6 Best Nail Drill - Ultimate Guide By Nail Technicians


Are you looking for the best nail drill?

Look no further! 

This article, will give  you an overview of the top 6 electric nail files.

You will know more than 90% of all people about nail drill after reading this article.

Most other guides forget this: At the end of the article you will find an important tip that most guides forget about.

What nail drill to buy? Scroll down to see the comparison table of the 6 best nail drill machines

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Author: Lydia Faust


Good to know: Various models are offered on the net for under 30€. As a rule, "if you buy this cheap, you'll probably buy twice". Unfortunately, such devices often do not last long and the performance is lower.

 Test result* Link
1. JSDA JD400 (Professional) Show on amazon: Click here
2. EasyPro+ Grey (New Model) Show on amazon: Click here
3. TouchPro+ (Touch function) Show on amazon: Click here
4. Easy Pro+ Black Show on amazon: Click here
5. JSDA JD400 + Premium Bits Show on amazon: Click here
6. JSDA 6MW (The Cheapie) Show on amazon: Click here


*The test result is based on more than 1200+ accumulated reviews from our customers, which we have summarised and ordered in this article from the web.

Table of Contents

Who are we to give you guidance with your new e file?

We're a german team of nail enthusiasts with more than 10 years experience in the nail industry. 

Our brand is widely known amongst saloons and hobby user in Germany, Austria and Switzerland for its nail drills and bits. 

You can be sure to receive a quality product with accommodating warranty and support-  in case of questions which may arise.

What about the plug? Don't worry. All of the JSDA and JCMaster Beauty drills come with a fitting plug for the UK. :-)


Essential electric nail drill knowledge

Especially in the nail industry, beginners often do not know which equipment to buy.

Sometimes even counterfeit devices or devices, not authorised by the manufacturer, are being offered if you buy your e-file from dubious sources.

We recommend: It is best to invest a little more in your new tool.

With a little practice and the right instruction, you will learn the basics quite quickly.

Devices starting at 35-40 Pound offer much better functions than machines below that price most of the time.


Definition: What are nail drills?


Eletric nail file machines or commonly known as nail drills are electric devices that are used on natural or artificial nails and make pedicures, manicures and also callus treatment much easier.

Of course, manual files can also be used for applications on the nail but the difference to cutters is similar to travelling to a distant place:

One can use a car for the journey or also a bicycle.

In a figurative sense, the e-file in this example is the car and the manual nail file is the bicycle.

Both are possible, but the time difference is considerable.

The result is achieved more quickly with the electric nail cutter; and, if used correctly, the result is also much better.

For every nail designer, electric nail machines are an essential tool.

Just as there are different car brands, which differ in performance and application, there are also different electric nail cutters. You should definitely know the difference.


What are the key differences between nail cutters?


Depending on the performance and type of device (cordless nail cutter, premium nail cutter, etc.), nail cutters are suitable for different areas of application.

Inexpensive devices often have a low speed and limited functions, which restrict the areas of application.

Unfortunately, it is often not possible to work on calluses, for example, or you need considerably more time for the various steps on the nail.

This is due to the low power.

This can lead to an unpleasant feeling, which in the worst case can make the treatment of the nails unbearable.

For this reason, many professionals, such as nail designers in this field, advise buying a cutter that has enough power and performance so that calluses, artificial nails and natural nails can be worked on effortlessly.

The rotational speed must be variable and infinitely variable, as you should not work on the natural nail at a high rotational speed!


Who should buy an electric nail file?


Nail cutters are indispensable for nail designers.

However, there are now more and more private individuals who do their own gel nails and share the results on Instagram, Facebook or forums, for example.

Moreover, the benefits of professional cutters often go beyond the application on artificial nails.

Manicure and pedicure sets are useful for you if you:

- want to save time & money on manicures and pedicures
- are creatively inclined and enthusiastic about nail art
- want to work as a nail designer
- Want to efficiently remove calluses with suitable attachments such as these


Can anyone use a nail machine?

