and Mechanics Guide
Straightforward Guidebook for Millwrights and Mechanics
By Thomas B. Davis, Carl A.
Guide For Maintaining Old and New Machine Equipment
the answer every time
Here, in concise, straightforward language, is
the guidebook your father trusted, completely overhauled and updated
for the first time in three decades. Clearly organized to help you
find what you need, it covers tools, drawing and sketching,
measuring and connecting, installation, bearings, motor maintenance,
electrical devices, structural steel, and more.
Everything about the newest equipment is here,
as well as information vital to maintaining the older machinery
still found in many shops.
- Apply the right method of installation
for various types of machinery and equipment
- Install, repair, and maintain chain
drives and V-belt drives
- Perform preventive and predictive motor
- Understand and maintain wet and dry pipe
- Troubleshoot and repair pumps, air
compressors, fans, and blowers
- Create and use sheet metal patterns
- Sharpen hand saws, band saws and circular
About The Authors:
Thomas B. Davis (Newark, DE) is president of Maintenance
Troubleshooting, a 25-year old technical trades book re-seller and
consulting company. As a mechanical engineer, Tom provides training
in the preventive and predictive maintenance fields from the
corporate boardroom to the maintenance break room on the shop floor.
He has developed unique preventive maintenance products including a
coupling alignment kit; a professional dynamic balancing kit, a
hand-held balancing computer, and a vibration based tagging kit.
Carl A. Nelson wrote numerous practical manuals for the
mechanical trades, including earlier editions of this book.
Table of Contents:
About the Author.
Chapter 1: Safety.
Chapter 2: Drawing and Sketching.
Chapter 3: The Basic Toolbox.
Chapter 4: Portable Power Tools.
Chapter 5: Stationary Power Tools.
Chapter 6: Measurement.
Chapter 7: Screw Threads.
Chapter 8: Mechanical Fasteners.
Chapter 9: Machinery and Equipment Installation.
Chapter 10 :Bearings.
Chapter 11: Principles of Mechanical Power Transmission.
Chapter 12: Shafting.
Chapter 13: Flat Belts.
Chapter 14: V-Belt Drives.
Chapter 15: Chain Drives.
Chapter 16: Gears.
Chapter 17: Couplings.
Chapter 18 Gaskets, Packings and Seals.
Chapter 19: Lubrication and Oil Analysis.
Chapter 20: Vibration Measurement.
Chapter 21: Preventive and Predictive Maintenance.
Chapter 22: Electricity.
Chapter 23: AC Motors.
Chapter 24: Fans and Blowers.
Chapter 25: Pumps.
Chapter 26: Air Compressors.
Chapter 27: Pipe Fittings.
Chapter 28: Pipe Valves.
Chapter 29: Structural Steel.
Chapter 30: Sheet-Metal Work.
Chapter 31: Welding.
Chapter 32: Sharpening Saws.
Chapter 33: Wood Fastening.
Chapter 34: Carpentry.
Chapter 35: Blacksmithing.
Chapter 36: Rigging.
Chapter 37: Hydraulics and Pneumatics.
Chapter 38: Mensuration and Mechanical Calculations.
List of Vendors.