stuff, the book is small and can be taken anywhere

Cons
I have to remember to take my glasses, but that,s reslly a con against my eye sight.
 

Hands down the best book Ive purchased

March 23, 2018 By: Mitchell (Elimbah, Australia)

Comments
Ever since I've purchased this book Ive never not taken it to work, as a sheety it helps me tons with formulas and things you naturally forget over time!

Pros
Grease proof, glare proof and pocket sized. Never go to work with it

Cons
Can't deny it has no cons
 

Brilliant

March 19, 2018 By: Philip grayson , Lightwater Valley attractions (Ripon, United Kingdom)

Comments
Brilliant little book very handy, everyone should have one.

Pros
Really informative

Cons
Nothing
 

Best Book

March 18, 2018 By: Pawel Szulc (Czestochowa, Poland)

Comments
Very helpful for checking lots of data.

Pros
The paper it is printed on is heavy duty and grease resistant!

Cons
Nothing.
 

Best Engineers Book!!!

March 17, 2018 By: Ryszard Nowak (Bierun, Poland)

Comments
Contains everything you need.

Pros
Very easy to read and find the info I need quickly. Made of good materials. Easy to clean.

Cons
None
 

Best book i've bought

March 15, 2018 By: Tiger Fitt (Gwynneville, Australia)

Comments
This book is simple and straight forward. Gives you the information you need and is super easy to find!

Pros
Great quality pages, straight forward, and so much information!

Cons
Nothing
 

Awsome book!

March 6, 2018 By: Emanuel Teljemo, Mercado produktion (Hyltebruk, Sweden)

Comments
Great book. Have it close by all the time.

Pros
Material of the book feel like quality.

Cons
Nothing really
 

engineers black book

March 5, 2018 By: bill Dawson (Ash Fork, United States)

Comments
I am mostly a self taught machinist. The black book has a wealth of explanations and easy to understand information. I am not sure how I got along without it.

Pros
clear print and excellent drawings

 

black book 2nd edition

March 2, 2018 By: michael govers , torremans bvba (rijkevorsel, Belgium)

Comments
very useful book

Pros
dirt proof, drill gauge, compact

 

Great but

February 28, 2018 By: Jason (Fort Saskatchewan , Canada)

Comments
Great book

Pros
Lots of info

Cons
None
 

Just got my Engineers Black Book

February 27, 2018 By: Andy Gerler, bei Smaato Inc (Hamburg, Germany)

Comments
A great addition for somebody living on the wrong side of the pond using tools and sources from the States like Tubalcain and Tom Lipton on YouTube.

Pros
You see that a man from practice created a well thought reference. Especially the metric/imperial comparisons or the international metal standards charts are fantastic.

Cons
It is so good you should not leave it unattended or somebody will take it.
 

Excellent Reference Book

February 27, 2018 By: G Veale (Invercargill , New Zealand)

Comments
Excellent reference book

Pros
Especially like the section on Tungsten Carbide tool holders and the selection/ application of these. This book has something for everyone from the beginner to the experienced
professional .

Cons
Print quite small for the aging eyes.
 

Just received new book

February 26, 2018 By: karl gross (Novi, United States)

Comments
Really like the book, bought it especially for the description of carbide inserts and specific tool holders. Also like the bolt circles/areas/etc for milling and turning operations. Great machinist reference book.

Pros
Lots of good information. Book will be used often for layouts, feeds and speeds, and carbide tool selection. Also, a very nice drill gage.

Cons
Print is really small! Also, since the main reason I bought the book was so that I could better understand carbide insert/tooling nomenclature, I’m very disappointed that all the threading inserts are only specified in metric. I thought I was getting the “imperial “ version of your book. Also, I couldn’t find specifications for carbide parting tool holders and parting specific inserts.
 

Hydraulics and Pneumatics

February 22, 2018 By: John Piestrzeniewicz, Infinity Innovation & Design (Bunbury, Australia)

Comments
Excellent book and handy reference straight from your pocket when out in the field

Pros
Protected pages and easily cleaned

Cons
Please include Hydraulic symbols, formulas and examples and some general examples of Engineering formulas such as Euler, Johnson and rotational inertia, out of balance and Centroid of inertia on beams etc.
 

Engineers Black Book

February 14, 2018 By: AS (Alexandra, Australia)

Comments
Handy pocket sized inch/metric reference book

Pros
Good amount of info, nice size for easy storage in work truck/ tool box for site visits. Free drill gauge also handy.

Cons
Size of print getting difficult to read, eyes not as good as when younger without glasses.
 

Nice quick reference book

February 14, 2018 By: Ken Vogt (Chicago, United States)

Comments
Good machinist reference.

Pros
Great format, good use of illustration

Cons
Very few formulas. less useful as an engineering reference than a machinist reference
 

Mr

February 14, 2018 By: Terrance Tscherkaskyj (DECEPTION BAY, Australia)

Comments
Love it. Full of useful info

 

Great Source

February 11, 2018 By: Will (APO, United States)

Comments
Great source for information. Love it

 

Love it

February 10, 2018 By: Chris RIchard (Phoenix, United States)

Comments
Absolutely love it. I wish I found this gem years ago!!!

