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3 Best Nail Drills for Professional Manicures and Pedicures

by Saron

Suppose DIY is the go-to option for manicures and pedicures. In that case, one way to upgrade your process is using a professional nail drill, also known as an e-file or electric manicure file, which will give the nails on your hands and toes a look that mimics what you would receive at the salon. E-files are for experts, not beginners — they expedite the process while simultaneously providing precision to your manicure-pedicure. An electric manicure toolset works on both false and natural nails: They can file and shape your nails, easily remove gel polish, take off acrylic nails at home, trim your cuticles, and buff your calluses straight to smoothness.

But while they can facilitate your at-home manicures/pedicures, if you're inexperienced using one or not well-versed in the specifics, you can end up not achieving your desired outcome or, worse, damaging your nails and hurting yourself. Here, some essential tips to know before you lay a finger on a professional nail drill:

  • Pick the right drill bit for the job. Bits allow you to shape and file your nails, and they come in a variety of shapes, sizes, materials, and grits. While some nerves have multiple functions, some are specific to particular purposes (for example, the barrel bit does backfill cutting and shaping the nail, but you can't use it for filing your cuticles), so educate yourself on the bits before beginning.

  • Choose the right setting and speed. The forward or reverse options on the machine are specific to your dominant hand — use forward if you are right-handed and change if you are left-handed (the opposite won't file the nail!). Practice makes perfect when it comes to speed: Too fast and you can damage your nails; too slow and you won't get your desired outcome.

These are the best nail drills you can buy, including the best affordable e-file, the best nail drill for beginners, the best professional nail drill, and more:

1. Pro Portable Nail Drill

This rechargeable, cordless nail drill machine will remove acrylic or gel with ease. At 30,000 RMPs, it has the highest speed compared to any electronic nail files on our list. The tool also has a brushless motor which cuts down on wear-and-tear, making it long-lasting.

2. Portable Electric Nail Drill

This Koofar electric nail file is portable and will give your nails a professional look. The tool is compact but powerful and can manage your acrylic nails with ease. The body of this nail drill is made with aluminum alloy, which contributes to heat dissipation. Note: This is specifically designed for acrylic and gel nails, so don't use this machine on your natural nails!

3. Pro Power 30K Portable Nail Drill

Are you a manicure aficionado and always do your nails yourself? Then this nail drill is for you, especially if you like acrylic nails. The tool is an investment; however, its features make it worthwhile: It's going up to 30,000 RPMs, enabling it to tackle even the most challenging nail job. It comes with six nail bits, including diamond, ceramic, and carbide (diamond bits are rustproof while ceramic and carbide bits are long-lasting).

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