Its pretty strong, which is great because my nails are tough. And having the grip is pretty nice.
However, the black "nail catcher" blocks your field of vision, making it really hard to see what you're cutting. I always end up with jagged nails and end up filing more than I ever had to for any other nail clipper...
Cheap junk. Save your nails the damage they will face using these. You would be better off just chewing on them because that is about the effectiveness of these clippers. You may need to take several knarls at them before the clipper clips.
I wouldnt recommend these at all. Ever.
The plastic shroud makes it a little harder to work with, although it does feel good in the hand.
Bought one a year ago, same brand/packaging, and it works well. Bought one a month ago, 2/2012, and it is total junk. The blades are somehow wrong and it causes VERY sharp nails after clipping them. I didn't think you could mess up nail clippers, esp. ones that seem to have been fine brand before, so I don't have the packaging to return it.
[...] I have always had great luck with this type of clipper for all three of my children. And, of course, newborns' nails are VERY soft and sometimes it is difficult to get a clean cut with the sharpest of clippers on infants' soft nails.
I have been very pleased. Will purchase again.
Bought it because I liked the big handles. Used nail clippers for my 5 month old and it does not make clean cuts. Always end up having to pull the nail off. Tried it on a piece of paper and the cutting edges are not sharp compared to my other regular nail clipper which makes a clean cut. Will be returning these as defective.