- Paperback: 517 pages
- Publisher: Metal Arts Press (Dec. 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0975996304
- ISBN-13: 978-0975996300
- Package Dimensions: 25.1 x 17.5 x 3.6 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,034,246 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Machine Shop Essentials: Questions & Answers (Shop Essentials Series, 3) Paperback – Dec 2004
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Marlow's book also has a really strange question and answer format that is extremely redundant. For example, there will be a section titled "Tap and Clearance Drill Sizing" then a bold subtitle asking "What are tap drills and how can their size be determined?" The section body then starts "Tap drills make holes for thread tapping. Tap drill sizes appear..." Every section repeats the title at least three times. When done correctly, this could be a useful format, but here it seems like it was written by a high school kid trying to stretch out their word count.
The choices of what is included, what order it is presented in, what gets a drawing, and what gets just a sentence explanation vs a more detailed description are all very strange. I don't think I would recommend this to people as starting material or as a shop reference.
The question and answer format is fine but it's the way the information is dolled out quickly and succinctly that is most appreciated. I learned what "climb milling" is and when it's useful even though I've been hearing the term for a while I never knew what it was (feeding with the tool cut instead of against) and it gives great rules of thumb like peck drill three times the depth of the diameter of the drill to start then for each diameter from then on. The basic depth for an end mill cut is 1/10th the diameter. These sort of things are just what you need to have a place to start from. Lots of tooling is explained too along with various setups and materials.
It's amazingly thorough and useful and not as outdated and dull as Machine Shop Practice. I wish there was a version 2 of this.
excellent illustrations, explanations and there are many technical data to do this book a great reference book at the shop.
So, From my opinion, this book has no missing at school, university, or work for mechanical engineering.
I can recommendate to buy this book and use it, will be wonderful.
March 9, 2014