ratings

great book

November 13, 2018 By: David McCann, MCM (Wonthlla, Australia)

Comments
Great piece of information book contains many helpful units especially for fabrication ive never regret buying these books

Pros
fits in my pocket pages are extremely durable has a tonne of uesful information

Cons
not enough notes pages
 

Great book

October 21, 2018 By: Brett williams (Yattalunga, Australia)

Comments
Amazing resource

Pros
So many

Cons
None
 

Good Stuff

October 8, 2018 By: Mark Cooper (Sandford, Australia)

Comments
Great resource

 

Great Little Book

September 17, 2018 By: Karl Turner (Sparta, United States)

Comments
A lot of information in a small book. I reference it daily for myself and others that have questions.

Pros
Pages are tough seems hard to rip them. Looks like they clean easy if you get grease on them.

Cons
If anything, the metal binder could be a little bigger diameter.
 

Awesome Reference Book

September 12, 2018 By: Elias Colnago, - (Vitória - ES, Brazil)

Comments
I am impressed with the quality and completeness of those books.

Pros
The perfect size, usability, and a very useful Thread Pitch Identification Gage.

Cons
I miss a page marker.
 

good book!

September 7, 2018 By: John Tuttle, Tuttle’s Machine Shop (Soldotna, United States)

Comments
Fasteners can slow a man down- this book helps speed things up!

Pros
It’s in color!

Cons
none
 

good stuff

September 4, 2018 By: Edward Howington (Seymour, United States)

Comments
Great book fast delivery

Cons
None
 

Excellent addition to ones references

August 31, 2018 By: Amy (CRESTWOOD, Australia)

Comments
Excellent book

Pros
Contains everything I'd need to know about fasteners

 

Mr

August 20, 2018 By: John casey (Kawungan , Australia)

Comments
Great book.

Pros
Great book, has everything needed

Cons
Thread pitch gauge needs to go a size or two bigger
 

Quality in a Convenient Form-factor

August 16, 2018 By: Joshua Earp (Burlington, United States)

Comments
Contains about as much information on fasteners as one could hope to cram into a single pocket. Collects a lot of information on various fasteners, and saves me a significant amount of time hunting down the information (as well as pictures so I can show my techs what they're looking for).

Pros
Easily portable, includes a reasonably useful thread pitch identification gauge, includes references to relevant standards as well as descriptions in layman's terms

Cons
Not a great reference for aerospace work since it doesn't pull information from military specs and other similar sources used in that field. Granted, there isn't any room to squeeze that in. Information on mil spec fasteners and various aerospace and military spec treatments and manufacturing techniques could probably fill an entire black book by itself, though.
 

Excellent addition to my collection

August 16, 2018 By: James (Nantwich, United Kingdom)

Comments
Great book very helpful

Pros
Loads of great information

Cons
None
 

BEST SET OF REFERENCE BOOKS GOING

August 12, 2018 By: Thomas (Dampier, Australia)

Comments
BEST SET OF REFERENCE BOOKS GOING

Pros
i do a lot of remote work with out internet access and its a life safer to have this information to hand at all times regardless of location.

Cons
none
 

Indispensible!

July 31, 2018 By: Rob Davies (Kettering, United Kingdom)

Comments
A fantastic resource and one I use all the time.

Pros
The volume of information in a very handy format

Cons
None that I've found.
 

Handy Reference!

June 23, 2018 By: Erich (Grand Rapids, United States)

Comments
very good reference tool.

 

Black book of fasteners is invaluable.

June 18, 2018 By: Allan, Home workshop (Perth, Australia)

Comments
Having this book will save you the headache of googling information on torques etc and getting different results.

Pros
Handy size and easy to use index. Pitch gauge is a great addition.

Cons
None
 

Excellent reference

June 5, 2018 By: Shaun (Richmond, New Zealand)

Comments
Very good reference.

 

Workshop bible

June 1, 2018 By: Bruce Watson, TSV Sidecars (townsville, Australia)

Comments
Invaluable , don't lend it out you won't get it back , had to buy a new one .

