[Histonet] band saws

Sean McBride smcbride <@t> andrew.cmu.edu
Mon Mar 7 16:40:45 CST 2011

Hi Hazel,

In my opinion, you have a few options for saws and blades but it mostly depends upon your budget and where along the process you intend to use the saw (grossing, trimming pmma blocks, cutting sections for ground work, etc.)

EXAKT corporation makes an excellent band saw that uses diamond blades, and Well corporation makes a very reputable diamond wire saw.  Both of these pieces of equipment are rather expensive, but are capable of precision work that less expensive models cannot match.  

For less precise work, I have found that Gryphon Corporation (Model C-40) and Mar-Med (Item#80) make a wonderful little diamond band saw that is very useful.  A variety of diamond and tooth blade designs are available, and the cost is quite reasonable.

I would be more than glad to give you a few pointers off line to share with you my knowledge of what works for me.  

Best regards,

~Sean McBride

Scientific Specialist
Bone Tissue Engineering Center
Carnegie Mellon Research Institute
Suite 4311
700 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-3124

412-268-8275 (o)
412-915-1683 (m)
412-268-8275 (fax)
smcbride <@t> andrew.cmu.edu 

On Mar 7, 2011, at 2:10 PM, Horn, Hazel V wrote:

> I am looking for a band saw to cut our bone tumors.  What do I need to be looking for?  Power?  Size?  Other suggestions?
> Thanks!
> Hazel Horn
> Hazel Horn, HT/HTL (ASCP)
> Supervisor of Autopsy/Histology/Transcription
> Arkansas Children's Hospital
> 1 Children's Way    Slot 820
> Little Rock, AR   72202
> phone   501.364.4240
> fax        501.364.3155
> visit us on the web at:    www.archildrens.org
> ******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
> The information contained in this message may be privileged and confidential
> and protected from disclosure. If the reader of this message is not the 
> intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering this 
> message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any 
> dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly 
> prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify 
> us immediately by replying to the message and deleting it from your computer.
> Thank you.
> _______________________________________________
> Histonet mailing list
> Histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
> http://lists.utsouthwestern.edu/mailman/listinfo/histonet

More information about the Histonet mailing list