Resco Original Deluxe Dog & Cat Nail / Claw Clippers

Resco’s Original Deluxe Dog and Cat Nail and Claw Clippers were first introduced in 1937. Since then the company has claimed that its clippers offer the same professional finish as the clippers that vets use. But is that true? Here we’re going to investigate whether Resco’s marketing lives up to the facts. Let’s take a look at their Original Deluxe Dog and Cat Nail/Claw Clippers in more detail.

Resco Deluxe Dog Nail Clippers, Original Pet Nail Trimmer, Made in USA, Large, Yellow

Resco’s Deluxe clippers use a guillotine-style cutting mechanism. The purpose of this is to reduce the amount of splitting that occurs during clipping. The Deluxe model comes with a replaceable cutting blade. There is a regular blade for dogs between 10 and 50 pounds. And there is a larger blade for dogs weighing more than 50 pounds or whose nails are larger than a #2 pencil. The company also makes trimmers for smaller animals, like cats, birds, small mammals and lizards.

One of the big benefits of Resco clippers is that they are sturdier than most clippers out there on the market. The clippers themselves are made from American steel and constructed to American manufacturing standards. According to those who have used the product, this extra sturdiness very helpful when it comes to clipping your pet’s nails. For instance, the housing on some clippers bends when clipping the nails of a large animal, like a great dane. Resco Deluxe clippers, on the other hand, are built solidly and don’t deform during use. This makes the job of clipping your pet’s nails much easier.

The other benefit of the clippers is the way the guillotine action itself surrounds the nail. Unlike other methods, there isn’t twisting or slipping, protecting the animal’s paws. And the cut through the nail itself is precise, meaning that there’s little risk of infection or causing the animal pain.

There are, of course, some problems with Resco clippers. Perhaps the most pressing issue has to do with the handle of the clippers themselves. Resco clipper handles are attached to the stainless steel construction underneath. Some people have found that these handles slide off during use, much to their frustration. There is, however, a solution. People have been gluing the rubber grips back onto the clippers.  But many are asking whether anybody should have to do this for a product that costs $15.

The other problem concerns build quality. Some customers have found that the screws holdings the handles together fly off during initial use. Again, it’s an annoyance, but it’s not something that can’t be corrected. You can, if you wish, use your manufacturer’s warranty to return clippers that fall apart because of loose screws. But you can also remedy the problem yourself, using Loctite, to hold the screws in place.

There’s no doubting the fact that Resco Original Deluxe clippers are the choice of vets and have been in business for nearly 80 years. And there’s also no doubting that when they work, they are the best option for your pet. But there are concerns about build and finish quality that the manufacturer needs to address.

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