Nail & Cuticle Clippers


Nail clippers were invented in the United States. The first patent for nail clippers comes from 1875 and was submitted by Valentine Fogerty.

Nail clippers are usually made from rust-free, chrome-plated or nickel-plated carbon steel. Most nail clippers also have a nail cleaner and file included in the design. Nail clippers are also available with various blades. There are concave, straight or angled blades. Nail clippers with straight blades are normally used for cutting toenails. Concave blades are best for fingernails. Unlike nail scissors, nail clippers apply equal pressure to the whole nail when cutting. This ensures that there the edges nails don?t tear or split (or at most only tear minimally). Another advantage of nail clippers is that they can be held with both hands. Nail clippers are symmetrical. When using nail scissors there?s a difference when trimming nails on your left or right hand.

Nail clippers, small and handy, good value for money

Thicker nails aren?t a problem for nail clippers. On the other hand, standard nail scissors quickly reach their limits. Nail clippers can also cut thick nails thanks to the handle which transfers pressure.

Nail clippers or nail files

Professionals in nail studios mainly use nail files. The reason they prefer nail files to clippers is:

  • You can get a better shape with a file
  • Nails are less prone to splintering and breaking

Save time with nail clippers

Cutting your nails with nail clippers and then filing them after takes considerably less time.

Cuticle clippers for trimming cuticles

Cuticle clippers don?t have round or straight tips like standard clippers. They have a tapered tip with a straight blade and are suited to cutting cuticles and freeing ingrown nails.