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If It's Broke, Fix It! Paperback – January 6, 2004
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Unfortunately, this book offers too few details on too many topics. It offers two to three pages of general remarks on each of hundreds of items. Masonry, motors, dolls, and drywall require drastically different repair techniques, while bicycles and sewing machines typically fill entire books for a reason. In three pages, I might learn to oil a chain or clean out a tangled bobbin case, but then, I would have tried that first, anyway. While this book might help to troubleshoot certain basic problems, I think that a beginner might benefit from more step-by-step detail, and an experienced fixer-of-things would find that most of the information could be easily discerned with careful examination and a bit of common sense.
If this book inspires folks to try fixing things, great! It might make a good general reference to get started. However, I'd prefer a book that focused a little more closely on a topic I needed.