[Histonet] Microtome suggestions

Rene J Buesa rjbuesa at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 7 10:58:59 CDT 2015

For large specimens you need a "horizontal" or sledge microtome. Leitz (Leica) manufactures the best, but you could try an OMS from Reichert although I am not sure they stll are manufactured because Leica swallowed Reichert some years ago.Another alternative, and probably even better than the Leitz (Leica), is a Spencer (American Optical) sliding microtome Model 860 For me this is the best all-around ever manufactured sliding microtome and not too long ago a saw one for sale in e-Bay. Why don't you try looking for it. It will be much cheaper than any modern horizontal microtome and far better than any new one.René J. 

     On Wednesday, October 7, 2015 9:08 AM, "Goetz, Freya E. via Histonet" <histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu> wrote:

 Good morning!
I was wondering if anyone has microtome opinions they would like to share. We have an ultramicrotome but I am looking for a microtome that could cut larger pieces of tissue embedded in plastic. I am hesitant to go with Leica because service is so expensive but I’m looking for honest opinions.

Thanks and have a nice day!

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