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Medicool (Professional Nail Drill) Review 2016

Medicool Pro Power 20k Professional Electric File

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Deciding on the perfect nail drill for 2016 can be confusing, new products and techniques are constantly coming out so we’ve gone and done reviews on the Medicool Pro Power collection!

What are Nail Drills?

Nail drills are for sculpting. They are mostly used on artificial nails and the general consensus from technicians is don’t use them on natural nails. One of the biggest issues arising from these tools is the large amount of dust that’s created in the process. Protective should be taken, like as wearing of a mask. Having said that a nail drill is a must for any serious nail fanatic!

A well groomed nail which looks professionally finished is what most clients expect from a nail technician. One of the key tools you can use to clean, shape and backfill nails during manicure and pedicure is an electric nail file. They really help speed up the entire process so that you can handle more clients efficiently and professionally.

One of USA’s leading manufacturers of electric nail files is the Medicool Corporation, located in the Southern California. They produce 12 different styles of electric, rechargeable and battery powered filing systems. They also make the widest variety of accessories and drill bits for these machines.

So here are the 3 most popular Medicool Professional Nail Drills reviewed.

IMAGEPRODUCT DETIALSDIMENSIONSSPEEDRATING

Medicool Pro Power 30K Professional Electric Manicure & Pedicure File
12.8*4.2*7.8 inches30,000 RPM4.7 out of 5

Medicool Pro Power 35k Professional Electric File
12*4*8 inches35,000 RPM4.8 out of 5

Medicool Pro Power 20k Professional Electric File
7*4*7 inches30,000 RPM4.5 out of 5

Professional Nail Drill Pro Power Reviews 2016

Medicool Pro Power 30K Professional Electric Manicure & Pedicure File

Medicool 30K Pro Electric Manicure & Pedicure File

The 30K is one of the best electric nail filing machines used by professional nail technicians for manis & pedis.

Features:

  •  Has 30,000 RPM power and uses 220 volts power source
  • It comes with a variable speed control dial
  • You can switch the drill direction – forward or reverse
  • It has a small lightweight hand piece which has an easy twist/lock chuck to attach filing and buffing bits
  • The machine uses standard 3/32″ bits
  • A compact machine with dimension of 12.8 x 4.2 x 7.8 inches and weighing a mere 2 pounds
  • The housing is made of shock and flame resistant polycarbonate plastic
  • The package includes a free foot pedal, an instructional DVD and a detailed product manual
  • It comes with a one year warranty, you can purchase extended warranty for another two years
  • It’s priced $200-$225

What we liked about it:

  • The Pro Power 30K is made of quality materials and has been made to last
  • The drill is very quiet without the irritating high pitched whine which characterises many of the cheaper drills
  • There is virtually no vibration giving you better control and productivity
  • The handpiece has a mechanism which distributes cool air over it, keeping it cool in your hand, so that you can do more in a shorter period of time
  • Thanks to the standard fit for the head, you can purchase drill bits from Medicool (recommended) or buy any other standard brands depending on your tastes

Cons:

  • Has been known to have issues with different power sources
  • You only get 2 drill bits with the initial set so you need to purchase any additional heads you need
  • It works only when attached to a power cord and so cannot be moved from place to place like a rechargeable unit
  • This is a machine meant for professionals and it is therefore advised that beginners do not attempt to try with experience!

Conclusion:

Even though this is slightly more expensive than some of the other drills on the market, you need to remember you are paying for quality which pays back over time, both in comfort and ease of use. Repetitive strain injury is not a problem with this tool as you move your whole arm rather than just your pinki! This product has an overall rating of  4.7 out of 5 so this is one professional nail drill that doesn’t disappoint.

READ AMAZON REVIEWS HERE

Medicool Pro Power 35k Professional Electric File

Medicool Pro Power 35k Professional Electric File

A more powerful and slightly more expensive professional nail drill to be used by trained nail technicians is the Pro Power 35K.

