RE: [Histonet] Bone Saws

From:"Garth Jerome"

Hello Jackie

After struggling for many years with vices and hacksaws and thick rubber
gloves....I convinced our laboratory director to purchase an electric saw
for cutting bone. We purchased a used Beuhler Isomet saw. This saw is
designed for metallurgy, but it works beautifully!
A new one is a little expensive, but if you do a lot of bone, then it may be
a worthwhile investment. The saw has an enclosed housing to prevent
aerosols, which is great.


Garth Jerome
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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Jackie M
Sent: 04 October 2007 05:19 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Bone Saws

Does anyone have a suggestion for a good electric bone saw for histology?=20
My intent is to trim un-decalcified  bone to 3mm to facilitate/speed up 
Are there any rules governing bone dust?   I remember years ago, a 
pathologist complaining that anything but a hacksaw creating a burning 
artifact in the bone.
Any thoughts on this?

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