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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.

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

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

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

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

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    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.
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    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.

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    My aide does my fingers and the podiatrist does my feet.

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