Surgical Drill, Trephines, Drill Bits, Bone Screws, Acrylic and Bone Wax

The Surgical Drill is a precision instrument that accepts a multitude of drill bits with standard dental burr shanks. The control box is easy to read and the lightweight, balanced hand-piece is easy to control.

  • Precision instrument for drilling holes in bone
  • Accessory for stereotaxic surgery
  • Smooth and quiet operation with variable speed selection
  • Hands-free on/off control with foot pedal
  • Straight hand-piece design, lightweight and balanced
  • Accepts 2.3-2.4 mm shank tap drills, trephines and dental burrs
  • Lever-chuck for rapid replacement of drill bits
  • Compatiable Trephines, drill bits, bone screws, and other accessories (acrylic & bone wax ) are available

Surgical Drill, Trephines, Drill Bits, Bone Screws, Dental Cement and Bone Wax

Microdialysis probes, intracerebral guide cannula, electrodes or similar devices should be mounted through a clean, straight-edged hole in the skull. Bone Screws, & Dental Cement permit secure mounting of these devices to the skull. The two part acrylic cement (MD-1300) is the cost effective way to secure these devices in place. One kit will provide sufficient material to prepare up to 8 implants. Bone wax (MR-5309) serves to stop or retard bleeding from the bone. It can be a useful tool during stereotaxic surgery to seal the left over holes on the skull after intracerebral injections.

Rat Trephine Bone Drill Bit:
A trephine bone drill bit MF-5176 is the recommended cutting tool. The skull does not shatter and no bone shards are deposited on underlying brain tissue. It cuts a 1.8 mm circle. The shank is 2.35 mm (3/32”)

Mouse Bone Drill Bit:
For the fragile mouse skull, we suggest the smaller MD-1360  bone drill bits, which drill a 1.2 mm hole. The shank is 2.35 mm (3/32”)

Drill Bit for Mounting / Anchoring Bone Screws (rat and mouse):
MF-5362 bone drill bits should be used to drill holes for mounting anchoring / bone screws MF-5182 and MD-1310 . They drill a 0.8 mm hole. The shank is 2.35 mm (3/32”)

Mounting / Anchoring Bone Screws:
MF-5182 bone screw is recommended for rats
MD-1310 bone screw is self-tapping and is recommended for both rats and mice

Surgical Drill:
The powered surgical drill MF-5360 can be used with the MF-5176, MD-1360 and MF-5362 bone drill bits.  The surgical drill is generally compatible with all standard bone drill bits and accepts a shank of ~2.3-2.4 mm.


 MF-5360  High Speed Surgical Drill Set 120VAC, 50/60 Hz
 MF-5360F High Speed Surgical Drill Set 220-240 VAC, 50 Hz

For surgical implantation of BR style probes (and for rat application) we recommend:

 MF-5176  Trephine bone drill bits for rat guide cannulae
 MF-5362  Bone Drills, 5/pkg 
 MF-5182  SS bone screws (for rats)
 MD-1300  Dental acrylic cement

For surgical implantation of MBR style probes (and for mouse application) we recommend:

 MF-5362  Bone Drills, 5/pkg
 MD-1360  Bone Drill for MBR Guide Cannulas and Probes
 MD-1310  Stainless Steel Self-Tapping Bone Screw for mice (50/pkg)
 MD-1300  Dental acrylic cement



 Surgical Drill Accessories Kit
 MF-5182 SS bone screws for rats (1/pk)
 MF-5176 Trephine bone drill bits for rat guide cannulae (1)
 MF-5363 Screwdriver Set for Bone Anchor Screws (1)
 MF-5362 Surgical drill bits for MF-5182 & MD-1310 (1/pk)
 MD-1300 Dental acrylic cement (1)

 MR-5309  Bone wax (1 ea, 2.5 g)


A= 1.954mm
B= 0.960mm
A= 1.892mm
B= 1.163mm


MF-5176 trephine bone drill bit, cuts a 1.8 mm circle and has a shank of 2.35 mm (3/32”)
MD-1360 bone drill bit drills a 1.2 mm hole and has a shank of 2.35 mm (3/32”)
MF-5362 bone drill bit drills a 0.8 mm hole. The shank is 2.35 mm (3/32”)
The surgical drill accepts ~2.3-2.4 mm shank tap drills, trephines and dental burrs (and is generally compatible with BASi’s and all standard bone drill bits).