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Bought this about a month ago. Not a bad little grinder, however, the charging light never did work and still doesn't...which makes it hard to know when it's fully charged. Hopefully it does charge....still testing it out.
I bought new clippers because the guard on our old pair kept slipping out of place while clipping our dog's nails. This guard does stay put which is good. But they are not as sharp and easy to cut through the nail as our last pair which are probably 20 years old. I distract our dog while my husband actually clips the nails and I could see right away that he was using more force to get through the nail. But if he held it at a certain angle it was a little easier. Still, they should be sharper than my old clippers.
Also, the warnings on the back of the package made absolutely no sense but were hilarious!
I'm not sure what I was expecting exactly, but I thought these would be noticeably better than the dollar store nail clippers I had before. They're not. They're fine! They work! But it's not like trimming my cats nails is suddenly buttery smooth or anything. I don't know if this means they're not that great, or if the dollar store clippers happened to be really good, but since my experience was the same for both, it's not worth paying the extra cost for these ones.
I have never trimmed my cat’s nails before so my review is from a newbie perspective. I like the size and how quiet they are. I’m not sure about the sharpness or flexibility. They seem tight so opening and closing is not easy. I’m concerned they are not sharp enough or so tight to close that I may split a nail. Overall it was a good experience as my cat was a great participant but the nails look jagged not smooth like I’d imagine if the blades were sharper. I do like the quick guide on the package and that they donate to no-kill shelters.
The blades are sharp enough, but there's a slight amount of slack between them, so you have to hold them extra firmly or some of the nail can slide between the blades without completing the cut. It makes nail trimming just a little bit more difficult. If you hold the two blades separately, you can feel the movement of the slack between them. This may be a bad unit that missed QC. I'll may try peening the pivot rivet a bit to see if that removes the slack.
They are durable and easy to hold onto and worked great the first five or six times I used them. My cat sat still and let me clip her claws with no problems. How ever the nail clippers quickly became dull and on the seventh time I went to clip her claws instead of cutting the cats nails it kind of smushed the nail and splintered it instead. Now my cat runs when she see's the clippers. :( Perhaps I got a faulty pair.
If your cat is squirmy I would advise against using this and have your vet do it or a nail grinder. My cat is squirmy so I have accidentally gone too far up and caused his nails to bleed once or twice and it’s very painful for the cats for that to happen. Be sure to use them carefully and then they work very well!
The item is exactly what they report it to be. However, it seems dull and it doesn't trim down the nails very well. It acts like the cutting wheel is clogged. Battery life is so bad, you can't do one whole dog without charging. It should last long enough for 4 paws, it's for dogs and they have 4 paws. I didn't hate it enough to send it back, but I just use clippers instead
These would probably work well for small dogs but definitely do NOT get these for a big dog! The clippers stopped working after I did literally one paw. The grinder worked but it would’ve taken me like 2 hours to do it all. Only get these if your pet is under 50ish pounds.
I think these are made well, but they are too bulky to easily slip onto cat claws, so I couldn't use. They are too "ergonomic" to fit my hands; to bulky for easy grip. Better off with cheap tiny non-ergonomic handles and smaller blades.