Pros
Incredible amount of essential information for my hobby machine shop packed into this little book!

Cons
None found yet
 

Mr

February 8, 2018 By: Brady , SURGE Custom Fabrication (Simi Valley , United States)

Comments
This book is a good all around basic reference book.

Pros
It has a lot of great and valuable as well as very useful trig and geometry formulas to get you through to tough measurements.

Cons
I think it too basic for any one who is either learning the information or in my case having difficulty remembering what was up there for 40 yrs. And the old hard drive is needing more memory.
 

Invaluable

February 7, 2018 By: Ben Pain, BLAKENEY MOTORSPORTS LTD (BUNTINGFORD, United Kingdom)

Comments
An invaluable piece of kit

Pros
All the info you need at your fingertips

Cons
The back cover always falls off
 

Engineers black book edition 2

February 7, 2018 By: Hayden hunt, Brt (Avoca , Australia)

Comments
Very happy with the book

Pros
Nothing but excellence

Cons
Nothing on external threads
 

Engineers black book edition 2

February 7, 2018 By: Carl Dickson , BRT (South kolan, Australia)

Comments
Very good book, we treat it like the bible

Pros
Everything

Cons
Nothing about external threads
 

Black Book

February 6, 2018 By: John Cauchi (Marsalforn, Malta)

Comments
Excellent. The more I read in it, the more I find this book indispensable.

Pros
Excellent

Cons
Book should be bigger. The print is sometimes difficult to read.
 

Mr

February 6, 2018 By: Tristan McGrath (Altona North, Australia)

Comments
Excellent resource for a tradesman wanting to brush up or a apprentice wanting to leave new information.

Pros
Excellent dirt-proof pages and easy portable size for the amount of information.

Cons
Nothing at all.
 

Great book!

February 5, 2018 By: Kurt (Garland, United States)

Comments
Great book, good information.

Pros
Paper it is printed on. Lots of information.

Cons
Pages are wrinkled not sure why, it is brand new.
 

Exelent

February 2, 2018 By: Thomas Skov (Silkeborg , Denmark)

Comments
Love the book, Got it for my b-day and i use it every day

Pros
Easy to read and a lot of great infomation

Cons
Could be nice if you added some info on welding
 

Great reference Book!

January 27, 2018 By: Ted Vogel (Dansville, United States)

Comments
Seems to have all the right info right on your finger tips! Lays flat and easy to read/use.

Pros
Great information. Nice format. Made of good material.

Cons
None
 

Black Book

January 24, 2018 By: Rob F (Perth, Australia)

Comments
As someone trying to self teach at home its a great tool with so much useful information

Pros
Compact size

 

Engineers Blac Book

January 24, 2018 By: Matt P, NSICBD (Lawton, United States)

Comments
Well laid out and just the right size

Pros
Easy to use

Cons
A little pricey
 

ENGINEERS BLACK BOOK

January 24, 2018 By: Fredrik Haglund, Tofsö Snickeri & Smide (Västerljung, Sweden)

Comments
Great reference book for all my needs

Pros
Lots of useful data

Cons
Size of the book, an extra inch in both direction wouldn't hurt
 

Engineers Black Book

January 24, 2018 By: Aaron Woods (Ukiah, United States)

Comments
This book is a super handy reference. Machinery's Handbook goes into far deeper detail, but the Black Book is meant to be a quick reference guide and it does that well. It is a very user friendly and makes a useful day to day bench top reference guide.

Pros
Tons of information in an easily found format. It has sturdy pages which should hold up well in a shop environment if not abused.

Cons
The print is on the small size, which necessary to fit all the info into a 4x6" notebook sized guide. If a 6x9" version with larger print were available, I would buy it.
 

Engineers Black Book

January 23, 2018 By: Adam King (Yarrawonga , Australia)

Comments
Very helpful book it’s packed full of useful reference

Pros
Lots of data

Cons
Can’t find any
 

EXCELLENT QUICK REFERENCE!

January 19, 2018 By: MARC FLAC, Jorgensen Tool & Stamping (Belmont, United States)

Comments
This reference is used daily

 

Great Reference

January 19, 2018 By: Brian Lennon, Jorgensen tool & Stamping (belmont, United States)

Comments
Use it all the time

 

Engineers Black Book -Great Book

January 16, 2018 By: Inga (Mazsalacas novads, Latvia)

Comments
The best engineers pocket book available l have found.

Pros
Lots of important data.

Cons
None
 

GREAT HELP

January 16, 2018 By: MIKE MASHBURN, 1968 (lenoir city, United States)

Comments
GREAT REFRENCE MATERAL

Pros
EASY TO READ AND FALLOW

Cons
NOT FOUND ANY YET
 

Pocket Library

January 16, 2018 By: Doug Appleton (Morayfield, Australia)

Comments
Very thorough, comprehensive collection of information readily available to any engineer and or hobbyist.