In principle, anyone can use a nail cutter. However, the most important thing is to be careful when using them.

To achieve beautiful results, practice is invaluable when using electric nail files.

However, this is mainly limited to the main application (nail modelling) of cutters.

Little to hardly any practice is needed for callus removal.

Many beginners use e.g. fake fingers to learn the first basics for successful gel nails. As a rule, you can conjure up beautiful results on real fingers within a very short time.

The important thing here is to

1. work carefully

2. creativity

3. willingness to learn

In the long run, however, it is worthwhile to learn and deepen the art of nail modelling, as you can, for example, become self-employed.

However, in order to become self-employed in nail design and offer one's services to others, it is worthwhile to attend a professional training course.

There are already a variety of offers on the internet for different training courses in the field of nail design. Those who want to become professionally involved in this area will be able to effectively deepen their knowledge of all aspects of nail design through training courses and get to know the following areas in more detail, among others:

Use of different bits, attachments and other accessories for nail cutters.


Which performance aspects do I have to pay attention to?


Once upon a time, a high wattage stood for high performance in electric tools, such as electric nail files.

Nowadays, however, consumers tend to want the low wattage; sometimes also because the higher the wattage, the higher the electricity costs.

A very noteworthy aspect, especially if the machine needs to work in continuous operation!

The wattage is therefore not an indicator of high performance.

We recommend: Pay attention to the number of revolutions (rpm).



Where can I buy nail drills?


Original devices from the classic JSDA can be bought at amazon from the supplier Mustbuy GmbH.

Does Walmart sell nail drills? 
Some customers have asked us whether our nail drills sets or accessories (which are compatible with all nail cutter brands) can also be purchased at Walmart or in stores:

Unfortunately, this is not (yet) the case.



What should I look for in a nail cutter?


What comes with the cutter: Every cutter should come with the right handpiece and usually bits or attachments such as grinding caps are included in the delivery.


Is the tool genuine: Some customers have reported that they have purchased similar or identical tools to those in our shop, but that there were clear differences in performance.

In any case, you will only find originals in our shop.


Areas of application: Electric nail files should be able to work on all areas, i.e. artificial nails, natural nails and calluses.


Power: Natural nails can already be processed with devices that only have a low number of revolutions. However, for the treatment of gel nails or artificial nails and calluses in general, the nail cutter must have considerably more power. Battery-powered devices, for example, almost always have less power than mains-powered devices. For this reason, it makes more sense in most cases to purchase mains-powered devices, so that the user has several areas of application directly open to him in case of need.


Functions: For advanced users, it is advantageous if the device has clockwise and counterclockwise rotation. In addition, it is advantageous for various applications, e.g. working on cuticles, if the device can be continuously adjusted to the work process.


Where can I get free advice?


Our team specialises in nail cutters, bits and everything else that goes with them.

You are welcome to contact us via email  and ask us all your questions regarding nail cutters and nail design. E-mail: support@mustbuy.eu



What is the price range of nail drills ?


Depending on the performance of the respective nail cutter or electric nail file, the price can vary greatly.

Beginners who only want to do small jobs on their nails are well catered for with the 6MW, as this device has considerably more power than a cordless nail cutter and even offers the chance to create professional nail designs.

Advanced users who would like to create gel nails or artificial nails in general are well advised to use, for example, the very popular classic among cutters, the JD400 from JCMaster/JSDA.

As already mentioned above, nail cutters are absolutely essential for every nail designer.

In general, however, a cutter is also a very good investment for every private person, as you can quickly save several hundred euros a year by doing your nails yourself.

In addition, you learn a creative skill that not everyone has.


Are there instructions for nail cutters? Training courses?


Yes! In the meantime, there are many training courses that you can attend. Pretty much in every big city, such as Hamburg, Munich, Vienna or Frankfurt.

There are also many online videos on YouTube. We recommend, for example, Verena Korf and all her videos on YouTube.



The 6 best nail drills in comparison


The following cutters have received the most positive reviews from nail designers in the USA & Europe, our customers and professional testers.

