MSC Reviews

LARGE PRINT WORKBENCH EDITION

POCKET SIZED EDITION

Machinest

January 28, 2023 By: Zach (Bartonville , United States)

Comments
Has every chart you should need!

Pros
Lots of helpful information on identifying tooling

Cons
Didn’t see any charts to identify bearings.. might be in another book
 

Reference at your finger tips

January 25, 2023 By: Dennis Pitts (Beaver Bank , Canada)

Comments
Been hobby machining for a few years now and all self taught. Having all the information that's in this book right at my fingertips has helped immensely.

Pros
There is a lot of information in this book, it's fairly easy to read and it's laid out quite well IMO. The pages are super durable. The included quick tabs are fantastic for being able to quickly get to the pages I use most often.

Cons
None that I can see
 

Good book

January 25, 2023 By: Seb, Talleys (Ashburton , New Zealand)

Comments
Iv used this book along and found it very handy. Lots of greate information

 

EBB Review

January 20, 2023 By: Brett Lewis (Renton, United States)

Comments
I have been in the engineering field for 35 years, during that time I have collected many notes and charts. I found the Engineers Black Book was a one stop collection of data to replave my many notes.

 

Excellent book

January 18, 2023 By: G Rozendal (New York, United States)

Comments
Excellent book. High quality printing, convenient size, very useful.



Pros
Has every table you could ever want. Fully metric. Fully coloured. Completely fantastic book.

Cons
I wish the table on page 173 for the tungsten carbide rotary burrs would list the materials in "Uses" in a consistent order.

First entry lists "copper and brass", second entry lists "brass and copper" (among others), would have been nice if they had been sorted alphabetically, or if they are currently sorted in some kind of order (such as most to least suitable material), that it is made apparent.

I spotted one typo as well, but completely inconsequential and does not impact the meaning.

Neither of these things are sufficient to give this book anything other than five stars.
 

Excellent

January 16, 2023 By: Michael (HENDERSON, Australia)

Comments
Excellent book in an easy to read format.

 

Little Black Book of knowledge

January 15, 2023 By: Jodhish (Eight Mile Plains, Australia)

Comments
The workshop size is great

Pros
Pages are durable, cover a lot of topics, clearly laid out and explained

Cons
None
 

Review

January 12, 2023 By: Tyler, Pfi (Brisbane, Australia)

Comments
Great book

 

Little black book

January 9, 2023 By: Karol (Lesmurdie, Australia)

Comments
Excellent workshop tool

Pros
Great for everyday use

Cons
Can’t put it down
 

Little Black Book

January 9, 2023 By: Karol Brewer (Lesmurdie, Australia)

Comments
Excellent book for any tradesman

Pros
Unbelievable amount of information

Cons
Can’t put it down
 

Learning heaps..

January 9, 2023 By: Keith Whitehead (Palmerston North, New Zealand)

Comments
I have just started learning how to do machining at 60 as a retirement hobby. This book has enabled me to understand so many things, for example what Carbide tip nomenclature means, types of material , speeds and feeds. Best idea I have had in a while to buy this.

Pros
Small, very high quality paper/production, easy to leave on the shelf next to the lathe as a reference book.
I bought the "inch" version even though I live in a metric country because I would like to build a few model stationary steam engines and they are typically all imperial. But this book has so much information in metric it really does not matter. Thank you.

Cons
None found so far
 

Interesting Book

January 6, 2023 By: Joe (Hanover, United States)

Comments
Very thorough book, I’m early in machining but a lot of good information already.

Pros
Color, good descriptions, easy to carry

Cons
None so far
 

Metric Engineers Black Book

January 2, 2023 By: Ken Fowler (Inverness, United Kingdom)

Comments
Ideal for assisting with apprentice training

Pros
Small and informative, with durable paper

 

Great resource

January 2, 2023 By: Jack (Jacksonville, United States)

Comments
Great to refer back to for most measurements and quick calculations.

Pros
Easy to use

Cons
None
 

A must have

December 29, 2022 By: Graham (Beverley, United Kingdom)

Comments
How i have ever worked without this book is beyond me, only a hobby machinest but time and time again i can reach for this book knowing i can find the exact information i need.

Pros
Dirt and oil resistant paper !!!

 

Great gift

December 27, 2022 By: Justin (Newport, United Kingdom)

Comments
Very useful tool to have and reference against.

 

Very Helpful Book

December 27, 2022 By: Martin (Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Comments
Content covers all areas and will help me daily in work and private life

Pros
Easy to read, good format, well laid out, ring bind and grease proof paper is excellent

Cons
No cons
 

Best gift ever recieved

December 26, 2022 By: Samuel Vigneault-Caron (ste-catherine-de-la-j-cartier, Canada)

Comments
It is complete with all you could wish for. Very handy when questionning yourself about machining stuff.

Pros
The grease proof lamination is much appreciated

Cons
A bit small
 

Review

December 25, 2022 By: Oliver (Traralgon, Australia)

Comments
Very useful reference book, highly recommend

 

Review

December 25, 2022 By: Oliver (Traralgon, Australia)

Comments
Very useful reference book, highly recommend