Pros
Easy clean covers and pages
Lay flat spiral binding

Cons
None
 

Engineers Bible

January 15, 2018 By: Gregg Bennett, SKTCH Design Ltd (Cardiff, United Kingdom)

Comments
Great book, if your a design engineer or a student with the view of heading into this field, this is the book for you

Pros
Easy to read, Concise bible of information.

Cons
None
 

Engineers black book

January 11, 2018 By: Matthew Foster (BLACKPOOL, United Kingdom)

Comments
Fantastic book has great content, I wished I'd got one sooner. Plenty to read and more. I've never understood the numbers on carbide inserts but with the "engineers black book" it's all crystal clear.

Pros
Good illustrations, easy to follow tables and charts.
Bright colors used are ideal for use in low-lit areas.



Cons
I'm not sure how long the binder will last in a workshop environment, it's pretty thin and flimsy now from New.
 

Great book

January 6, 2018 By: Ryan, Mr. (Colorado springs, United States)

Comments
100% worth just for the carbide insert and holders charts.

 

Engineers Black Book - Extremely helpful.

January 4, 2018 By: Inga (Mazsalacas novads, Latvia)

Comments
Awesome little books full of extreamly useful data.

Pros
Quick and easy to use
The section on carbide inserts is very comprehensive.
High quality diagrams, good layout. Easy to read.


Cons
Almost None.
 

Excellent Resource!

January 2, 2018 By: Sam (Deniliquin, Australia)

Comments
The very best book in my workshop

Pros
Covers massive variety of information, it's durable and easy to understand.

Cons
No cons
 

Compact Reference - Engineers Black Book 2E (Metric)

December 29, 2017 By: Byron (Wooloowin, Australia)

Comments
A compact and concise layout of useful information relating to metal fabrication.

Pros
Generally contains an effective balance of diagrams, tables and text throughout the book.

Good for a quick comparison of tools/methods/materials/treatments.

Nice overview of drawing abbreviations and symbols (although no references for welding).

Cons
Some odd imperial units sneak through into the metric edition without having a metric equivalent. For example, common metal tensile strength is given in tons/in^2 only, not MPa. Some approx. yield strength, fatigue strength or elastic modulus would have been nice, and perhaps could have replaced some of the columns of imperial conversions.

No section on welding? No section on bearings?
 

Mr

December 27, 2017 By: Justin Williams (Penguin, Australia)

Comments
Contains all the useful information that's had to find online, the guides are very informational and the gauge is extremely helpful.

Pros
The bonus guage.

Cons
No cons.
 

great book for any one working in the metal industry

December 20, 2017 By: John (Lajord, Canada)

Comments
great book contains lots of information I'm a machinist and I use it lots

Pros
small easy to carry

Cons
can't think of any
 

This book can be vary handy to any one in the metal working Industry

December 20, 2017 By: enginers black book (Lajord , Canada)

Comments
I'm a machinist and I found that the book contains lots of information helpful reference information

Pros
small easy to carry around

Cons
cant think of any
 

Black book

December 18, 2017 By: Sandor, Private (Hamilton, New Zealand)

Comments
Exellent little book heaps of info

Cons
Nil
 

Awesome little books full of extreamly useful data

December 18, 2017 By: Ryan, FMH (Jonesboro, United States)

Comments
Awesome little books full of extreamly useful data. Love it!!!!

Pros
Very useful info, great size

Cons
None that I can think of
 

MR

December 17, 2017 By: CONNOR JOHN FOGGIN (Blyth, United Kingdom)

Comments
Fantastic book with everything you could possibly need

Pros
Perfectly detailed

Cons
Text a little bit small
 

Just What I Need

December 16, 2017 By: Hugo W., Retired (Magnolia, United States)

Comments
Just what I needed, use it every day!

Pros
Tons if info, heavy soil resistant pages.

Cons
None yet.
 

Very handy book

December 15, 2017 By: Kristopher Ralph (Armadale, Australia)

Comments
Great book. Comes in handy. A must read for all engineers.

Pros
Very detailed book. Help me alot when apprentice.

Cons
None yet.
 

Best engineers pocket book

December 8, 2017 By: John Banyard (CHESTERFIELD, United Kingdom)

Comments
The best engineers pocket book available l have found.

Pros
Easy to read unlike some other books wìth smaller print.

 

Feedback on quality

November 27, 2017 By: Sam Nasco, N/A (government) (Haymarket , United States)

Comments
Fabulous reference book! I bought several for my team. The quality and size are perfect for our applications.

Pros
Pocket size, protective coating, spiral binding - lay flat.

 

Love this little black book

November 27, 2017 By: Dillon (Lynnville, United States)

Comments
Perfect size

Pros
Has just about everything you need on the day to day job

Cons
Labeled cutting speed of material on the endmill feeds and speeds
 

ENGINEERS BLACK BOOK

November 24, 2017 By: Doug Ramsel, RAMJET MOTORSPORTS (Spring, TX, United States)

Comments
This book is real handy at times especially when one finds oneself with brain lock.

