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Disposable blades are commonly used in the process of creating slides for analysis. The problem with these sorts of blades is they posses a certain instability on their cutting edge when used to shave samples from something a little more robust than paraffin. Frozen tissue for example. The instability causes a wobble that can result in an imperfect cut, which could potentially jeopardise the sample.

A bette solution is using the heavier blades, which do not wobble due to the mass of material at the opposite end to the cutting edge. However these blades blunt with use, and must therefore be sharpened to maintain any sort of usefulness in the lab.

We sharpen our blades using a solid microtome, a processes that allows used, dull blades to return to their former glory and slice through frozen tissues with ease.