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    • May 15, 2016 9:35 AM CDT
    • thanks


    • May 15, 2016 7:30 AM CDT
    • Oster has one that is alright. Its a bit loud on the high speed. Its has the cap on it so you don't catch your hair or the dog's. The dremel brand feels sturdier and likely has a longer life but the oster does what its supposed to do.


    • May 15, 2016 4:14 AM CDT
    • I gotta get one...My dremel finally died. I hate using it. I've sanded my self, got the damn thing caught in dog hair, my hair. I tried a few of the "Pawticure" types but they don't have enough power to get the job done quickly enough...This post is old enough. Maybe there's something new? I can't be the only one who dreads this thing, lol

    • November 5, 2012 4:17 PM CST
    • I use the paper ones. They sell "refill" sanding drum covers really cheap. As long as you don't get them wet, they last quite a while. Dremels are way awesome for working on tons of things. I'm forever using one of mine for things.

    • November 5, 2012 8:21 AM CST
    • It's handy little household tool. The other attachments are used for wood working and such. Somewhere in the paper work it should say what each one is and maybe the grit, though it doesn't really matter for nails. I've used the stones and the paper. I think I like the paper ones a bit better as the stones are often a very fine grit and don't take off as much as quickly.



    • November 5, 2012 4:09 AM CST
    • ok, i found one...bought the Dremel's cordless...and it looked like good quality, it was one of the higher ends models, and it was on sale...but it's got so many attachments, i get i just put one of the grinding bits that seemed similar to the ones i used before on my old dremel.   I saw someone post on here that they used the 60 or 120 grinding bits...but mine have no numbers on them...?? And someone else said they used a sanding these work as well as the grinding bits? oh many choices, i'll just try them all and see which i prefer i guess.

    • November 4, 2012 7:10 PM CST
    • I prefer the corded Dremel myself with the flexible shaft.

    • November 3, 2012 9:12 PM CDT
    • I bought a grinding stone a couple of years ago and have not yet needed to replace it.  I use a rechargeable 7.2 volt Dremel.  The only thing that I don't like about them is that the batteries don't seem to have a very long life, even when you drain them completely before recharging.   

    • November 1, 2012 10:46 AM CDT
    • Nat, the biggest problem was you were looking for competent people in Crappy Tire. I've not been happy with the service I 've gotten there in the last year or so. The bands are what you need to tell them you want. I buy at least three packages when I go so I don't have to deal with the twits.

      Any other hardware store should have them too.

    • November 1, 2012 9:21 AM CDT
    • There are several different head attachments that you can put on the dremels, from drill type heads, sanding disks, and the ones we use for nails.


      Most of the Dremel brand small hand tools have several that come with them.



    • November 1, 2012 8:58 AM CDT
    • i'm a little confused, went to canadian tire in the grinder section, and all they have are those grinders that have the "disc looking" grinders, like in the shape of a cd....that's not what i have...they looked at me as if i had 2 heads when i said it was for grinding down dog's nails...was i in the right section?

    • October 31, 2012 9:58 PM CDT
    • I use a Dremel as well, I'm finding though that I'm incredibly hard on the grinding bands though  I go through about two a month. I use both the 60 grit and the 120 grit bands.   I also like using the stone bit that comes in  the toolbox too for soft nails so I may keep my old Dremel for the stone the next time I replace my Dremel,  have to replace it soon since I slipped a few times and stripped the brake so I can't change the head on it anymore.

    • September 16, 2014 11:38 PM CDT
    • I've been grooming for 20 years and I still get nervous using large shears to trim ear leather.  I love having the tiny safety scissors!

    • September 16, 2014 9:26 AM CDT
    • I don't have any that short - I just use my 6" on ears and feet. But I could see where those would be useful.

    • September 15, 2014 7:35 PM CDT
    • YYYAAAY !!! Thats what I was thinking the whispys :P and on faces and ears.. cause man I get nervous on the ears when I go at them with my 8's 

    • September 15, 2014 5:45 PM CDT
    • You'll love those. I have a little pair like them and I use them often. They are great for getting those long hairs around the toenails on a shaved foot.



