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Pathology Saws

Improve The Performance of Your Pathology Saw

EXAKT Pathology Saw Service

Replacing key parts will extend the life of your saw and improve its performance. The single best way to improve performance is to make your cutting band is replaced annually.

Whether you need replacement parts, repairs, or advice, EXAKT has factory-trained technicians and expert technical support to help you. We’ll make sure your equipment works the way it should.

Watch and learn from videos designed to improve your experience:

Pathology Saw Resources.

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How to Clean Your Pathology Saw

Check out the video below to learn more about cleaning your pathology saw. Cleaning your saw after each use will help improve the safety and performance of your machine.

Warning:  Do not use disinfectants containing chlorine or aggressive disinfectants such as acetone or nitro thinner. Simply use alcohol-based disinfectant normally found in laboratories. Make sure they are alcohol based.

It Makes Cutting Simple

Laser Aided Sample Orientation

Supports precise positioning of the sample to the cutting band

Water cooling and splash guard

Reduces aerosolized bone and tissue matter

Controls water from  splashing outside the saw

Rip fence

Manual adjustment for parallel cuts, including scale

Available in three sizes ( 30, 100, and 200 mm)

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Why Choose EXAKT Cutting & Grinding

Because precision matters.

Experience – More than 30 years of thin sectioning experience and over 2,800 units in use around the world.

Expertise – Leverage our 30 years of experience for your specific application.

Service – Our factory-trained technicians are available to help repair and extend the life of your equipment.

Products – Our products offer the largest variety and flexibility for sample preparation applications.

Precision – Nothing says precision and quality like German engineering.

See EXAKT’s Pathology Saw Live 

Brochures and spec sheets are nice, but sometimes you have to see it live! Schedule a virtual demo to see EXAKT’s pathology saw in action.

  • Learn about the safety features
  • Get your questions answered
  • Invite your colleagues to join
  • Compare 302 vs 312  models
  • See how easy it is to use and clean

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EXAKT Pathology Saw Significantly Reduce Bone Dust

Effect of water circulation and machine parameters on dust production and tissue processing

Vivek Swami, Mark Jones, Sadegh Nikfargam, and M. Khandaker University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma

 

INTRODUCTION: Pathology band saw is commonly used in histopathology laboratories for cutting hard tissue (dry bone, wet bone, engineered bone, bone with tissue), soft tissue (cartilage, tendon), implants (titanium, steel, cobalt-chrome), tissue embedding medium (methyl methacrylate (MMA) and paraffin). Containment of dust during cutting of any of the above samples is an environmental and health safety issue. The goal of this project is to measure dust formation and tissue loss from water circulated pathology and non-water circulated butcher saw machines.

 

METHODS: This study examined dust produced from six different samples commonly used in pathology lab: histology embedding medium (acrylic and paraffin), artificial bone (Sawbones tibia bone), and cadaveric goat tissue (wet bone with tissue, wet bone, and dry bone). Dust collection from cutting each sample was performed in a custom-made dust containment chamber (Figure 1). A vacuum system collected dust from the containment chamber and cutting surface. The accumulated dust weight was measured using a precision scale. Five samples were used (Figure 2) and cut from the same sample piece using water circulated (EXAKT 302 pathology saw) and non-water circulated butcher saw (Savioli band Saw) to get a statistically significant comparison. The vacuum system was equipped with a 3D printed suction cup to collect dust during the vacuum. The cup weight before and after the collection was measured to find a breathable dust amount. Each sample cutting surface area was measured using Nikon BR image processing software. Sample cutting volume from the saw machines was measured by multiply the cutting surface area and blade thickness.

 

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: We have observed a statistically significant difference between the collected dust amount from histology embedding medium samples between EXAKT 302 and Savioli general-purpose butcher saw (Figure 3). There was no dust produced when cutting the rest of the samples using the EXAKT 302 saw machine, whereas we measured significant dust created from Savioli butcher saw. Table 1 reported that each sample cutting volume amount from EXAKT saw machine was significantly lower than the same produced from Samioli Saw machine. This result is due to the difference in blade thickness (EXAKT ~0.3 mm and Savioli ~0.635 mm) and the low vibration during cutting from EXAKT.

CONCLUSION: The study observed that water circulation has a significant effect on the production of dust during the cutting of the pathology sample. Also, we observed that cutting volume from the machine depends upon saw blade thickness, saw blade material, and vibration produced during sawing pathology samples. Considering the above factors, we concluded that EXAKT produced an insignificant amount of dust and less sample volume loss compared to the general purchase butcher saw.