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01-03-2014 05:46 PM
TrickyShepherd
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LOL! I'm so relieved to see I'm not the only one who had the great fun of unwinding my mangled hair from the tip. What a laugh and a half that was. Not.
Embarrassingly enough, no, you're not alone.

Happened once. That was more than enough to catch my attention and realize to NEVER forget a hair tie again! lol! Now it's the first thing that I grab before setting up for the nail clipping marathons. That and eye protection. Another difficult lesson learned and one that was just simply out of being impatient.
01-03-2014 03:48 PM
Blanketback LOL! I'm so relieved to see I'm not the only one who had the great fun of unwinding my mangled hair from the tip. What a laugh and a half that was. Not.
01-03-2014 03:27 PM
misslesleedavis1 I have when dex was a little younger and i liked it.
01-03-2014 03:25 PM
TrickyShepherd
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Also, be sure to keep your own hair out of the way...lol, either tied back or just keep your head a safe distance away from the Dremel when it's running. It's WHOLLY unpleasant to have to unwind (or cut) your own hair out of the wheel, and far less enjoyable even to have a small clump yanked out.
LOL!

Yeah, that's a very unpleasant lesson to learn the hard way!! It's just hard to remember everything when you first start getting it all set up and ready to go. I had everything perfect, the dog ready, got them used to the sound and feeling.... but, I missed that step.... it was a painful experience ! lol!

So yes... OP, definitely remember your hair too!
01-02-2014 06:55 PM
d4lilbitz Yes, need to remember to tie the hair back lol. I odered both the dremel and the flex shaft. I am excited for it to come and try it out.

I printed the information on how to properly use a drumel as well! Great thing to have on hand : )

Everything should arrive by the 10th!
01-02-2014 06:11 PM
Discoetheque Also, be sure to keep your own hair out of the way...lol, either tied back or just keep your head a safe distance away from the Dremel when it's running. It's WHOLLY unpleasant to have to unwind (or cut) your own hair out of the wheel, and far less enjoyable even to have a small clump yanked out.
01-02-2014 04:35 PM
TrickyShepherd
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Thank you, I just purchased this one! With three large dogs, I would have to keep charging it. This was the only reason for wanting one with a cord.

Thanks everyone for your imput and suggestions!
I love that model. It's been very reliable and it's not huge, so holding it isn't difficult for smaller hands. The charging issue is the main reason why we ended up with the corded. I am sure cordless works fine in many cases (I've heard both sides of the Negative vs. Positive), but I am awful at remembering to charge stuff! The last thing I need is to get everyone ready, make my little "nail dremeling work station", and go to turn it on to a dead battery! lol! So we went with corded. At first, I thought the cord would get in my way, but honestly, I haven't had that issue at all. I put the dremel itself up on our outdoor chair (I have a stand for it), and the flex attachment reaches perfectly down and around all their paws. I'm never even around the cord.

Btw, the information posted by other members above from Doberdawn's website is incredibly helpful!! I read over that page probably a million times before and after starting with using the dremel.

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Another thanks, Freestep that looks great. But they mention it getting hot - and I thought this was the reason to use the sanding bands rather than those grinding stones. What's you opinion on that?

I second the flex shaft attachment, it's so helpful. One thing to remember is to keep long hair tied up and away from the tip. What a snarly mess, otherwise. How do I know this? Duh....
The flex shaft is great! It's also less intimidating to the dogs. When we started with the dremel, they were much more relaxed and willing with that, than the larger sized, louder dremel going around their paws. I wouldn't want to go without that thing now!!

And I definitely agree with keeping any hairs away! Although we have no long coats here, we still use the pantyhose trick. Slide the nail through the end of pantyhose (like a sock going over their paws). The hair stays in and the nail comes cleanly out. Easy to work with.
01-02-2014 04:24 PM
Freestep Yes, it will get hot. Just use common sense, check the wheel after every foot and stop if it gets TOO hot. I find that I can get through one dog without it heating up too much, unless it's a big dog with a LOT of nail to grind off. What I usually do is clip the nails first, then use the dremel to round them off. Doing it this way, I haven't had a problem.

If you're going to be dremeling several dogs at a time, you can dunk the wheel in cold water or rubbing alcohol to cool it quickly.
01-02-2014 03:47 PM
Blanketback Another thanks, Freestep that looks great. But they mention it getting hot - and I thought this was the reason to use the sanding bands rather than those grinding stones. What's you opinion on that?

I second the flex shaft attachment, it's so helpful. One thing to remember is to keep long hair tied up and away from the tip. What a snarly mess, otherwise. How do I know this? Duh....
01-02-2014 03:11 PM
Discoetheque Thank you for the link to the diamond carbide wheel, Freestep. I'll definitely be purchasing one of those.
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