Ok all, I'm really new to this, so forgive me if this is a bad question! Can you disbud with a homemade tool of some sort, or is an electric iron the only way to go? We were thinking of a piece of pipe (making sure it's the correct diameter, of course) and heating it very hot. Would this work, or is it going to cause problems? We are due to have kids in May and I've never done this before. I'd prefer not to spend big bucks on a disbudding tool, since we plan to keep our herd small. However, I also don't want to be inhumane or create major scurs!