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So I was searching the net for dremels to do my greys nails and see they have a cordless Dremel made for pet grooming. Supposedly it is a lot quieter then the regular Dremel.

 

I was wondering if any other GTers has this and what your opinions are on it. Of the reviews i've read it seems they can go through batteries faily fast

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I got the pet dremel last Christmas as a gift because my regular rechargeable dremel died. I love it! It is much quieter and lighter than the regular one but it is hard on regular batteries as stated in the above post. I solved that problem by getting rechargeables.

I do my dogs nails once a week and I have only had to charge the batteries once in the last 3 months. So for me it's great! :)

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I have one*, but I found it ate batteries. Rechargeable alkaline AAs didn't solve the problem, perhaps because I had four dogs.

 

Now I use a Stylus, the pistol-shaped lithium-ion rechargeable. It's small, light, and quiet (albeit relatively high-pitched). It's also variable speed, instead of just two-speed.

 

Dremel Stylus

 

ETA: *Actually, I have the golf Dremel, which is the same as the pet one except for the colour (green instead of amber) and attachments (I just switched to the sanding drum).

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I asked for and got the Dremel Minimite for Christmas, especially for doing Arty's nails. I chose it over the pet-specific one because A. it uses a rechargeable battery, yet B. it's smaller and lighter than the regular Dremel, and C. you can still get additional bits for it to use on small around-the-house projects. I don't know how it compares to the pet one in terms of noise, but it's not too noisy at all for me.

 

Like Alton Brown is always saying, why buy a tool that only does one thing?

 

Edited because of stupid smileys being put in where I intended to write a list. :angryfire

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I have the pet Dremel and both my boys HATE it! I have not gotten very far with getting them used to it. Before I got it, I figured it would be a dream but I can't say that.....at least not yet.

 

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WEll, I broke down and went with a regular Dremel. the 400 xpr came with a wooden box of stuff I may never use. But got it through eBay for a lot less then retail. Now to get my girls use to the sounds and the feel. And it is corded so no batteries to replace all the time

 

I know I have attachements I can use with house projects. So went with a Dremel that i can use elswhere.

 

Anybody got some ceramic tiles ya need cut???? :lol

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We have the amber pet one too!! I have only done about 12 paws so far!! But the boys like it! I think the sanding drums are going to have to be replaced frequently, but so far the batteries are working.

 

My husband makes me lay a towel down because the dust is pretty visible.

 

I believe they have thicker sanding drums than the ones that came with the tool which would be better for large dogs. That is the next thing on my list.

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I asked for and got the Dremel Minimite for Christmas, especially for doing Arty's nails. I chose it over the pet-specific one because A. it uses a rechargeable battery, yet B. it's smaller and lighter than the regular Dremel, and C. you can still get additional bits for it to use on small around-the-house projects. I don't know how it compares to the pet one in terms of noise, but it's not too noisy at all for me.

 

Like Alton Brown is always saying, why buy a tool that only does one thing?

 

Edited because of stupid smileys being put in where I intended to write a list. :angryfire

 

 

This is the exact model I have. I got it on Amazon.com, and also purchased an accessory kit so I can use it for other things. The "Dremel for pets" is probably the EXACT same tool marketed at sucker pet owners (like me) at a higher price!

 

The rechargeable, cordless MiniMite is awesome! Purchase extra sanding bands at the time you get the tool because they don't last forever!

 

I love my Dremel! When George was at the vet a couple of weeks ago, I was offered the complimentary nail trim, and then the vet said, "Oh! I can see you don't need it."


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Like yor new siggy, George, fitting now that you r a sperienced ocean traveler...! I'm ordering this fur r house. My mom is scared to do r nails 'cos Dipster cries like a gril when she trims hims nails!

 

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Yep , I use the cordless minmite with the recharging base, too and really like it. Once I've gotten their nails nice and short, I trim once a week just a tlittle bit. Keeping the nails shorter has really seemed to help my Kharma's 2 pad corns from coming back as fast. She's pretty good about it and so is Penny now--once I'm able to catch her she just gives up & submits! MUCH better than using a clipper, fur sure. Usina a clipper scares me as much as it does them- I had a nail bleed like stink once and that was more than enough and seemed to really hurt, too .

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I currently have 3 boys and have had several greys in the past all but one were boys. And trust me they would all scream like girls if I tried cliping nails! But not a one of them minds the Dremel. We used the regular non-pet. It is rechargable. But nail time is much more pleasent for greys and humans. :)

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Guest LovesDoggies
I asked for and got the Dremel Minimite for Christmas, especially for doing Arty's nails. I chose it over the pet-specific one because A. it uses a rechargeable battery, yet B. it's smaller and lighter than the regular Dremel, and C. you can still get additional bits for it to use on small around-the-house projects. I don't know how it compares to the pet one in terms of noise, but it's not too noisy at all for me.

 

Like Alton Brown is always saying, why buy a tool that only does one thing?

 

Edited because of stupid smileys being put in where I intended to write a list. :angryfire

 

 

This is the exact model I have. I got it on Amazon.com, and also purchased an accessory kit so I can use it for other things. The "Dremel for pets" is probably the EXACT same tool marketed at sucker pet owners (like me) at a higher price!

 

The rechargeable, cordless MiniMite is awesome! Purchase extra sanding bands at the time you get the tool because they don't last forever!

 

I love my Dremel! When George was at the vet a couple of weeks ago, I was offered the complimentary nail trim, and then the vet said, "Oh! I can see you don't need it."

 

I've never used a dremel for my dogs' nails or for any other reason, but I want to purchase this one. Which sanding bands do I need? I'm guessing fine, but want to make sure since I have no idea how this works. Do I need the accessory kit? Or, will this have everything I need? Oh, and, I'm assuming it's the sanding bands that I will use, and not the disks, right?

 

Thanks in advance for your help!!

 

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My dremel is the same as that minimite one, but it's blue. I found it at WalMart for $20, and it works wonderfully! I use the rough sanding band... 60 grit, I think... and I've been using the same band for 3 months and it's still gritty enough to do the nails quickly. I'm impressed with the battery life, too. I haven't charged it in 4 weeks and it's still working well!

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I have one*, but I found it ate batteries. Rechargeable alkaline AAs didn't solve the problem, perhaps because I had four dogs.

 

Now I use a Stylus, the pistol-shaped lithium-ion rechargeable. It's small, light, and quiet (albeit relatively high-pitched). It's also variable speed, instead of just two-speed.

 

Dremel Stylus

 

ETA: *Actually, I have the golf Dremel, which is the same as the pet one except for the colour (green instead of amber) and attachments (I just switched to the sanding drum).

I have this one too..picked it up at Lowe's, but order the drums in quantity from a tool supplier of mine. Even my older girl relaxes to her her toes done with this.

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A friend gave my a Dremal with a cord that proved too cumbersome for my dog. So I bought a rechargeable one. Its speed is about 25- 5000rpm. I would buy it again but the model above it at 10 - 15,000 rpm. BTW, if you do a search under Google you can find a great article on how to use it to trim the hounds nails. Its a great article that tells you the proper way to do it. Such as DO NOT use too fast of a speed and only trim for 2-3 seconds at a time as the nail becomes hot.

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