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d4lilbitz 01-02-2014 07:12 AM

Anybody use a Dremel?
Hi Everyone,

I am considering purchasing a dremel to grind my dogs nails verses cutting them with clippers. I cut them myself, always have but there are always the sharp edges once I do. Even with their exercise it doesn't seem to smooth out (or round out I should say). I have heard of people using a dremel but there are so many models out there I am at a loss as to which one will suffice for them. There are three dogs, so it needs to be durable.

I am interested in one with a powercord so it lasts longer. If you could recommendation some models and where to find it, I'd certainly appreciate it : )

Thanks for your help!

jocoyn 01-02-2014 07:21 AM

A whole LOT of us use a dremel. I don't use a corded model though. I honestly think the battery on the Li ion rechargeables could go 3 dogs no problem. I love my stylus because it is so light and the on off button is right near the tip

Galathiel 01-02-2014 08:03 AM

I use a cordless dremel myself so couldn't really tell you about the corded ones. I just have one dog and it works well for him.

blackshep 01-02-2014 08:22 AM

For whatever reason, I have a hard time using a dremel. lol

I went back to clipping, and I got a nail file to smooth the edges. if you are more coordinated than I am, a dremel does work really well, so probably worth trying. My dog was always trying to investigate it though, and I couldn't see what I was doing with her nose in the way :D

JanaeUlva 01-02-2014 08:38 AM

I use a Dremel that is an Oster that I had back from my dog grooming days in the 80's! Yep still going strong :) What I like about it is that there are 2 speeds so you can get the dog used to it with the lower speed. Then again, maybe newer ones are more quiet. That I don't know.

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Okin 01-02-2014 08:58 AM

I use the craftsmen version. My dog tolerates it much more than the clippers. Only downside is it can be hard to tell how far to go.

d4lilbitz 01-02-2014 09:03 AM

Thank you all! When I worked at a boarding kennel/groomers several years ago, they used one on their Boston Terriers because they would show them. I was able to several times try it out several times and it was okay. That was one their dogs who were used to it lol. I will check these options out to see which is best for my pack and I : )

d4lilbitz 01-02-2014 09:08 AM


Originally Posted by Okin (Post 4758714)
I use the craftsmen version. My dog tolerates it much more than the clippers. Only downside is it can be hard to tell how far to go.

Luckily for me, my lab and one shepherd have white nails, so you can see the pink quick fairly easy. Red has black nails, so its a little difficult sometime. I always look under to see the quick before I cut, and only tip his. Since he's my biking buddy, they naturally don't need the cutting as much. I would just round them.

GatorDog 01-02-2014 09:31 AM

I use this from Lowes and I love it

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Cassidy's Mom 01-02-2014 09:50 AM

Yes! This search on the term "dremel" netted several hundred previous threads. :)

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