[Histonet] RE: Leica RM2255 block clamp
Finlay.Finlay <@t> glasgow.ac.uk
Thu Nov 21 08:55:59 CST 2013
Thank you to everyone who took the time to advise me about the block clamp.
Looks like I'm going to buy a new clamp and also get out University engineering guys to have a tinker with the old one.
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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?
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