[Histonet] Heavy duty bones saw
Some research laboratories use shop band saws and modify them for bone
work. The drawback, you need to do something to contain the aerosol
sprays and bone dust, plus use a device to hold the bone so YOU are not the
Fixing the bone a few hours in NBF helps with sawing, you can grip bones
better after a bit of fixation as this seems to make a fatty bones/tissues
less slick. It is a good idea to hold big bones between two pieces of wood
for griping sample and not damaging the blade. You need to have 16 tpi or
16 teeth per inch for a very fine cut or you will tear the heck out of the
For really large bones, we also used a hand held hack saw with tungsten
blade, very crude but works to get a huge bone smaller then use MarMed.
Still a bit messy but containable. Check out some of the water cooled
Buehler units, but these are very pricey.
We had a huge floor standing meat cutters saw (Hobart) that we could water
cool but this is a monster, and was located in a separate room with a drain
in the floor.
At 08:52 AM 11/11/2005, you wrote:
>I would also be interested in a heavy duty band saw since I work with large
>human bones. When I looked into the Mar-Med I felt it was not sturdy or
>large enough to meet my lab needs.
>I also would appreciate any suggestions.
>Peggy DiCarlo HT (ASCP)
>Orthopedics Bone Lab
>Buffalo General Hospital
>100 High St.
>Buffalo, NY 14203
>[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Temple
>Sent: Friday, November 11, 2005 08:47
>Subject: [Histonet] Bone Saw
>We are currently using a bone saw made by Mar-Med. We do a lot of bones, and
>are in need of a heavier duty bone saw. We have had to replace the motor
>twice this year on the Mar-Med. Any suggestions?
>St. Francis Hospital
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