MSC Reviews

LARGE PRINT WORKBENCH EDITION

POCKET SIZED EDITION

Absolutely essential

April 12, 2024 By: Alex Mynott (Nook, Australia)

Comments
Essential for engineering work

Pros
Most things you need to shortcut your work

Cons
Engineering fits could be expanded
 

Super Useful!

April 9, 2024 By: Luke Alvidrez (Pasadena, United States)

Comments
Super useful for the shop and for design! Use it a bunch for both internships and project teams in university.

 

Great Workshop Book

April 5, 2024 By: John Gaunt (Chesterfield , United Kingdom)

Comments
A great reference book for the Workshop

Pros
Great for keeping clean

Cons
More info on use of tables
 

Right Hand Man (Book)!

April 3, 2024 By: Ethan, Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo, United States)

Comments
Incredible wealth of knowledge. Like having an experienced old timer by your side. I bought the book originally for the charts. It turned out to have so much more information like drill bit sharpening, lathe tips and tricks, plus so much more.

Pros
There’s a chart for everything!

Cons
I meant to get the small one and got the big one. Now I have to buy another one. I’m so angry (sarcasm).
 

Best money I've ever spent

April 3, 2024 By: Jacob Meyer-Gleaves (North lakes, Australia)

Comments
Great book, has helped me a lot getting through my apprenticeship.

 

Money well spent

March 31, 2024 By: Brian Hebert (Union, United States)

Comments
I have been a machinist for the last 22 years. I purchased a first edition of this book going on 20 years ago, in that time I lost both the front and back covers, a couple of the index pages as well, but for almost daily use for nearly 2 decades i would say it held up pretty dang well. I decided it was time to buy a new one I'm glad I did.

Pros
I like that the pages are not shiny. It is much easier to carry around than the Machinery's handbook. After flipping through my new 3rd edition the section explanations are much better than in my 1st edition.

Cons
The grease proof pages do make it difficult find a pen that can make notes that do not easily smudge, this is only a very minor complaint.
 

Amazing book for every machinist.

March 28, 2024 By: Ian Turkallj (Jastrebarsko, Croatia)

Comments
Highly recomended for any machine shop to have.

Pros
Pages are very resisstant to dirt and oil, very pleasent to use.

Cons
None.
 

Incredibly Useful

March 28, 2024 By: Lonnie E Baisden (Columbus, United States)

Comments
An amazing timesaver, having all this information at your fingertips.

Cons
None
 

Great Guide Book

March 27, 2024 By: Ian Andrews (Encounter Bay, Australia)

Comments
A very handy and perfect sized guide book

Pros
Easy to use in the shed whilst working

Cons
None
 

Awesome reference!

March 24, 2024 By: Shawn Saari (Azilda, Canada)

Comments
Perfect reference book for the shop floor or studying for Machinist Redseal exam!

Pros
Nice to have the carbide insert info

Cons
Haven't found any yet!
 

Great Information

March 22, 2024 By: Connor (Huntly, Australia)

Comments
Great information and very useful for my current job, always handy to have a range of knowledge within the palm of your hand

 

Novice machinist most usefull tool

March 22, 2024 By: Chris wilson (Millom, United Kingdom)

Comments
Brilliant book helping me along the way whilst learning the basics of milling and turning.

Pros
Saves lots of time looking up data from lots of different places

Cons
None so far
 

Perfect for every shop

March 22, 2024 By: Stephen (Brahma Lodge, Australia)

Comments
It’s been so helpful throughout my apprenticeship

Pros
Easy to read and understand

 

Perfect for every shop

March 22, 2024 By: Stephen (Brahma Lodge, Australia)

Comments
It’s been so helpful throughout my apprenticeship

Pros
Easy to read and understand

 

This book is great for apprentices

March 21, 2024 By: Bryce Miller (Victoria, Canada)

Comments
As an apprentice with so many different books to reference, this has so many things that help the learning process for quick ref. materials... not an end all be all book, but for somebody with constant questions to different things I'm trying to learn, it has most of my questions in an easy to read format.

Pros
Easy to read. Most of the information I currently need is there and has proven useful many times.

Cons
I didn't getbthe 10" book, but that's not a CON to this book itself.
 

Engineers Black Book 3rd edition

March 12, 2024 By: Dave Schindel, Dave"s Service (Macoun, Canada)

Comments
It's great to have all this info in a small booklet that I can take anywhere !

 

A must have in every shop

March 9, 2024 By: Murray Kinson, GEM Engines (North Tamworth, Australia)

Comments
If everybody had one of these books, I’d be out of a job!

Pros
Contains absolutely everything you would ever need to know about basics in the workshop

Cons
Not really a con but I tried to write my name in the back with a pen, only to learn the pages are laminated so that any stains simply wipe off! Being heavy handed with a pencil sorted it out
 

Great!

March 4, 2024 By: M (Piteå, Sweden)

Comments
Filled with lots of usefull info!

Pros
Good size.

Cons
None
 

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