electric file


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)

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Required Reading

Take Care of Your E-File, and It Will Take Care of You

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.

Protection for E-File Users

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.

The Electric File Is Our Friend

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.

The Electric File Is Our Friend

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.

The Electric File Extraordinaire

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.

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