Nail clipper

Nail clippers . The nail clipper is a tool similar to curved blade tweezers used to cut nails. It is usually metallic, there are different sizes.


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  • 1 History
    • 1 Design
    • 2 Parts
    • 3 Principle of operation
  • 2 types of nail clippers
    • 1 For children
      • 1.1 With children’s magnifying glass
      • 1.2 With light
    • 2 Motorized
    • 3 For dogs
    • 4 Double
  • 3 Gallery of nail clippers
  • 4 Sources


The inventor of the nail clipper is not exactly known, but the first United States patent for nail clippers is from 1875 in the name of Sam Valentine Fogerty.

Other patents for nail clipper improvements are in 1876 , William C. Edge, and, in 1878 , John H. Hollman. Patents for cutting the nails of the entire finger include, in 1881 , Eugene Heim and Celestin Matz, in 1885 , George H. Coates, and, in 1905 , the S. Carter Chapel patented a nail clipper.

Around 1906 , the LT Empresa Snow manufactured nail clippers. Around 1908 , the Klip Company of New York manufactured the King of Nail Clippers.

In 1947 , William E. Bassett developed the “Trim” brand of nail clippers, the first made with modern manufacturing methods using the upper jaw-style design that had existed since the 19th century , but added two tips near the base of the handle to avoid lateral movement, instead of the rivet used a notched rivet, and added a rotary lever.


They are of different sizes, and are basically composed of two blades joined at one end, which have separate cutting blades facing each other at the opposite end, and a handle placed inversely on them. Most nail clippers also include a more pointed blade with a lime surface to remove the accumulated dirt under the nails and to file them.


  • Mango
  • Cutting blades
  • Support point of the handle
  • Support point of cutting blades

Operating principle

E a combination of two levers that allow powerful cutting pressure to be made with little effort. The handle is a second-gen lever that presses the two cutting blades together. The blades act with great force, giving rise to a third-gen lever combination. The edges of the blades make a short movement to overcome the resistance offered by the nail.

Types of nail clippers

For children

As the baby grows, his nails also grow and it is very common that they accidentally scratch their faces. Therefore, it is convenient to have special scissors or nail clippers on hand to count them from time to time. The nail clipper is recommended for more experienced moms, or for babies who have already grown and have stronger nails

With magnifying glass for children

Between moving and having those tiny and fragile fingernails, there is a danger of inadvertently pinching a bit of the skin of the finger, with the consequent pain, crying and fear of the child not wanting to go through the trance again. Maybe this nail clipper with magnifying glass is the solution

With light

With this nail clipper with light, we can cut our children’s nails with much more care and efficiency. The Baby Light & Clip is a nail clipper that is placed on a support, in which a small flashlight is incorporated, which illuminates directly on the nail when it is cut. The flashlight has an anatomical design that makes it easier to manipulate in order to adjust the cut well, especially when they are very young babies.


Avoid painful cuts and for the most meticulous incorporates a file that smoothes the edges of the nails as you cut them. The best thing is that it collects the cut pieces in a container inside the handle.

For dogs

It is a novel product that incorporates electronic technology applied in a simple way so that anyone can use it. It has a sensor that detects the blood vessel inside the nails and warns by means of a light whether the site is safe to cut or not. It is available in two sizes: one for dogs up to 18 kg and the other for dogs up to 40 kg. More than the weight of the dog, the thickness and density of the nails must be taken into account. In those that are very thick and hard, the sensor cannot detect the pulsations of the blood vessel through the tissue.


The double nail clipper consists of a single clamp-shaped or tweezers-shaped device, which has two cutting jaws. One cutting mouth is larger than the other mouth, and the cut can be better adapted to the corresponding larger or smaller nail size. The elements of are sharp metal pieces that can be straight, curved or double curved. The legs of the clip-on nail clippers end in a wider and more rounded shape, grooved at the top and slightly curved outwards for better handling. A file finished in the form of a hook, completes the set.


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