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Old 08-12-2008, 01:52 PM
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Default I bought a dremel!

Wow, it's kind of fun dremeling Lily's toenails (Smokey wiggles too much and I keep sanding my hands, I'm sure I'll improve)
AND, Lily hasn't bitten me with the dremel, but the guillotine style clippers she howled and bit me the last time I trimmed her nails, and I didn't even quick her!
Big improvement on what her nails look like too! Just a question though, what do you guys do to keep from breathing the smelly-ass toenail dust? My eyesight is bad (and I didn't dare wear my contacts so I could actually see with the dust flying) so I have to get up close to see what I'm doing.
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:14 PM
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As far as my eyes, I wear glasses so that is never a problem. As far as breathing the dust, I just keep my face back a little. With femka her nails are more dry so I found getting a wet paper towel, wipe the nails first, cuts down alot on the dremel dust. ( ie the dust sticks to the slightly damp fur around it.)
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:17 PM
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How about a sanding respirator mask? Those soft little mask things people wear when sanding or painting and stuff. I just pull my shirt over my nose as I go, ha ha.
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:37 PM
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I didn't even think of that, lol. I don't mind grinding my fingers, it has a low speed and it doesn't even hurt (I have some pretty calloused hands though) but the dust not only smells nasty but doesn't exactly have a great taste either!
I didn't think of "wet sanding" them like Borzoi suggested either...that's a good idea and I can see why it would reduce the dust!

Thanks!
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Old 08-12-2008, 03:24 PM
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have any of you guys tried that pedi-paws dremel? it's supposed to suck all that stuff in... i'm thinkin about getting one!
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Old 08-12-2008, 03:49 PM
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I haven't tried it, but when a black and decker dremel is all of $25 at Walmart (and $30 for the mini mite Dremel brand) it just seems more cost effective to have a tool you can use on other things and with a warranty. Even the black and decker has a 2 year warranty on the motor...
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Old 08-12-2008, 04:56 PM
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oh i have a regular dremel, i'm just weirded out about using it on my dogs.. it makes a lot of noise, imo

the pedi paws one sucks up the dust, it's supposed to be super quiet, and it's cordless.

and i'm a sucker for seen on tv stuff
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:13 PM
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I wear a dust mask every time I dremmel. The first time I didn't, and had breathing difficulty for 24 hours. No one should really be inhaling that.

The window on the 'peticure' gets covered in nail dust in seconds.. making it impossible to see the nail you are tryign to work on. Easier to use a real dremmel.
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:29 PM
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Good idea on the breathing it in, I guess thats why when I get my nails done they wear dust masks too...I always thought it was the nasty smelling chemicals...
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thanks, i think i'll look for a smaller cordless dremel to try out
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