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Old 02-23-2006, 05:41 PM
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Default Nail Clippers?

Just wondering, which ones are better?

I didnt like the first one becuase whenever I used to cut my dog's nails, I had to apply a LOT of pressure. I've never used the second one.

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Old 03-01-2006, 12:10 PM
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I've only used the first one and two of my dogs have really hard nails and it twisted them so I switched to the Dremel grinder and and use that now and only use the clipper on my dog with the thinner nails.
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Old 03-01-2006, 01:37 PM
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The second, scissor-type one is by far the best. The first one is called a guillotine style clipper, and the big problem with it is that when you apply pressure, the blade forces the nail up against that little loop, causing discomfort. With the second type, the pressure is coming from both sides, so it cuts through the nail more quickly and with less pressure and pain.

The dremel is the best, but if you can't do that then definitely use the scissors type clippers.
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Old 03-02-2006, 09:45 AM
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Definetly the second one IMO. I could never cut my dogs nails with the first, it would bend them or Just be to difficult to cut through the nail. I have used the second for years and it works great. Ther usually come with a safety guard too so you dont accidentally cut too much.
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Old 03-02-2006, 06:09 PM
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I've had better results with a Dremel than with either type of trimmer.
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Old 03-10-2006, 01:29 PM
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Default nail clipper

I hated the First one,
The second one i just bought and have not tried yet
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Old 03-10-2006, 02:59 PM
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Second ones are definatly the best. Also note, the bigger the better, even if your dog has little nails, the small sized ones can hurt. Keep them sharp too, you don't want the blades to dullen!

I switched to the Dremel grinder and and use that now and only use the clipper on my dog with the thinner nails.
The grinders are really great to, they won't split or hurt the dogs nails.

Charlie uses a kind like the one in the second pic, it is a large sized one and it has a guard or "stopper" so you don't cut the quick.
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Old 03-10-2006, 09:13 PM
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I have only used the first type and I thought it did not work well. It was my first time doing it so I only clipped very little but it seemed like the blade was dull and I had just bought it. I never have used the second one but it seems like it would work a lot better.
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Old 03-10-2006, 09:53 PM
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I have tried both the first become dull quickly and apply tp much pressure to the nail the second on my pair has a gard so i dont cut to much and doesnt apply much pressure im going to get a dremmel once i get a job this summer because every one says they work the best and Duchess is afraid of the clipers

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Old 03-11-2006, 12:23 PM
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Default my favorites..i finally finally found a new pair!

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