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    Scissor Type VS Guillotine Nail Clippers?
    While I know it must be a choice of personal preference; I wanted to know which [I]YOU[/I] prefer... and WHY?

    Thanks for your insight!

  • #2
    I prefer the plier type over the guillotine. They work better, especially when cutting large dog nails,IMO.

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    • #3
      Edited.
      Last edited by pamperedpups; 02-25-07, 03:24 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by artemisblue View Post
        Scissor Type VS Guillotine Nail Clippers?
        While I know it must be a choice of personal preference; I wanted to know which [I]YOU[/I] prefer... and WHY?

        Thanks for your insight!
        I perfer scissor type I've seen a bather trainie take the tip of the toe off a pug when he jerked just as she was cuting the nail.She decided she rather work in the aquatics dept.
        Last edited by happy trails; 02-12-07, 02:48 PM.

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        • #5
          I prefer nail clippers over guillotine.I think there are less risk when dog are figthing (moving and pulling)

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          • #6
            I use the plier type mostly (2 sizes jumbo and med), but I have a pair of little "cat" nail trimmers for little puppies and cats. I used to use the guillotine type, but found they don't last very long (especially w/my butter fingers...lol).
            SheilaB from SC

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            • #7
              I prefer the plyer type also. On small dogs I like to use human nail clippers.

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              • #8
                Nail whackers!

                HI, well, in 4 decades of grooming, I do prefer the Guillitine style. I have much better control, and can take a little or a lot (Depends on the nai)

                Many groomers have come and gone over the years (at my sop) and I always found it interesting the kinfd of nail trimmers they used. Almost everyone that used a pliers style, had actually never tried the G-style. Once having tried the g-style, most switched, I also found that interesting.

                One thing I notice with the g-style , at least the way I use them...(and just call me backward P'ammy...I use them held backward, with the cutting edge coming to the side of the nail most of the time. I know exactly where and sho short to cut. Seldom have a nail bleed and I get those puppies short!

                I use the same size nail cutter for cat nails, as I do Huge dog nails. I just take smaller bites at the big nail. WHY? you ask...it's all about ergonomics! Why would I want to use a larger nail cutter if my hand is comfortable with a smaller one? (now you have to remember, my little ones are sharp! They will even cut hair.)Pliers tyle nail cutters are awkard for me, and the big ones , well, no way am I going to injure my hand using those.

                Now you have to remember that not all nails can be cut with a g-style...those that curl around or into a pad (I know yuck) I have a special pair of side or wire cutters (aka Dikes) that many years ago my sharpener put an edge on, and I still keep them handy, they cut like hot knife through butta'. And not all p-style will cut that nail, unless you can manuver the tips over or in to the cutting spot.

                I've never tried to change anyone 's attitued about nail cutters, but there is an ergonimics that same as shears, does come into play in some cases. I Also have a lot more control with the g-style, and to me it's much easier to get the correct cutting angle with a g-style. Sometimes the darn blades are just too wide with the p-style. But again, my preference.

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                • #9
                  I prefer the plyer type I found them way eiser to manipulate. I also like human ones for the small dogs and puppies. On the big guys I use my dremel grinder.
                  "Whoever Said That Money Can't Buy Happiness Forgot About Puppies"
                  Nancy

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                  • #10
                    I mainly use a Dremel for nails, but when I do use nail clippers, I like the orange Millers Forge scissor type.
                    Sheri

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                    • #11
                      Plier type for me. I feel I have better control with them, especially on the wiggly dogs. I find it really hard to get a nail through that hole when a dog is kicking or pulling..it's like threading a needle.. and I have no patience for sewing LOL

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                      • #12
                        i too prefer the plier type when cutting nails...but i really prefer to grind the nails. im ALOT more comfortable filing the nails than cutting them..thats just my preference actually because if a dog is jerking around theres no problem of accidently snipping too much off because the dog decided to yank his foot away at the last minute just as im cutting. also i do tend to take awhile to find the perfect snip with the nail cutters...as i dont want to take way too much off...i really prefer dremeling them.
                        JMO
                        Hound

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                        • #13
                          I go between both types and learned recently it's very important to have both types. I had a dog with double dews and when I got to one of the rear dews I couldn't figure out where the beginning or end was, so I got out the plier style nail clipper and clipped the nail I could see in half. Another 1/2 an inch of nail came out from inside the pad and then of course bled for quite a while. I took picures of that nail, but the pictures just don't do that dagger justice. I was so happy I had both types on hand.

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                          • #14
                            azoci

                            I can totally relate to everything azoci said in her post. I couldn't have said it better myself for myself. I do have a pair of the plier type, but just feel more comfortable with the g-style. For me, I feel I have much more control and can take smaller bites off the nail with the g-style. I have 2 different sizes and I love the resco comfy handled ones!! I also dremmel or file every nail after clipping it. Sometimes all that is needed is a bit of a dremmel.

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                            • #15
                              I couldn't imagine using the guillotine style, I hate them, lol. If I am fighting with a dog I find it is much harder to use a g style because I have to try to get the nail in there...the plier style I can use much easier on a fighting dog. I know it is a matter of personal preference...well I much prefer the plier type, lol.
                              Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job. ~Franklin P. Jones

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