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    Cutting Fingernails?

    How do you guys and gals cut your fingernails? I am a C6-7 quad and I really can't use a fingernail clipper on myself. I have been just chewing down my nails my whole life until last week I chipped a front tooth doing this. I can use a nail file once the nail has been cut down. My wife will always cut my finger nails for me but I am tired of depending on her to do this and I would prefer to do it to myself.
    Is there some kind of battery operated fingernail "sander" like a Dremel tool but for fingernails?
    Thanks! And a happy and healthy new year to everyone.

    #2
    Here is one option:

    https://www.caregiverproducts.com/su...-clippers.html
    or
    https://www.rehabmart.com/product/na...set-18613.html
    or
    https://www.amazon.com/Maddak-One-Ha.../dp/B003DQN62C

    If you have access to a 3D printer, here is one that you can make yourself (or have someone make for you):

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2810056

    There are power ones that you might be able to use for filing instead of clipping. The issue with these is that some take pretty good hand dexterity to run the controls:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfGLLIxXjrU

    https://www.acehardware.com/departme...8aAmkJEALw_wcB

    https://www.sears.com/pursonic-porta...-SPM8041747327

    https://www.amazon.com/Vanrro-Electr...076ZF2S39?th=1

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014U53EY4...detail_2?psc=1

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DZT544R...6-db5c0092f3eb

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XJ64173...9-4f4b1c07cd3e

    (KLD)
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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      #3
      Thank you KLD! I order one of each type. I have been letting nails grow till they break off.

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        #4
        Why not just file them every few days or once a week

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          #5
          My podiatrist uses a dremel on my toe nails. Try mounting the dremel in a vice so its easier to manage.

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            #6
            Let us know which one works for you. Always happy to know different options.

            ckf
            The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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              #7
              This one is pricey but a great idea. Just wish it was about $100 less in price.

              https://clipdifferent.com/

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                #8
                I ended up buying the "PureNails Professional Manicure and Pedicure Kit" for $50 on Amazon. I just used it yesterday and it works like a charm. I really only need the disc sander but it comes with several attachments. Plus it plugs in so I won?t have to use batteries or place it on a charging station that just takes up counter space. Best of all, now I can just trim my fingernails without begging my old lady to do it for me. Plus no more chipped teeth from chewing down my fingernails. Also a lot of bacteria can get stuck under your fingernails so it will help to reduce any UTIs when I catheterize myself. It cost $50 but I?m sure it will be well worth it. It seems like a nicely made device.
                Last edited by smokey; 6 Oct 2019, 1:03 PM.

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                  #9
                  Wire cutters.

                  In a previous vocation I was an electronic technician doing component level circuit board repair. I used Xuron micro shear wire cutters. Post injury C6-C7 I use the Xuron cutters to cut my nails nice and close. They work using one hand and a flat hard surface. Cost? $12-$15 a pair.

                  Ti
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                    #10
                    My aide does my fingers and the podiatrist does my feet.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by titanium4motion View Post
                      In a previous vocation I was an electronic technician doing component level circuit board repair. I used Xuron micro shear wire cutters. Post injury C6-C7 I use the Xuron cutters to cut my nails nice and close. They work using one hand and a flat hard surface. Cost? $12-$15 a pair.

                      Ti

                      Man....I could trim my shrubs with those!

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