[Histonet] Microtome alignment

Amos Brooks amosbrooks <@t> gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 17:57:03 CDT 2010

     My favorite tool works on all microtomes and is priced perfectly. The
knobs on the block holder move the block so when it looks like you are going
to cut too much of a block you turn them and, voila, a perfectly aligned


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Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 14:16:26 -0500
From: Sharon.Davis-Devine <Sharon.Davis-Devine <@t> carle.com
Subject: [Histonet] Microtome alignment
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We are having a continuing issue of too much tissue being cut off when
facing off a block for recuts. We have tried a couple of different methods
for aligning our microtomes without much success.  Does anyone out there
have any advice on how to properly align them and what tool to use?  Also,
how often do you perform this re-alignment?  The majority of our microtomes
are older so more wear and tear and things move out of place more often. Any
help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

Sharon Davis-Devine, CT (ASCP)
Cytology-Histology  Supervisor
Carle Foundation Hospital
Laboratory and Pathology Services
611 West Park Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801
sharon.davis-devine <@t> carle.com

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