I'm surprised that you find nail filing such a big chore. I use a glass/crystal nail file and can get the job done with very little effort. In fact the shaping part is the easiest part. Buffing the edge to a smooth surface is usually the more time consuming activity.powderedtoastman wrote: I find that filing is a pretty big chore so I let my nails grow a bit too long. If I could file them down to length easily by machine and then put the light finishing touches by hand, I might be more inclined to keep up with my nails a little better.