[MSA-talk] ultra-thin jeweler's saw

Benjamin Gilbert bgilbert at lbl.gov
Tue Nov 21 08:24:37 EST 2017

Dear Jason

We are looking into this exact question, although I can’t offer any solutions! 

I understand from enquiries with colleagues that a diamond wire saw provides the finest cuts. However, I have only found one commercial (Electron Microscopy Sciences) and I can’t justify the $14k cost. It might be worth enquiring if there is a local electron microscopy facility that has such an device. 

I am presently looking for a lower-cost hand saw jig which we could set up with a fine diamond wire, but I have not identified anything yet. I’ll let you know what we find and I would be grateful for any suggestions you receive or solutions you discover. 

Best regards, 	


> On Nov 21, 2017, at 2:19 AM, Jason Herrin <jasonscottherrin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> We are looking for the thinnest of thin diamond blades for cutting parallel serial sections of cm-sized and smaller mineral grains. Can anyone recommend a good blade or saw type?
> Any responses appreciated,
> Jason Herrin
> NTU Singapore
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Benjamin Gilbert

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Energy Geosciences Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
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Institut des Sciences de la Terre
Université Grenoble - Alpes

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