Pros
Good for refreshing the memory or needing to quickly find a few specifications.

Cons
A little short on metal identifications such a en30b steel and 1018 DOM but space is limited with this book.
 

engineers black book

November 21, 2017 By: Stu Holden, home work shop (Dunedin, New Zealand)

Comments
could not find any better so much info

Pros
l are self tought and had to look for drill sizes feed speeds and alike
and here it is all in this great little book


Cons
don't have any cons
 

Useful set of information

November 18, 2017 By: David P (GERMANSVILLE, United States)

Comments
Handy sized book. Pages have a plastic coating so should hold up well. My book was badly made. The holes were not punch clean, about half the pages were stuck together. Took me a long time to separate without tearing the pages.

Pros
This will help with most of the information I was looking up before, such as thread major/minor diameters.

The section on carbide inserts is very comprehensive.

High quality diagrams, good layout. Easy to read.

Cons
The section on common metals misses some of the most common alloys, such as 6061 aluminium and 1018 steel. In the US 6061 is by far the most common aluminium alloy.
 

Must have for all engineers

November 14, 2017 By: Peter, Fordham/Andrew Engineering Australia (Wheelers Hill, Australia)

Comments
As an apprentice fitter and turner Engineers Black Book is a must have.

Pros
Full of vital information.

Cons
Lacking explanation for which carbide tip to use for particular applications.
 

Quality Techs Bible

November 13, 2017 By: Jeffrey Harris, Scarab International (Pampa, United States)

Comments
I could not make it through the day, without this book.

Pros
Perfect in all aspects

Cons
None
 

High quality low cost

November 12, 2017 By: Martin Evans (Leeds, United Kingdom)

Comments
Almost everything you need without the bulk of other publications

Pros
High quality printing and durable paper

Cons
None
 

Amazingly useful

November 9, 2017 By: Mayur hande, mayoorengineeringworks@gmail.com (Pune, India)

Comments
This book is amazingly useful. Now everything is lot easier for me now.

Pros
Everything I needed is in my pocket.😘

Cons
Almost None.
 

Mr

November 7, 2017 By: Michael Hutchen (Tamworth, Australia)

Comments
Extremely helpful.

Pros
Quick and easy to use. Pages have a coating to protect them.

Cons
Formulas need to be explained a little bit better.
 

Fantastic reference!

October 30, 2017 By: KW Daily, Daily Research (West monroe, United States)

Comments
My most used data is close at hand!

Pros
Everything!

Cons
None!
 

Practical ready solution to most needed info

October 27, 2017 By: Bob Johnson (805 Kings Way, Grants Pass, Oregon 97526, United States)

Comments
My copy of Machinerys Handbook is now located in my library. Seldom need it for data.

Pros
Most of the shop info I require is right there on my workbench. Way to cool.

Cons
Absolutely none....
 

Great book

October 27, 2017 By: WJS (APO, United States)

Comments
Great book lots of great info....

 

mr

October 26, 2017 By: Nathan Mooney (Albany , Australia)

Comments
Great tool, no workshop should be without one!


 

Great book

October 24, 2017 By: Johan Kamél, Homeshop (Bergsjo, Sweden)

Comments
So much usable info. Will be using this a lot in the future.

Pros
Easy to understand. A lot of info on things you did not think you needed to know.

Cons
That my brain can't take it all in at once.
 

Excellent wealth of information

October 24, 2017 By: Stephen Kennett, --None-- (Carbondale, United States)

Comments
I'm just starting out in metal fabrication as a hobby. This book will help shorten my learning curve. Will be looking at your other products.

Pros
Detailed clear information in easy to read typeface

Cons
None that I see.
 

Best money I’ve spent in a long time

October 23, 2017 By: Greg McConiga, O’Daniel Restoration (Fort Wayne, United States)

Comments
This an excellent resource for anyone working with tools, metals, mills, lathes or welders.

Pros
Non tear pages and grease proof

Cons
Not one I have found
 

Engineers Black Book

October 19, 2017 By: Excellent (Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Comments
This book is absolutely fantastic with every bit of information you’ll need. I’ve been using this throughout my apprenticeship in tool engineering and it has helped me in many various scenarios.

Pros
Very thorough and intuitive

Cons
None found.
 

Super Thorough

October 18, 2017 By: J. (Clinton, United States)

Comments
Very Thorough. Sometimes mind numbingly so for the casual DIYer.

Pros
Very Thorough

Cons
Some of it was beyond my needs
 

New Book

October 16, 2017 By: John (Rice, United States)

Comments
Very helpful

Pros
Lots of good information

Cons
Na
 

Great book

October 14, 2017 By: John UK (Chelmsford, United Kingdom)

Comments
Just received but looks exactly as advertised

Pros
protected book surface

Cons
none found
 

Great

October 11, 2017 By: Joshua (Toowoomba, Australia)

Comments
Been using this book since I started my apprenticeship. Handy and always has the right information I need.

