Economical, Simple Hand Microtome Set, 4-pieces (6399S)

Sale price
$32.99 USD
List price
$37.99 USD

This economically priced, hand held microtome is used to cut thin tissue sections to prepare slides for microscope viewing. It is a critical tool in the biology classroom as well as histology labs for introductory work.

The microtome consists of a fine threaded piston which screws into a stage for sectioning. The advancing of the piston is uncalibrated. The knurled head at the bottom of the instrument moves the piston up or down the central tube when rotated. The specimen is fixed on the flat top of the piston and sections are cut by drawing the included blade over the upper flat surface of the instrument.

  • Microtome measures 2″ (50 mm) diameter of base x 2.25″ (57 mm) high
  • Suitable for slicing micro thin sections from 0.01mm (10 microns) to 10mm
  • Includes single edge blade for cutting
  • Box of 72 Pre-cleaned glass slides, 3" x 1"
  • 1 oz. box of #1 thickness glass cover slips

(Wax or other medium for securing specimen in the tube may be desired, but is not included.)

Ages 13+ with adult supervision. 

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Good deal for the price

Works well - holds and pushes samples in wax securely for cutting. Forget the included knife, use a utility scraper with a straight edge blade instead.

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