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Roger Swezey

19 Days Ago

Need Tips On Cutting My Own Toenails

Realizing that posting the following on Mike's current post was not appropriate. and maybe needs it's own thread.

So I decided What the hell , Let's do it..So here goes:

:
"With me it's not cutting hair,(which I have little of) that's my concern

It's CUTTING MY TOENAILS

I go every other month to a local nail salon, being the only male, seated in a relaxing massage chair, for a few bucks I have my feet washed and my toenails cut by a lovely young lady

At 85 this is not only a luxury it is has become a NECESSITY.

Time is coming up for my next visit

NOW, WHAT TO DO??, WHAT TO DO??

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Long handled garden shears...a must

 

Edward Fielding

19 Days Ago

Maybe wear sandals or cut off the toes on an old pair of sneakers?

 

Kathy Anselmo

19 Days Ago

Orbital sander with 80 grit sandpaper

 

Edward Fielding

19 Days Ago

Being the only male, maybe they'll be willing to make a house call?

 

Mike Savad

19 Days Ago

depends on its length. if your clicking when you walk, then you may need a saw of some kind. a sander works if its not too bad. or a big old diamond file. dremels work but you have to be flexible and fast, or it will burn and create a sort of knife edge.

if your very flexible you can bite them off.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Jessica Jenney

19 Days Ago

Go to a podiatrist. I went to one for a broken toe but he clipped my toenails also.

 

Mike!!!!

 

Becky Titus

19 Days Ago

This is rather pricey, but I bet you could make your own!

https://www.amazon.com/Easy-Reach-Toe-Nail-Clippers/dp/B071WTGC8T/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3649TZGTO90SR&dchild=1&keywords=nail%2Bclipper%2Blong%2Bhandle&linkCode=sl2&linkId=95b62b9c8e27f174320a5a2ac8923ac0&qid=1584736481&sprefix=nail%2Bclipper%2Blong%2Caps%2C162&sr=8-1&th=1

 

Becky Titus

19 Days Ago

This one's gotta be better, as it has a magnifying lens...

http://www.pediclipper.com/antiochclipper.aspx

 

Ed Meredith

19 Days Ago

Should have done what I did... marry a Manicurist... lol

 

Edward Fielding

19 Days Ago

"Go to a podiatrist." Probably want to wait on that.

 

Susan Rissi Tregoning

19 Days Ago

My parents both when to the Podiatrist to have their nails trimmed. In certain situations, Medicare will even pay for it. My mom had many health problems and insurance paid for hers. Dad saw the PA since he didn't have any conditions necessary for insurance to pay. The PA was much more reasonable than the doctor. This article lists reasons that Medicare will cover it...

https://md1health.com/2017/07/01/cant-trim-your-own-toenails-medicare-may-have-you-covered/

 

Mike Savad

19 Days Ago

@abbie - is it that you tried to visualize it? like a contortionist, he flexes like a gymnast, grabs a foot and just goes to town. bite, and spit... he can make sculptures with them.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Mike Savad

19 Days Ago

going to a podiatrist would be expensive i'd imagine, but diabetics do it that way. you could also walk tiptoes on sandpaper.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Yeah... I sort of pictured it :-(

 

Susan Rissi Tregoning

19 Days Ago

The Podiatrist PA was only $20 or $25. Of course, prices will vary by location.

 

Nobody will be visiting those for a while

 

Mike Savad

19 Days Ago

at least you didn't get the taste in your mouth.... there are some that may actually pay him for that service. and if he lays back, that person can stay 6ft away.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Michael McBrayer

19 Days Ago

I'm thinking of trying wire cutters, or not.

 

Mike Savad

19 Days Ago

bet you can find someone on Fiver to do it for you.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Mike Savad

19 Days Ago

if you put jelly on your toes, a dog with sharp teeth could help.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Roger Swezey

19 Days Ago

I used to go to a podiatrist, and even with Medicare Advantage it was more expensive than the $10.00 plus tips I pay now, ..And without the massage chair and lovely young lady.


And by the way,

If I can find a way to get to my toenails, and since I can't get out to scavenge, Toenail sculpture seems interesting

 

this is all quite gross LOL

 
 

Roger Swezey

19 Days Ago

Becky,

I checked out both long handle clippers, THANKS, (btw,the one with the magnifying glass is no longer made).

