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Nailed It! Toenail Clipper for easy clipping

A contraption that lets people clip their own toenails without bending down to do so.

Nailed It! Toenail Clipper for easy clipping

Our Mission is to help seniors trim their toenails, since the majority of the elderly can’t because of aging problems like:

  • Poor Vision/Eyesight,
  • Flexibility Issues,
  • Thick toenails, etc.

The contraption our team created (The EZ-Reacher Toenail Clipper) is focused on seniors who want to maintain their toenail-clipping independence without a hefty price attached.

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Step #1:

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  • Using pliers , remove the two suction cups from the spring arms located on the bottom of the E.Z Reacher.
  • Put the suction cup, with the screws , and bolts away for now - well reatach them later.

Step #2:

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  • Lay the the E.Z. Reacher flat, with the handle sticking up.
  • Using a measuring tape and a pencil , mark a line 1 cm from the bottom of base , next add another line o.5 cm above the first line.
  • The space between the line shows us where to crate the slit to insert the leverage arm on the clipper.

Step #3:

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  • before creating a on the marked place , someone else hold the spring arms so they dont get cut
  • use the hacksaw to cut on the marked place ;cut only through the top of base to create a slit

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  • Measure and make two marks at the 3 3/8 in. and 3 5/8 in. from the end of the spring arms.
  • the marks show us where to drill the holes the base of the of the nail clipper

Step #5:

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  • Drill the two marks on the spring arms with a 1/32 size drill bit.
  • Drill the two holes that hold the bace of the nail clipper

Step #6:

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  • COOKIE BREAK :D
  • Take a break and have a cookie.

Step #7:

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  • Take the nail clipper and lay with the leverage arm folded out
  • Using the measuring tape and marker , mark a one inch line along the bottom part of the base of the nail clipper
  • The mark shows us where to create the slit that will attach the base of the nail clippers

Step #8:

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  • Put on your safety goggles
  • Use a dremal to cut a one inch slit in the base of the nail clippers

Step #9:

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Inspect your cut.

Step #10:

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  • Take the handle off a small binder clip and bend the ends like so.
  • Use pliers to remove the silver-colored handle off a 0.25 inch binder clip: ho,d the back part of the binder clip between your fingers with one hand sticking up.
  • Next, use the pliers to squeeze the two sides of the handle together, and pull the handle out.
  • Use the pliers to bend the ends of the handle up to create a pin that will fasten the nail clipper to the spring arms.

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  • Slide the nail clipper on the two small spring arms and put the pin [aka] the handle from the binder clip/ in the holes with the nail clipper in the middle and put the other end of the nail clipper in the notch.
  • To assemble the EZ-reach toenail clipper, First slide the base of the nail clipper over the small spring arms.
  • Align the nail clippers between the two holes of the spring arms.
  • Slide the pin through the holes to secure the base of the nail clipper
  • Place the leverage arm of the nail clipper in the slit on the base of the EZ-reacher

Step #12:

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  • Put the two suction cups back on fastening the big and small spring arms together.
  • Re-attach the suction cups; this will bring together the big and small springarms

Step #13:

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DONE

Conclusion

And thus, the 'Nailed It' Toenail Clipper is finished!


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