 

Mr

October 10, 2017 By: John Van Der Meulen, Home workshop (moe, Australia)

Comments
I have been in engineering for over 54 years and I have never seen such a helpful and concise book. Whoever designed this book, wwell done you.

 

Blackbook

October 10, 2017 By: John Banyard (CHESTERFIELD, United Kingdom)

Comments
Excellent pocket engineering data reference book

Pros
Spiral book spine allows the required information to be always on top and easily available.

Cons
None
 

Great information and format

October 7, 2017 By: J. Hincke (Ottawa, Canada)

Comments
Great selection of useful information in a small, practical format.

 

Sheet Metal Fabrication

October 6, 2017 By: Aaron Cherry (Baton Rouge, United States)

Comments
Very handy reference to have for all manner of fabrication projects

Pros
Lots of useful charts. Easy to Navigate

Cons
I would prefer a book just a little larger. Welding isn't the easiest on the eyes and some of the charts are a little small.
 

Review

October 6, 2017 By: Ricardo Quiroz, ALW (Ensenada, Mexico)

Comments
Usefull and complete reference book it is handy to have it on the shop
What I would change for next revisions is to add a cut at the pages side with the category name (as a flenge but inside the book area) on it to quickly go to the topic you need

Pros
Cover the basic information for shop needs, compact, and good quality

Cons
If you are not used to the contents it can come difficult to find specific topic/data when you are in a rush
 

Welding

October 6, 2017 By: Iechiel rosen, Oil refineries (Karmiel , Israel)

Comments
Excellent useful hand book perfect size.

Pros
One important thing is missing basic welding data:classification of welding consumables,and base metals:carbon steels,alloy steels,aluminum,and more.the selection of the right consumable for a given material.

 

Very handy and lots of useful information

October 5, 2017 By: Dom Powell, Castalum (Newtown, United Kingdom)

Comments
Lots of useful information and has helped me out on multiple occasions

Pros
lots of info
stays clean
drill sharpening gauge is very handy

Cons
none
 

Great and Handy book for any Engineer!

October 2, 2017 By: Jase, selex (Melbourne, Australia)

Comments
Great useful book

Pros
Good size to keep with you where ever you go

Cons
nothing!
 

Helpful book

September 30, 2017 By: Håkan Lundberg (Nykvarn, Sweden)

Comments
Best book ever!

Pros
All the advice is very helpful in my work. Love it!

 

166LPE ENGINEERS BLACK BOOK

September 29, 2017 By: PIERRE STEYN, FEELER AFRICA (Kempton Park, South Africa)

Comments
This book is worth any penny paid. It helps a lot with production. Thank you for the great book!!

Pros
very useful information

Cons
small writing
 

Nice LITTLE book

September 28, 2017 By: Henry (Glen Cove, United States)

Comments
Nice book for the value

Pros
lots of useful quick lookup info

Cons
Writing a bit small
 

First impressions

September 20, 2017 By: Andrew Thiessen (Steinbach, Canada)

Comments
Generally I would say it is a valuable a good buy.

Pros
Vast amount of reference material, well laid out.

Cons
The pages stick to together a little and the print is very small.
 

Very Useful Reference

September 15, 2017 By: N Swincer (Adelaide, Australia)

Comments
Very helpful reference for the machinist

Pros
Very comprehensive guide of identification and use of carbide inserts and their holders

Cons
I use p 43 for drill cutting speeds in different materials. Would like to see an extensive chart for cutting speeds in different materials for both HSS and carbide.
 

Fantastic

September 14, 2017 By: Jason moore, Stadco (Oswestry, United Kingdom)

Comments
Very useful for engineers. A must have for every toolbox

Pros
Accurate charts and data

Cons
Pages not laminated

September 14, 2017 Response from: Hi Impact Supplies

Hi Jason, please take a closer look, the pages are laminated. You can test them by placing some oil on a page to test. Thank you for leaving a review.
 

Engineers Back Book

September 13, 2017 By: Paul Mccready (Hillsborough , United Kingdom)

Comments
As an amatuer I am always needing to look up information. This little book has any info I have needed so far.

Pros
Handy size, oil resistant paper, good range of information

Cons
No cons
 

Black book for Diesel Mechanic

September 11, 2017 By: Ryan, Cummins (Perth, Australia)

Comments
Great book comes in handy for torque settings, tap and drill sizes and drill bit angles for precise materials

Pros
Too many to list

Cons
More mechanically info
 

Factory Manager

September 10, 2017 By: Dayne Robins, Gorman Rupp Africa (Jet park, South Africa)

Comments
I have just received the book and have already found many chapters that will help with every day questions. Great tool to have at your fingertips.

 

Great resource -also for non-engineer

September 8, 2017 By: Sander (Wageningen, Netherlands)

Comments
Great book, have used some sections extensively during my MSc thesis (Molecular Life Sciences student) where I worked on developing parts for a microscope setup. Only regret not getting the Fastener Black Book, as the info on fasteners is somewhat limited.

