Service Manual’s also know as Shop & Repair Manuals are hand guides printed from the builder. They include complete instructions to identify & fix the certain item. They are very detailed and would usually include comprehensive servicing information and procedures, removal and installing procedures, dissassembly and assembly, and overhaul procedures, analysis and testing procedures & complete in-depth illustrations. These are the same manuals the technician use.
Parts Catalog’s also know as Parts Manuals are books published from the product builder showing a complete listing of the manufacturer parts or assembly for the specific item by detailed illustration or a numerical listing of parts numbers & names. It doesn’t include any assembly, maintenance, or owners directions.
Owners Manuals also know as Operator/Operating & Instruction Manuals are guides printed by the product makers accompanying the specific item detailing how to install or to operate the exact item, safety instructions & warranty info.