In addition, the following cutters are suitable for all the applications mentioned and have consistently proven themselves for efficient manicures and pedicures.


6th place: JSDA 6MW nail cutter set by JCMaster


Description of the device: This cutter is ideal for beginners who are just starting with DIY nail design.

The main difference to more expensive devices is the lower rotational speed and it is a fact that professionals tend to use devices with higher power, because the desired result can be achieved much faster and in those cases cutters have to run and perform almost all day long.

For "normal people", however, this tool is an excellent choice, as price meets performance and you can experiment with the included bits.


This nail cutter also provides relief for the removal of calluses such as those caused by weight training/fitness on the insides of the hands, in conjunction with matching abrasive sleeves, and counteracts the hornification of the skin.

The device works with the handpiece with extremely low noise and vibration, which prevents unpleasant pain from prolonged use and allows you to work precisely even in longer sessions without slipping.

In addition, the speed (0-25000 rpm) can be adapted very precisely and continuously to the individual working process. This is particularly important because, for example, the speed of the various work steps often varies for particularly elaborate nail designs.

In addition, you can also work on the natural nail with the lower speed.


Reviews on the net:
"I am definitely not an expert yet - I should say that in advance.
Recently, I thought I should strengthen my thin nails at the nail salon. But these prices and my eternal perfectionism (just no outgrown nails!) gave me the idea to just try it myself.
So I ordered a gel kit as well as an acrylic kit and various brushes and files.
However, filing is so annoying and tedious that I started looking for an alternative. That's why I ordered this nail sander (is that what they call it!?) and sanding cap holder with sandpaper rolls." 5/5 star rating
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"Finally no more long filing by hand. Is easy to use and also to change the attachments. It's also great that you can change the direction of rotation so easily, so you don't get all dusty and your cuticles thank you for it. For the price, the performance is really great. Only a few spare rollers could have been included ;-) but you can order them relatively cheaply." 5/5 star rating
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"As expected from the description. Very quiet and easy to regulate. Changing the heads could perhaps have been done a little more cleverly, so one star less from me. But it's only a question of getting used to it. The delivery was very fast and everything else was fine, so I am happy to recommend the product and the seller" 4/5 star rating
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"I waited a very long time to review the device.I urgently needed a replacement device for my large foot care device that kept overheating. That's how I came across this small but fine device. It is very quiet in the hand, light and easy to use. I have it, as I said, as a replacement unit, but my clients often prefer to be treated with this unit because it is very quiet. I would buy it again and again. Am very satisfied" 5/5 star rating
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"Due to its performance, the device is not only an optimal tool for private users, but can also be used for professional use in nail salons." -Electric nail file test, review JSDA 6MW nail cutter
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Place 5: JSDA JD400 Set

Device Description:

This JSDA JD400 nail router is suitable for home & professional use and also portable or mobile due to its weight.

With 0-30000 rpm, this device is one of the higher quality cutters which is suitable for all the above mentioned applications. The speed can be regulated precisely and continuously via the control unit. Regardless of the selected speed, the nail cutter runs permanently smoothly and is almost noiseless.

Suitable for all areas of nail design, such as: grinding, polishing, callus removal, gel, acrylic removal, shortening, filing, levelling, cuticle removal, etc. A variety of applications can be accomplished with the included bits.

The cutter is operated without a foot pedal and a lightweight, ergonomic twist-lock handpiece is included, which shines with a forward and reverse function, optimum weight for long use / maximum precision.

There is no noise, minimal vibration and the handpiece is suitable for all bits. In addition, the handpiece will start up 60% less warm due to the integrated overheating protection system



Reviews on the net:


In general, the JD400 has always landed relatively high on various rankings from the net in recent years.

