Specimen Preparation

The Model 463 Sikkens-type scratching stylus consists of a carbide cutting edge with a side support button guide and a handle. In the standard version of the Model 463, the cutting edge has a width of 1 mm and right-angled edges. Turn the adjustment screws to align the cutting edge so that it is in line with the support head (as shown in Figure 2). A carbide cutting edge of 0.5 mm width is also available on request.