If, like me, you'd been put off cutting your dogs claws after using guillotine style clippers then these will be a breath of fresh air. I've found that the guillotine type aren't as precise at cutting claws and sometimes squeeze the claw before finally cutting, causing discomfort and fear. These on the other hand are sharp and quick. If you're not sure how much to cut just nibble a little slice off at a time. My wimpy Greyhound didn't let out a single murmur (okay, she did quiver a bit but it's an improvement!) I completely recommend these to anyone needing to trim their dogs claws. Well worth the money and by the looks they will last for years.