[Histonet] RE: Leica RM2255 block clamp

Barbara Tibbs barbara.tibbs <@t> accuratediagnosticlabs.com
Wed Nov 20 13:11:58 CST 2013

Spend the 292 pounds and buy a new clamp.  A repaired clamp is  never tight enough to hold the cassette as tightly as a new one. 

Barbara S. Tibbs
Histology Supervisor
Accurate Diagnostic Labs
South Plainfield, NJ
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Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:29 PM
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Subject: [Histonet] Leica RM2255 block clamp


Hoping someone might be able to help with this microtome issue. I have a problem with the block clamp on one of my Leica RM2255's. It has recently loosened up and it is now possible to move the clamped cassette from side-to-side when the clamp is shut.

When I turn the bolt on the underside of the clamp it neither tightens up nor loosens off so there does not seem to be a way of taking the clamp apart any further.

Leica have suggested that I buy a new block clamp (£292) but it just feels like something that could be easily fixed, perhaps with a new spring? Has anyone had experience with this problem?

Thank you

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