RE: Bone Saw

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From:"Munch, Barbara A" <>
To:"'Jennings-Siena, Debbie'" <>, "''" <>
Date:Mon, 11 Oct 1999 14:02:09 -0400
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I agree with Debbie, the MarMed mini band bone saw works very well, and
doesn't cut fingers.  Of course, I didn't believe our sales rep, and tried
to cut my finger (not hard, just testing), and it didn't even break the
skin.  We use it on large bone sections, to decrease the decalcification
time.  We tested it before we bought it, and didn't have any problems with
damage to or bone dust in the tissue sections.

Barb Munch
Glaxo Wellcome
Supervisor, Histology/Necropsy
phone - (919) 483-6474 

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Jennings-Siena, Debbie []
> Sent:	Monday, October 11, 1999 12:09 PM
> To:	''
> Cc:	''
> Subject:	RE: Bone Saw
> I would recommend the bone saw from MarMed which is in Ohio. They are
> reasonably priced and the diamond saw will not cut fingers.  The bone dust
> is very minimal because of the water that is in the pan of the saw.  I
> purchased mine from  Columbia Diagnostics and the residents love it very
> much.  It's the greatest thing since sliced bread.  
> Debbie Jennings-Siena
> Baylor University Medical Center
> Dallas, Texas
> 214.820-2465
> 	-----Original Message-----
> 	From: []
> 	Sent:	Sunday, October 10, 1999 10:24 AM
> 	To:
> 	Subject:	Bone Saw
> 	Recently, one of our pathologist instructed us to buy a Scroll Saw
> so that we 
> 	would be safer cutting femoral head. (Our current method; using a
> Large 
> 	butchers ban saw tends to throw head at a great speed when you loose
> your 
> 	grip.  Ouch!!  Not to mention the risk of loosing a digit ) The
> problem with 
> 	the new saw, is that the blades for this saw are very thin 2-3mm and
> the 
> 	sections are jagged, when we replaced the blades with a thicker
> blade (6-7mm) 
> 	we are not able to adjust the tension tight enough to utilize it.
> Also the 
> 	biomed department thinks we will not find a blade that will work.
> The Saw 
> 	was ordered along with a variety of blades that range from metal
> cutting to 
> 	softer material cutting blades.  The pathologist swears that a
> similar saw 
> 	was used at Johns Hopkins, where he did his residency. Any help on
> ways to 
> 	utilize this saw would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks
> 	Patty Eneff
> 	OKC, OK

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