Pros
Full of very practical and useful information

Cons
Would have liked some more common fasteners in there
 

Excellent book

September 7, 2017 By: Arvind, WSU (Wichita, United States)

Comments
Excellent book

Pros
Well organized, pages are awesome

Cons
Not enough information
 

Black Book

September 7, 2017 By: A, MP (Whittlesea, Australia)

Comments
Nice book, easy to find in tool box or site bag.

Pros
Easy to read, nice amount of information, easy to clean.

Cons
Not quite enough information for my field of precision machinist and mechanical engineer.
 

LOOKING TO LEARN

September 6, 2017 By: Darren Sixsmith (OLDHAM, United Kingdom)

Comments
Excellent book more information then I thought there would be and for the price A*

Pros
Easy to understand charts for a novice and the diagrams help a lot especially with the gears and pulleys.

Cons
would like to see a section on lubricants but that's just a personal thing, there are no downsides to this, it is more then I will ever need.
 

Engineers Black Book

September 1, 2017 By: Mike (Lobethal, Australia)

Comments
Excellent reference book - my other Handbooks stay on the shelf more these days

Pros
All the data I usually need right to hand

Cons
None
 

Great instructional tool

September 1, 2017 By: James Cowart - precision machining instructor , Tri County Tech (Bartlesville , United States)

Comments
Machine shop instructor: great teaching tool. So much more relevant and easy to use information than the "other" reference book.

Pros
Laminated grease-proof pages a definite plus. Much more durable.
Relevant to the point charts that are easy to read.
Love the drill point gage.

Cons
None
 

Engineering Graduate

August 30, 2017 By: Louis Janse van Rensburg, NWU (Odendaalsrus, South Africa)

Comments
Great book.

Pros
Every chart is usable and effective

Cons
-
 

Engineering graduate

August 30, 2017 By: Leandi vd Linde (Odendaalsrus, South Africa)

Comments
For every project this book has helped a lot.

Pros
Every chart is usable.

Cons
None
 

Great book - a tweat would help

August 28, 2017 By: John C. Byrne (Hillsdale, United States)

Comments
Love the book - central to my shop.

Pros
Lots of important data

Cons
Suggest adding commas to large numbers, e.g., 1,000,000 vs. 1000000. Also the section on Tolerances pg., 71 could use some clarification.
 

Well rounded

August 28, 2017 By: Draven Kontra, Home hobbyist (Middle Point, United States)

Comments
Great over all

Pros
Info on hand is really nice

Cons
wish the pages were laminated
 

Good book for a novice

August 28, 2017 By: Harley Kontra, Bedrock Machine shop (Middle Point, United States)

Comments
I think it is a good book, I don't do a lot a machining and engineering but on projects that i am placed on it helps. Charts and such are great to have on hand. I am still a novice but have learned a good bit from this book.

Pros
-Great color
-Easy to read
-A lot of info for the guy on the fly

Cons
-None that I can think of
 

Really nice to have the info handy

August 25, 2017 By: M. Ketner, Vienna Meadows ICF Facility (South Vienna, United States)

Comments
This is really helpful to have all of the info contained in the book in one source. From spanning sizes, cutting fluids, lubes, pitch diameters and so on it makes getting the job right very easy.

Pros
All of the info in a single source book. Nice size to store in tool cart, tool bag or in cargo pants pocket. Nice price also.

 

Machinist Helper

August 23, 2017 By: Alex, Jacksonville Tool & Die (Tyler, United States)

Comments
Great book for a pocket reference. Has a number of helpful charts and formulas in a much smaller book than a machinist handbook.

 

engineers

August 15, 2017 By: msc, self (alamo , United States)

Comments
works great

 

Blackbook

August 15, 2017 By: Mike Lent, Home shop (Greenacres, United States)

Comments
Compact, concise reference material that I can use in the shop. Packed full of much of the info found in the engineers handbook in a more compact and usable form.

Pros
Size, type of binding, and the coated pages! Nice touch!

Cons
Haven't found any yet.
 

Great reference book!

August 8, 2017 By: Roger Ohlsson (Folsom, United States)

Comments
The most handy shop reference in my shop. The index isn't too subdivided and it gets me to my information fast.

Pros
Coated page covering and lay flat design.

Cons
None so far.
 

Mr

August 7, 2017 By: Jason (Aylesbury, United Kingdom)

Comments
Its good and practical

Pros
contains almost everything

Cons
Expensive. The most expensive book I have every brought.
 

My goto reference in the workshop

August 4, 2017 By: Rupert Powell (York, United Kingdom)

Comments
I have got pretty much all the workshop reference books available but the one I ALWAYS reach for first is the Black Book.

Pros
Well laid out, good use of colour, font size (just) large enough, great quality paper and coated. Ring-bound so lies flat. Rounded corners so doesn't get tatty. (Just) small enough for your shop coat pocket.

Cons
Would maybe like a larger version with larger font-size (maybe A5) - so not a pocket version. Some sort of edge markings or thumb cutouts for quick indexing. An electronic version would be useful sometimes - for searching!
 

