A lot of changes have come into the world of nail care and one of them is the introduction of electric nail files. More and more women who want to file their nails at home are using these machines.
You may be considering getting one for yourself, or for your salon. What are some of the things you must consider? What are some of the best electric nail file machines on the market out there?
This article will take a look at these issues, and review three of these machines.
How to Choose a Good Electric Nail File
Consider your budget
The first thing you must consider is how much money you are willing to part with to buy the electric nail file. Some nail files are fairly cheap, whilst others cost hundreds of dollars.
How often will you use it?
You need to consider how often you will use it and whether you will use it at home, or in the salon. If you will not use it too often, you might consider buying a cordless file. It can operate for about two hours on a single charge.
What kind of nails do you have?
If you use fake acrylic nails, you need a stronger drill with a higher revolutions per minute (RPM), preferably more than 25,000 RPM. On the other hand, natural nails need less pressure so need electric nail files with lower RPMs.
Size of the drill
Another thing you should ruminate over when choosing an electric nail file is the size of the drill. You will want one that you can manipulate easily. An unwieldy tool will make you uncomfortable, and may make your customer feel uncomfortable (if you are a nail technician).
The right bits
Choosing the right bit will make your life easier. The bits will also help you to know the right file just for you. The size of the bits will determine which files you can and cannot use.
The best electric nail file machines generally have bit measurements of 3/32’’. It is also suggested that you go in for carbide bits because it does not make the file become hot quickly.
The noise produced
Some electric nail files produce a lot of noise whilst others are relatively silent. You need to consider this when you are planning to get one for yourself. Many of the lower priced good quality files will cause little vibration and noise. However, if you will not be bothered by the noise, then you could consider going in for one of the more noisy electric nail files.
After you have ruminated and bought the electric nail file of your choice, the next step is to use it. How should you use the nail file?
Using An Electric Nail machine
How to use an electric nail machine to remove lifted acrylic
Use complete horizontal side-to-side motions whilst keeping the bit flat. After the product has been refined, use a one- stroke method along the acrylic where the sealed and loose acrylic join and remove any remaining product.
If a small white shadow appears around the sealed, refined products, ignore it and continue with the fill as usual.
Repairing a crack
Prepare your nails first. Then, drill out the crack using a low speed ranging from 3500- 6000 RPM . If you drill too slowly, you can cause the machine to vibrate and send air pockets into the nail.
Hold the bit parallel to the nail. Then, apply even pressure starting from the outer perimeter of the nail, going in toward the crack.
Having looked at how to use the machine, let us now take a look at three of the products on the market.
This electric nail file has a BF Electric Nail Art File drill set and a free carbide bit. The carbide bits have flutes cut into them that provide the cutting power.
A carbide bit reduces your nails by cutting like a potato peeler, shaving layers off while leaving the surface of your nails smooth. The carbide can be disinfected for multiple uses, is durable, and is available with different coarseness.
Moreover, this electric nail drill has a RPM of 30,000. In addition, it does not make a lot of noise and it is easy to operate.
It also has a very low vibration design for a comfortable grip, and an improved hand piece cable ending designed so that the cable will not lose out easily. This makes it one of the best electric nail file machines on the market.
- It does not get hot quickly.
- Speeds up filing.
- Drill very easy to use.
- Perfect weight.
- Has forward and reverse foot pedal, and assortment of diamond bits.
- Has short in the drill handle cord.
- Can take off bulk of acrylic fats.
- Difficult to figure out how to switch out the head of the drill.
I recommend this product because you can finish filing in a short period of time, and it is also very easy to use.
This electric nail file has forward and reverse speed which makes varying the speed of the machine easier.
Also, its drill can operate at a speed range between 500 and 35,000 rpm, with precision sliding speed control box.
The machine is slim and balanced, and has a design hand piece with latest easy twist lock function. It is a great value in professional nail drill for nail techs, students, hobbyists.
It also comes with three diamond bits. Diamond particles file the nails by scratching the surface to remove material. This type of electric nail file can be disinfected for multiple uses.
It has the latest snap-on hand lock feature. It is sturdy, does not vibrate too much, and so allows for smooth operation.
- It is relatively cheap.
- Good size and speed.
- Good for applying acrylic tips and sculpts.
- Works great with carbide bit 3/32.
- File comes with selection of bits.
- Speed control not constantly variable.
- Generates heat.
- Can help you shape and file your nails in any way you like.
- Handle a lit bit heavy.
I would give this nail file a favorable rating because it is affordable and works well with carbide bits.
What makes this machine one of the best electric nail file machines? It is a combination manicure and pedicure machine. It is made of plastic and has a powerful 20,000 rpm variable speed motor.
The Home Pedicure PediNova III is good for natural and artificial nails. It also comes with a very attractive travel case which keeps it looking new all the time.
It features four speed settings and is ideal for trimming both fingernails and toenails.
The large cone, small cone, and disc are made from long lasting sapphire which makes this electric nail file durable.
Furthermore, it comes with one year full warranty.
- Reduces the thickness of problem nails overtime.
- Conical attachments finely grind down layers of toenail.
- Works quickly, easily, and effectively.
- Continuously adjustable speed.
- Has good power.
- Good for dealing with toenail fungus.
- Comes with 10 different bits.
- A little slow.
- Motor vibrates too much.
- Doesn’t clean under the nails well.
- Stops working after about ten uses.
- Trimming disk wobbles and makes funny noises.
- Heats up quickly.
Because it works quickly, easily, and effectively, and comes with 10 different bits, I think you would not throw your money away if you buy it.
Finally, considering the three nail file machines mentioned above, I think the best one among these would be the Vogue Professional Quality Nail Tech Drill because of the speed of the drill which makes it cut nails quickly and also because of the diamond bits which gives it a better cutting edge than the other two. Though it has a slight edge over its counterparts, all the three are still some of the best electric nail file machines.