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This is a review for the cat nail trimmer version of these trimmers. These pet nail trimers are not good quality for cat nails. The blades are too thick and not sharp. They actually crack the nail rather than trimming quickly and smoothly through the nail. I trim pet nails professionally, and have been looking for a good replacement for my well-loved trimmers for small animals. These are definitely not it! Do not waste your money or risk your pet's nail health by using these trimmers.
update: the lever that locks them closed pinched me several times giving me a blood blister while clipping. The plastic locking tab broke off after a few months of locking shut. The safety metal protector to keep from cutting the nail too short is worthless and keeps slipping into the way of the cut no matter how much you tighten the nut. Took way too much force to try to cut anything. I’ve thrown them out and found much sharper, thicker, quality clippers that take a lot less force to cut and cost less than these did. I’m annoyed I bothered with them for 9 months as they made the process unnecessarily stressful for both parties.
I wanted to replace my super cheap, super old clippers which were so dull they were basically mashing the nail off by force. The issue with these clippers is they don’t open wide enough to get in there to get a good short cut on larger claws, you have to use it sideways to cut anything and that’s precarious and probably not ideal for trimming anyway. The angle of the clippers seems like a good idea though. I wish I kept the packaging but I threw it away before I tried to use them the first time. They might be ok for other sizes but I wouldn’t recommend them for larger, over 100 lb, breeds.
Just received clippers, opened up and noticed one side looks like someone tried to cut stainless steel with it. The other half of the blade was fine. The machining is unacceptable. This will not make a clean cut. Going back.
I've always used the plier-type clipper with a guard. I'm pretty seasoned and cutting difficult cats' nails. I bought this one because of the good reviews. I'm going right back to my usual. The plier-types have a spring in them that makes them much more maneuverable. The first time I used these I made the cat bleed so much it was almost an emergency. Always buy clippers with a guard so you don't cut their nail too short, regardless of how seasoned you are.
We have three chihuahuas and we have found the nail clipper is very hard to use. It has left my dogs nails bleeding because it doesn't cut right. On the grinder number one it doesn't hold a charge. We have own this for while now and we have tried to use it as best we can we have looked at all the literature. We do not care for this product at all best words I can come up with it's cheap.
These clippers are unusable. Tried to cut my 14lb small dog's nails, but quickly realized instead of cutting through the nail, they were slipping off it! The only way I could get them to get through the nail was by cutting off a large portion (which I'm hesitant to do since my girl's nails are black). When I used this method, instead of cutting they crushed the nail, leaving it moderately splintered (poor girl). To test that I didn't suddenly forget how to cut my dog's nails, and that she didn't grow reinforced, super strength nails since last week (when I last cut them) I used the old ones I was replacing and they cut fine. A majority of other reviews mention their sharpness so these may have been a dud, but I don't think I'm going to buy them again.
Horrible!! The cuts are ragged, and these scissors cracked one of my kitten's claws so a large piece flaked off! I worked up my courage to start trimming my 4 month old kitten's nails (first time cat owner). Did one paw a few days ago and it went very well. Today I go to trim another paw, but couldn't remember which I had done, so I push out my kitten's claws and she has a bunch of fiber debris hanging onto the nails in the sheaths. 'Weird' I think and clean them out, it was quite a bit. I trim the nails on two other paws and congratulate myself on another job well done. A few hours later I'm playing with my kitten and she has large tufts of her cat tree clinging to her paws. I check again and sure enough they have been pulled into her claw sheaths because the nails are now very ragged from these scissors. One nail I pushed out to clean up looked like it had two claws coming out and it was large piece that flaked off because these scissors are horrible. I should have paid attention to the most helpful review, which is from 2017, which is exactly what I'm experiencing. Surprised these are still being sold, they are still horrible.