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Drill Bit Cheat Sheet

Do you have a cheat sheet for the specific use of each drill bit? One of my clients asks what every bit is for every time shee comes in.

Do you have a cheat sheet for the specific use of each drill bit? One of my clients asks what every bit is for every time she comes in. -- Vicki Peters, vice president of the Vicki Peters Signature Series for Kupa, Inc. provides the following:

Two-Week Backfill - Benefits: small 1/4-sized bit to cut new smile lines.  Use: to trench out a new smile line on a backfill.

Four-Week Backfill - Benefits: 1/2 barrel bit to cut new smile lines and remove product.  Use: to trench out a new smile line and remove product on a backfill.

Inverted Backfill - Benefits: 1/2 barrel angled bit for easier cutting.  Use: to trench out a new smile line and remove product on a backfill.

Small Barrel - Benefits: slimmer and easy to see as you work. Use: for surface work, refining C-curves, and shortening.

Large Barrel - Benefits: larger for more surface contact. Use: for surface work, refining C-curves, and shortening.

UNC (Under the Nail Cleaner) - Benefits: tiny, slim pointed bit to get into tight spots and under the nails. Use: for cleaning under the nail and drilling holes.

Cone - Benefits: longer cone for more surface contact. Use: for cuticle work, sidewalls, and under the nails.

Slim Cone - Benefits: for tight areas such as sidewalls. Use: for cuticle work, sidewalls, and under the nails.

Football - Benefits: the curvature of the football allows you to get underneath a long, curved nail. Use: for cuticle work and under long nails.

Tapered Cone - Benefits: flat-topped cone for refining sidewalls and cuticle areas. Use: for surface and cuticle work, and under the nail.

Safety Bit - Benefits: rounded top for safe use at the cuticle. Use: for surface and cuticle work, and under the nail.

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