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    I was just outside rigging up the fishing lines and realized the nail clippers were gone from my tackle box.

    I popped the lid off the big first aid kit and got the pair out of there and snipped the lines clean.

    Came to my attention that a good pair of clippers is one of my "must have" items in several different kits.

    They are something I use almost daily for hygiene, they are necessary for a first aid kit and also a basic necessity for proper trimming of fishing line and eliminating those ragged ends that will scare the fish away.

    Like those book matches and single edge razor blades, they are cheap and handy.

    Walgreens keeps them in buckets next to the checkout.
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    I have as many of those stashed about as I have lighters. I have toenail clippers too. They work great on me but the real use are the talons my wife calls toenails... GEEZ! She can draw blood in the middle of the night.

    The regular mountain fishing kit has an overpriced clipper that I like. It has a few other functions. Had it years. Bought it at a Fly shop.

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    That was all I used then I fly fished. They are perfect for clipping the ends on the line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax View Post
    I have as many of those stashed about as I have lighters. I have toenail clippers too. They work great on me but the real use are the talons my wife calls toenails... GEEZ! She can draw blood in the middle of the night.

    The regular mountain fishing kit has an overpriced clipper that I like. It has a few other functions. Had it years. Bought it at a Fly shop.
    Are you sure it not a full moon when that happens?

    I have clippers in all my fishing kits, FAKs.... as well as next to the recliner in my "keep handy on my end table plastic bottle of "stuff".

    Clippers, fingernail and tow nail..nail file ...matches(book) BIC, ....pen( not working)...small NRA folding knife, eyeglass cleaner/cloth....Skeeter Stik, Flexible end bore light....extra AAA and AA batteries (remotes), ....2 KFC Handy towelettes.,... 4 business cards(one my FFL guy), receipt for a chainsaw...dog tags (for dog)...letter opener..and $.26 cents.

    Clippers are stuck in a chewed plastic cover for dog cage latch......keeps clippers on top.

    So,... clippers, fire (starters) knife, flashlight, meds,.cash....in a container....it's a freaking PSK!..and I didn't even know it!

    I do use scissors on my SAK, a as nail clippers real often....
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    Yep just bought two new sets of nail clippers yesterday. Always finding a new place to store some.


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    My fishing nail clippers are hung on a string around my neck. Sometime I clip my hemostats on the string. I just recently found out how wonderful clippers are for fishing.
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    I've found that not all nail clippers work as they should. I don't think the store would appreciate me trying them out first. I remember when TSA would confiscate the clippers if it had a nail file. Fidiots.

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    There was a period of stupidity that TSA went through. They would confiscate something and toss it in a barrel behind them.

    "Um, if that is really dangerous. Aren't you afraid to stand next to that barrel with it in there? My flippin' shave cream might get on you!"
    "Move along, sir."

    "Um, if that bottle of water is dangerious. Aren't you afraid to stand next to that barrel?
    "I said, move along, sir."

    "If my nail clippers are so blasted dangerous aren't you afraid to stand next to that stupid barrel?
    "Sir, have you ever been tased?"

    "You had better put that taser in that barrel. I think those are dangerous."
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    There was a period of stupidity that TSA went through.
    Wait.....you said that like it was past tense.
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    Maybe I should have said stupiderity.

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    I just went through the accumulated personal care tools on my dresser and liberated an older set of toe nail clippers to add to my zip ties kit. Works as well as side cut pliers to trim off excess tie length and basically cost nothing, since I was going to trash the toe nail clippers.
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    I have used the repurpose "the old one " when up grading or replacing... line of thinking for lot of things.........most cases it works out.
    Like he wire tie use.....
    As clippers are not the same...some work fantastic....as been mentioned....others not so much.

    So depending on your situation......be aware that old ones "don't get better"...so if it doesn't work well for everyday use....it will work the same good or bad, in a part time kit.

    So if you plan on a emergency use....get good working tools.

    My best working pair was free at a booth in a trade show.....Those are my "good clippers"
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