MSC Reviews

LARGE PRINT WORKBENCH EDITION

POCKET SIZED EDITION

Essential Reference

March 3, 2024 By: Bob Hirschfield (Moultonbourough , United States)

Comments
Fantastic go-to for machine shop and aircraft maintenance work. Replaced folders of reference materials.

Pros
Wide range of information.

Cons
None yet.
 

Amazing Reference Book

March 2, 2024 By: Kenneth White, Kay's World (Vallejo, United States)

Comments
This is a must for any machine/fabrication shop. My original one finally wore out from daily use and I couldn't be happier with this new version

Pros
Contains references used daily in any machine/fabrication shop.

Cons
None really
 

Great quick reference

February 27, 2024 By: JM, Hobbyist (CHATSWORTH, United States)

Comments
I have found this very useful in my shop. It's a great quick reference.

Pros
Perfect form factor to fit in the pocket

Cons
None
 

Engineers black book 3rd edition

February 27, 2024 By: Kiran, Private (Durban, South Africa)

Comments
Very informative. What takes me ages to work out is simply right there on my finger tips.

Pros
Very informative to my trade. Millions of very useful information. Like the cover especially with my greasy hands which I page through the book on a daily bases. Book marks makes things very easy.

Cons
The book is rather expensive but all in all worth it. I gave it a 4 because at the price I paid I wish it came with a drill bit sharpening gauge. Which would have been a really good bonus
 

Awesome book full of info

February 26, 2024 By: Kyle Killian (Wagner, United States)

Comments
Everyone needs one

 

Amazing resource for any serious engineer

February 26, 2024 By: Lachlan Maher-Cleal (Kilmore, Australia)

Comments
This book contains almost everything you need for any engineering application. Definitely a great resource for anyone interested in engineering or even a seasoned veteran.

Pros
Great layout, extremely detailed and easy to navigate.

Cons
That I didn’t get it sooner 😉
 

Extremely Useful for Quick References

February 24, 2024 By: Blake (Virgie, United States)

Comments
Very easy to read and navigate, makes it simple to find references for quick calculations and conversions! Like many, I also have other reference guides and machinery handbook editions, but find myself going to this one most often.

Pros
Metric and Inch measurements
Extensive thread info
Customizable with labels
High quality paper

Cons
Pocket edition has smallish print, but may look into getting the larger version to be easier to read
 

ALMOST perfect for a machinist

February 24, 2024 By: Jacob Crowe (Hayden, United States)

Comments
I am a manual and CNC machinist that has had this book on my mind for a long time. I finally got one after seeing a friend's older edition, with the drill gauge in the back. The book is extremely helpful for guys working in a machine shop without much help from engineering, but the one thing for me personally that would have helped would be a good G and M - code reference.

Pros
Equivalent charts, reference tables, drill guides, good pocket size, great paper.

Cons
Just add a CNC code reference and it would be perfect for guys at the machines.
 

Every Engineer Needs This

February 23, 2024 By: Luke Frost (Welshpool, United Kingdom)

Comments
Exceptional quality and so easy to use and find anything I am looking for. I have just upgraded to the 3rd Version now and looking at adding additional titles to my collection.

Pros
Simple to follow and use and the Matt laminated pages make it very useful for use both in the office and also on the production floor.

Cons
The availability in the UK being limited to only one supplier. Be good to have it on amazon in the UK.
 

Very useful

February 16, 2024 By: Sam, UltraSpan Technologies (Winnipeg, Canada)

Comments
Very useful for me and my team. Some of the team requested it and I see why. Compact and easy to use.

Pros
Has many useful things other similar books don't have. Pipe sizing by schedule is great.

Cons
Could use a section on ANSI steel structurals (channel, angle, I-beam, rectangle tube, etc.)
 

Engineers black book

February 16, 2024 By: Josh lyke (Big stone gap, United States)

Comments
Quality of this book is fantastic. It is obvious that a lot of thought has been put into it. Down to where the tab placements are.

Pros
Information is quickly obtainable. No more flipping through machineries handbook for common tables.

Cons
As one of the other reviewers said. Not being able to put the thing down.
 

Awesome read for the shitbreaks

February 13, 2024 By: Martin Ivansson (Mönsterås, Sweden)

Comments
Every time I pick this book up I find something interesting to read

Pros
Makes you think and evolve in your workmanship

Cons
Cant seem to put the book down 😅
 

Great book

February 9, 2024 By: Ken T., Mason (Decatur, United States)

Comments
Great quick to go to book for the trades. Use it as a quick reference when machining parts and doing layout work the formulas really help.

Pros
I like all the material in the book. If your an Engineer, machinist, skilled trades this is for you.

Cons
Wish I would have purchased sooner
 

Engineers Black Book

February 8, 2024 By: Jason Proctor (Eaton, United States)

Comments
Amazing

Pros
Book is extremely well organized, easy to use, and contains essential information for all kinds of projects. The book is made of very durable materials and should last a very long time

Cons
The spiral binding does not allow for easy opening. It takes a bit of working to get the spiral binding to allow for fully opening the book.
 

Wealth of information

February 8, 2024 By: Steve Neighbour (Cheltenham, United Kingdom)

Comments
My first copy, at first glance seems an amazing wealth of useful, sometime hard to find elsewhere information

Pros
As a first user, it seems easy to navigate, well thought out, easy colour coding for metric/imperial topics. so much information to drool over !!

Cons
Ring binder seems a little tight
 

Engineers black book

February 2, 2024 By: nate teone parish (treendale, Australia)

Comments
great book very useful when study your apprenticeship recommend it to anyone apprentice or trades man

Pros
jam packed with important information, simple charts

Cons
not a lot of pages to keep notes not a big issue tho
 

Engineer black book

January 31, 2024 By: Michael, Astec (Hanover, Canada)

Comments
This book is amazing. As an apprentice I am going to get alot of use out of this however, I bought it thinking it would have cutting speeds and feeds for milling and bolt circle patterns which it doesn't include.

 

Black book review

January 30, 2024 By: Brock Engelen, Croucher & crowder engineering (Stratford, New Zealand)

Comments
Great informative book

Pros
Easy to read. Great layout

 

Excellent Resource!

January 29, 2024 By: Judd Miehm (Bealeton, United States)

Comments
Very comprehensive and well laid out.

Pros
Grease proof pages, spiral bound

 

Engineers Black Book

January 29, 2024 By: Daniel Stoios (Melbourne, Australia)

Comments
Good book, easy to follow and is set out well to find what you are looking for quickly. Will purchase a few more from the series.

Pros
Great book will come in very handy at work or in the shed in the near future.

Cons
Accidently bought the Inch Version instead of metric