How To Use Nail Clippers?

How do nail clippers work?

The nail clipper works to trim your nails when the second piece is at an angle to the main part of the clipper. When the second part is compressed with your nail underneath the sharp end of the two pieces, that portion of your nail is removed. Three main parts make up the nail clipper: base, leverage part, and file.

Is there a difference between fingernail clippers and toenail clippers?

The difference is in the width of the cutter, as well as the curvature. Typically, toenail clippers are flat across the top, whereas fingernail clippers are rounded for a more aesthetically pleasing cut. Plus, you run the risk of ingrown toenails if you clip with the smaller, curved tools.

How do you cut hard nails?


  • Wash your hands and feet. Soak your nails for a few minutes before you cut them – this softens the calcified growths and makes them easier to trim.
  • Choose your cutting tool. You can use nail clippers or manicure scissors.
  • Make sure that your clippers are clean.
  • Be mindful of where you cut your nails.