It works, sure, but it is a chunky kind if clipper. By that i mean the blades are thick and not so mega sharp. This makes it difficult to cut cleanly and precisely. I much much prefer my tweezerman nippers. I use nippers (and highly recommend you only use nippers) for hangnails! Clipping the cuticle is kinda dangerous! The live cuticle or eponychium should never be cut. Keep your nails hydrated with oils, use chemical cuticle removers when necessary, and clip only what cannot be softened with jojoba oil based nail oil.