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u/dave9199 · 54 pointsr/preppers

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u/LtPlatypus · 9 pointsr/machining

Machinery's Handbook - 30th Edition. It's commonly referred to as the "Machinist's Bible". It's not so much an instructional book as it is a reference; however, I've learned so much from it. It's got detailed information on taps and dies, milling, turning, welding, heat treating, machine shop economics, mechanics and physics, measuring, properties of materials, and I could go on. It's kind of expensive, but it really is worth every dime. Look around online for good deals, I got mine (30th Ed - Toolbox Edition) for about $65 new on The only differences between the Large-Print and the Toolbox-Edition are the size of the book and the size of the print. The full size book is 7"x10" with larger print, and the toolbox is 7"x4.5" with fairly small print. They both have the exact same content. If you have poor vision, buy the full size for sure. If you're going to be a metalworker for a living, or even just a weekend machinist, you'll keep this book for the rest of your life.

u/Collindb20 · 5 pointsr/Machinists

Machinery's Handbook, Toolbox Edition

This one is good but a bit expensive. It gives VERY detailed dimensions of the geometry of screws and what not.
This is more of a refrence than a teach you how.

u/NorthStarZero · 4 pointsr/Skookum

OK, the first and most important book by a mile is The Machinery's Handbook

This is the standard reference for all things machining. You cannot live without this book. It is pricy, but it is worth its weight in gold.

The next is any of the Audel books - like this one

u/cardinals5 · 4 pointsr/AskEngineers

I've included Amazon links as I could find them. The three reference guides I have are:

u/Maleko087 · 3 pointsr/machining

There are TONS of extremely useful references out there, so many in fact that you will probably end up collecting more and more if you stay in the trade. for a start though, here's the shortlist of what you should probably have on hand:

The Machinists Handbook - A must have, doesn't matter what version they all pretty much have the same info -

Technology of Machine Tools - this is the main text that i use in the precision machining technology course that i'm currently taking; it is a hell of a reference -

Blue Print Reading - If you are not well versed in drafting/design, then pick up a copy of this as well as you will find it very useful -

u/chemical-Bagel · 2 pointsr/AskEngineers

I agree with the other posters in that you should use a hose clamp or a tube clamp.

I also agree that you should spend a few hours perusing McMaster and reading the info; same with Misumi. That's how I learned about lots of different hardware.

As far as books: Machinery's Handbook is the gold standard for mechanical design. It contains tons of information you use day-to-day in design and gives your references if you need to research further. I suggest you procure a copy and keep it forever.

u/rnaa49 · 2 pointsr/Tools

After reading your description, I finally remembered the black book by that title that people have recommended. Don't have it, but I've got several different machinist's handbooks, such as this one. I collect old editions (50s and 60s), and they all fit into the "handbook drawer" of Kennedy toolboxes.

u/mikeblas · 2 pointsr/electrical

You can get a copy of Machinery's Handbook. It's got everything.

I shop at, and they have tons of reference material.

u/ndkohlman · 1 pointr/Machinists

Pick up the Machinerys Hand Book or machinists bible as its known. It has detailed breakdown of the SAE/AISI numbers and their makeup.

u/ood_lambda · 1 pointr/AskEngineers

There are thousands of design standards. Which ones are important heavily depends on what you're actually doing.

Luckily, in 1914 someone started writing them down. They're up to version 30 now.

u/pime · 1 pointr/MechanicalEngineering

Old Reliable, the Machinery's Handbook should have a good deal of information for speeds/feeds on generic cutting operations and materials.

u/mprhusker · 1 pointr/EngineeringStudents

If you want to learn the theory then check out this book. You can probably find an older edition with most of the content for cheaper. Just know that most mechanical engineering literature is going to run you through a bunch of complicated equations and complex theory as opposed to just explaining how something works.

u/RocketJory · 1 pointr/AskEngineers

Well the best answer is definitely what Tigrinus posted. To add my two cents here are a couple of books I've read that are super interesting, without being textbooks:

The essential engineer

Why things break

Machinery's handbook

Machinery's handbook is pretty much the bible for Mechanical Engineers. It covers everything from materials sciences to types of measurements to machining and component sizing.

u/DrewSmithee · 1 pointr/MechanicalEngineering

I'm thinking a copy of machinery's handbook and a calculator?

Link b/c mobile: Machinery's Handbook, Toolbox Edition