Where and how I Gavin Hodgson came up with the idea for the battery powered electric nail file, Now known as the Saturn Eazyfile.
It all started one day I was out and about when I chipped my fingernail so I needed to file off the sharp edge, all I had to hand was the strickstrip on a match box, that’s where I came up with the idea of the eazyfile. If the match box would remain still in my hand and the strike strip moved I would be able to get a better and even file across the whole of the nail. As an inventor my mind got to work on how I could create such a device. After working out the principle function I looked down all avenues to get the eazyfile built as a working prototype. I quickly realised that the project would cost a lot of money and time of which I had neither of. This left me no other choice than to keep my invention a secret and put the project to bed in the hope that in the future my financial position would change.
12 Years later I came back to the idea but after this amount of time I thought someone else must have come up with the same concept and beat me to it but they hadn’t. I then built a very basic prototype for proof of concept, to better understand how to move forward with protecting the idea. With the unconditional help, enthusiasm and support from my wife and 2 children we made a start, following extensive patent searches I employed the services of a very reputable patent attorney and applied for the grant to protect my idea and its technical function that was needed to make the eazyfile work as I imagined it would, and allow the user to be able to feed in a new replacement file belt without the need to take apart the unit. I wanted to do all the design and development myself to get the unit working correctly. I bought a high-quality 3D printer and made a start. Over the next three and a half years I carried out extensive research and development, working on people’s views and needs during which time I worked on over 250+ prototypes, making all the moving component’s and complex internal layouts time and time again, each one slightly different from the last. From hand drawn sketches on graph paper to 3D cad design to working 3D printed working prototypes we progressed until I could get the unit working to absolute perfection and efficiently as I had imagined it in my head all them years ago. Now with the patent granted I employed the services of a manufacturing company in Yorkshire called Global precision engineering ltd to manage the manufacturing and quality to bring to the market the highest standard Saturn Eazyfile to our customers. We set about building this website and working on our marketing strategy. After having spent over £250,000.00 on the whole project over the 3+ years and living by our motto “Give up giving up and never give up” we officially launched our Saturn Eazyfile in May 2018, the same day we debuted it on channel 4’s new tv show BUY IT NOW. We are now very proud of our achievements and knowing our customers are enjoying the Eazyfile and it’s many benefits.