8000 sledge microtome

Bright Instruments


The 8000 retracting base sledge microtome is designed to meet the needs of the routine histology laboratory. It will also meet the more demanding requirements of the specialised unit with its versatility and wide range of accessories.

The 8000 microtome is well suited to cutting a wide range of materials including bone, plastics, resins and wood as well as large area soft tissues and is the first of its kind to incorporate retraction on the return stroke.

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» Easy to use base sledge retracting microtome
» Cast iron construction
» 60µm retraction on the return stroke prevents possible specimen damage
» Angled and slewable knife holder for greater versatility
» Accepts a range of knives and disposable blades
» A wide range of quick release holders available
» Knife guards and low positioned operating handle for added safety
» Orientation available – using a ±8º tilt adapter
» Range of stages available
» Standard accessories include: – knife cleaning brush, set of four Allen keys,
microtome oil, operating manual

Additional information


Cast mechanite, precision machined and finished with durable solvent and detergent proof coating

Specimen advance

0 – 40µm in 1µm increments, retraction operates on return stroke. Manual gross advance/rewind facility

Cutting stroke


Specimen orientation

±8º horizontal and vertical (optional)

Specimen holders

Specimen vice or quick release holder for cassettes, supercassettes and hardboard squares. Maximum specimen size 250 x 110mm.

Knife holders

Support arms reversible with slew facility. Angle tilt with indicator scale and full width knife guards. Single side double clamp facility is available as an optional feature.

Safety features

Handle designed to ensure maximum distance away from knife edge. Knife guards cover full width of knife.


325mm x 610mm x 260mm


Nett weight 40kg
Gross weight 50kg

Packing dimensions

400mm x 550mm x 920mm