Manicure cutter: What's ruining it and how to solve the problem

Manicure cutter: What's ruining it and how to solve the problem
The manicure cutter, or «hoover» as it is also called, is an essential tool in the creation of hardware manicures and pedicures. This super machine can work wonders, with the help of which the creation of a manicure will take much less time. But unfortunately sometimes craftsmen devote very little time to caring for the machine - the result is breakdowns and costly replacements. How to avoid a manicure cutter breakdown and save money in your pocket? In this article, you'll find the answer.


The problem: Severe heating of the handle. The most obvious cause is improper use.
Solution: If you use the machine for a long time at high speed, the rotor overheats and the gear itself can melt. If this does not help, it is the bearings: they are either faulty or unsuitable for high speeds, or they have not been fitted correctly when replacing the handle. Remember that the bearings are consumables and have to be replaced! If you work with lubricated bearings, you risk losing your knob forever. Do not spare money for more expensive and higher quality materials, this will save you a lot of money on repairs in the future.

Problem: Vibration in the handle when operating the cutter bar. Vibration when operating poorly centred cutters, i.e. crooked cutters
Solution: Cutters often become crooked after being dropped, used for a long time or damaged by disinfectants and sterilisation with high temperatures. So always check the burrs before buying them to avoid unpleasant situations.

Problem: The burrs are inserted tightly in the handle or do not come out at all. This could be corrosion in the collet or improper use.
Solution: Corrosion in the collet. Quite often, craftsmen clean the router bits with disinfectants. Since all disinfectants are water-based, they penetrate and the handle begins to corrode. To avoid this, do not wipe the gears with alcohol. Improper use. It is not advisable to latch or store the handpiece without the cutter for an extended period of time.

Problem: An unexplained noise occurs during operation of the device, a sound which was not present before. There are two sources of this problem: Either the bearings are worn or a foreign object has entered the handle.
Solution: Worn bearings. The bearings are consumables and must be replaced. If they produce a metallic noise, it is the result of bearing malfunction.
Object penetrates the grip. Objects falling into the grip are hair and gloves, so it is important to observe safety precautions when working:
- work in protective clothing and safety goggles, with hair tucked under a hat.
- the working area must be well lit.
- Work on the nail plate must be carried out with the manicure hoover switched on.
- Make sure all the buttons and switches are working correctly before you start.

Problem: Handle power loss, jerky operation.
Solution: This problem may be traced to a malfunction in the micromotor cable, the collector brushes and speed regulator. Therefore, it is best to take the machine to a professional service centre.
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Remember that the «life» of your machine depends on how you care for it. There are a few rules to keep your machine in good condition for a long time to come.

Rule number 1: Regularly clean the machine from sawdust. Sawdust gets everywhere and clogs everything. The wear and tear on the moving parts increases, the machine starts to heat up and the bearings wear out much faster. Some masters have been working with the same machine for 8-10 years; the secret is that every six months they get their handpieces cleaned.

Rule number 2: How often you should clean your manicure machine. It's all individual. It depends on the treatment and the workload. On average, if the machine is used in a salon and 4-6 clients per day, it needs cleaning once every six months. But you need to monitor the work of the device, «listen» to it. If it starts to get warmer or noisier than usual, you should clean it immediately.

Rule number 3: Where should you have your manicure machine cleaned? At the specialised centres in your town. Remember! Never do the cleaning yourself as this may cause more damage to your machine.


- do not put pressure on the foot during the treatment. You will not only injure the skin but also damage the device. If the handle is bent, the machine becomes unusable. It will have to be repaired.
- Replace the attachments according to the instructions. Do not use foreign objects to loosen or remove the cutters or you may damage the clamp.
- Clean all nail and skin particles from the cutter heads after each use;
- store your brush heads and burrs in a dry and dust-free storage box provided for this purpose.
- carry out regular technical inspections of the appliance. Adjust, clean, replace worn or damaged attachments.

A quality manicure cutter awaits you in the Global Fashion online shop.

Always take regular care of your machine and then the work will be your pleasure and the client, and you will save time and finances for unnecessary repairs.

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Published: 29.03.2022 12:58 Times Read: 23