Heavy duty wood microtome, German type for cutting sections ofplastic moulds, wood and other hard specimens. The wood microtome is used forcutting sectioning of brass, copper too. It cuts sections in the thicknessbetween the ranges of 3 to 30 microns. The knife holding clamps allow the knifeto be offset to the direction of cut, a major advantage when sectioning large,hard blocks. The microtome, which is very heavy for stability and not usuallysubject to vibration, can also, be used to cut materials from variousindustrial applications (wood, plastics, and textile fibers). They are notsuitable for cutting very hard resins such as araldite because of the risk ofvibration. The wood microtome is well suited to cutting a wide range ofmaterials including bone, plastics, resins and wood as well as large area softtissues. Hard materials like wood, bone and leather require a wood microtome.These microtomes have heavier blades and cannot cut as thin a regularmicrotomy.