Dremeling - what tips do you use?

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  1. Saeleofu

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    So what tip do you all use to dremel your dogs' nails?

    I have an accessory pack with a ton of different things, so if there's something that works better than what I've been using, I'd like to know!
     
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    Sand paper drum.
     
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    Us too. It is the best for smoothing out rough edges, making it all nice and smooth and trims them down quickly and easily.
     
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    Same same. I get the kids to lay on the floor, hold the Dremel up close to the head and go to town. I hate it when the thing "catches" and skips. Hence the holding it up near the grinding surface. I usually have my thumb braced against the toe I'm working on, too, for extra control.
     
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    OH MY GOD YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING!!!

    I've been using a grey grinding tip all along and it took FOREVER to do nails. I'd seriously spend 30 minutes on a single dog and not make much progress (betweem grinding, letting it cool, etc) and wondered how the hell I was supposed to grind down every toe nail every couple days.

    I just switched to a 60 grit sandpaper drum and WOW! I did both dogs' toenails in under 5 minutes. I don't even need to use clippers to take anything off before I grind anymore!

    THANK YOU!!! :hail: :hail: :hail:
     
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    Were you possibly using a stone drum/ other shape? Stone does heat up super fast. I'm glad you figured out our secret ;)
     
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    I was using something similar to this:

    http://www.drillspot.com/products/9..._silicon_carbide_grinding_stone_pack_of_5?s=1

    It was a pain in the ass compared to the sandpaper drums. Ii even did Tango's just now in under a minute (granted he only has 3 feet and they're tiny, but still! lol).
     
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    Ick, stone.. I'm glad you are having an easy dremel time now!
     

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