Re: Bandsaws


Hi Ruth,
Have you tried Marmed they have a bone saw that uses a diamond impregnated
blade which does not cut soft tissue and has a femoral head holder etc.They
are an American company and have a website at  There is a water basin at the bottom and is
fully shielded with attachments and is very easy to use and set up.It is
easy to clean and disinfect..My own Lab purchased one as our Health and
Safety department in the Hospital would not let us use the wood band saw
with the metal blade we had.
Ian Clarke
Craigavon Area Hospital
Northern Ireland
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cazares, Ruth" 
Sent: Monday, October 21, 2002 6:53 PM
Subject: Bandsaws

> Hello again Histonetters,
> Once again I seek information from all of you out there in Histoland. We
> exploring the possibility of purchasing a bandsaw to cut our femoral heads
> in 5mm serial sections.  Is anyone using bandsaws for cutting bone, and if
> so, what type?  How is it cleaned/disinfected after use? What safety
> precautions are used to protect staff using it from flying particles?
> Any and all information will be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks in advance,
> Ruth Cazares
> Swedish Covenant Hospital
> Chicago, IL
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