[Histonet] Ribbon won't stay on knife
TMcNemar <@t> lmhealth.org
Thu Feb 16 05:16:19 CST 2012
I use my forceps to round over the top edge of the block when this happens. If you ever have trouble getting a ribbon to form because the sections do not stick together, you can also use the forceps to straighten the bottom edge of the block.
Tom McNemar, HT(ASCP)
Licking Memorial Health Systems
tmcnemar <@t> lmhealth.org
From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Jerry Ricks
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:53 PM
To: histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: [Histonet] Ribbon won't stay on knife
Sometimes while cutting 5 micron paraffin sections...
I turn the wheel once and a nice section gets cut and lays down on my blade. When I turn the wheel again, as the knife holder is traveling Upwards, the top of my paraffin block will grab the ribbon and lift it off of the microtome blade, ruining my ribbon. Any ideas what is going on, how to fix it.
Today I'm using my old trust Spencer 820 microtome, but it also sometimes happens on my Leica RM2125.
University of Washington
Department of Pathology
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