Blackjack

Free Machinists Manuals

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Someone want to pin this?

If you just got a lathe, mill, or even a bandsaw, and you want to know how to use it then Uncle Sam is there for you.

US Army training manuals.

They're public domain so there's no copyright issues, if anyone wants to host them...

Here's a few I found today...

Fundamentals of Machine Tools 1990.pdf

Band Saw operations OD1646.pdf

Machine Shop calculations OD1640.pdf

Milling Machine Operations OD1644.pdf

These are hosted here http://www.steammechanic.net/Files_Books_page4.html, they don't have all of them but the ones they do have are stright forward PDF files and don't need you to install a torrent client to donwload.

I can't find OD1645 which is "Lathe Operations", but it appears to be part of "Fundamentals of Machine tools" (Chapter 7). That's around 7 Meg and a PDF.

You can buy these on CD, BUT, what you are paying for legally is the CD itself and not the content because the content is public domain and not subject to copyright.

So, either pay someone $7.99 for a used CD, or download it for free. Your choice.... :ph34r:

Don't see what you want, just Google "US army training manual" and wade through the list. A lot of them seem to be on torrent sites.

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I agree. Consider it pinned.

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Just doing my job, sir. Thank you for posting the links and info.

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wow..this is the best thing on this entire site...

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wow..this is the best thing on this entire site...

hahah, that's funny !.................................. + 1

but seriously, thanks @blackjack

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The links appear to be dead now. If anyone has copies of these then I could put them on my web server and link to them here.

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The links appear to be dead now. If anyone has copies of these then I could put them on my web server and link to them here.

I've noticed that tends to happen. If you have the file names then simply googling them works, with the caveat that a lot of the sources will be torrent sites, and there's always the chance of it being a virus infested POS that you actually end up downloading.

FWIW, I think if you have a techy site with nothing much other than a load of other peoples files to download and some links, it doesn't do well for traffic after a while, which is why these links keep turning up dead. :)

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There is a 3 section PDF of an Atlas "Manual of Lathe Operation and Machinist Tables" at

http://www.vintagemachinery.org/pubs/detail.aspx?id=13891

http://www.vintagemachinery.org/pubs/detail.aspx?id=13892

and

http://www.vintagemachinery.org/pubs/detail.aspx?id=13893

I don't see any edition or version number. It has a white plastic binding.

Instructions for changing the V-belt are in an inset on page 16 of the manual.

Part 7 of the manual contains the "THREADING SUPPLEMENT to adapt the MANUAL OF OPERATION TO SEARS MASTER CRAFTSMAN LATHES". 

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