How To Sharpen Nail Clippers

You can blame your blunt nail clippers for trimmings that go flying instead of dropping neatly. You can always toss them and buy another pair, or you could go the less wasteful route by sharpening your current clippers.

Instructables user Phil B shares a method that he says is the easiest way to sharpen convex clippers. Remove the actuating lever, screw the jaws together, and sharpen the jaws of the clipper on a flat sharpening stone. If you have concave jaws on your clippers, you'll want to cover a peg with sandpaper and use that as a sanding drum instead.

Full details and photos can be found at the source link below.

Sharpen a Nail Clipper [Instructables]


    Mine are not only concave, but the actual blades angle in toward the point. Most I've come across seem to be done this way too.

    What are you cutting with nail slippers that requires them to be sharpened....? What are your nails made of that blunts them to this sort of degree?

    Does anyone else have that nightmare where their front teeth are being clipped with nail clippers? You will now.

    I think I'll buy a new pair...if mine ever go that blunt...which is not likely as Matt pointed out...

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