My First Efile

I've written before that I am undertaking nail school so after many years of playing with my nails, I can finally get certified for it! I've had to stop putting off buying all the big scary items that seemed too daunting, and I wanted to share with you a few of the items I've picked up to deck out my nail studio. 
So let's take today to have a chat about nail drills. I will preface everything I am about to say with I am well aware that everyone says any nail drill that is under $200 is not worth wasting your money on. But hey, I'm a student with large amounts of debt who has never used a drill in my life! I have my heart set on buying the Kupa ManiPro when I can afford it, but for the moment I picked up this $50 cheapie off eBay to learn on.
As it was from an Aussie seller, it did have an AU plug (which was the sole reason I bought locally rather than from China). It also came with a foot peddle, hand piece holder (even though you don't need it) and a set of bits. It does go forwards and reverse, and goes to 30,000rpm - all good selling features for how cheap it was! You change the bits by simply twisting the black band on the handpiece to pop them in and out. The body of the machine is much smaller than I thought it would be, so it doesn't take up much room on my nail table. 
I have had mine for about a month now and use it ALL the time - I swear I change my gel polish every day! And so far so good! 
The downsides - the torque and the vibration. These are 2 things I didn't have high expectations for. It does make a bit of noise and you do feel a bit of vibration while using it. It is fine while doing one set of nails, but I can see it would drive you nuts if you were working all day with it. And if you put too much pressure on your finger with it, but bit will stop spinning. Not ideal, but it does still do the job. 
Verdict? Ok I don't expect this to last me more than 6 months, but if you're like me and haven't used a efile before and wanted to try one out, then this totally does the job. For those out there that are like me and are dabblers in acrylic, then this is a good way to play.

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