Shape Your Nails To Perfection – Kara’s Review Of The Top 5 Nail Drills Of The Year

A Closer Look At The Most Popular Nail Drills

Whether you’re a nail technician or love doing your nails at home, a quality nail drill will be one of the most important pieces of kit making up your professional nail supplies.

Why? Nail drills are your answer to creating the perfect manicure or pedicure. It has a multitude of uses – smoothing, shaping, cleaning and more, but it can be confusing to know which drill to choose. You can either use a nail drill on its own or to shape your nails before smoothing any last inconsistencies with a nail file.

What do you need to consider when buying a nail drill?

A nail drill consists of a handpiece and the drill bit. The bits rotate against the nail, and come in many interchangeable varieties designed for different tasks. Nail drills are usually categorized based on a couple of factors. These are the rotational speed, measured in RPM (revolution per minute) and bit heads.

Practicing Good Hygiene:

You should never neglect proper hygiene with your drill bits, even if they are only used on yourself. Clean and sterilize drill bits after every procedure. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions or scrub with a brush and rinse with soapy water. Acetone works well for dissolving dead particles dust, and don’t forget to wipe over the handpiece with a soft cloth.

Now that’s a bit clearer, time for me to test out the best selling drills on the market!

1) Makartt Nail Drill Machine

What Makes It Great

Markartt are synonymous with top quality nail products, and this professional grade drill is no different. Capable of a super speedy 30,000rpm that’s controlled by a foot pedal, with a clear digital display, and a comfortably low level of vibration, this is a good looking drill. It comes with three drill bits which are really easy to fit. The handpiece is light and very maneuverable. This would look great in any salon, but is equally suited to DIY manis.

Where It Could Be Improved

Although it doesn’t mention this in the instructions, I feel that this drill needs a while to break in. Initially I ran it for two hours and it just got better and better.

9.3Expert Score
The Final Verdict

For professional or personal use, this drill has it all - easily controllable power, no vibration or noise, and a light, comfortable handpiece. Highly recommended

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2) MelodySusie Portable Nail Drill

What Makes It Great

This pretty-in-pink drill from MelodySusie is a neat, gorgeously slimline model. A button easily controls the 20,000rpm speed, and it’s designed to be low noise, low vibration and have smart heat dissipation. It slips neatly into any bag, and has case of 6 bits and 6 sanding bands included. Because of its compact portability, this is ideal for the DIY nail fan. Although I’m right handed, this is apparently suitable for either hand.

Where It Could Be Improved

The cable could do with being a fraction longer, although this is easily resolved with an extension cable.

9.6Expert Score
The Final Verdict

A budget friendly, super high quality nail drill, with lots of extras, that’s ideal for the nail art enthusiast.

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3) Ophanie Electric Nail Drill Set

What Makes It Great

Very similar to the MelodySusie model, but coming with many more extras – 11 drill bits, 26 nylon wheels, a cutter set, and a brush. With forward and reverse, low vibration and low heat, this is a slightly heavier duty model than the previous one and would be ideal for either a professional salon or keen amateur. I found this one very comfortable to hold for a long time, and it did everything I asked of it without complaint.

Where It Could Be Improved

It would be even better if Ophanie had designed this drill to be cordless. But I guess you can’t have it all!

9.2Expert Score
The Final Verdict

If you’re looking for a superior nail drill that won’t break the bank, this is well worth considering, and you won’t have to purchase any separate drill bits for a long, long time.

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4) NATPLUS Professional Nail Drill

What Makes It Great

This super chic model can reach the dizzying speed of 35,000rpm with 2 directions for left or right-handed user. Cordless, rechargeable and with a neat black case, this little baby can work hard for 6 full hours in between charges, and I didn’t experience any loss on power during this time. Included are a set of 6 drill bits and sanding bands so you’re all ready to go.

Where It Could Be Improved

Although lightweight, this is quite a chunky handpiece. I have fairly small hands and found it comfy, but it does take a bit of getting used to.

9.9Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This very professional looking drill is fast, versatile and rechargeable - I love it!

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5) Cadrim Electric Nail Drill


What Makes It Great

Capable of a decent 20,000rpm, this drill is very quiet, with low vibration and great heat dissipation. Although the design of this drill is pretty mundane, its performance is anything but. Highly versatile, a set of 6 drills and sanding bands is included. The grip on the handpiece means that it feels nice and secure in your hand, and I was able to use this almost continuously for a good few hours.

Where It Could Be Improved

I would prefer it if the control box had a digital display showing the speed. Next time, Cadrim.

9.1Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Cadrim’s nail drill is efficient, and very effective and comes in at a great price.

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