What more do you want

August 4, 2017 By: Peter Mcauliffe (Morwell, Australia)

Comments
Everthing you need

Pros
Everything you need

Cons
None
 

Black Book

August 3, 2017 By: C Jessett (Bicester, United Kingdom)

Comments
A very big little black book

Pros
Crammed with info

Cons
None
 

Excellent Book

August 3, 2017 By: Steve Miller (Nottingham, United Kingdom)

Comments
Great book, with tons of information. Even stuff that you wouldn't think to be in there.
Highly recommended

Pros
Easy to use

Cons
Would like a digital version for my phone
 

Engineers Black Book

July 31, 2017 By: Paul Galbraith (Newcastle, Australia)

Comments
Love it, so much much information, easy to use

 

pretty nifty

July 20, 2017 By: Heikki (Lohja, Finland)

Comments
I like this book very much. The laminated, matt finish pages are really nice. Text could be little bigger, but i guess thats a limitation of pocket size books. Not too sure about the wire binding tough. Im thinking it has been selected to make the book easier to flip through and to stay open and flat on the table, and it works very well for those purposes. But it also makes it easier to damage the pages and binding, especially when carrying it in pockets as intented. Overall tough, a very positive experience!

 

Awesome

July 17, 2017 By: James (Craigieburn , Australia)

Comments
Great to have all specifications in one book, especially knowing that it is accurate!

Pros
Everything

 

Mr

July 14, 2017 By: Jason Henley (Aylesbury, United Kingdom)

Comments
Bit expensive for what it is.

Pros
Handy to have everything you might need in one book

Cons
The price for such a small book is an issue
 

Mr

July 13, 2017 By: Paul Stacey (Lower Hutt, New Zealand)

Comments
Fantastic point of reference

 

Just wanted to say thank you!

July 11, 2017 By: Matt Costello (kilkivan, Australia)

Comments
Just wanted to say thank you. Found this very informative as I'm new to engineering.

 

Engineers Black Book

July 6, 2017 By: Ronnie Ezzell, Creative Elements (Goose Crrek, United States)

Comments
Great tool to have in the toolbox.

Pros
I like the laminated pages that don't get dirty even when your hands are dirty.

 

Excellent reference

July 4, 2017 By: Jason Kavalier, Pork Chop Express (West Des Moines, United States)

Comments
Full of useful content that is easy to find. Always have a copy near me in the shop.

Pros
Durable and well organized.

 

So useful

July 3, 2017 By: Zach Rademacher (Farmington, United States)

Comments
Such a useful reference for the shop. I might have to get another.

Pros
Great general info.

 

Great reference tool

July 3, 2017 By: Jordan McC (Ballymena, United Kingdom)

Comments
Good reference book. Covers a lot of good reference material for practical manufacturing applications.

Pros
Great for fabrication / machining processes.

Cons
Lacks typical engineering equations typically used for design
 

Industritekniker

July 1, 2017 By: Jørgen Overbeck (Brønderslev, Denmark)

Comments
Very good book. Use it every day

 

Black Book Review

June 27, 2017 By: Jim LaRue, Jims Custom Bits (Kingman, United States)

Comments
I am a Custom Bit and Spur Maker. I do a lot of Lathe work in making custom Horse Bits. This black Book has made my product a 100% better. When in doubt I can answer questions and do a better job. Thank you for this Book.

 

Great Book

June 24, 2017 By: Max, EPTAM (Meredith , United States)

Comments
Great references all in one book

Pros
Quality made

Cons
Could have used more formulas for milling
 

Engineers black book 2nd edition

June 18, 2017 By: Toby (Roxburgh, New Zealand)

Comments
Excellent book. A must have for the workshop

 

Great Handy Tool.

June 15, 2017 By: Josh, Firstgas (Inglewood, New Zealand)

Comments
Great Handy Tool to have in the workshop!

Pros
All the info you will ever need.

 

Fastener Black Book

June 11, 2017 By: Daniel Curran (Burringbar, Australia)

Comments
Good

 

Engineers Blackbook 2nd Edition

June 11, 2017 By: Daniel Curran (Burringbar, Australia)

Comments
Good

 

Indispensable workshop reference

June 7, 2017 By: Denis Pleic, Advisum (Varazdin, Croatia)

Comments
Excellent reference for the workshop, offering a wealth of handy information - both for beginners and the pros

Pros
Well designed, high quality paper, handy size, spiral bound (stays open on the desk), well thought out

Cons
As others mentioned, perhaps quick access tabs or something similar might make it easier to find sections you need quickly. Also, a hex (Allen) key chart for appropriate socket head screws/bolts might be useful (similar to spanner selection chart).
 

Very Handy

June 6, 2017 By: Jordan (Nagambie , Australia)

Comments
Very handy reference book, I use it more often than I thought I would. Always keep it in the glovebox of my work van.