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"Based on the recommendation of a qualified nail care professional and after additional research on the internet, I decided to purchase the ** JSDA Nail Trimmer Studio JD400** and I am thrilled." 5/5 star rating

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"I work in the medical cosmetic field and have been using the burr for some time now. I am really impressed. It is well made, has really mega power and what is nice is that you don't feel any vibrations in the wrist like with others. So it is easy on the joints. Simply great" 5/5 star rating

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"The JCMASTER nail cutter professional manicure pedicure...however is in terms of price / performance sufficiently settled.With a professional
The rubber part is wobbly, I have filled it with plaster inside. °clear buy recommendation°" 4/5 star rating

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Comparison sites such as glamourlux.de (formerly kaufberater.io) have also had this cutter successfully tested by a nail designer.

"I was surprised how good the price-performance ratio of the cutter is. It is in no way inferior to my medical nail cutters in many respects."- Expert test, March 2018, kaufberater.io

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However, there was one point that particularly attracted the negative attention of long-term users of nail cutters: the free bits that are included in the set.

The complaint was that the router bits perform well, but are not necessarily suitable for long-term use or frequent use.

The bits, which are included as standard, are also much more for getting a feel for the JD400.

 

4th place: EasyPro+ Nail Drill Black

3rd place: TouchPro+ Nail Drill With Touch Function

 


Description of the device: The TouchPro+ is the latest device from JCMaster Beauty.

The e-file has a whopping 35000 revolutions, which can be infinitely adjusted.

Reviews on the net: Users of the TouchPro+ particularly praise the innovative touch function of the beautiful-looking cutter.

In general, the user-friendliness of the touch function is praised.

3rd place: EasyPro+
Description of the device: The EasyPro+ is often praised for its beautiful design on first impression.

The modern device shines with 30,000 revolutions and was sold out within a few weeks during the initial Corona period.

This is probably not least due to the multitude of useful functions.

These include clockwise/anticlockwise rotation and the seamlessly adjustable speed.

In this way, the speed can be regulated to such an extent that the device can also be used on the natural nail.

Reviews on the net: The EasyPro+ has almost 1000 reviews on amazon, most of which are very good.

2nd place: EasyPro+ Nail Drill in Grey

 

1st place: JSDA JD400 by JCMaster nail drill

 

Device Description:

This JSDA JD400 nail router is suitable for home & professional use and also portable or mobile due to its weight.

With 0-30000 rpm, this device is one of the higher quality cutters which is suitable for all the above mentioned applications. The speed can be regulated precisely and continuously via the control unit. Regardless of the selected speed, the nail cutter runs permanently smoothly and is almost noiseless.

Suitable for all areas of nail design, such as: grinding, polishing, callus removal, gel, acrylic removal, shortening, filing, levelling, cuticle removal, etc. A variety of applications can be accomplished with the included bits.

The cutter is operated without a foot pedal and a lightweight, ergonomic twist-lock handpiece is included, which shines with a forward and reverse function, optimum weight for long use / maximum precision.

There is no noise, minimal vibration and the handpiece is suitable for all bits. In addition, the handpiece will start up 60% less warm due to the integrated overheating protection system



Reviews on the net:


In general, the JD400 has always landed relatively high on various rankings from the net in recent years.

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"Based on the recommendation of a qualified nail care professional and after additional research on the internet, I decided to purchase the ** JSDA Nail Trimmer Studio JD400** and I am thrilled." 5/5 star rating

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"I work in the medical cosmetic field and have been using the burr for some time now. I am really impressed. It is well made, has really mega power and what is nice is that you don't feel any vibrations in the wrist like with others. So it is easy on the joints. Simply great" 5/5 star rating

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"The JCMASTER nail cutter professional manicure pedicure...however is in terms of price / performance sufficiently settled.With a professional
The rubber part is wobbly, I have filled it with plaster inside. °clear buy recommendation°" 4/5 star rating

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Comparison sites such as glamourlux.de (formerly kaufberater.io) have also had this cutter successfully tested by a nail designer.

"I was surprised how good the price-performance ratio of the cutter is. It is in no way inferior to my medical nail cutters in many respects."- Expert test, March 2018, kaufberater.io

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However, there was one point that particularly attracted the negative attention of long-term users of nail cutters: the free bits that are included in the set.

