How to cut reroot needles

 

  • Put on protective eyeglasses or sunglasses. Just do it.
  • Sit down in good lighting
  • Stick needle point down in sturdy foam
  • Cut needle eye with wire cutters
  • Stick second small piece of foam onto the resulting needle fork
  • With wire cutters and both hands, cut about 1.5cm (or whatever your reroot needles’ usual size is) down the needle
  • Find the needle fork end with the piece of foam stuck to it that went flying across the room
  • Get out metal nail file and hold fork part of the needle with pliers, sand down the biggest fork prong until it’s not sharp anymore, this will wreck the metal file within about 4 needles. Worth it for not ripping your fingers up.
  • Dispose of unneeded needle points + eyes after wrapping them in tape