Manual microtome YR418

Manufacturer: Kalstein


The Manual Microtome YR418 is an indispensable tool designed to meet the rigorous requirements of histology and histopathology laboratories, as well as for applications in research and industrial quality control. Its manual design offers flexibility for use in any area of the laboratory, combining internal mechanical precision with high and consistent performance. This microtome not only ensures quality sections but also optimizes user comfort, allowing for fast, safe, and smooth cutting even under heavy workloads. Equipped with a xylene-resistant sectioning waste tray that is easily separable for cleaning, the YR418 stands out for its superior functionality and attractive ergonomic design.

Market Price

The price of the Manual Microtome YR418 typically ranges between $5000 and $6500 USD in the market. This range may vary depending on geographical location, shipping costs, and additional installation fees. For a precise and detailed quote, we invite you to request an estimate through our Kalstein Plus platform. Take this opportunity to equip your laboratory with a cutting-edge cutting tool that significantly enhances histology processes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum cutting thickness that the YR418 can achieve? The YR418 can achieve a minimum cutting thickness of 1 μm, allowing for ultra-thin sections ideal for detailed studies. How is the integrated sectioning waste tray cleaned? The YR418’s sectioning waste tray is xylene-resistant and can be easily separated for quick and efficient cleaning. Is it complicated to adjust the sample orientation in the YR418? No, the YR418 allows precise sample orientation with an XY movement of up to 8°, facilitating the preparation of exact sections.

Advantages and Disadvantages


The YR418 Manual Microtome offers precise and consistent cutting thanks to its robust and highly precise manual design. It is easy to use and enables smooth operation even under heavy loads. Its xylene-resistant waste tray ensures easy maintenance and extended durability.


It may require initial learning time to fully optimize its use. The initial cost may be a consideration for laboratories with limited budgets.

Field Use

In histology laboratories, the Manual Microtome YR418 is essential for precise and uniform cutting of biological samples. Its ability to adjust cutting thickness, sample orientation, and blade press plate movement makes it ideal for detailed research and clinical analysis. From sample preparation for medical diagnostics to industrial quality control applications, the YR418 significantly improves laboratory efficiency and precision.


To maximize the performance of the Manual Microtome YR418, we recommend following the regular maintenance guidelines provided in the user manual. Ensure proper adjustment of cutting parameters and keep the waste tray clean to ensure optimal results and prolong the equipment’s lifespan. Take advantage of the advanced capabilities of the YR418 to enhance your laboratory’s productivity and achieve consistent, reliable results in every section.

Don’t miss the opportunity to optimize your laboratory with the Manual Microtome YR418. Request a quote today through Kalstein Plus and discover how this advanced equipment can transform your histology processes. Click here to generate your automatic quote and take your laboratory to the next level.

Technical Specifications

Model YR418
Minimum Setting of Sectioning Thickness 1μm
Total Horizontal Specimen Feed 29mm
Vertical Specimen Stroke 60mm
Movement Range of the Base of Blade Holder Base 0-60mm (front to back)
Movement Range of the Blade Press plate 0-23mm
Specimen Holder Rotation at any angle within360 degrees
Maximum Specimen Size 60×70mm
Specimen Orientation XY – 8°
Precision Error ±1%
Dimensions 570×440×290mm (W×D×H)
Net weight 28kg

Additional information

Weight 37 kg
Dimensions 62 × 53 × 42 cm

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