Service Manuals also know as Shop & Repair Manuals are guides available by the product builder. The shop manuals include extensive directions to analyze & repair the certain product. The shop manuals are very detailed and would usually include comprehensive service instructions and procedures, removing and installation procedures, dissassembly and assembly, and overhaul procedures, analysis and testing procedures & detailed illustrations. The manuals are the equivalent manuals the techs use.
Parts Catalogs also know as Parts Manuals are books available by the product producers showing a complete list of the makers parts or assembly for the specific item by complete in-depth illustration or a numerical listing of parts numbers & names. It does not outline any assembly, maintenance, or owners instructions.
Owners Manual’s also know as Operator/Operating and Instruction Manuals are book’s available directly from the product builder accompanying the specific product detailing how to install or to operate the specific product, safety directions & warranty material.