Now, I'm afraid when cutting my finger nails of cutting more than finger nails, I can't see how I would have enough arm control to properly cut those far away toenails

 

Roger Swezey

19 Days Ago

Adam,
,
I almost bought the clippers you suggested..It seemed to be a good deal, for if they are as strong as they claim, I thought I could use it for other uses.

BUT, when I was told the shipping charge was almost as much as the clippers themselves, I've decided to check out Amazon first

 

Mike Savad

19 Days Ago

if they get long enough, and you go barefoot to the airport, they will cut it for you. after all, they probably have many clippers and nail files.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Bill Tomsa

19 Days Ago

I just tear the excess off. Drives my wife crazy! In a not good way.

Bill Tomsa

https://bill-tomsa.pixels.com

 

David Bridburg

19 Days Ago

Roger,

Can you squat? That is how I cut my toe nails. Put one knee down on the floor, and reach down with the scissors.

Have a counter, bathroom counter, nearby to raise yourself up.

Dave Bridburg
Bridburg.com
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Roger Swezey

19 Days Ago

David,

RE: "Can I Squat?"

With difficulty


But aren't you describing a "Kaepernick-Tebow" Kneel ?

That I can do. with a cushion under the knee

When the need comes I'll try

Thanks

 

David Bridburg

19 Days Ago

Make sure you have a counter you can reach for, plus a solid chair in front of you to reach for the seat.

Make yourself comfortable when down on a knee by reaching for the floor, if that is easy, you are in like Flynn.

The angle of a scissors is tough in that position. Take it easy. Do not struggle to get it done. Just chip away with the scissors.



Dave Bridburg
Bridburg.com
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Mario Carta

19 Days Ago

Oh my, has it gotten to this,personal grooming? Lol!

First Mike with his hair cutting now Roger with toenail cutting, what's next I'm afraid to ask? :-0

 

Mike Savad

19 Days Ago

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00292IOAA/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

this is a diamond file set, you want the middle ones, the rougher ones for toe nails. the finer ones are better for finger nails and the finest is good for sharpening things. the roughest, i have yet to find a good use for. the handles are small though. i used 2 corks from a wine bottle and glued them on. then sanded it to be ergonomic. and they work quite well. you risk loosing an eye using a clipper.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Mike Savad

19 Days Ago

@mario - waxing maybe?


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Michael McBrayer

19 Days Ago

Love this thread.

 

Becky Titus

19 Days Ago

If you can reach your toes, these look like a handy design... soften toenails first, some complaints about plastic handle breaking on hard as rock toenails...

https://smile.amazon.com/Stainless-Fingernail-Toenail-Clipper-Trimmer/dp/B01IC1O6BC/ref=sr_1_9?dchild=1&keywords=toenail+clippers&qid=1584794168&sr=8-9

 

Becky Titus

19 Days Ago

These have excellent reviews...

https://smile.amazon.com/Nail-Clippers-Thick-Nails-PrettyDiva15mm/dp/B07TXY8YMG/ref=wl_mb_wl_huc_mrai_1_dp?ie=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07TXY8YMG&pd_rd_r=4KX90ESSDPQTMDRCEESD&pd_rd_w=EaEN6&pd_rd_wg=LJ7Mn&pf_rd_p=eef9c7bd-10f9-4dd2-8aa3-f83976b6a214&pf_rd_r=4KX90ESSDPQTMDRCEESD&th=1

 

Roger Swezey

19 Days Ago

Like most octogenarians getting to distant parts of the body, with completely functioning hands has been a challenge to me.

As I mentioned in another rather personal thread here in this forum, I solved one other challenge was installing a bidet attachment to my toilet.


If things continue as they are going now, in a week or so, I'll have to confront this challenge with some sort of creative solution.

And THANKS all for your contributions...Keep them coming


By the way,..When it was decided to check my father's toenails when he was in his 80's, we found that they hadn't been cut for years.

But instead of very long nails as one would imagine, all the nails curved completely around the tips of the toes...Almost as if nature was providing a protective shield for the toes.

In a gross sort of a way, it had it's beauty.

Go figure

 

Mel Steinhauer

19 Days Ago

How about a Dremel tool with a grinding wheel attachment??

I saw in a movie titled " World's Fastest Indian" starring Anthony Hopkins as an old man who set a world land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats on an old modified Indian brand motorcycle. He was quite the creative mechanic and used a big grinding wheel on his toenails.

A great movie and it was based on a true story.

