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Different Shape Cutting Heads on Podiatry Nail Clippers

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by prosharp, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. prosharp

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    Different Shape Cutting Heads on Podiatry Nail Clippers

    By GARY THE BLADESMITH
    Article 3
    In the first Article we posted we looked at selecting different size instruments and the fact that not all instruments suit all size hands possibly leading to problems in later years of practice from RSI.
    To read our previous articles click Here.
    Another important factor in selecting instruments is the shape of the jaws or the cutting head. When we receive instruments for sharpening or repair from a podiatrist the majority of the nail clippers we receive are the same from any individual which makes me wonder if people know there are different shape heads for different applications. Also, some of the worst instruments we receive have large bulky jaws that would be hard to use and almost impossible to get into corners of nails with and hard to see what is going on.
    Some of the smaller instruments do have smaller heads but there are other 13cm and 15cm instruments that have reduced width jaws and even thinner jaws. These different shapes make it possible to get into the tightest spots while still having the leverage of the longer handles. Below are some of the different shapes available whether it be flat top or curved cutting edge.
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    There is a difference in head size between heavy duty and normal clippers which is to be expected but the design of the better-quality instruments still allows them to be fully functional as well as stronger. Not all the jaw shapes are available in the double action clippers while all of the shapes are available plus more in the single action style.
    All the different shapes can be seen on our Online Store.
     
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