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Machinery's Handbook, 28th Edition [Large Print] [Hardcover]

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February 15, 2008 0831128011 978-0831128012 28

Now available at a special reduced price! Celebrating nearly 100 years as The Bible of the Mechanical Industries , the 28th edition brings together volumes of knowledge, information and data gathered, revised and improved upon from experts throughout the mechanical industries. Extraordinarily comprehensive yet easy to use since it premiered, Machinery s Handbook provides mechanical and manufacturing engineers, designers, draftsmen, toolmakers, and machinists with a broad range material, from the very basic to the more advanced. It has always, and continues to provide industry fundamentals and standards while it moves into the 21st century with material reflecting technological advances and offering vast editorial improvements, making the 28th Edition the best tool...ever!

New Features
- New sections on...CNC Numerical Controls (written by Peter Smid-author of CNC Programming Handbook), Manufacturing Data Analysis, Fluid Mechanics, Distinguishing Bolts from Screws, Helical Coil Screw Thread Inserts, Calculating Thread Dimensions, Lubrication, Ball and Acme Leadscrews, and Shaft Alignment.
- Revised material on... Properties, Treatment, and Testing of Materials; Dimensioning; Gaging, and Measuring; Tool and Toolmaking; Manufacturing Processes.
- A very user-friendly format...readers will never have to search outside of an area for information on the topic they are exploring.
- Broad math coverage...from the basic to the advanced, you ll find fractions, positive and negative numbers, derivatives and integrals, analytical geometry, circular segments, matrices and engineering economics.
- Updated Standards.
- Individual indices for standards, materials, and interactive equations.



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  • Hardcover: 2704 pages
  • Publisher: Industrial Press; 28 edition (February 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0831128011
  • ISBN-13: 978-0831128012
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 7.4 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #683,548 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's not Hemmingway, but.... July 10, 2008
Format:Hardcover
There's definitely a wealth of information / data in this book, 75% of which I will probably never use given the nature of my profession. I'm giving this book 5 stars because so far it's lived up to my expectations. I could probably find some of the same information I need on the internet, but it's handy to have so much of it all right here in this handy albeit rather large book.

I can see, as another reviewer pointed out, that this might not be best suited for hostile environments. It's served me well so far at my clean but cluttered desk, and undoubtedly will continue to hold up for many years. I'm not sure that I'd be willing to pay extra for a bombproof version.

As much as I hate to admit it, sometimes when I need a quick break from staring at the computer monitor, I find myself randomly flipping through the pages of my Machinery's Handbook in search of something interesting. So far, it hasn't let me down.

This won't make it on anybody's fast-paced action/adventure bestseller list, but it's clearly an invaluable resource for the mechanically inclined.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Print Size March 29, 2011
Format:Hardcover
Please be sure that you do not mistake "Large Print" with the type of print in vison impared books. This large print is really normal print while the other size is really "microscopic size" and on very thin paper!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LARGER PRINT OK March 1, 2009
By putput
Format:Hardcover
The larger print is great! Lots of info and much easier to read and find info, plus it is thumb indexed. I also own the pocket companion and the guide which are not the large print and I do like the large print edition with the hard bound cover.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and complete. February 23, 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is THE engineering reference for the manufacturing industry.

It is very useful to have a version that is readable for those of us whose vision is fading and the only drawback is it comes with the requisite weight and size penalty (which is of note when you are purchasing it as a student and hauling it around to classes in a pile of other books).

Still I am pleased with the completeness of the book.

Every engineer I know has a copy of this on his or her desk.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Technical gold mine. December 26, 2010
By Watashi
Format:Hardcover
I'm a lover of technical books. And since I work primarily with metals, this is invaluable for my projects. It reminds me of some things I've forgotten, and some details I need to brush up on. Being a person that says, "If you want it fixed right the first time, do it yourself", this book has all the data I need. And then some. If you have any questions about metals, fasteners, or gears, you'll find your answers here.
Paper pages are fragile. The CD is necessary for any anticipated rough handling.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Highly recommended" May 20, 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I'm a CNC machinist / programmer and the Machinery's Handbook has all the info I can possibly every need. Excellent reference for those who work with metals. It also has a nice large easy to read print, however it does have bible like pages. (Thin pages) "Highly recommended"
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Manager,Gohspeer Engineering January 31, 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Considered to be the Bible for anyone associated with mechanical engineering.
An excellent publication,highly reccomended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality Handbook August 25, 2011
By Dansan
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I'm currently a senior mechanical engineering student, and all I can say about this book is that I wish I would of gotten it my freshman year. This book saves me from continually referencing my old text books from my previous classes. It has a multitude of relevant information to my degree and I expect it to come in very handy in the near future with my career. The only downside to this book is that it is truly massive, not something one would want to carry around with them.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference manual
This is the go-to reference manual for machinists, designers & anyone who works with metal on a regular basis. It is my second, as my other is at my other office. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars MUCH better organized!
I had the toolbox edition 25, so it took a while to get me to spend $120 on this one, but I'm SO glad I did! Read more
Published 18 months ago by Jeff Hougham
3.0 out of 5 stars It is not what I think when I order.
I think this book is new instill I opened it. It cover was bent and the side have some dirt on it. I am very disappointed.
Published on January 13, 2012 by Not happy
5.0 out of 5 stars Machinery's Handbook
Rec'd in timely fashion in good condition. I am happy with the purchase. I had gotten it as a christmas present for a family member.
Published on January 2, 2012 by steve m.
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
this is one of the best reference books i have used. as an engineering student it is a priceless tool in the academic world, and is a one stop source for any information needed by... Read more
Published on March 22, 2011 by mech-engg
5.0 out of 5 stars Handy Reference Tool
As a Mechanical Engineer, I believe this is an essential tool to have in your office. From trying to design your own threads to figuring out what tolerances are good for a pressed... Read more
Published on January 17, 2011 by Supreme Engineer
1.0 out of 5 stars Paper Too Thin. Backside Print Makes It Impossible To Read
No doubt, this book contains tremendously valuable and accurate information however...

The paper it's printed on is 0. Read more
Published on January 6, 2011 by Ray F. Ciurej
2.0 out of 5 stars This book is not the 12" by 9" size promised.
The book's content is supreme, but don't buy this large print edition expecting to have an encyclopedia sized 9" x 12" book on your shop desk. Read more
Published on December 4, 2010 by Not so jazzed
1.0 out of 5 stars damage and incomplete
I'm really angry because we received the book in a sealed package but it has not the pages complete and also inside has a damages pages too. Read more
Published on September 17, 2010 by HOLOGIC SURGICAL PRODUCTS
5.0 out of 5 stars a must have
This is an absolute must have for anyone in a technical field or any student of engineering or manufacturing of any type. Read more
Published on August 7, 2010 by Jlf100k
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