If you haven't seen the movie, you would really like it Roger.

 

Becky Titus

19 Days Ago

That's a great movie!

 

George Robinson

16 Days Ago

I have problems bending my artificial knees enough to reach my toe nails. Medicare covers this service if you can prove you can't reach your toes for medical reasons.

 

Mike Savad

16 Days Ago

i found these 3 products

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AWD22O2?tag=graywithgrace-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1
that one looks pretty good

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SJVKW6Y?tag=graywithgrace-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1
this looks a little scary, and it would depend how thin they are i guess.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002DLCCA?tag=graywithgrace-20&linkCode=ogi&th=1&psc=1
and this one looks pretty stupid and home made. and has reviews to match. yet its sold in many places. a bit expensive to just experiment with. but you could actually make it if you had the parts.


----Mike Savad
http://www.MikeSavad.com

 

Uther Pendraggin

16 Days Ago

TOENAIL SCULPTURES?

Yeah, alright.

But why not call the young lady? You can meet in the supermarket parking lot for a quickie. While you're sitting in your car. Maybe the back seat. But I prefer the front passenger seat.

It's not like she has something else to do. And she has to go to the grocery store anyway...

I'd like to say that I'm sorry for the sexual overtones of this post...

But I'm not.

PLAU
UPD

 
 

Joy McKenzie

16 Days Ago

After all the lock-downs are lifted, there's not going to be enough wax on this planet.

 

Roger Swezey

16 Days Ago

Uther,

RE:.." why not call the young lady? "

I'd have to learn to speak Vietnamese first

 

David Bridburg

16 Days Ago

Never call in a lady for a woman's job.

But Roger, you can handle it.

Dave Bridburg
Bridburg.com
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Roger Swezey

16 Days Ago

RE:....Cutters, Snippers etc,

I've got plenty of tools to cut the toenails

It's getting to the toenails that's the problem

And those long armed snippers seem scary....Questioning my arm control

 

Denise Beverly

15 Days Ago

they do make rotary nail tools, much like a powered down dremel. if you can sit where you can put your foot up on a platform without tipping your chair backwards, or stand where you can put your foot up on the bathtub side safely ( on the floor not in the bathtub) one of these tools might help. https://www.amazon.com/Fancii-Professional-Electric-Manicure-Pedicure/dp/B06XJ64173/ref=sr_1_8?crid=1QVU2SYSYKOBB&keywords=rotary+nail+trimmer+for+humans&qid=1585078412&sprefix=rotary+nail+t%2Caps%2C194&sr=8-8

 
 

Roger Swezey

15 Days Ago

David, Denise,

My Dremel has those bits,

Until it becomes absolutely necessary to attack the toenails, I'll seriously work on becoming more limber so I can reach whatever I want to reach.

And then, maybe the Dremel

 

Bradford Martin

15 Days Ago

I just use a course emory board and file them. It takes a while but eventually it gets done. Just use the longest one you can find and the coursest.

 

Aaron O'Keeffe

15 Days Ago

you bite them lol

 

Charles Eberson

15 Days Ago

I finally bent to my wife's pleading that I go to a nail salon. That's not really my style but in the spirit of cooperation I went. It was okay until I noticed the water around my foot turning pink and the employee applying pressure to my big toe! Predictably, it was one and done for me.

 

Lisa Kaiser

15 Days Ago

With your charm and good looks a girlfriend for a spa evening should work. Just let her know up front what her job is.

 

Robert Yaeger

15 Days Ago

Step 1. Go find your reading glasses and put them on.

 

Uther Pendraggin

14 Days Ago

A pet store will have rotary nail filers for dogs and cats.

Dogs + Cats = Coots Right? (sideways, sorta)

It's longer and since it is a drum sander, you'll less likely do damage.

Or maybe "Likely do less damage."

"Do less likely damage" (true)

In the case of hairy toes . "Damage less likely do."

I'm very easily self entertained!

PLAU
UPD

 

Becky Titus

14 Days Ago

LOL Uther :-)

Lest you likely do damage

Reminds me of shoe trees...

No, I mean tree shrews...

No, true shes...

 

Debra Chmelina

14 Days Ago

Can you stand up on one leg and bend your knee resting on the arm of a chair or short stool? “If you can’t bring the mountain to Muhammed, bring Muhammed to the mountain”. But then again I think maybe Muhammed wore sandals

 

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