All You Need to Know about Electric Nail Drill Maintenance

All You Need to Know about Electric Nail Drill Maintenance

Why Is It Important to Maintain Your Nail Drill?

An electric nail drill or e-file is an electric-powered rotary precision instrument used for filing nails or removing nail enhancements, which has emerged in recent years. Nail drills play a vital role in a great nail art work and are often expensive. Due to the improper use or lack of proper maintenance, we have a very short service life of our drills, and often encounter problems when using nail drills, such as the nail drill pen not rotating smoothly, unstable rotation, or difficulty charging the power, etc., resulting in overall dissatisfaction with the product.

In this guide, we'll provide tips on how to maintain your nail drill to ensure it stays in top condition and functions properly.

How to Maintain a Nail Drill?

1. Use the Machine Correctly

1.1 Read the user manual carefully.

If you are using a nail drill for the first time, read the instructions carefully, especially the operating requirements. Different brands may have differences in settings or operation, even between different models of the same brand. By reading the manual, you will be able to fully understand the machine, including the basic operating steps, and also avoid damage caused by improper operation.

1.2 Keep every part dry before use.

1.3 For the nail drill pen (we can also call it a handpiece), the most critical factor affecting a nail drill.

> Handle the handpiece with care

Since the core technical accessories, including the motor and bearings, are installed in the handpiece, it is particularly important to use the nail drill correctly. The first step is to handle it with care, as a strong collision will directly damage the internal electronic structure and cannot be used normally, but unfortunately, this is often overlooked.

1.4 For the drill bits

> A nail drill requires drill bits for cutting and grinding, and these bits come in a variety of grits, materials, sizes and shapes. Make sure you choose the correct bits for its use.

> Insert the nail drill bit correctly.

> When replacing the nail drill bit, turn off the nail drill first and then replace it.

> If the nail drill bit falls to the ground, we should check whether the drill bit is damaged before use.

1.5 Use the nail drill at different speeds correctly.

Once you have the right grip on different speeds, things will start getting easier for you with time.

For natural nails it’s best if you use nail files or sanding bands.

1.6 Working environment and frequency of use.

The life of the e-File will be affected by how you operate it and how often you use it. In general, a nail drill has a total working life. The more frequently you use, the shorter its life may be. 

Thie high intensity work, with continuous heat and deformation, will also wear out the motor of the machine more quickly.

2. Keep the Battery Healthy and Happy

2.1 Don't let your nail drill run out of battery completely before charging it. Instead, charge it when there's still 20-30% battery left to avoid over-discharging.

2.2 Avoid using your nail drill while it's charging. This could damage the battery and shorten its lifespan.

2.3 Once your nail drill is fully charged, unplug it to prevent overcharging..

2.4 Always use the original charger that came with your nail drill, or a compatible one that meets the input voltage and current requirements. Using non-original chargers or power adapters can damage the battery, as different brands of chargers use different input voltages and often use non-original power adapters, which may shorten the life of the battery.

2.5 If the nail drill is not to be used for a long period of time, it is recommended that the battery is fully charged and then switched off before storage. It is also recommended to check the battery every three months.

3. Clean, Dry, and Storage after Each Use.

Please note: Keep the nail drill and nail drill bits in a safe place (Do not drop them on the floor) and handle them carefully. Keep the nail drill and bits out of reach of children under the age of 10.

3.1 For Nail Drill

> Be sure to keep it dry and clean after use.

> Use a fine cloth or toothbrush to remove the dust and debris from small crevices

> Hold your tool carefully and steadily without bending the handle. Be aware of the angle at where the drill’s cord is sitting.

> Always make sure you unplug the electric file before cleaning it.

3.2 For Nail Drill Bits

> Be sure to disinfect your nail file bits after each time you use it, especially if you use them on different hands.

When to Replace Your Nail Drill?

> For Nail Drill

1. The nail drill is badly damaged and the electric wire is leaking.

2. The control panel is not responding.

3. The machine has water in it and is not working.

4. The battery runs out of power very quickly, eve after a full charge and must be charged frequently to be used.

5. The voltage does not match when charging, or non-standard accessories cause damage.

6. Abnormal noise or vibrations during charging or in use.

7. The controller stops responding after prolonged use.

> For Nail Drill Pen/Handpiece.

1. The nail drill pen doesn’t rotate when switched on, or it rotates intermittently.

2. The nail drill pen makes a lot of noise. Or it gets too hot easily.

3. The power cannot be switched on and does not work at all.

4. The bit breaks off causing the bit rod to get stuck in the nail drill pen and cannot be removed.

5. Abnormal vibration of the nail drill leads to abnormal rotation of bits.

6. The bits cannot be properly stuck (the lock is abnormal).


Maintaining your electric nail drill isn't difficult, but it's essential to ensure the drill's longevity and proper performance. By following the tips outlined in this guide, you can keep your nail drill in top condition and ensure that it performs as expected every time you use it.

Now you know how to take good care of your nail drill. Time to check if you are using or maintaining it the right way.

In addition, it is also important to choose a nail drill with good performance.Good quality nail drills may be a little more expensive, but they often come with longer life, more efficient performance, less noise, better heat dissipation, better after-sales service, etc.

Below are some of our high performance nail drills for you to choose from. 

Jade Plus Rechargeable Nail Drill 35,000RPM

- Superior Brushless Motor with 35,000 RPM

- Long Battery Life with Built-in 1700mAH battery capacity, a 2-hour full charge, 5 hours of strong and stable work

- 6 Kinds of Premium Quality Nail Drill bits

MR5-Rechargeable Nail Drill 35,000 RPM

- Upgraded Coreless motor: Providing ≥ powerful torque and a high rotation speed of up to 35,000rpm.

- Durability: Built-in upgraded larger capacity 2000mAh battery. With only 2.5 hours of full charge, you will get an incredible 15h long battery life.

- Professional nail drill bits: Equipped with 1 *carbide drill bit, 1 ceramics drill bit and 6 kinds of professional metal nail drill bits.

Sparkle Plus Rechargeable Nail Drill 35,000RPM

- Coreless motor: 35000 RPM rechargeable nail drill

- Rechargeable Cordless Nail Drill: With a built-in 2000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery, up to 15 hours of use with only 2.5 hours charge time. 

- Multifunctional Nail Drill Bits Kit: With 8 professional metal/ carbide/ ceramic nail drill bits (also works with all kinds of 3/32” bits).

As a professional nail tool brand, MelodySusie has over 13 years of experience in nail art tools. We look forward to discussing and exploring more nail art knowledge with you.

To explore of MelodySusie’s nail drill products, please visit here.

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Mark here. Replacing the nail drill bit should only be done after turning off the nail drill.



I had no idea that using the nail drill at different speeds could affect its lifespan. I’ll definitely be more careful now!



I love that this guide even includes tips on how to properly clean and disinfect the nail drill bits. It’s so important for hygiene and keeping your nails healthy.



It’s so important to take care of our tools to ensure we get the most out of them. I had no idea that even something as simple as not using the nail drill while charging can cause damage. 😱



Wow, I had no idea that there were so many things to consider when it comes to maintaining your nail drill. This guide is a lifesaver for anyone who loves nail art!

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