An electric file (formerly called a "drill") is tool used by nail technicians to speed up, streamline, or make easier some nail services; the electric file allows nail technicians to file or finish areas of the nail that are hard to reach (for example, under the free edge of a newly created sculpted nail); the preferred term for a nail drill. Electric files can enhance the nail tech’s filing methods by allowing her to shape nails faster, do more proficient backfills, and refine the cuticle area with precision. Electric files used by technicians who have been properly trained are safe. You will also find that more techs are using an electric file to refine artificial acrylic, gel toenail services, and callus refinement during pedicures. (Kupa's Upower electric file is shown)
September 1, 2010
E-files are the workhorses of nail salons. Techs put them through rigorous daily schedules to keep appointment books well-packed, and though manufacturer maintenance is a must, here’s how you can keep yours preserved in the salon and humming over nails year after year.
May 1, 2008
It’s most important to wear a mask when filing artifi cial nails. “Especially if you use an electric file,” says Schoon.
October 1, 2007
It’s hard to overcome a history of adversity, but today’s electric files have come a long way, baby. With some patience and practice, techs can get a lot of help from this handy tool.
June 1, 2007
Become a nail-service superhero with super-human abilities when you master these 16 uses for your electric file. They’ll help you battle fatigue, decrease service time, and create crazy nail art.
June 1, 2006
Electric nail file machines come in all shapes and sizes (not to mention colors and maximum RPM). With all these options, the possibilities can be overwhelming. To help you find your ideal file, we've rounded up a variety of machines and highlighted specifications of interest: from ergonomic handpieces to volt-change capabilities to battery operation.