How To Choose The Best Nail Clippers For Men?

The best nail clippers for men are sharp, thick and feel hefty in your hand. They can withstand years of clipping nails without breaking or snapping.

For most men, we recommend heavy-duty nail clippers that can cut through thick and tough nails. Heavy-duty nail clippers are also great for dealing with ingrown nails.

In this buying guide, we recommend the best heavy-duty nail clippers for men in the UK.

Key Considerations When Buying Nail Clippers For Men

A. Type of Clippers

You’ll come across two main types of nail clippers: the traditional design with a lever and a curved edge and scissor-style nail scissors.

Most men will find the traditional design to be good enough. These types of clippers are also cheaper and many people find them easy to use.

However, if you find it hard to grip the small handle of traditional nail clippers, consider getting big scissor style nail clippers such as those used by chiropodists.

These clippers have large handles that are easy to grip. The long handles make it easier to clip extra-thick and in-grown nails.

Scissor-style nail clippers are also the best for men and seniors with reduced hand strength. The clippers are easier to hold and you don’t need to apply a lot of force to clip nails.

On the downside these professional nail clippers are pricey.

Some people prefer having both types of clippers. They use the large professional clippers when their nails are long or when they need to deal with in-grown nails. They reserve regular clippers for daily pedicure to keep nails in good shape.

  • Pro tip: No matter which nail clippers you are using, it’s a good idea to soak your nails in warm water to soften them. You’ll have a much easier time clipping them. 

B. Material

The most durable nail clippers are made from stainless steel. They are less likely to snap and are highly resistant to rusting.

C. Easy to Use Design

If you get traditional nail clippers, check that the design is user-friendly. The blades should be sharp, requiring minimal force to cut through tough nails.

Also, make sure the jaws open wide enough to make it easy to clip thick toenails.

Look for nail clippers with a grooved handle. The anti-slip grooves make it easier to hold the clippers and press down the lever.

If you get professional style nail clippers, look for a pair with long, easy-to-grip handles. Rubber or plastic handles provide a better and stronger grip.

The blades should be sharp and slightly curved to contour to your nails.

D. Two-Pack

Traditional style nail clippers typically come in a two-pack with a big and small clippers included. The larger clippers are meant for cutting toenails while the smaller clippers are great for fingernails.

You can also use the small clippers to keep your nails trimmed when you are travelling.

Best Nail Clippers for Men: Top 5 Reviews

1. Kohm WHS-800 Chiropodist Style Toe Nail Clipper

With its professional scissor-style design, the Kohm WHS-800 is the best nail clipper for most men.

The large rubber handles make it easy to grip the clippers, even for seniors. The handles are design for holding with the left or right hand.

Blades open to 3cm wide, for easy clipping of thick and ingrown nails. The extra-sharp blades make easy work of cutting tough toenails. The single tension arm also reduces the amount of force needed to cut through nails.

The thick blades are curved slightly to contour to the shape of your toenails.

For safety, the Kohm WHS-800 clipper comes with a protective tip that covers the sharp blade. This makes the clippers safer around children and when travelling.

The metal part of the Kohm clipper is all stainless steel, guaranteeing durability. It also keeps the clippers rust-free.

To sanitize the clipper, wipe the blades with alcohol (do not put the clippers in an autoclave).

What we like about it:

  • Easy to use especially for seniors and people with reduced strength and mobility.
  • Great for thick, tough and ingrown nails.
  • Easy to grip rubber handles.
  • Durable stainless steel construction.

2. BESTOPE Nail Clippers Set, 2Pcs

If you prefer a traditional clipper design, this two-piece set from BESTOPE is a great choice.

The package includes a large and small pair of clippers, one for your toenails and another for your fingernails.

Both clippers are made from stainless steel, meaning they are likely to last for years without rusting. The tensioning lever is thick to ensure it can handle tough nails without snapping.

The heavy-duty stainless steel construction and the sharp blades make taking care of your nail easy. The blades cut through hardened nails with ease with the curved edge ensuring a clean cut.

The lever has an anti-slip design that gives you a better grip and leverage when cutting nails.

Both nail clippers come in a neat metal box that’s great for safe storage. The box is also handy if you’d like to travel with the clippers.

What we like about it:

  • Two-set for toenail and finger nails.
  • Durable and rust-resistant construction.
  • Sharp blades make easy work of clipping thick nails.
  • Anti-slip lever.

3. BESTOPE Fingernail + Toenail Kit, 2 Pcs

These are slightly cheaper nail clippers from BESTOPE. The reason for the lower price is that they are made from a combination of stainless steel and zinc alloy. In addition, this set doesn’t come with a storage/travel box.

But the clippers are still strong and you can expect to use them for years.

This set comes with two clippers, one big and one small. The bigger pair is great for toenails. It even opens wider to accommodate thick nails. The smaller pair is perfect for fingernails and on-the-go pedicure.

Blades are very sharp, so you don’t need a lot of force to cut tough nails. The curved edge of the blades matches the natural shape of nails and ensures a neat cut.

The lever is grooved to provide a stronger grip. Another feature we love is the small hole at the end of each clipper that’s handy for attaching to a keyring.

What we like about it:

  • Two-set for complete nail care.
  • Includes nail file.
  • Sharp and durable blades.

4. H&S Nail Clippers, 2Pcs

These H&S Nail Clippers are another great choice if you are looking for a traditional style clipper. Similar to other nail clippers, this set includes a big clipper (9cm long) for your toenails and a smaller one (7.5cm long) for your fingernails.

The clippers are stainless steel, making them durable and resistant to corrosion. They are also easy to clean and sanitizes.

Blades are sufficiently sharp to cut through the toughest of nails and they open wide enough for cutting thick nails.

Blades have the usual curved design that matches the contour of your nails. The body of each clipper is also contoured to provide a better and more comfortable grip in either the left or right hand.

The H&S Nail Clipper set comes with a few extras that we love. For one, each clipper has a nail catcher so you don’t leave a mess on the couch or floor. Once you are done, it’s easy to empty the nails into the trash bin.

Each clipper also includes a nail file for smoothening your nails.

Another extra is the carry/storage pouch included with the clippers. It’s especially handy if you plan to take the clippers with you wherever you go.

What we like about it:

  • A two-set for a reasonable price.
  • Sharp blade.
  • Contoured design makes the clippers easy to hold and use.
  • Includes nail catcher, nail file and pouch.

5. KLIPP Nail Clippers for Thick Nails and Ingrown Toenails

The Klipp nail clipper is another good choice if you love the ease of use and performance of scissor style clippers.

The long rubber handles are easy to hold in your hand, especially if you have arthritis or for a senior. Users with misshapen and ingrown toenails also say they find Klipp clippers more comfortable to use compared to regular clippers.

The Klipp clippers have a dual spring design that reduces the amount of force you need to exert and increases the durability of the clippers.

Sharp blades handle thick and tough nails with ease. The blades are contoured to provide a good angle when clipping toenails.

As expected, the Klipp clippers are made from stainless steel (apart from the rubber handles), so they are likely to last for years. They are also easy to clean and sanitise.

To sanitise the clippers, wipe with alcohol or sanitiser. Do not use an autoclave as it can damage the rubber handles.

What we like about it:

  • Perfect for thick, tough and ingrown nails.
  • Easy to hold design.
  • Sharp blades.
  • Durable stainless steel construction.

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