[Histonet] Re: Blade Angle on Microtome

Charles.Scouten <@t> leica-microsystems.com Charles.Scouten <@t> leica-microsystems.com
Thu Aug 19 09:15:14 CDT 2010

The blade angle should always be so the final bevel face on the bottom
of the blade is parallel to the direction of motion.  This is discussed
in Dr. Peter’s book, “A Practical guide to frozen sections”
Charles W. Scouten, Ph.D
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Kimberly <Kimberly.Poole <@t> drdc-rddc.gc.ca>
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2010 3:02 PM
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Subject: [Histonet] Re: Blade Angle on Microtome
Hi everyone, 

I have a really simple question to ask. What angle would you have your
blade at on your microtome machine? Right now mine is set to 0 but I am
wondering if I should increase this because I am seeing some vibration.
Thanks for your help! 


Kimberly Poole B.Sc 

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