The complaint was that the router bits perform well, but are not necessarily suitable for long-term use or frequent use.

The bits, which are included as standard, are also much more for getting a feel for the JD400.

Conclusion 


Mostly the free bit set was mentioned as a point of criticism. This gift set is well suited for the beginning, for example to test the cutter and make trial attempts on a fake finger. For long-term, professional applications, we always refer to more professional bit sets for nail cutters.

These sets, made of carbide or ceramic, are excellent for professionals and long-term use.

In general, we have always included all reviews in our product development over the years to ensure continuous improvements of our electric nail cutters.

 

Why good nail drill bits are essential


We would like to add an important tip, which most nail cutter comparisons, tests and guides usually disregard.

However, it is just as important as the actual machine.

This is the bits or attachments.

Why this is so important:

...Because the bits or attachments are what really give the nail cutter its usefulness. Without bits, the cutter is virtually useless.

This is similar to DVD players: without a DVD, the device is of little value or has no obvious use (except perhaps as a decoration).

There are many different bits & attachments for nail cutters.

Especially beginners often do not know which bits should be purchased with the new cutter.

Nevertheless, good nail drill bits are enormously important for various reasons:

You save money in the long run.

  1. Cheap bits do not last for many applications.
  2. Premium bits, on the other hand, are very durable.
  3. You will have more fun working with good bits.
  4. The results will be better.

 

Does a nail drill help with nail fungus?


We recommend a nail drill for nail fungus in certain circumstances. Generally, tinctures are absorbed more quickly when an electric nail file is used, but the cutter must be absolutely clean, i.e. the bits must have been disinfected with a drill bath beforehand, for example.

In any case, we recommend professional treatment and examination by a doctor.


Which nail drill is good for gel nails?


For gel nails and acrylic nails we recommend a device with at least 20000 revolutions per minute. JSDA and JCMaster nail cutters usually offer 30000 revolutions per minute, whereby the speed can be individually adjusted.



What bits should I have for nail drills?


We recommend carbide, ceramic and diamond bits for all nail designers. Caution: Carbide and ceramic bits should not be used on the natural nail. The natural nail should always be treated with a low rotation.



What safety precautions should I follow when using nail cutters?


You should be extremely careful when using cutters for the first time. The power is often underestimated and can often remove gel or other polishes too quickly.

Inexperienced users can quickly slip or exert too much pressure on the nail or skin. There is therefore a risk of injury.



How do I disinfect the bits?


It is particularly important to disinfect or kill germs and remove dirt that has collected on the bits. A drilling bath is particularly suitable for this purpose, as it not only kills the germs but also loosens the dirt on the bits.

The only exception to such a cleaning process are abrasive sleeves. These are usually offered in higher quantities, but with good hygiene standards, depending on the number of customers, they are only used 1-2 times. A set like this contains 100x sleeves.


Where can I get inspiration and results that have been achieved with the nail cutters?


Videos of nail cutters from various customers and also results can be found, for example, on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jcmaster_beauty.de/


Important terms you should know:


What are acrylic nails?


Acrylic nails consist of acrylic powder and liquid.

These substances must be mixed and then applied quickly before curing, which takes place in contact with oxygen.

Difference to gel nails: More resistant, hardens without UV lamp.

Acrylic nails can be removed with: Acetone


What are gel nails?


Gel nails are much easier to handle than acrylic nails.

Mixing powder and liquid is not necessary, as you can simply buy ready-made gels.

However, gel nails are less resistant to environmental influences and they are less easy to remove.

A curing device with UV is needed.


What is the difference between pedicure and manicure?


The pedicure describes the care of toenails. This can be done with a nail cutter or a conventional pedicure set.
The manicure deals with the care of the fingernails, which can also be done with a nail cutter. Alternatively, a manicure set can be used.
What is the cuticle for?

It protects the nail root from bacteria and germs and is located on the toenail and fingernail.
 

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