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Audel Mechanical Trades Pocket Manual
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Table of Contents

1. Safety 1

2. The Basic Toolbox 3

3. Power Tools — Portable 12

4. Power Tools — Stationary 39

5. Twist Drills 44

6. Mechanical Drawing 49

7. Electrical Drawing 60

8. Isometric Drawing 64

9. Single-Line Isometric Pipe Drawing 66

10. Sketching 69

11. Field Layout 73

12. Machinery Installation 79

13. Machine Assembly 86

14. Use of the Torque Wrench 90

15. Torque Specifications 94

16. Measurement 99

17. Plain Bearings 106

18. Anti-Friction Bearings 114

19. Life of Anti-Friction Bearings 133

20. Installation of Anti-Friction Bearings 137

21. Vibration Measurement 146

22. Lubrication 151

23. Mechanical Power Transmission 158

24. Shafting 162

25. Flat Belts 168

26. V-Belts 172

27. Positive-Drive Belts 187

28. Chain Drives 191

29. Gear Drives 202

30. Shaft Couplings 210

31. Screw Threads 228

32. Mechanical Fasteners 248

33. Gaskets, Packing, and Mechanical Seals 256

34. Pumps 283

35. Fans 291

36. Basic Electricity 299

37. AC Motors 313

38. Preventive Maintenance of Equipment 325

39. Structural Steel 330

40. Welding 348

41. Rigging 362

42. Hand Signals for Cranes and Hoists 380

43. Piping and Pipefitting 387

44. Steam Traps 406

45. Steam Piping 412

46. Automatic Sprinkler Systems 418

47. Carpentry 424

48. Shop Mathematics 444

49. Shop Geometry 448

50. Shop Trigonometry 459

Appendix 463

Index 497

About the Author

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.

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