Nail nippers are the instrument for easy shortening and forming -even for tough nails. The different sizes and cutting head forms demonstrate the broad range of manicure or pedicure applications. There are two different joints available. Lap joint nippers have the nipper shanks lying one on top of the other at the joint. Box joint nippers have one shank put through the other nippers shank. While one can cut and form the finger nails according to desire and fashion, it is recommended to cut and form toe nails relatively short and straight.