Pros
heaps of info , well set out a great asset , glad to see the thread gauge is now metal

Cons
Would like to see a bit more info on English threads & other automotive threads
 

Great collection of info and sizing on wide array of fasteners!

May 31, 2018 By: Sander (Heverlee, Belgium)

Comments
Have not used it very extensively yet, but reading through it it seems like a great collection of fastener dimensions, specifications as well as interesting information on coatings, strength etc. etc. Also a great format to carry with you.

Pros
Lots of info, compact

Cons
None yet
 

Black book

April 19, 2018 By: Quentin Teitgen (Hackensack, United States)

Comments
Very useful information for the machining in this book

Pros
Very easy for finding the informations

 

Love this book! Best tool in the box!

April 9, 2018 By: Adam Thompson , Student (Spokane, United States)

Comments
Very handy quick reference guide.

Pros
Easy to navigate and use.

Cons
small print.
 

Great Reference Tool

March 14, 2018 By: Dave Read, Taylors Laundry (Nelson, New Zealand)

Comments
A very comprehensive book covering a large number of fasteners.

Pros
Easy to use.

Cons
Could use slightly larger rings to allow the pages to turn a bit more freely.
 

Excellent Reference

March 10, 2018 By: Joseph Jordan, SC Communications (Mabank, United States)

Comments
Excellent Reference Material!

Pros
Compact and Concise

Cons
None that I can think of!...
 

The best tool in my workshop

February 21, 2018 By: Craig, Fdwa (Kwinana Beach, Australia)

Comments
Fantastic little book has helped me to no end

Pros
Handy

Cons
None
 

Fastener Black Book

February 14, 2018 By: AS (Alexandra, Australia)

Comments
Very handy, good amount of information.

Pros
Size, easy to store in work truck or tool box for site visits. Free gage is handy also.

Cons
Size. Print is easy-ish to read, but eyesight not the same it was when younger without glasses.
 

Complete Fastener Information

February 12, 2018 By: Paul Wesener (Munruben, Australia)

Comments
This is an outstanding reference publication on fasteners.

Pros
Added gage for fastener identification. Very thorough.

Cons
Digital version or app
 

Fastener Black Book

February 7, 2018 By: Brady, Surge Custom Fabrication Studio (California, United States)

Comments
incredibly full of valuable information regarding fasteners SAE as well as Metric.

Pros
Hard to remember is easy to find in this book

Cons
Book is small enough to fit in my back pocket, which may be a pro for most however its a con for me as it is surely going to become a destroyed mess in no time from sitting on it and pulling it out from my pocket so much. i should have bought 2-3.
 

Fastener Black Book is Great!

February 1, 2018 By: Wilfred, Horst Weldinig (RR#3 Listowel, Canada)

Comments
This book is packed with information, it is very complete and particularly useful with the metric data included.
We are using it as our standard reference for all things hardware.

Pros
lots of info, very good reference

Cons
make it available in PDF. makes it way easier to find the info by simply using the search tools available in most PDF readers!!
 

Fastener Black Book

January 10, 2018 By: Dave Russell, Dave Russell (Lethbridge, Canada)

Comments
Excellent book with lots of information

Pros
I like the way it is laid out. A lot of information in small print .

Cons
Would be nice if sections were or had tabbed some of the torque specs need referenced as to what they are ie: lbs.in or lbs.ft
 

Black book review

December 18, 2017 By: Must have, Retired auto engineer (Bay Village, Australia)

Comments
Should have had this 60 years ago

Pros
Very wide range materials and sizes covering most engineers requirements.

Cons
Because of my age the print is too small on some pages but because of the restraints of publishing to produce a compact publication I understand this.
 

source book

November 10, 2017 By: Dale Lutz, Spencer Products Company (Twinsburg, United States)

Comments
I use this hand book to help our customers understand more about what they are ordering or to answer some of their questions. it's a great reference guide

Pros
handy and always on my desk

Cons
not many..
 

fastener inch division

October 5, 2017 By: kresimir bilic (Dubrovnik, Croatia)

Comments
Hello!
I always serach for books like this all on one place.Easy to understand and use.All best keep going.
tables and skesches done well.


