Heavy duty wood microtome, German type for cutting sections of plastic moulds, wood and other hard specimens. The wood microtome is used for cutting sectioning of brass, copper too. It cuts sections in the thick ness between the ranges of 3 to 30 microns. The knife holding clamps allow the knife to 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 usually subject to vibration, can also, be used to cut materials from various industrial applications (wood, plastics, and textile fibers). They are not suitable for cutting very hard resins such as araldite because of the risk of vibration. The wood microtome is well suited to cutting a wide range of materials including bone, plastics, resins and wood as well as large area soft tissues. Hard materials like wood, bone and leather require a wood microtome .These microtomes have heavier blades and cannot cut as thin a regular microtomy.