    • September 15, 2014 4:01 PM CDT
    • LOOK AT THESE ...I bought them just for my fidgety puppy grooms but they will be awesome for ears :D 

    • January 10, 2013 3:19 PM CST
    • I would not be without my COURSE WOOD handled stripping knife and I NEVER strip dogs.


      I use it for mostly mixed breeds after the groom, the hair just doesn't fluff like I want, I comb through with the stripping knife, ( we call it a comb).

      A dog with legs that have waves and it won't lay right, comb through with the stripping comb.  


      If i have to clip a pom, using the stripping comb makes the remaining coat plush and pulls out the little dead undercoat that is left.


      Cockapoos, especially, look super nice when finished with a comb through with the stipping comb when they are done in a fluffy medium length clip.


      Yes, I do not use it like it is intended, but it pulls the dead hair out of the coat, just some of the little stuff that the regular comb doesn't get, and makes the dogs look SO MUCH NICER.


      Kind of like using a baby brush on a short trimmed dog, like a smoothie, it sometimes looks a lot better when gone over with a baby hair brush.  

      Like I said, I would not be without that wooden handled stripping knife.

    • January 10, 2013 6:55 AM CST
    • The pumice stone I am referring to is the type you would use on your feet. It has a wooden handle with a long, thin pumice at the end. The reason for this specific one is the shape. You hold it the exact same way you would hold a stripping knife. This way you learn how to hold the knife and get used to the technique without the danger of cutting the coat.


      Carding is different from stripping. With carding you are removing the soft undercoat. With stripping you are removing the guard hairs so that new harsh and vibrant guard hairs can grow in.

    • January 10, 2013 12:17 AM CST
    • Pumice is the harder version, you can take out the dead guard coat with it instead of just the soft stuff. I'm with Catsmom regarding the gloves, I use latex finger cots, on both index fingers and thumbs. I can keep everything much more symmetrical that way.

    • January 9, 2013 9:25 PM CST
    • I've been using a stripping stone for years.  They're more like lava stone than pumice, tho.  Would it be better to switch to pumice?  Or does it make that much difference?  I'll put off the knife for now.  I'll work instead on line carding more.


      Thanks Catsmom.

    • January 9, 2013 8:59 PM CST
    • A stripping knife, used improperly, can cut the coat instead of pull it. For a beginner I would suggest getthing a pumice stone from a drug store. Get the kind with a handle and the long, narrow stone at the end. It will grasp the hair and pull like a knife but there is no danger of cutting the hair. Once you get the hang of the technique you can switch back to the knife.


      Honestly, though, I use a stirpping knife very little. My favorite way to handstrip is to put on latex gloves. This way I can keep switching hands when one gets tired. Concentrate on the technique of handstripping first then worry about the tools.

    • January 9, 2013 8:41 PM CST
    • I've never been sure of how to use one, and after watching a U-Tube video, I know even less than I did before.  Can ya give me a hand?  How to and when to use a stripping knive 101, please?  I'm getting ready to put in an order for some other things, and how often I would have a use for one would tell me if I should order it. 



    • December 8, 2012 1:58 PM CST
    • Hi there,

      Has anyone used the Cazman version of Coat Kings? I use Mars Coat Kings, but a relative is thinking of buying a Cazman version, so I'd like to hear opinions.



    • November 4, 2012 11:26 PM CST
    • I can't speak for their combs, but I have 2 Les Pooch brushes and I LOVE them! I have had mine for 5 years and use them everyday, I will never buy another brush...I use my purple one for thicker coated and matted dogs and my blue for thinner coats and small tangles. I know the blue isn't meant for thin coats but I'm just always careful and gentle with them and have never had any issues (I have poked myself but nevr hurt an animal).  IMO they are worth evry penny, and if you take good care of them they will last forever.