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MicrotomeThis hand held microtome is just the tool for making your own prepared slides. It's designed to securely hold specimens and expose them in tiny increments so that they can be thinly sliced for slide preparation. Includes a calibrated microtome with a razor knife for slicing sections. Ages 13 & up.
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- Sunday, January 27, 2013
Reviewed By: George
A great microtome if you use it correctly! However, after a day of 5 or so slices the blade was getting dirty. Also does anyone know how to get more blades for the razor?
- Sunday, December 09, 2012
Reviewed By: Jeff
I have been using Automatic and Cryo-ultramicrotomes for years(20+). I had seen hand microtomes in university labs, but never used one. Product web research lead me to this product and web-site.Very good service, very friendly folks! I plan to push the capability of this product to be able to use it in the field to test industrial products to find what I need for my final image analysis. Think this design of hand microtome is a great start.
- Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Reviewed By: Esco
I think you cannot beat the value of this microtome. If you wanted 200 dollar results you would have gotten a 200 mt. Perfect for students.
- Thursday, February 02, 2012
Reviewed By: David Stray
After poor results using a razor blade freehand, I decided the hand microtome had to produce better samples. For the price, I was willing to give it a try. The results were better - much better, and more consistent, with thin enough sections to stain and view with impressive results. Like anything worthwhile, there is a knack to using it and practice has improved the results. This device will never compete with the professional motor driven microtomes, but is a worthwhile substitute. Another reviewer mentioned that a better quality knife had been supplied, and mine came with such a knife. Let it be known that these knives by definition have to be incredibly sharp to provide the section results desired and should only be used by children under adult supervision. I recommend this microtome as good value for the price as long as perfect sections are not anticipated every time.
- Saturday, December 11, 2010
Very nice unit
Reviewed By: Bart
This is a very nice microtome. The unit I got came with what I feel is a far better knife then the one in the picture it came with a razor knife. The quality is very good and for the price you can’t go wrong. I think these people are great to deal with and a very well run company. Sure is much better than my old homemade one. You will have to practice awhile until you learn to cut very thin specimens. I do use what I feel is a better knife made from a old plane blade.
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