[Histonet] Re: Glass knife makers
We have the older version of GKM triangular glass knife breaker, formerly
under Sorvall (original manufacturer) name. 1/4" knives were made for
cutting EM resin thicker sections, 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4" knives for glycol
methacrylate embedded tissues.
The joy of the knife breaker - it has been in our dept for over 25 years
after heavy usage and needed parts, cleaning, basically reconditioning. It
has been a workhorse, simple to operate, easy to use, and totally
reliabled. Best of all - it has NOT been discontinued so service, repair
and replacement parts are still available (our bills was minimal (less than
$400) considering the units age and heavy use. The service from Energy
Beam Sciences was excellent, prompt and Cindy Gaspari was very helpful. One
can also purchase a little kit to replace the glass scoring wheels in
house. You can go to their website for pricing, view the unit, etc.
Although new units are pricey, and if I had to buy one based on company
service, ease of use, but mainly unit longevity, it would be the now GKM
aka Sorvall unit. It has been a excellent investment without downsides.
Hmm does this sound like a sale pitch! Well, EBS can enjoy it from a happy
At 01:15 PM 2/1/2005, you wrote:
>Hi all again!
>Has anybody used other knife makers than the LKB? If so what are the
>brands, and the high points of that particular piece of equipment? Down
>side? Ease of use? Service? etc. We are currently looking into the
>purchase of a new knife breaker and my superior wants to find out and
>hopefully even demo different ones before making the final purchase. So far
>I have contacted Leica, who now owns the LKB line, Messer, and GPK.
>Hopefully someone out there will know something about these or others I am
>Thanks in advance,
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