RE: Ergostar

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From:"Bartlett, Jeanine" <> (by way of histonet)
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I ordered the Ergostar immediately after I saw it in 1997 at the NSH
symposium and I love it!  I had trouble with my hands for years and it has
been responsible for a dramatic improvement in the discomfort. As far as the
block holder is concerned, I have had none of the problems that you mention.
We also have 2 Microms and a Leica RM2135 and they have the exact same block
holder.   I spoke with one of the other techs. in our lab and she said there
have been rare occurrences of problems with very thin blocks.  Could you
simply re-embed the offending blocks?  I think it would be a small price to
pay for the comfort of your hands!

Jeanine H. Bartlett, HT(ASCP)
Centers for Disease Control
1600 Clifton Rd., NE  MS/G-32
Atlanta, GA  30333

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From: Hagerty, Marjorie A. []
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 1999 3:48 PM
To: 'Histonet'
Subject: Ergostar


Does anyone have the Ergostar by Microm or demo'd it? We are interested, but
have one problem with it. The block sets very deep into the holder. If the
block is getting thinner there isn't enough clearance to cut it. We can see
others have had this problem because there are gouges on the demo knife
holder. Has anyone else had this problem?Any info would be helpful.

Thank you,
Marg Hagerty
Supervisor, Anatomic Pathology
Eisenhower Medical Center
39-000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

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