Nail cutters are usually made of stainless steel but can also be made of plastic and aluminium.Two common varieties are the plier type and the compound lever type. All are common household objects. Most nail cutters usually come with another tool attached, which is used to clean the dirt out of nails. A nail trimmer often has a miniature file fixed to it to allow rough edges of nails to be manicured. A nail file allows for removal of any excess nail that is jagged or has been missed. Nail cutters occasionally come with a pocket knife or a nail catcher.
One of the biggest beauty mistakes you can make is using your nail clippers to shape your nails. Too often, women use clippers to cut notches at the end of each nail for a more rounded shape. But cutting this way could leave you with cracks and even ingrown toenails when used on your feet. When using nail clippers, always cut straight across the nail and then use a file to create the shape you want.