MSC Reviews

LARGE PRINT WORKBENCH EDITION

POCKET SIZED EDITION

Handy Reference

January 20, 2022 By: Bill (Milford, United States)

Comments
easy to find information, like the included tabs.

Pros
a lot of great reference information, at a fraction of the price of other reference manuals (you know the one)

Cons
still new, but unsure if the wire binding will stand up in the long run
 

Brilliant Book

January 20, 2022 By: Jamie Johnstone, Baker Hughes (Perth , Australia)

Comments
Book is super easy to find what information you need, it literally has everything you need inside it

Pros
Index is very well laid out and easy to find pages

Cons
Doesn’t have hydraulic symbols
 

Blackbook

January 19, 2022 By: michael govers, Luyckx (Schoten, Belgium)

Comments
Great information

Pros
The page stickers are great

Cons
Non
 

Brilliant

January 17, 2022 By: Ricky (Greya, Australia)

Comments
Love it will help me out a lot as im an apprentice at the moment but lots of handy info

Pros
Informative

Easy to read

Accurate

Cons
Nil
 

Great book full of appropriate information

January 11, 2022 By: Tyler , McCain’s (Ballarat , Australia)

Comments
Fantastic book for all fitter apprentices or just hands on people a lot of info to expand your knowledge

Pros
Small and compact, full of info

Cons
No cons
 

Wonderful resource!

January 7, 2022 By: Jonathan Youngren (Naperville, United States)

Comments
I love having this resource both on my home bench and at my desk at work. It is a great tool for quick references!

Pros
Many different useful tables!

Cons
It would be great if we didn't have to put the thumb tabs on ourselves
 

Great Engineering Book

January 5, 2022 By: Z. Spencer (Dayton, United States)

Comments
I received this book for Christmas from my wife and I can already tell I'll be referencing it for years and years. Plenty of useful information for any engineer.

Pros
The tabs that are provided make it easy to locate what you need quickly. If you design prototypes there's a lot of useful information like drilling, tapping, sheet metal, etc.

Cons
Nothing to complain about so far!
 

Great Book of Info

January 3, 2022 By: John Bartus (Tickfaw, United States)

Comments
Great Book. Organized well. Very useful.

Pros
Large Size is great. Spiral bound is a must.

Cons
None yet.
 

Black Book Is Great

January 2, 2022 By: Geoff Brice (Marion, Australia)

Comments
Its outstanding full of great info.

Pros
Easy to use and find info

Cons
should have got the table top version because pocket version is great but very small print.
 

A Must Have

January 1, 2022 By: Darrin, IRMEC (Mudgee, Australia)

Comments
A great compilation of practical information.

Pros
So great to be able to quickly access even the simple frequently required things such as bolt torques and drilling / tapping information without having to Web search (and possibly landing on something inaccurate).

Cons
Nothing worth a mention.
 

Student

December 28, 2021 By: Steven grant (Nampa, United States)

Comments
Very though, lil hard to understand at first but once bacis in class were t love this book

 

Handy book, would love localisation

December 28, 2021 By: Alex (Adelaide, Australia)

Comments
Comprehensive information, missing some details

Pros
Tab stickers so you can choose what to bookmark

Cons
Adult Physical Dimensions refer only to male dimensions, so are lacking 50% of relevant data. The small operator dimensions are unreliable as small female operators are smaller than small male operators.
The metric book contains a number of ASME standards. I would love if there were local versions, eg. an Australian version containing Australian drawing standards. Or at least use ISO standards everywhere.
 

Great book for home machinist

December 27, 2021 By: Martin Osvald (Bratislava, Slovakia)

Comments
Overall great book, would recommend/buy again.

Pros
Great carbide insert identification chart. Lot of usefull calculation charts.

Cons
Few minor details:
It might be too much but I would appreciate bearing chart.
What I know, the statement tahat 7075 aluminium is weldable is wrong (page 152).
I did not find 1.4301 stainless stell in comparsion table (page 159), found AISI 304 as 1.4350, but in europe, we usually use 1.4301 as coparsion to AISI 304.
 

Engineers black book

December 26, 2021 By: Raymond woodring jr (Williamsport, United States)

Comments
I have seen this book being use by some of the top YouTube machinist. I have one of the bigger books and some times I find hard to find what I need so this little guy will help me out a lot .

 

A book no shop should be without.

December 25, 2021 By: Rodney A Korn, K5 Studios (Woodinville , United States)

Comments
The book contains a huge reference of data for the shop. It came with tabs to quickly find sections I use a lot. Being able to use this in the shop will make many tasks easier. For example finding the right drill for a tap is a snap.

Pros
Grease proof paper!
Quick lookup page tabs.
Just about every conversion table you will ever need in the shop.
Even gas an interesting section on how engineering began.

Cons
I think I found an error in the text on page 76 at the bottom. The last example shows a result of 14 deg. 2 min. 10 sec. But I think the example should be 26deg 33 min 54sec.
 

Engineers Black Book

December 25, 2021 By: Brent Hoyle (Hamilton, New Zealand)

Comments
Excellent book.
Worth the money whether you're a qualified engineer or a trainee or a DIY/self-taught engineer.
Contains all the relevant info (and more) that you'll need in a regular job in a practical book that is easy to use with non-marking pages, index and spiral bound.
Def recommend!
Practically like an engineering course for those who want to teach themselves!

Pros
As mentioned, matt gloss finish pages are perfect for a working person with oil, lubricants and general engineering muck around.
Spiral bound means you don't have to fight the book spine to try and read the info you need.
Excellent table of contents means you can quickly find what you need.
Metric and Imperial cross-references make it something like priceless for those of us who work with equipment in both systems!

Cons
Well... I'm struggling to come up with any.
I got the pocket book which fits into a pocket like it should but for someone who has any challenges with small text/reading, then this book is probably a bit small.
 

Essential reading for work and fun

December 24, 2021 By: Deane Samuel PORTER (Perth, Australia)

Comments
Very good

Pros
Everyone needs one

Cons
None
 

Black Book 3rd edition

December 24, 2021 By: Joel Salers (Albertville , United States)

Comments
Wife purchased as an early Christmas gift

Pros
I love the pocket size, perfect for tool box drawer and to carry between work and home for quick reference

Cons
I wish each section already had a page divider, it’s not a major turn off though
 

Black Book 3rd Edition, Metric.

December 22, 2021 By: Sean. (Selston, United Kingdom)

Comments
Overall very useful reference for me as a hobbyist.

Pros
Lots of information on various topics.
Compact but readable package.
Dual unit tables are useful.
Appears to be fairly durable.

Cons
Disappointed to not find a selection of tables giving thread tolerances. A single common fit tolerance would be fine to enable easy reference.
 

Black book 3rd edition

December 21, 2021 By: Jason Mcauliffe (Crookstown, Ireland)

Comments
Easy to find info

Pros
Nice size letters easy to read

Cons
Non