Standard Embedding Tamper

Standard Embedding Tamper


Magnified LS Standard Embedding Tamper

The highest quality and most feature packed embedding tamper available today. Machined from solid blocks of 6061 T6 aluminum; this embedding tamper combines optimal thermal conductivity and strength profiles, allowing histology professionals to take their embedding to the next level.


  • built-in 1cm ruler with 1mm ring graduations for checking specimen measurements

  • convex tamper head top surface reduces the risk of cross-contamination by shedding paraffin

  • knob heat-regulating shaft fins

  • warmed easy-clean knob allows for quick paraffin removal

  • multiple sizes of textured knobs available (S- 1.25" diameter, M- 1.375" diameter, L- 1.5" diameter, XL- 1.625" diameter)

  • removable tamper head enables different tamper head sizes and shapes to be used (custom tamper heads available)

  • variable stonewashed (glare-reduction) and polished (easy-clean) finishes

  • made in the USA by skilled machinists

**We recommend small square (.625") tamper heads only be used on embedding tampers with a small or medium knob size** 

Please see our Techniques page to watch a video detailing how to use our Standard Embedding Tamper.

**Contact us for custom tamper head sizes and shapes**

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Selecting comfort grip knob size:
When choosing which knob size to get, a good rule of thumb is to order the same knob size as the disposable glove size you typically wear. Smaller knob sizes take up less space and are less prone to getting knocked over. Larger knob sizes can be more ergonomic and allow histotechnicians to more comfortably apply pressure to specimens.