Features:

  • 35K as its name suggests has 35,000 RPM power and high torque
  • It uses both 110 and 220 volts electrical connection
  • It has a variable speed control dial which allows you to adjust the speed of the drill
  • For use by both right and left handers the drill can be adjusted to move forward or backwards
  • It has a 6.5 ounces hand piece which has an easy twist and lock chuck for quick change of drill bits
  • Standard 3/32″ bits can be used with this machine
  • Weighing just 3 pounds and with dimensions of 12 x 4 x 8 inches, this is a small machine
  • It has a housing that is made of shock and flame resistant polycarbonate plastic
  • A foot pedal, an instructional DVD and a detailed product manual are included in the package
  • The company offers a one year warranty which can be extended
  • It’s priced between $225-$250


What we liked about it:

  • As can be expected of any medical grade product, the Pro Power 35K is premium kit, made of shock & flame resistant polycarbonate plastic housing, carbide and diamonds. They are strong, durable and made to last
  • The drill is almost silent
  • There is virtually no vibration; this ensures better control and productivity
  • The handpiece is designed with an air cooled mechanism to operate at cooler temperatures in your hand, so don’t have to stop every fifteen minutes to rest
  • The chuck is intended to fit the standard 3/32” bits so you can buy any standard bits but we highly recommend you can purchase bits from Medicool as other bits may break or damage it


Cons:

  • Being a high quality product it is slightly more expensive at close to $250 and you also need to buy any additional bits other than the original 2 supplied
  • Unlike a rechargeable unit this machine can only be used when connected to an electric source
  • This is a powerful machine and unless you have been trained to use this machine, it’s likely you could damage your client’s nail, so this is definitely not meant to be used by amateurs. Crazy power…

Conclusion:

This product has a rating of 4.8 stars on amazon.com with not one dissatisfied customer. If you are a professional nail technician who is looking to become more efficient and more proficient at your work, then the Medicool Pro Power 35K is the machine for you. We really loved this machine, with the hand cooler it’s a life saver.

READ BUYER REVIEWS HERE

Medicool Pro Power 20k Professional Electric File

Medicool Pro Power 20k Professional Electric File

Medicool Pro Power 20k is a rechargeable professional nail machine used by nail technicians on the go. The biggest seller for this device is the portability. Strap it onto your waste and move around your studio with ease.

Features:

  • It is a compact unit with dimensions of 7 x 4 x 7 inches and weighing under 2 pounds, it can be clipped on to your belt to be carried around. The handpiece can be stored in the attached cradle
  • It has a 30,000 RPM motor
  • It is a rechargeable model and has battery with a 10 hour life and takes up to 5 hours to charge the battery
  • Equipped with a variable speed control dial
  • Has a forward and reverse switch
  • It has a Standard 3/32”,easy twist and lock chuck on the hand piece
  • It has a shock and flame resistant polycarbonate plastic housing
  • The company offers a one year warranty which can be extended
  • It is priced between $275-$300


What we liked about it:

  • This professional nail drill is made of shock and flame resistant polycarbonate plastic the 20K is robust and long-lasting
  • It is easy to handle, has no vibration for better control and quiet to operate
  • It is a cordless, rechargeable unit and so you can carry it to the client’s pedicure chair to work on the nails
  • The air cooled mechanism on the handpiece is designed to keep it cool in the technician’s hand
  • Though it is highly recommended that you purchase bits from Medicool, the chuck is designed to fit the standard 3/32” bits so you can buy any standard bits of any other brands or you can use bits from your older machine


Cons:

  • Priced at around $300, it is an expensive machine, more expensive than the standard 30,000 RPM filing machine by Medicool. But you are paying for the convenience of a portable machine
  • You need to buy any additional bits other than the 2 supplied in the package
  • This is a machine meant for the professionally trained nail technician and not an amateur
  • We didn’t like the power got weaker towards the end of the charge

Conclusion:

This product has a 4.5 star. The Pro Power 20K is for a professional nail technician who wants the power of 30,000 RPM to shape and file a nail and the convenience of working away from a workstation. We also liked how it felt in the hand.

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Medicool Pro Power 30K
Medicool Pro Power 35k
Medicool Pro Power 20k

The Bottom Line

All the three above are quality products from Medicool, designed with the professional user in mind. It’s recommended that anyone using one of these professional nail drills at least have some prior experience! Accidents can happen… That being said, we really liked the 20k for the fact it is cordless. That’s right freedom! Though it is a full 10,000 RPM slower than the 35 and it’s also a bit more expensive. From our testing and the general reviews we’ve read, it has to be the 35K.  A solid investment for any professional or home studio.


Medicool (Professional Nail Drill) Review 2016 on Nov 21, 2015 rated 4.3 of 5

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