The Thermo Scientific HM 430 Sliding Microtome comes standard with manual or automated fine sectioning. This device has operation that is comfortable, quick and doesnt tire. It ensures this because of its design to carry knives. This knife carrier comes with an adjustable knife guard. It moves along a cross rolling bearing system which allows for accuracy and does not require maintenance. It comes equipped with easy to use handles which makes transportation of the device an easy task. You can easily choose between automatic or manual advances. This devices segregates paraffin and frozen sections for botanical and biological use.