 

Excellent Guide

September 25, 2017 By: Rob D (Kettering, United Kingdom)

Comments
I've been using the Fastener Black Book for a while now and it's proved indispensable. I'd recommend the book to anyone needing any information on fasteners and fixings.

Pros
Compact format and lay flat pages

Cons
None so far
 

Mr

September 14, 2017 By: Trenton Thompson (Medical lake , United States)

Comments
Great reference

Pros
Great reference a lot of info

Cons
Metal gauge instead of plastic
 

Factory Manager

September 10, 2017 By: Dayne Robins, Gorman Rupp Africa (Boksburg, South Africa)

Comments
Just got the book and can't wait to put it to the test. There is so much great info in one little book.

 

great useful reference

August 10, 2017 By: Thomas (Columbus, United States)

Comments
great high quality book. easy to find stuff and read. good ref. for tightening torques.

 

All you need

August 4, 2017 By: Pete McAuliffe (Morwell, Australia)

Comments
Everything you need in one book

Pros
Got everthing

Cons
None
 

fastner black book

July 20, 2017 By: Bill Bulkeley (castlemaine, Australia)

Comments
great book cant think of anything that is not in it

Pros
every bit of info ever needed right in your pocket

Cons
none
 

Fastner Black Book

July 14, 2017 By: Joe Sieben, Popcorn Man (Keperra, Australia)

Comments
Perfect companion - pretty much better than Google searches, more accurate and trustworthy too.

Pros
Consistant layout makes it easy to find the information you need, quickly. It is all there for what we use it for.

Cons
After finding the right fastner in the book, it can sometimes be tricky to find the actual fastner at the local fastner supplier.
 

Fastener black book

July 11, 2017 By: Mitchell (Wellington pt, Australia)

Comments
Awesome book, very useful for any tradesman or handyman

Pros
Lightweight rugged design.

 

GREAT HANDY BOOK

June 11, 2017 By: Dave (Ingham, Australia)

Comments
Great handy little book. Has every bit of information you could imagine for nuts and bolts.

Pros
Great info, all in one spot.

Cons
The spiral binding is a bit hard to get the book closed at times.
 

Fastener Black Book

June 7, 2017 By: M James (Troy, United States)

Comments
Handy book, decent format.

Pros
Page composition better than plain paper. Good content volume.

Cons
Would be better with section tabs (like Electrical Black Book has). Thread gage would be better with fine threads actually cut instead of simply pictured.
 

Consumer

May 18, 2017 By: Phil Adams, Moreton bay regional council (Caboolture, Australia)

Comments
Good informative book

Cons
Doesn't have all metric grades for torque specs
 

Fastners black book

April 15, 2017 By: srikanth Venkataramana palla (Redmond, United States)

Comments
Excellent book. I am a model engineer build gauge 1 steam locomotives. This is very helpful for converting inch to metric fastners

 

Comments about Fastener Black Book

April 11, 2017 By: Peter Johnson (South Hedland, Australia)

Comments
Best little reference book I used.

 

Great Book

March 9, 2017 By: Rod F (Seymour, Australia)

Comments
Easy to read, has all the info I could ever need.

Pros
Compact size is good, being spiral bound it lays flat on the workbench.

 

excellent

March 8, 2017 By: Nev Norton (Goulburn, Australia)

Comments
Excellent resource, packed full of info.

Pros
Well laid out, and the pitch, Tpi guage. Small enough to go in the toolbox.

Cons
None that come to mind
 

Saves you from going NUTS!!

February 28, 2017 By: Michael Troth , Lion Industries - Design & Construction (Lavington , Australia)

Comments
More time engineering, less time in the phone or wading through 10 manuals. I use it and I trust it!

Pros
Lets everyone be self reliant and confident in their work - all the specs are right there in their (our) greasy hands!

