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Use the right tool the right way

Here, fully updated to include new machines andelectronic/digital controls, is the ultimate guide to basic machineshop equipment and how to use it. Whether you’re aprofessional machinist, an apprentice, a trade student, or a handyhomeowner, this fully illustrated volume helps you define tools anduse them properly and safely. It’s packed with reviewquestions for students, and loaded with answers you need on thejob.

Mark Richard Miller is a Professor and Chairman of theIndustrial Technology Department at Texas A&M University inKingsville, Texas.

  • Understand basic machine shop practice and safety measures
  • Recognize the variations in similar tools and the purposes theyserve
  • Learn recommended methods of mounting work in differentmachines
  • Obtain a complete working knowledge of numerically controlledmachines and the operations they perform
  • Review procedures for safe and efficient use of cutting toolsand cutters
  • Expand your knowledge with clear, step–by–step illustrations ofproper equipment set–up and operation

About the Author

Rex Miller was a Professor of Industrial Technology at TheState University of New York, College at Buffalo for over 35 years.He has taught on the technical school, high school, and collegelevel for well over 40 years. He is the author or co–author of over100 textbooks ranging from electronics to carpentry and sheet metalwork. He has contributed more than 50 magazine articles over theyears to technical publications. He is also the author of sevencivil war regimental histories.

Mark Richard Miller finished his BS degree in New Yorkand moved on to Ball State University, where he obtained amaster s degree and went to work in San Antonio. He taught inhigh school and went to graduate school in College Station, Texas,finishing a doctorate degree. He took a position at Texas A&MUniversity in Kingsville, Texas, where he now teaches in theIndustrial Technology Department as a Professor and DepartmentChairman. He has co–authored seven books and contributed manyarticles to technical magazines. His hobbies include refinishing a1970 Plymouth Super Bird and a 1971 Roadrunner. He is alsointerested in playing guitar, an interest he pursued while incollege as the lead guitarist of a band called The Rude Boys.


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43 of 47 people found the following review helpful
Great Audel book, exactly what I needed 19 May 2004
By Dave - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book was a pleasure to find on Amazon. The authors cover all of the essential parts of a machine shop in a way that's really easy to read and understand. The book is an excellent reference.
Here's the table of contents from my copy of the book:
Chapter 1: Benchwork.
Chapter 2: Precision Measurement and Gaging.
Chapter 3: Materials.
Chapter 4: Abrasives.
Chapter 5: Grinding.
Chapter 6: Cutting Fluids.
Chapter 7: Cutting Tools.
Chapter 8: Cutter and Tool Grinders.
Chapter 9: Drills.
Chapter 10: Reamers.
Chapter 11: Taps.
Chapter 12: Threading Dies.
Chapter 13: Milling-Machine Cutters.
Chapter 14: Milling-Machine Arbors, Collets, and Adapters.
Chapter 15: Broaches and Broaching.
Chapter 16: Electrical Safety in the Machine Shop.
20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Great revision-must have for the toolbox! 6 April 2004
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Every shop should have this book, whether you're one person or a huge plant. Audel is a great name. I'm recommending this to all the guys on the floor. You can even use it if you're a handy homeowner-I do!
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Manual 6 Feb. 2009
By John Evans - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book for my older son, who is a professional welder and beginning machinist. He tells me that the manual provides much valuable information that has helped him in his work. It's one of the best books of its kind, with solid information presented in an understandable way.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
An essential part of anyones hobbyists library 26 Dec. 2011
By hrdmetl - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a fantastic primer and reference book for anyone who works with hand and power tools whether for wood or metal. In an easy to access format the author covers topics ranging from basic tool design and its use, to critical math skills used in any size shop. There is a chapter devoted to electrical trouble shooting of powered machines such as lathes and mills, to feeds and speeds used for various metals and bits. Questions about measuring objects are answered, clamping and securing work, cleaning and abrasives, and cutting tools. Each chapter has a review section with a test to aid in comprehension. This and the Machinery's Handbook are the two books I reach for to find the answers every time.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Not too useful unless you're totally unacquainted with machines 7 Nov. 2013
By Holden - Published on Amazon.com
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This book describes the basic tools and equipment in a machine shop. There is very little information about tecniques and procedures
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