IsoMet® 1000 Precision Sectioning Saw from Buehler

The IsoMet® 1000 is a precision sectioning saw designed for cutting various types of materials with minimal deformation. Its low kerf loss capability and great versatility in holding all types of sample shapes and configurations, gives today's laboratory a precision sectioning tool capable of cutting viturally any material including brittle or ductile metals, composites, cements, laminates, plastics, electronic devices and biomaterials. When equipped with the optional rotating chuck, sectioning times are dramatically reduced.

  • Simple to operate, gravity fed membrane panel controls
  • Rotating vise for larger samples
  • Optional table saw attachment
  • 0.17Hp motor

(includes 6in [152mm] IsoMet® Blade for sectioning electronic substrates, assorted weights, dressing stick, Cool 2 Fluid, flanges and the following chucks:  single saddle, irregular specimen and wafer)

The first step to quality sample preparation is selecting the proper cutting method, one that will not introduce structural damage or defects to the area under analysis. The IsoMet® 1000 Precision Saw was designed for today’s material analyst who demands sample integrity and rapid sectioning capabilities. This saw quickly sections a broad range of materials including:

  • Metals
  • Plastics
  • Biomaterials
  • Mineral
  • Ceramics
  • Composites
  • Rocks
  • Electronic Components

Quality Sections

A wide selection of chucks, fixtures, goniometers and rotating vises guarantee the proper fixturing of samples. The gravity feed loading design will not “force feed” the sample into the diamond wafering blade, minimizing sample deformation. This design allows the IsoMet® 1000 to achieve an as-cut surface which is as free as possible of damage and distortion. The IsoMet® 1000 can be set to turn itself off at a predetermined cutting depth or at the completion of the section.


Increase Versatility The IsoMet® 1000 can be equipped with an optional rotating chuck which effectively reduces the blade-sample contact area and frictional heat for quickly sectioning hard materials. This accessory will dramatically reduce sectioning time.

When sample size prohibits the use of standard chucks, the optional cutting table can be installed for manually sectioning or trimming biomaterials or electronic components.

Improved cutting performance is achieved by selecting the proper wafering blade for the material. Buehler’s application-specific wafering blade match the material cutting needs to provide both minimal sectioning time and sample deformation.

Fully Enclosed Cutting

The IsoMet® 1000’s cutting compartment is fully enclosed. The transparent cutting hood can be removed and replaced with the accessory Table Saw Attachment when sectioning larger samples that require a greater clearance.

The removable coolant tray is accessible from the front of the machine for fast cleaning and easy retrieval of cut samples. The coolant tray also incorporates the blade dressing device which rapidly dresses the diamond wheel while sample sectioning continues.

The IsoMet® 1000 Precision Sectioning Saw offers increased versatility and power for sectioning today’s advanced materials.

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