[Histonet] Bone saw

Morken, Timothy Timothy.Morken at ucsf.edu
Thu Oct 27 12:37:52 CDT 2016

I agree, we use the IMEB bone saw as well. All human bones though...

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From: Terri Braud via Histonet [mailto:histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu] 
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We use an awesome little band saw made by IMEB, Inc.  It has a small foot print, 4 blade types and added accessories for a super lab bone cutting station, and best of all, very inexpensive.
It can zip through the densest of bone, or the most delicate.  It can be set up as a water cooled station to reduce dust particulate, but we just have ours under a hood (It's that tiny!) and we use a standard blade.
Our pathologists and PA LOVE it, and so do the techs, because we get such fabulously decaled thin, consistent sections.
Hope this helps, Terri

Terri L. Braud, HT(ASCP)
Anatomic Pathology Supervisor
Holy Redeemer Hospital
1648 Huntingdon Pike
Meadowbrook, PA 19046
ph: 215-938-3689
fax: 215-938-3874

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   6. bone saw (Lauren Sweeney)
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Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:55:06 +0000
From: Lauren Sweeney <lmarie08 at uga.edu>
Subject: [Histonet] bone saw

Hello histoworld,
Does anyone out there use a bone saw in their lab? We routinely have research cases with hundreds of femur head submissions from avian species. We currently use a bone saw made by Buehler from the 70's or 80's and it's a work horse, but the blade keeps cracking in the diamond tip from overuse during these surveys of hundreds of bones. I was wondering what kind of saws are out there that could be used for this purpose and if anyone has any experience with this? I am looking for something a little more durable, or if not, at least a little cheaper. Each blade costs about $350.

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