Micron microtome

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From:Bob Bacon <BBacon@prodigy.net> (by way of histonet)
To:histonet <histonet@magicnet.net>
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Dear Rae:
Two things that I can think of.
1.  You have the blade holder cranked down too tight.  It just needs to be
snug.  Not really tight.
2nd.  The angle of our knife holder that we favor is 11 degrees.  That seems
to work the best for us.  I'll ask the other techs for ideas tomorrow at
work.  Not only do we use Micron microtomes in our Research Lab.  They also
use them over in the diagnostic lab as well.  Hope this helps.
Take care.  Sincerely yours, Bob
-----Original Message-----
From: Rae Staskiewicz <raestask@galesburg.net>
To: Bob Bacon <BBacon@prodigy.net>
Date: Sunday, February 14, 1999 8:22 PM
Subject: Re: Open position

>Dear Bob,
>    I see by your posting that you have Microm automatic microtomes. Having
>recently received just such a machine, I have a question perhaps you can
>answer. I seem to be getting a lot of venetian blind artifact. I have
>tightened the blade holder as tight as I can get it. I have tried four (4!)
>different makes of blades, and nothing seems to work. The company has
>me a new blade holder and still I get the artifact. EXCEPT, when I operate
>it manually. Can you or any of your techs, think of what I can be doing
>wrong. This is just about to drive me crazy!!!
>Thanks in advance,
>Rae Ann Staskiewicz
>Galesburg Animal Disease Lab
>Galesburg, IL

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