Re: [Histonet] Opinion on Microm automated microtomes?

From:"Anthony Reilly"

I agree.  I have 2 old Microms purchased in the early nineties which
were very good on purchase and are still going strong however we have
another that was purchased about 2 years ago and there is a marked
decrease in the sectioning ability.  Even the physical appearance of the
instument is notably inferior.  Some blocks will cut thick and thin for
no apparent reason.  They do not even have to be hard tissue.


Tony Reilly
Chief Scientist
Anatomical Pathology
QHPS-Prince Charles Hospital
Rode Rd Chermside Q 4032
Ph: 07 3139 4543
Fax: 07 3193 4546

>>> "ribonukle"  09/12/07 9:33 am >>>
I have a similar model and  also has that problem,  thick and thin with
very good adjusted.they have already become unstuck and broken several

This microm Microtome have low quality
 Hope this helps.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ford, Judi" 
To: "Kriederman, Ben" ; 

Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 5:38 PM
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Opinion on Microm automated microtomes?

I've been working with that model for quite sometime now and once in
awhile I get thick and thin sections. Usually it happens when
is loose or I'm cutting in the middle of the blade. I tend to cut on
either end of the knife blade, avoiding the middle of the blade holder
when I can. Check the knife angle (9 or 10). Also, try checking the
block to see that it is properly seated in the chuck and tight.

Hope this helps. Good luck.

Judi Ford
Palo Alto, CA

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Kriederman, Ben
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 1:06 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Opinion on Microm automated microtomes?

Does anyone have an opinion on the microm hm355s automated microtome?
When it comes to cutting hard tissues we are getting thick and thin,

Thick and Thin in Alaska

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