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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Nail grinding question

I just bought a conairpro dog nail grinder. My old grinder (which died) only had sand paper but my new one has 2 grinding stones (15mm and 8mm) and sand paper. What do I use all these tools for? It does not explain in the instructions. Plus the unit has a "protective cover that can be adjusted to fit different nail sizes" but it doesn't explain how to use that either. The instructions show an uncovered grinder being used on a dogs nails.

If you have this specific grinder or just general advice I would appreciate the info.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-16-2017, 05:40 PM
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Try them out and see what you/your dog likes best. I don't use a cover with mine, I find it tend to get in the way. I've never used a grinding stone. I use to use the paper bands, but upgraded to a diamond grinding wheel that I can use on wet or dry nails. Paper won't hold up with wet nails. When grinding nails it is best to wear a dust mask so you are not breathing in the fine particles of nail and who knows what else, eye protection also isn't a bad idea either since bits of nail or grit can fly off while grinding.
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Thank you so much for the advice. Never thought of wearing a mask but that is a good idea.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 11:06 AM
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I don't have specific instructions on how to use that dremel grinder. I have used two. I am liking my normal dremel that plugs in. The battery operated one was weak. This new one has a "pen" like attachment so I don't have to heft the whole unit just the pen. I find that the sandpaper rings work sooooooo much faster than the stones. Paper holds up pretty well for me. I can be done on a 65 lb dog in 2-3 minutes.

I try to do it outside, wear reading glasses, but forgo the mask now. Although I think a mask is a good idea. Lots of treats for my food driven dog.

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