A high precision, high accuracy horizontal saw with a wet-dry cutting head. The blade height is adjustable and moves smoothly on the bridge guide, sliding along the length of the coolant fluid pan. It can hold core up to forty five inches in length and five inches in diameter for horizontal slabbing.
This instrument can be used to
1) prepare an archived set of stratigraphic columns through a section of the core
2) expose bedding and geologic features that are not apparent in the outer diameter of the core material
This insight into the core can be compared with CT images, and more accurate sample orientation can be achieved with the physical, visual reference.