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Right now you can get the Machinery’s Handbook 28th Edition on CD ROM for $67.89 at Barnes & Noble.

I was skeptical about the utility of the Machinery’s Handbook CD when I first heard about it but I’ve been using mine (27th edition) for several years now and find it incredibly handy! The CD ROM has all of the text from the print edition, plus chapters from older versions of the Handbook that were cut over time. The ability to search the handbook is profoundly useful as it cuts down on the time spent leafing through the index. What I like best about it is the ability to print various charts and tables from the book for use in the shop. It’s cut down on the greasy smudges left on my print edition when cutting threads… as well as the irritation trying flip between several pages when doing calculations. It’s also a handy adjunct when doing CAD drafting; I can look up dimensions and insert into the CAD drawing easily. The only feature I don’t use are the online calculators — anyone use those?

Machinery’s Handbook 28th Edition CD ROM [barnesandnoble.com]

 

3 Responses to Dealmonger: Machinery’s Handbook 28th Ed. CD ROM

  1. shotdog says:

    i have my uncle’s edition 37 which addresses among other (useful) things such as dressing and cutting leather drive belts. it also discusses babbit bearings. this is a compendium of mechanical information that is indispensible. there are logrithm tables, computation formulae, decimal/fraction conversion tables. It’s pricy, but it is also very useful. mine is better than three inches thick and the paper is almost onion skin. ( and not to mention, very old) shot dog

  2. shotdog says:

    i have my uncle’s edition 37 which addresses among other (useful) things such as dressing and cutting leather drive belts. it also discusses babbit bearings. this is a compendium of mechanical information that is indispensible. there are logrithm tables, computation formulae, decimal/fraction conversion tables. It’s pricy, but it is also very useful. mine is better than three inches thick and the paper is almost onion skin. ( and not to mention, very old) shot dog

  3. Jeremy Seip says:

    Thanks for posting this. I’m just getting started in machine shop work and this fills a gigantic hole in my library.

    -Jeremy

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