Don’t let the economical-to-the-standards-of-Solingen-if-not-Pakistan price fool you, this thing is every bit the professional tool.
Like all the best Solingen nippers (and what separates these from Pakistani & Chinese tools you’ll typically find @ US drugstores and big box stores), the 28R combines different types of steel (hardest for the cutting jaw, softer for handles) so the nipper builds up pressure (like a lever) before executing its cutting action. In this regard, their expertise in metallurgy is incredible in use. They also create the jaws so that when you squeeze the lever, the jaw edges only first touch right at the apex of the jaw, and then as you continue to squeeze the remainder of the jaw sides come together, building up pressure slowly on the isolated portion of nail so that it pops off cleanly and suddenly thanks to the metallurgy and precision alignment. The great resistance of the piston barrel spring help you control your actions.
You can’t get a continuous cut with the nipper like you can with a scissor, obviously, but a scissor’s much more challenging to use upon yourself, and with the nipper (due to that unique action afforded by the complex construction with combinations of steels) you’ll be able to size up the cut before actually making it, something that’s not practical with scissors and tough to do with clippers.
17mm Cutting jaw
Piston (“barrel”) spring system
100% Made in Nippes’ Solingen, Germany factory