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Jon Titus
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Jon Titus   9/27/2012 6:00:50 PM
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I received a catalog on CD-ROM and a printed price list but didn't realize Automation Direct would send people a complete printed catalog.  Wow. I suppose once they have someone's address and contact info, they want to use it to promote what the company does.  Who knows, you might find something interesting among all the AD products.

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naperlou   9/26/2012 7:07:15 PM
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Jon, I got the handbook, and it looks like a useful publication.  On the cover is an ad for AutomationDirect.  Well, I am not sure what I checked, but yesterday I got their catalog.  The handbook is no more than 1/4" (6.35mm) thick.  The main catalog is 2-5/8" (66.675mm) thick.  The contrast is striking.  Don't get me wrong, there is lots of interesting information there.  I find it very interesting.  It was just a bit of a suprise though when it arrived.

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bobjengr   9/9/2012 3:07:43 PM
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Jon, Many thanks for the information.  I also have filled out the form.  Like most engineers, I have over the years "collected" charts, graphs, "white papers" etc and placed those in a three-ring binder for future reference.  It's been amazing to me how many times over the years I have consulted the"bible" while in the throws of project work.  I look forward to receiving the information.  Again, many thanks.

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Jack Rupert, PE   9/7/2012 11:58:10 AM
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Thanks for the info.  Most of my helpful information has been a collection of individual tables, charts, design guide and the like.  These are now slowly being integrated into a notebook on OneNote so I can search a little easier (and have a backup).

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Handbooks from an unexpected publisher
RPLaJeunesse   9/6/2012 10:57:27 AM
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I've collected a number of the reasonably priced DeWalt handbooks from Amazon. Most are construction oriented, but there is one for Datacom and several for electrical applications. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=dewalt+handbook

Jon Titus
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Jon Titus   9/5/2012 11:36:17 AM
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Hi, Naperlou.  Like you, I have a copy of Machinery's Handbook on my office shelves.  I also have my 1961-1962 edition of the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, which shows its age and much use.  Much of the information remains constant year to year.

naperlou
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naperlou   9/5/2012 9:09:33 AM
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Jon, thanks for the info.  I clicked the link and filled out the form, so I should be seeing something in the mail soon.

I keep a copy of Machineery's Handbook at home.  Actually, I have two.  One is from the 1940s and belonged to my father.  I bought one in the late 1980s, I think.  I actually use it at times.  My son's have also used it in school to understand material properties and the like. 



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