Electric nail drills, also known as electric nail fills, are must-have tools for every nail technician. It can be used for refills, product removal and manicure. Each step will take a lot of time and efforts to get done, but it can make your life easier and cut your service time down to minutes by skillfully using nail drills. While they do require some prior training and safety measures, they're not too difficult to use and you can even take them home to get yourself a professional manicure. How to prevent major damage when using electric nail drill? Let’s review the checklist below.
How to Use the Electric Nail Drill Safely and Correctly
When you get your new nail drill, you must be very excited and eager to turn on the power button and start using it. STOP! It is necessary to read the instructions carefully and thoroughly understand how it works firstly, especially if it’s your first time trying one out.
You must have heard or watched horror stories about toe curling clips or disasters like that. You need to know how to operate these machines at high speed safely, after all, electric nail drills are always powerful and accidents are easily caused by carelessness.
After setting up your nail file and keeping all important safe operation instructions in mind, all you need is practice. Try the following tips and with more patience and practice, you can be a pro in no time!
- Use a slow speed for the cuticle
- Use a medium speed for backfills
- Use a fast speed on the nail surface
How to Choose the Right Electric Nail Drill for Safety Use?
High quality is the guarantee of safety, so it is worthy choosing better quality electric nail file. It will help you avoid trips to doctors! Here are tips and checklists for you to choose the right model that you can use easily, comfortably and safely.
1. Feel the power
The revolutions per minutes, which is also known as RPMs, is the key feature that must be taken into consideration. Whether you’re going to use an electric drill for your natural nails or acrylic nails, the higher rated models, normally land between 0-35,000 RPMs, will not only better serve your need but also save your time.
MelodySusie Sparkle Plus Nail Drill is updated for professionals, it’s a real 35,000 RPMs nail drill. You can feel the power when rotate the speed control knob. It can perfectly meet your demand for natural nail care (15,000 RPMs) OR artificial applications/removals (at least 25,000 RPMs).
2. Choose one with low vibration
Vibration, noise and heat levels are key points for purchasing electric nail drills. High vibrating drills can cause damage to your client’s nails and also to your wrist and arm. Think about holding a drill with high vibration, noise and heat for an extended period of time while working on your clients’ hands and toes will be annoying!
MelodySusie Sparkle Plus Nail Drill equipped with an updated high-quality bearing coreless motor enables this electric nail file works smoothly even at a high speed. Ultra-smooth operation with lower heat and lower noise, you can hardly feel its vibration.
3. Does it have forward and reverse modes?
Doing manicures and refills means you are going to need to work forward and reverse. With the nail bits turning both ways, it allows you to work in different directions without holding your/your clients’ hand in a twisted position. What’s more, it’s more convenient and safer!
There is a F-Forward and R-Reverse button on MelodySusie Sparkle Plus Nail Drill, which means you just need a flick to change the direction. Perfect for the left-handed and right-handed.
4. Light weight handpiece is better
Working with heavy handpiece will greatly reduce your productivity, as you will feel uncomfortable and not be able to work long time. In addition, your hands and wrists will feel hurt after a long working day with such heavy handpiece, which dramatically increases the chance of accidents during nail work.
Made of special aluminum alloy material, MelodySusie Sparkle Plus Electric Nail File is super lightweight: 1.48 lbs in total and 0.28 lbs for handpiece. It won’t let your hand get tired after long-term use. It is compact enough to pack into your traveling bag or case, let you enjoy the nail art DIY anytime anywhere.
5. Do you want to deal with the cord?
A corded nail drill means it will always be plugged in, which can be a hindrance and a constraint, especially for manicurists who need to travel a lot. The wireless version will provide you with a more comfortable operating space. You don’t have to spend time dealing with tangled wires and to worry about the security risks.
But you might be worried about the battery life of the cordless electric nail drill. MelodySusie Sparkle Plus Rechargeable Nail Drill will be your solution. With a built-in 2000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery, Sparkle Plus wireless nail drill provides more than 8 hours of use with only 2 hours of charge. Freedom to work in any place even there isn’t any electrical outlet available.
6. Compatible with standard 3/32 nail drill bits
Make sure you are choosing a nail drill that is compatible with a standard shank diameter of 3/32-inch or 2.35mm bit size. You will need plenty of different bits to work with over time. An electric nail drill that accommodates the standard size files will make it much easier and safer to find a replace bits in the future.
There are some freebies – multifunctional nail kit in the package of MelodySusie Sparkle Plus Rechargeable Nail Drill. With 8 kinds of professional metal/ carbide/ ceramic nail drill bits (also works with all kinds of 3/32” shank bits), this E-file meets your multiple manicures needs for trimming, grinding, carving, cutting, polishing for all nail arts as well as cuticle removal.
Of course, we highly recommend you to choose high-quality nail drill bits for safety reasons, because the better quality drill bits are more focused on safety considerations in terms of material selection and product design. It means that high-quality nail drill with nail bits, not only will greatly improve your work efficiency, but also will dramatically reduce the probability of accidents.
MelodySusie new released the Tungsten Carbide Professional 5 in 1 Nail Drill Bits with 7 different grits: XF, F, M, C, XC, 2XC, 3XC. It includes 5 different functions that can be used to clean the cuticle area, prepare the nail bed, shape and shorten the nail, smooth and remove on the surface, and clean under the nail. The Coarseness on the drill surface changes from top to bottom: Top is for cutting dead skin, 2nd part is Double Fine, 3rd part is Extra Fine, and the bottom base is Fine grit. Made of the hardest carbide tungsten material, the bits are hard-wearing, sharp, durable, and also crafted with delicate. Universal 3/32" (2.35mm) stainless steel shank perfectly suits most professional electric nail drills on the market. Designed to cut smoothly in clockwise and counter-clockwise directions for both two hands. Works for both left and right hand, you can choose the direction in a different situation. It needs that a nail drill that has a forward and reverses function.
7. Warranty is guaranteed
Things sometimes go wrong, in order to protect your assets, you have to make sure your electric nail file has at least 6-month warranty from the date of purchase. If you run into any problems during that time, you won't have to spend a lot of money fixing your drill or buying a new one if something goes wrong.
MelodySusie Sparkle Plus Rechargeable Nail Drill have a full 6-month warranty and 30 days’ money-back guarantee. For purchasing through melodysusie.com, its warranty will last for 15 months. Please check this page for details.
Always Maintain Proper Hygiene for Safety
After selecting the right electric nail drill and learning how to use it safely, you might be excited to start your nail journey. Using nail file is fun but always remember to sterilize your nail drill and bits properly no matter how busy you are. It can cause serious infections without clean tools hygiene, especially if you are going to use the electric drill on more than one pair of hands. One among the best and efficient way to sterilize your tools is to use acetone.
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