Synopses & Reviews
What's this book about?
Using machine tools: lathes, mills and drill presses. The book explains how they operate, how to set up work, and how to safely use these tools. It is not about production or NC machine tools.
Who was this book written for?
Machinists, industrial prototypers, R&D lab technicians, instrument makers, gunsmiths, engineers, inventors, and people making spare parts. The book is perfect for beginning and intermediate skill levels.
What size machine tools are covered?
Lathes as small as Sherline and Levine and as large as Colchester. Sherline and Bridgeport-style mills are also covered.
What is the strongest feature of this book?
500 illustrations with step-by-step procedures to provide the know-how and techniques for quick and safe success with machine tools. Many methods, precautions, and corrective steps that were learned through hard experience are included.
What's new in the Second Edition of Machine Shop Essentials?
Two master machinists have reviewed Machine Shop Essentials line-by-line and suggested dozens of revisions and additions. Hundreds of drawings have been upgraded, several dozen new ones have been added. New material on recovering from snapped center drill tips, making twist drill extensions with a file, adjusting flycutters, milling machine boring, quick-change tool holders, adjustable reamers and repair dies vs. threading dies. Almost every procedure has new, additional suggestions for avoiding machining problems and getting out of them when you do not. There are new tables for slip and press fits, lathe speed cutter selection and drill sizing.