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1.4" and 2.8" Hand Specimen Trimmer



In-situ Sampling and Preparation

Sub Category:

Extruders and Soil Lathes

Product Group:

Soil Lathes

Specimen Trimmers are designed to simplify precision trimming of soil samples for triaxial, shear, unconfined compression, and other tests requiring standard cylindrical specimens. This trimming frame is supplied complete with vane type grips for both 1.4" (35 mm) and 2.8" (70 mm) diameter specimens, and a narrow wire saw.

  • Lightweight frame construction for both laboratory and field use.
  • Sturdy plated steel uprights serve as guides for wire saw during final trimming procedure.
  • Samples are held securely during trimming through vane type grips.
  • Adjustable upper gripper platen for various sample heights.
  • Plated steel uprights and gripper assemblies for rust resistance and long life.

Includes Wire Saw.

Description Hand Specimen Trimmer
1.4" (35 mm) Yes
2.8" (70 mm) Yes
Sample Size. Trims samples to either 1.4" (35 mm) or 2.8" (70 mm) diam.
Uprights. Positioned to guide wire saw to control final sample diam; plated steel.
Sample Grips. Vane type; hold sample during trimming; plated steel.
Overall Dimensions. 7" w. x 5" d. x 14" h. (178 x 127 x 356 mm).
Weight. Net 16 lbs. (7.3 kg).

Hand Operated Soil Lathe for 38mm Dia Specimens Up to 100mm Long.


For producing 38 mm diameter specimens. The lathe platen is adjustable in height and will accept specimens up to 100 mm in length.