cyostat-fly wheel direction

From:Gayle Callis

With the Leica Cryocut 1850, Leica tells users to turn the fly wheel
clockwise for both trimming and sectioning. NEVER rock the fly wheel for
trimming.  This is true for Leica microtomes we have, both the 2155 and an
older 2135.   

Rocking the fly wheels on either of these instruments has become a thing of
the past and a relearning process after AO 820 usage or turning the
flywheel backwards i.e. counterclockwise is NOT done.  This may depend on
the brand of cryostat, manufacturers should know specifics.  

Gayle Callis
Research Histopathology Supervisor
Veterinary Molecular Biology - Marsh Lab
Montana State University - Bozeman
S. 19th and Lincoln St
Bozeman MT 59717-3610

406 994-6367 (lab with voice mail)
406 994-4303 (FAX)


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