Sounds like EXACTLY what I need!! Would you believe? This-afternoon I bought two different types of nail clippers, the ones with the little blade that slides up and down, and the ones that look more like a pair of pliers. I'm too chicken to actually try either one. Can you tell us what kind this is (brand) and where you got it? After so many people in another post saying how much trouble some of these are, I'd rather go get the right thing from the beginning.