Bone Cutting Forceps

Product Code: 234

Bone cutting tools allow for sharp cuts through soft bone and cartilage
What is the finest bone rongeur sold?
The 52161-03 Micro Friedman Rongeur are our finest bone rongeurs. The jaws are only 1.3MM wide, and are available straight, angled, and curved.
What does the term “double action” mean in the description of a Bone Rongeur/Bone Cutting Forcep?
“Double action” provides a second hinge point. This increases the pressure and force applied to the cutting edges of the rongeur through the lever action provided by the second pivot point. An example of a “double action” bone cutter is the 52167-75.
What instrument should I use to open a mouse skull?
When opening a mouse skull, there is a great need to avoid traumatizing the brain. For this purpose we recommend using the 52167-80 Littauer bone cutting forceps. The small and sharp head will easily cut through the skull without traumatizing the brain.
What instrument should I use to open a rat skull?
The best instruments to use for bone cutting are the bone cutting forceps. When cutting into a larger rat’s skull, you can use a bulkier instrument such as the 52167-75 Ruskin bone cutting forceps. The double action allows precise control and steadiness, while the relatively thin head will fit between the dura and skull bone.
For smaller or younger rats, we recommend using a more delicate instrument such as the 52161-05 Micro Friedman Rongeur.
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52167-80P          Littauer Bone Cutting Forceps, 4.5in, Straight         
52167-80            Littauer Bone Cutting Forceps, 4.5 in., Straight       
52167-82P          Littauer Bone Cutting Forceps, 5in., Straight           
52167-82            Littauer Bone Cutting Forceps, 5 in., Straight          
52167-84P          Littauer Bone Cutting Forceps, 6in, Straight            
52167-84            Littauer Bone Cutting Forceps, 6 in., Straight          
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