Cons
Would have liked some quantitative date on thread sealing, adhesives and anti-seizing compounds.
 

Faster Black Book

February 20, 2017 By: Terry P (Eagle Rock, United States)

Comments
Lots of info in a small format.

Pros
Well organized

Cons
Format might be a little too small.
 

Excellent resource

February 20, 2017 By: Warren Evans (Grong Grong , Australia)

Comments
What a terrific resource, so much helpful information. I received this as a gift and it is great, looking forward to getting more in the series. Only downside is the small print, my eyesight isn't what it used to be.

Pros
Incredible detail and useful information, quality and durability of the pages and the thread pitch identification gage is a great tool.

Cons
Small print
 

Fastener Black Book

January 30, 2017 By: Dave Fleckenstein (Nacogdoches , United States)

Comments
Great Book

Pros
Nicely formatted data

Cons
Need this exact book in a larger page size, such as 8 1/2 x 11. My eyes are getting too old to read small print even with glasses. Enlarging the pages would help a lot. Having it in a 3 ring loose leaf binder format I can use at my deask would be perfect.
 

Excellent book

January 21, 2017 By: Rob D (Kettering, United Kingdom)

Comments
I was given the Fastener Black Book as a present. It is a fantastic resource with a wealth of information on fasteners, materials and standards, I can thoroughly recommend it. I'm now going to buy the Engineers Black Book as well.

Pros
Concise and useful information well presented.

Cons
None so far.
 

Black Book Fastener and engineering

January 2, 2017 By: Ernie Noa, -- (Monticello, United States)

Comments
I have both the Fastener and the engineers Black book Code GRA388 and 394TWN. Both are great additions to my work shop. I like the size and the general layout. I was surprised to see information about BA fasteners as this seems to be left out of most US publications. The only thing I did not see was a Dividing head chart for a 60:1 gear ratio. It may be that my diving head is just not normal. Also I like the metal gauges that are included in both books. I would love to have the drill taping chart that is noted at the end of the fastener book. Thanks for publishing these. I will be sure to mention them in a newsletter I do for the Mid-West G1MRA group.

Pros
Nice size, Metal gauge

Cons
The only thing I did not see was a Dividing head chart for a 60:1 gear ratio
 

Great detail

November 26, 2016 By: Dan P (Bedford, United States)

Comments
All the detail of the Machinery's Handbook, in a perfect sized reference

Pros
Bindings let the book lay flat, without pages flipping on their own. Thread gage is laid out well.

Cons
Gage isn't stamped for the finest thread pitches.
 

Detailed and Compact

November 24, 2016 By: R Johnson, R J Technical Engineering Ltd (Golspie, United Kingdom)

Comments
Most of the information you need in a compact, durable package

Pros
All good info in a handy concise book

Cons
Cant think of any
 

Very Comprehensive

November 1, 2016 By: Mark, Junemar (Alexandra Hills, Australia)

Comments
More than I expected out of a pocket book and is laid out in an extremely good format

Pros
Easy to read

Cons
None
 

Full of Information

October 28, 2016 By: Mark Garth (London, United Kingdom)

Comments
Comprehensive and well structured book, containing a wealth of information about metric and imperial fasteners.

Pros
Logical layout means information is ready at hand. Tough pages, easy to clean.

Cons
Nothing really. Maybe include information about Rivnuts (Nutserts), Rivbolts
 

Great Source Of Information

September 26, 2016 By: MFairley, Gardner Denver (Quincy, United States)

Comments
This book is a great source for all your fastener questions. General theory and application is great when trying to select the best fastener for your application.

Pros
Wealth of information, durable material, easy to read and comprehend

Cons
N/A
 

Mr

August 19, 2016 By: M C (Melbourne, Australia)

Comments
Great reference book

Pros
Great for the general handyman

 

Comprehensive book

August 1, 2016 By: Max (Sydney, Australia)

Comments
Probably more information than I will ever need, easy to read. well laid out and logical to read. Nice to read about different materials used in Fasteners. Thanks for making this book!