Pros
Easy to read and understand

Cons
Would be nice to have a section on brazing and welding (rods, fluxes etc)
 

Life Easier

June 5, 2017 By: Robert Gibson (Hamilton , New Zealand)

Comments
Very handy to have all the knowledge at you hands and can stay in your pocket

Pros
Very nice that the book has been carefully designed to be you in the dirty workshop and out in the field, that the pages are glare, grease, and tear proof. Big thumbs up.

Cons
Takes a little bit of time to find what you need, maybe some cut out tabs on the edge of the pages to mark out key sections of the book for quick access
 

Great product

June 2, 2017 By: Max (Geelong, Australia)

Comments
Excellent!!

Pros
Excellent resource! As a first year apprentice mechanical fitter I have found the content invaluable.

Cons
Unfortunately, if you don't know what you're looking for, the book is extremely hard to navigate! The index is all over the place, same content in an alphabetically categorized order would be ideal!
 

Happy this was required for class

June 1, 2017 By: Zack (Lakewood, United States)

Comments
Wish I would have stumbled upon it sooner.

Pros
Not having to remember or searching in many places for regularly used information

Cons
none
 

Belongs in every engineers pocket

May 30, 2017 By: Max (Melbourne, Australia)

Comments
I learned that no one needs to know everything. But you have to know where to find information and this book give you everything you need to know and more!

Pros
Grease and oil proof

Cons
None
 

Engineers black book

May 25, 2017 By: Wessel, Kuiken (Port Elizabeth, South Africa)

Comments
Being an exterem DIY enthusiast I cannot even start to explain how useful this book is.

Pros
List all standard sizes and tolerances

Cons
Should have acquired it earlier.
 

Enginners Black Book

May 24, 2017 By: Pedro Batista (Marinha Grande, Portugal)

Comments
Really nice book to have. A lot of usefull information.

Pros
Very nice and easy to read. Cover pretty much everything.

Cons
None
 

Excellent book

May 23, 2017 By: Matt (Cambooya, Australia)

Comments
Great product!

Pros
Comes with drill sharpening guide!!!

Cons
None
 

Great for apprentices

May 21, 2017 By: louis (Auckland, New Zealand)

Comments
Very useful to me as a apprentice.

Pros
Got a question about an engineering related? look inside for the answer. Possibly you could include the steel colour grades, EG green = 4140

Cons
none
 

Excellent

May 20, 2017 By: Tom Wazny (Gawler, Australia)

Comments
Great book, starting to get into machining and is a great tool!

Pros
Handy guide

Cons
None yet
 

Comprehensive Publication

May 19, 2017 By: Hugh Johnson (MARRICKVILLE, Australia)

Comments
A thoroughly well organised book with all the required information in a well thought out lay out

Pros
Alll the the normal information required for machining and more!

 

Awsome

May 17, 2017 By: Seth Brumbaugh, Brumbaugh Machine Works (Ottsville, United States)

Comments
this book has been very helpful. Having this as a refrence is a life saver

Cons
Wish I had this sooner
 

Really helpful

May 16, 2017 By: Steven cottle, Albury galvanizing (Albury, Australia)

Comments
Great for a 1st year learning

Pros
Small, easy to clean and stays open.

Cons
Non. Great book!
 

Great resouce

May 15, 2017 By: Brett, Temora High School (Temora, Australia)

Comments
Great construction. Use it in class with my students

Pros
Extensive info

 

Fastener black book

May 14, 2017 By: michael zillfleisch (via mt molloy, Australia)

Comments
Very good clear information .

 

Damn informative

May 11, 2017 By: Vaughn, Beauleys general engineering (Durban, South Africa)

Comments
Very helpful for 1st year appy

Pros
A lump sum of knowledge

Cons
The binding
 

Black book

May 9, 2017 By: Kbank (Elm city, United States)

Comments
Great book

 

Even better than expected.

May 9, 2017 By: Jason Anderson, C6 MFG (Cornelius, United States)

Comments
Love the paper, spiral binding, and colors! Has even more information about machining than I expected.

Pros
Longtime Machinery Handbook user but this book feels so much more durable and convenient.

Cons
Not really a con...more of a suggestion. As a self taught engineer/designer/maker I would love a book that has a bit of the electrical, fasteners, threads, and machining all in one small book. A "Makers" book....doesn't have to be too in depth just cover the standard info required/encountered when prototyping projects (i.e. the places I have tabbed in my Machinery Handbook for years).
 

mr

May 4, 2017 By: KEITH HESELTON, n/a (SWINDON, United Kingdom)

Comments
lots of useful information, that I hadn't seen in other books

Pros
nice size, nice feel, easy wipe, and just so much information

Cons
struggling to find any, its that good, maybe nice to have an electronic version,
 

The Black Book

May 4, 2017 By: Tino, Baiardo (Midland, Australia)

Comments
Most of the information you'll need in one handy pocket guide

Pros
Lots of handy information, fantastic

Cons
None other than it would be great if u could increase the font size by at least 1 point, for aging eyes. That way I dont need to scramble round looking for reading glasses
 

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