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Old 12-18-2013, 12:42 PM
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Question Favorite nail clippers?

Now I know a lot of you like to use Dremels, and I have one, too. I still use nail clippers, though, most of the time. I was wondering, for those who have used multiple brands/makes, what clippers are your favorite?

Right now, I'm using these basic clippers:
Amazon.com: Millers Forge Stainless Steel Dog Nail Clipper, Plier Style: Pet Supplies Amazon.com: Millers Forge Stainless Steel Dog Nail Clipper, Plier Style: Pet Supplies
Not much to complain about, but I imagine there is room for improvement.

I'd be especially interested to know if you've used that clipper in particular and then found something you liked more than it.

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I'm using ones like in the photo. Can't remember the brand but they're fantastic! I like how they cut and I find it's easier to keep clean edges with them The only difficulty I have with them is that Koda doesn't like her nails being clipped, so I hold her paws like you would a horses hoof. It makes the dew claws a bit harder, but I think it'd be the same for any clippers
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Okay kids, always follow the link. I used to have a pair of those, but they were pretty bad, so I moved over to these miller forge ones (petco.com - Millers Forge Pet Nail Trimmers and Clippers customer reviews - product reviews - read top consumer ratings). I like them a lot for doing my mom's havanese since they are sharp and easy to manoever. They are a bit too small for my tastes for my dogs though. For mine, I use the bamboo ones since they fit better in my hand and I can get better leverage.
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Hmm, FS... I'll check out the Bamboo ones. I've used those orange MF clippers, too and actually "strongly disliked" them, lol! Guess it's a personal taste thing. Our clinic (for the most part) uses the basic red MFs that I use right now for my own, so I've done a lot of dogs in them. Really, my least fav thing about them is after a lot of use, the spring will start to pop out or the handle covers will start sliding.

Ps... whatdya mean by "always follow the link?" I'm confused. :S

So Kwen, those are guillotine style, which I've never used. Have you (or anyone) used the plier types too but found that you liked the guillotines more? ETA: FS, I just looked up the Bamboos, guillotines as well. So you like them over plier styles?
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I have always loved the Miller's Forge ones FailedSlacker linked. Although they may be a different size than the ones I use, since I use mine on Great Danes, Mastiffs, Newfies, etc. with no problem. I think they make a large and medium/small though, and I've never tried the smaller sizes.

I've tried many different brands and types over the years while grooming (even different types from MF) and did not like any others as much as those ones. They're hands down the best. I do dremel every dog's nails, but it helps to clip off the excess first!
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Hmm, FS... I'll check out the Bamboo ones. I've used those orange MF clippers, too and actually "strongly disliked" them, lol! Guess it's a personal taste thing. Our clinic (for the most part) uses the basic red MFs that I use right now for my own, so I've done a lot of dogs in them. Really, my least fav thing about them is after a lot of use, the spring will start to pop out or the handle covers will start sliding.

Ps... whatdya mean by "always follow the link?" I'm confused. :S

So Kwen, those are guillotine style, which I've never used. Have you (or anyone) used the plier types too but found that you liked the guillotines more? ETA: FS, I just looked up the Bamboos, guillotines as well. So you like them over plier styles?
Yup! I've used both and find this style to be better. Maybe the other ones were too dull, but I found these ones given me results more similar to the dremel-I can get really close or even just shave the claw because it's so sharp until it's where I'd like. Easy to angle and get close to the quick, and easy to use I would say for your average person.

When I clip I also hold Koda's feet up like you would for a horse hoof (I'm used to it and she struggles less) so maybe that's part of what makes it easier.

The other ones I found were just never sharp enough, no matter how sharp-so I think it's a design thing I didn't like. Being able to see exactly what you're doing head on and keep the clippers straight is so easy you don't realize you're doing it.

As a side note I do my bunny's claws with giant dog clippers (the same ones) and it's sooooooo much easier. She minded a whole lot less, too, because it went way faster.

I used to use plier types on the cat and my rabbit (and my friend's dogs) and I hated them. I always catch the claw at the wrong angle or if they twitch at all it becomes super difficult.
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Originally I just saw the miller's forge and just assumed you meant the orange ones.

The bamboos shouldn't be guillotine (I loathe that style) meant this one -
Amazon.com: Bamboo Dog Nail Clipper with Styptic and File (Colors Vary): Pet Supplies Amazon.com: Bamboo Dog Nail Clipper with Styptic and File (Colors Vary): Pet Supplies
like the orange miller forge, but more ergonomic.
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Thank you for clarifying, FS! I was just reading on a dog groomers forum and there were several who also said they loved the Bamboos but that they were discontinued... if that's the case, boo.

Interestingly, the majority over there used either the ones I use or the orange ones you/SD use. So at least I'm not totally on the wrong track. I'm just debating whether to get another pair of the reds or to try something else. Considering it's not a huge investment, I could do both and leave one at my parents' and one at my home.

SD, have you used the white handled MF guillotines?
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I have this pair of nail clippers from PetEdge. I love them. They are small and very easy to use.

I don't dremel their nails anymore because I can't get Zoe over her fear of it and it's just not worth it to me. I can get her nails really short with the nail clippers and then I file them with a regular (people) nail file.

I do their nails every other week.
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Thanks, ZM. I <3 Petedge; maybe I'll throw those into my next order.
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