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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-22-2009, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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Dremel questions

For those who use them, is there any difference between the regular old Home Depot variety Dremel and the ones they sell at PetSmart? I wondered if the RPM might be different or something, and thought I'd better find out before I go out and buy one.

Also, what kind of sanding tips do you use?

We had picked up one of those PediPaws, but it's basically worthless. I guess if I wanted to spend half an hour and about three disks per nail it might work. Otherwise, not so much. And I really hate using clippers. I'm always so afraid that I'm going to hurt them.

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I got mine from Target, I don't know what they have at PetSmart?


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Re: Dremel questions

I have used smaller versions, but really do fine with the regular plug in Dremel. You can adjust the speed of course. I use the sandpaper drums rather than the little stone. They seem to work better and don't get so hot.

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Re: Dremel questions

I got mine from Home Depot. Its a great one with plenty of power to get the job done. its a plug in type. I also use the sandpaper drums.
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Re: Dremel questions

I got a rechargeable Dremel minimite-basically two speeds. Easy recharger and one charge is usually good for both dogs. Don't remember where I got it from but currently about $30 on Aamzon: <u>Dremel minimite on Amazon</u>

Oh and I use the sandpaper as well - usually medium or coarse(when I 'forget' to do the nails regulary)

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I use the more powerful one from Home Depot at the highest speed and the coarsest sand paper possible. The ones at PetSmart are very wimpy.

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Re: Dremel questions

I got a 7.2v multipro rechargable at WalMart a while back(at a price I couldn't pass up). I find it powerful enough to the job and being rechargeable, I can use it anywhere w/o having to worry about a cord. I also use the dremel for more than just trimming Phoenix's nails.

The one you see at Petsmart, you can get cheaper at Amazon. There are also other options on Amazon. The minimite dremel is a good deal w/ free shipping than what you'd get at Petsmart.

I use the sanding drums. Usually use the finer one, but if I don't have those availble. I'll use the coarser ones.

I find that Home Depot and Lowes stuff is overpriced vs. WalMart or Amazon for the smaller tools as well as begin a bit more powerful than needed, unless you are going to use the dremel for more than your dog's nails.

Pedipaws ARE useless for larger dogs.

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Pedipaws ARE useless for larger dogs.
AMEN!!!!! I tried it on Angeles and nothing! Louis and Cotton it did some good. I think I will try the Dremel. Was it in the pet section or home hardware?

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Re: Dremel questions

We had a pedipaws that I used for Dusty before we got Kerchak. It is fine for our little dog, but doesn't touch Kerchaks nails
I was wondering about the Dremel too, so might give that a try as we already have one.

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Re: Dremel questions

I got the Dremel from the hardware section. Mine has a 7,500 and I think a 12,000 speed - I used the lower speed on both dogs, and the sandpaper tip.


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