Take a look at the photos I have uploaded and see for yourself if the bleed through is more distracting than you can accept. Air Shipping: Please call your for your ordering time cut-off. Thumb Tabs have been one of Machinery's constants for most regular users. So far, it hasn't let me down. Within the thousands of pages is everything from mathematics to strength of materials to bolted fasteners to riveting to hydraulic power to electric wiring. This completely ignores solid state welding, a process carried out in thousands of shops commercially every day. Threads And Threading Chapter 10.
Size-wise the book is comparable to the old family Bible passed down through many generations. How bad could it be? The first 80 years of the handbook showed the very gradual changes in technology but the last 20 has seen revolutionary changes. Contents include: Dimension and Areas of Circles; Chordal Dimensions, Segments, and Spheres; Formulas and their Rearrangement; Calculations Involving Logarithms of Numbers; Dimensions, Areas, and Volumes of Geometrical Figures; Functions of Angles; Solution of Right-Angle Triangles; Solution of Oblique Triangles; Figuring Tapers; Tolerances and Allowances for Machine Parts; Using Standards Data and Information; Standard Screw and Pipe Threads; Problems in Mechanics; Strength of Materials; Design of Shafts and Keys for Power Transmission; Splines; Problems in Designing and Cutting Gears; Cutting Speeds, Feeds, and Machining Power; Numerical Control; General Review Questions; Answers to Practice Exercises; Index. It takes extra effort when reading but works flawlessly. I've spent quite a bit of time today looking at various pages, and while distracting, the text from following pages doesn't completely overwhelm what you are trying to read.
At this point I can honestly say, that I have always found the information I needed in less than 4 minutes. It is universally acknowledged as an extraordinarily authoritative, comprehensive, and practical tool, providing its users with the most fundamental and essential aspects of sophisticated manufacturing practice. The large print book will be kept with me at work and my old book will go in my toolbox at home. The above is from the review of the 28th Edition and it is still true of the 29th. Machinery's Handbook Pocket Companion contains over 300 pages of the most frequenty used information from the Handbook, in a lightweight, portable format. No mechanical engineer can go through life without using some of the formulas or information on some issue related to the design of mechanical machinery or hydraulic or electrical. Rolled Steel, Wire, and Sheet Metal.
They align better with the cuts and are the same size as the tabs. We shall see over time, but for the moment the larger text wins out over the tiny text in my 24th edition. On the new edition the tabs are a fraction larger and the cuts fit the tabs, but the number of pages cut has been reduced. Nonetheless, I find the paper of this book to be very thin as in I feel like I need to store the book in a special chamber and touch it only while wearing special gloves. That you can only install it on a single computer is the first frustration. Disgusting attitude towards loyal readers! I have the smaller sized 23rd edition, and as I aged, I found it necessary to read the print with a magnifier.
The large print version is not really large print, it is what we would call normal sized print that we would read every day. This is a handbook that always gets used by engineers on projects whether big or small. The only area that I found the book lacking in, is the exclusion of European standards. I've changed the number of stars in the review from one to three. That is what happens after age 40.
Many thoroughly reworked and renovated sections throughout. New to the 30th Edition: Expanded metrology section, including v-blocks and micrometer, vernier, and dial calipers. Previously small squared off European Thumb Cut Indexing had been introduced. The information in this book is a must for the amateur machinist. This error goes back as far as the 17th edition maybe 16th when the article on welding was rewritten to place less emphasis on forge welding.
Unfortunately despite being made by a group call Industrial Press, the physical book is not industrial strength. Torque and Tension in Fasteners. Content is always going to be 5 starts, no doubt about that. Table of Contents Chapter 1. Their readability is better than the last edition but they are still far from the good old thumb tabs. This a double edge sword - small details are crisper, but sometimes there is a lack of contrast and reading some values is a bit difficult.
The handbook has always been one of my favorite references. Although the blacksmith's solid state forge welding may be considered archaic as an industrial process, there were several pages on the subject in the first dozen editions of Machinery's and it was still defined as a process up through the 18th Edition. I recommend the large print. You can see the back of the page clearly, the front and back of the next page, and sometimes even the next page! Same issue with binding coming undone. I have been an engineer for all my life and Machinery's Handbook is my prime source of engineering information. Updated metric content and standards.