Pros
Easy to read and lots of info.

Cons
Would like some more information on different Fastener material like Magnesium and Titanium. Also Torque for bolts smaller than M5 in Steel and Aluminium.
 

Black book threads

June 30, 2016 By: Andrew Niedermayer, Ngs eng (Sydney, Australia)

Comments
Good book helped with basic terms. And thread understanding.

Pros
East to use and contains relevant information.

Cons
Should have bought 2
 

Awesome

June 14, 2016 By: THOMAS (Kearsley, Australia)

Comments
Great books of full knowledge and so easy to understand

Pros
Easy

 

Fastener black book

May 2, 2016 By: Chris reed, Amns calvert steel mill. (Chatom, United States)

Comments
A lot of Excellent knowledge bound into one book. So pleased with my book.

Pros
Very easy to read and understand.

Cons
None.
 

Fastener Black Book

February 4, 2016 By: Myles Clifton (Perryville, United States)

Comments
I really think it's a great book. All the data I've been wanting to keep on hand in one place. Very satisfied with the purchase.

 

Fastener Black Book

January 1, 2016 By: Ashley Ward (Bunbury , Australia)

Comments
Excellent product

 

Ethan

November 18, 2015 By: ethan cowan, rhodes hill (Rakaia, New Zealand)

Comments
Great book

Pros
thread guage

Cons
no drill sharpening gauge

November 18, 2015 Response from: Hi Impact Supplies

Hi Ethan,

Thank for you leaving a review.

The Fastener Black Book includes the Thread Identification Gauge.

The Engineers Black Book includes the Drill Point Sharpening Gauge.
 

Great addition to the workshop

October 12, 2015 By: Nick Apps, Catnik Construct (Malvern, Australia)

Comments
I have had the first edition of the Engineers Black Book for 15+ years. The Fasteners Black Book is a brilliant addition

Pros
Lays flat when opened. Great compact size, but still easy to read

Cons
Nothing yet
 

Very Handy Referance

August 30, 2015 By: Alex Pedemont (Truganina, Australia)

Comments
Very handy fastener reference that saves me time on a nearly daily basis.

Pros
Great size for workshop use.

Cons
Identification gauge was bent and out of shape during shipment. Plastic covering not sufficient protection.

August 31, 2015 Response from: Hi Impact Supplies

Alex, Thank you for your feedback. We will be contacting you regarding the bent Thread Pitch Identification Gauge you received.
 

Great and informative

August 19, 2015 By: Steven Peterson (Campbells Creek, Australia)

Comments
Great detail and very easy to find what I'm looking for

Pros
Grease proof, lays flat and is compact

Cons
None as of yet
 

Fastener Black book

August 17, 2015 By: Rick Fischer, Private (Noosa, Australia)

Comments
Book is fine. However, it does not contain obsolete BS head strength and material marking and nor current equivalents.

In addition I have received no reply from the Australian web site \"mail\" regarding the complaint of the \"too small\" binder

Pros
Format and material good.

Cons
The ring binder is too small for the pages contained, whereas engineeer\'s is fine; Both use the same dia ring binder

August 18, 2015 Response from: Hi Impact Supplies

Hi Rick,

We apologize but we did not receive your email. If you would like to resend it to sales@fbb-usa.com, we will respond immediately.

As for the wiro binding size, the Engineers Black Book has a smaller size wiro that would just not fit on any of our Fastener Black Books. We are limited by the standard wiro sizes available on the market and we agree that the FBB 1st Edition wiro is close to being full with pages. We are actively looking for in between sizes and will move to them as soon as available.

Thank you for leaving a review.

 

Love this book

July 22, 2015 By: Robert anderson (Concord, United States)

Comments
totally complete with way more information than I expected my new favorite reading material. Plus it's a great size.

Pros
Love the binding it lays flat!

Cons
Tear proof pages (I already ripped one) crud!!!

July 26, 2015 Response from: Hi Impact Supplies

Thank you for purchasing the Fastener Black Book and for leaving a review.

