From:Susan Owens <>

SNIP: Connie asked:
>Is Leica
and Dura Edge made in the same plant, maybe???

That's a good question Connie...And what about 'Accur Edge' blades....WHO
really makes all these different blades?......There are many blades out
there sold under different names. I would find it hard to believe there are
as many different manuf.blades plants. More likely, one or two manuf. plants
make and package blades for several different companys.....Does anyone have
any info on this?



Date: 19 Jun 2001 14:52:52 -0500
From: Connie McManus <>
Subject: Re: Dura Edge Blades

Primarily, I use Surgipath teflon coated blades and have no problem with
them at all.  However, I also use Leica blades from time to time and I have
noticed this last shipment of blades has not been very good.  Some blades
fresh from the dispenser  cut just like something I would discard!  I
prefer the Surgipath blades over the Leicas because they last longer and
cut much nicer sections, but these Leicas are worse than usual.  Is Leica
and Dura Edge made in the same plant, maybe???

Connie McManus

At 07:50 PM 6/17/01 -0400, Histo-Scientific Research Laboratories wrote:
>Dear Jim,
>DITTO!  We are having the same exact problems with our latest shipments of
>DuraEdge.  It is happening on all of our microtomes:  Our Leitz, Leica,
>Reichert, Microm.  We have been having a real time of it--I also will be
>calling DuraEdge to file a complaint!
>Beth Poole
>137 South Main Street
>Woodstock, VA  22664
>fax: (540)459-8217

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