[Histonet] BLock alignment tool

Kim Donadio one_angel_secret <@t> yahoo.com
Sat Jun 2 14:23:56 CDT 2012

I thought a alignment tool was one of those weird things histotechs used to make sure their toenails were even on all 5 toes ? 

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On Jun 2, 2012, at 2:31 PM, Amos Brooks <amosbrooks <@t> gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>     There is one on every microtome made. The two little knobs align the
> block just perfectly to any angle previously cut. It is much better than
> just whacking into a block that was cut slightly differently than what a
> dumb instrument is telling you is aligned. Knowing how to use this
> alignment tool should be the first lesson. (Well ok maybe the second, the
> first being don't cut yourself!) This is like driving down the road with a
> clamp on your steering wheel complaining about the curve in the road
> causing you to hit a tree.
> Amos
> On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 10:32 AM,
> <histonet-request <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu>wrote:
>> Message: 2
>> Date: Thu, 31 May 2012 13:48:26 -0500
>> From: "Vickroy, Jim" <Vickroy.Jim <@t> mhsil.com>
>> Subject: [Histonet] BLock alignment tool
>> To: "histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu"
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>> Awhile back we got an advertisement for a block alignment tool that would
>> be helpful in recut cases.   Can anyone share with me companies that have
>> this device and approximate costs?
>> James Vickroy BS, HT(ASCP)
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