MSC Reviews

LARGE PRINT WORKBENCH EDITION

POCKET SIZED EDITION

Priceless & Exhaustive Reference

October 1, 2022 By: Geoff (Wycheproof, Australia)

Comments
I have own all three of the Black Book collection, including the Fastener, Electrical and Engineers Black Book Collection. My interests expand numerous fields and these books are treasured reference books in my home library. I am yet to discover any other book collection that is so concise yet comprehensive. It is staggering how much effort the authors have put into this collection. An essential resource for the amateur or skilled person.

Pros
I have own all three of the Black Book collection, including the Fastener, Electrical and Engineers Black Book Collection. My interests expand numerous fields and these books are treasured reference books in my home library. I am yet to discover any other book collection that is so concise yet comprehensive. It is staggering how much effort the authors have put into this collection. An essential resource for the amateur or skilled person.

Cons
If only other areas could be explored and the collection expanded. But that may not be a good thing. For one can be a jack of all trades but a master of none.
 

Amazing Book (Engineer’s Black Book)

September 28, 2022 By: Tony Zanussi (Kansas City, United States)

Comments
Needed a book that covered everything from materials, speeds and feeds, lathe, mill, carbide tool heads, end mills, etc.!

Pros
Use it every day!

Cons
None. Price is worth it, and probably underpriced for the Par Rapp people. Love it!
 

Mr

September 23, 2022 By: Sunny (Auckland , New Zealand)

Comments
Such a useful little book, has soo much information

Pros
Such a small book filled with so much useful information

Cons
The sticker tabs are a bit flimsy
 

Excellent Book

September 23, 2022 By: Steve Russell (Belair, Canada)

Comments
The book is very well done. Has all the charts and information a hobbyist like me could want.

Pros
Lots of information in one place. Lots of charts and conversion tables. Excellent quality of paper used.

Cons
Maybe make it about 25% bigger or use a slightly bigger font.
 

Useful Reference Material

September 19, 2022 By: Steven Dara (Rochester Hills, United States)

Comments
All of the information is useful, though I wish there was more information on plastics due to the industry trends.

Pros
It has all of the information I could want for machining metals.

Cons
The plastics portion of the handbook is lacking. I feel with how common injection molding plastics are, there should be a section on tooling/processing thermoplastics.
 

Very usefull

September 17, 2022 By: Willie van Niekerk, Lemoenkop Citrus Packhouse (Hartswater, South Africa)

Comments
As Opperations Manager my tasks and projects vary daily and the blackbook helps me make the right decisions for tool selections

Pros
Great range of usefull information

Cons
Could include the basic electrical information
 

More information than Google

September 13, 2022 By: Eegashen Nadesan (Capetown , South Africa)

Comments
Very useful, there's more than enough info I need and I'm still exploring this book.. I'm an apprentice and this book really helps..

Pros
Everything I need literally at my finger tips, no need to use a search engine and go through unnecessary links

Cons
The font can be a little bigger but it's not a big issue though.
 

Nice

September 13, 2022 By: Mike (Fremont, United States)

Comments
Nice little book. More info than I will ever need

 

Useful

September 10, 2022 By: Chris (Bomaderry , Australia)

Comments
Great book, I'm an apprentice fitter/machinist and this has helped me out so much

Pros
Has all the information I need

Cons
Slightly bigger writing would be good but not a deal breaker
 

Very informative book

September 2, 2022 By: Deepak Hegde, Triseal Holdings Pty Ltd (Perth, Australia)

Comments
Very good book

Pros
Very good information and details for engineers

Cons
Slightly bigger font is recommended
 

Black book review

September 1, 2022 By: Joshua (Brisbane, Australia)

Comments
Over all very handy and a must have for fitter/ turner

Pros
Durable

Cons
Maybe just a few more manual machine related stuff
 

Fantastic Book

August 26, 2022 By: Drew Parrish (North Haledon, United States)

Comments
Excellent workshop resource

Pros
Well thought out with good images

Cons
None
 

Solid book

August 25, 2022 By: Tyler (Manitowoc, United States)

Comments
Solidly made book. Only flaw is that the holes for the binding have some extra paper in them and some pages are hard to turn.

 

Feedback

August 25, 2022 By: Michael Salmon (REDBANK PLAINS, Australia)

Comments
Awesome

Pros
Page quality

Cons
Sticking on chapter makers
 

Engineering black book aka the workshop bible

August 19, 2022 By: Hayden Wentworth, Wentworth engineering (North Albury, Australia)

Comments
Black book is the bible of the workshop has every bit of information you will need

Pros
Everything is a pro

Cons
None
 

Engineers black book

August 17, 2022 By: Ben smith, Eviosys (Nottingham, United Kingdom)

Comments
Brilliant must have book with Brilliant information

Pros
Protected pages

Cons
Nothing
 

Handiest engineering resourse ever

August 12, 2022 By: Ronan Gibbons (Tuam, Ireland)

Comments
I love this little book. It is filled with lots of valuable information is a pocket size book. It is always either on my desk on or in my toolbox and is always the first thing I reach for when looking for information

Pros
Full of useful information is a clear format.
Pocket size means it does not take up a lot of space

Cons
It would be nice if the pages were heavier and laminated
 

Simply a must have

August 11, 2022 By: James F, Burlen Fuel Systems Ltd (Salisbury, United Kingdom)

Comments
An absolute must have, having such vital information at a glance is an indispensable resource whether you're in the design office, the shop floor or anywhere in between.

Pros
concise, easy to use and the adhesive page markers are a brilliant touch.

Cons
None.
 

Essential workshop material

August 11, 2022 By: Scott (Redland bay, Australia)

Comments
This is a must have for any workshop or machinist, will be used daily

 

Engineers black book

August 9, 2022 By: Harris (Port Augusta , Australia)

Comments
Very handy

Pros
Small and compact