Bone-Cutting Forceps

Ideal instruments for cutting the skull to gain access to the brain of rats and mice
Item Product Price QTY
52166 Bone Cutter, 5 in., convex jaw, fine Login
52166P Bone Cutter, 5.5 in., convex jaw, fine Login
52167-75 Ruskin Bone Cutter 5.5in Straight Login
52167-76 Liston Bone Cutter 5.5in, Straight Login
52167-77 Liston Bone Cutter 8.5in, Straight Login
52167-78 Liston Bone Cutter 5.5in, Angled on Flat Login
52167-79 Liston Bone Cutter 8.5in, Angled on Flat Login
52167-80 Littauer Bone Cutting Forceps, 4.5 in., Straight Login
52167-80P Littauer Bone Cutting Forceps, 4.5in, Straight Login
52167-82 Littauer Bone Cutting Forceps, 5 in., Straight Login
52167-82P Littauer Bone Cutting Forceps, 5in., Straight Login
52167-84 Littauer Bone Cutting Forceps, 6 in., Straight Login
52167-84P Littauer Bone Cutting Forceps, 6in, Straight Login
52168 Dean Bone Cutter, 6 in. Login
52170-02 Gluck Rib Shears 8.5in Login
52170-03 Langenbeck Saw 9in, blade 4.5in Login
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.