Re: blades

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From:Connie McManus <>
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At 02:18 PM 07/31/2000 -0500, LuAnn Anderson wrote:
>DurAedge blades have my vote. Good blade edge (I can do twice as many
blocks per
>blade) and econmical. I buy by the case which brings cost down considerably.
>I love 'em'!!!

Do you use hi profile or low profile blades?  Are yours teflon coated?  

I've been using Surgipath's blades (low profile and teflon coated) on my
Leica 2145 microtome and I can't say i LOVE them, but they work well.  I
can cut about 4 to 6 blocks before having to move the knife to a fresh spot
and I can get about 3 spots on each knife, so that's between 12-18 blocks
per knife, but that's all dependent upon how tough the tissue is.  REally
tough tissues I don't get that much use per knife.

Connie McManus
Connie McManus
Veterinary Diagnostics Lab
Utah State University
Logan, UT

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