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Particularly for big dogs and their nails, I think dremel's are infinitely superior to trying to keep nails short to any kind of clippers.
Not all dogs have nails where the quick grows as fast as the nail shell and it was my experience with a dog who had nails where the quick did grow out at the same rate that caused me to switch from clippers to a dremel.
That dog cried every time we did nails--I was at a friends house staying for a couple of days for shows up in her neighborhood and was touching up the nails on my dogs and he was crying about it. She dug out her dremel and said let me try this. No crying and no foot jerking with that and she got them shorter than I'd been able to do.
Eventually we figured out that his nails had a very heavy shell and even trimming with a very new blade or very new clipper that were sharp, compressed the shell into the quick and it hurt. I went home and bought him a dremel. I generally do nails at least every week when the dogs are young. And a dog that I got as a half grown puppy had his nails dremeled twice a week for about six months before I got them as short as I wanted for conformation.