We were surprised to hear that you managed to tear a page. We are curious, but is it possible for you to send us a picture of it?

Can we ask how you were able to tear it?
 

Electrical Black Book

June 13, 2015 By: David A. Kramer (Delavan, Wis. 53115, United States)

Comments
Very good book

Pros
Like how lays flat and stays flat

 

FASTENER BLACK BOOK REVIEW

June 3, 2015 By: GUY SINGLETON (PORT KENNEDY, Australia)

Comments
Excellent book, very informative and useful when working in the field.

Pros
Grease proof pages, portable.

Cons
nil
 

A must have!

May 21, 2015 By: Jim Smith, Orbitform (Jackson, United States)

Comments
Everything you need about fasteners in one handy book.

Pros
Everything I was looking for and more.

Cons
None.
 

First Edition in Spanish

May 20, 2015 By: Rosa E Hearn, Brighton Best International (Santa Fe Springs , United States)

Comments
Good to have on your desk.

Pros
pictures, lots and lots of pictures

Cons
wish the book was in inch too.
 

Fasteners Black Book

April 24, 2015 By: Karl Turner, K&J Industrial Services (North Maclean, Australia)

Comments
A wealth of knowledge, a great problem solver

Pros
Easy to use

Cons
Haven't found them.
 

great book

April 9, 2015 By: Dustin Snell , D&D Machinery Movers and Millwrights (San Antonio , United States)

Comments
Great book covers everything I need as a Millwright and a fabrication engineer

Pros
Small and compact

Cons
None
 

best book ever

April 3, 2015 By: rodney morley, home builder of great toys (MEDOWIE, Australia)

Comments
best books for the beginer to the advanaced engineers information on more than one can use in a life time - wish there were more books like thesse


 

Great book

August 29, 2014 By: Mike Capan, Zodia (Lancaster, NY, United States)

Comments
Very handy reference for all fasteners

Pros
Size and form factor

Cons
would be nice if it had tabs or came with a few to mark frequently used sections

September 11, 2014 Response from: Hi Impact Supplies

Thank you for your comments Mike. Just like our new Electrical Black Book has Index Tabs, we will be introducing these with our other titles in the future as well.
 

Great information for the manufacturing technician!

August 25, 2014 By: Joseph Lombardi, Procter & Gamble (Boston, United States)

Comments
Wide range of informative material for the shop technician!

 

Great reference book!

August 25, 2014 By: Johnny, FMI Trading, LLC (Anthony, United States)

Comments
It´s a great reference book.

Pros
Very compact with very useful information

Cons
None
 

Brilliant handbook

August 10, 2014 By: Andy (Weikersheim, Grenada)

Comments
For beginners enough information.
Short and understandable!

Pros
Very good overview about fasteners.
Fast delivery.

Cons
Only until M30 (most calculations, illustrations).

September 11, 2014 Response from: Hi Impact Supplies

Hi Andy, we will look to expand the range in our next edition. Thank you for your comment
 

Extremely Helpful

May 21, 2014 By: Diana, MERC (Warner Robins, United States)

Comments
Great collection of information.

Pros
Convenient, easy to locate information.

Cons
Pages fall out of binding. Binding bends out of shape easily.

September 11, 2014 Response from: Hi Impact Supplies

Hi Diana, thanks for your comments about the binding. This is not an easy solution but we have ideas on a better system for future editions. We hope to implement it by then
 

Great Reference

May 21, 2014 By: Kevin (Albion, United States)

Comments
Great info

Pros
Easy to use

Cons
Binding rings could be bigger. Too many pages for small rings
 

Great book

May 21, 2014 By: Danny G (Santa Paula, United States)

Comments
This book has all fastener info you need

Pros
Large library of hardware

Cons
None
 

Great book

May 21, 2014 By: Brian (Ft. Wayne, United States)

Comments
A lot of useful information

Pros
Heavyweight durable pages. Enough information to make you the smartest guy in the room.

Cons
None