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electric file

January 2, 2011  | Encyclopedia

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.

Keywords: drill bits   electric files  

backfill

January 2, 2011  | Encyclopedia

A backfill is a technical term for doing a fill on a set of pink-and-whites; it is usually done with an electric file and involves taking down the surface of the nail so the smile line can be “re-created.

Keywords: backfills   electric files   fills   pink-and-whites  

RPM (rotations per minute)

December 20, 2010  | Encyclopedia

RPM is a term that describes how fast an electric file rotates; the higher the number, the faster the drill bit is rotating; responsible electric file users recommend using low RPM on natural nails or when finishing near the cuticle area, and using a higher RPM for taking down product bulk (as in acrylic)

Keywords: electric files   RPM  

PNI Worldwide PNI12 Bullet Drill Kit

December 1, 2010  | Product

PNI’s PNI12 Bullet Drill Kit is deceptively compact and powerful, making it the ideal back-up e-fi le for the experienced tech or a perfect starter e-file for newbies.

Keywords: drill bits   electric files   PNI Worldwide  

Ram Products' Most Popular Nail Drills

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

Ram Products has been manufacturing micromotor products for 22 years for use by dentists, podiatrists and jewelers.  Their line of electric files and accessories for the professional nail technician are available online and though distributors.

Keywords: drill bits   electric files   Ram Products  

Electric File Bits Revue

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

Electric file bits come in tons of different shapes and sizes to fill every filing need.  We’ve collected a variety of basic bits — and some of the more obscure — to help you find the perfect bit for every job. 

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What to Look for When Selecting an Electric File

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

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.

Keywords: electric files  

E-Filing Dos and Don'ts

November 22, 2010  | Photo Gallery

When it comes to electric-filing, there are many ways to incorrectly apply a bit and do damage to nail plates. But with a little care, and a lot of practice, an efile can become a tech’s best friend.

Keywords: drill bits   electric files   electric filing techniques  

Kupa’s UP-200 Celebrates 20 Years in the Industry

November 15, 2010  | Article

It’s been 20 years since Kupa Inc. introduced its popular and successful UP-200 electric file, but the company actually opened its door six years earlier.

Keywords: electric files   history of nail care   Kupa  

My B.I.F. (Best Implement Friend)

October 1, 2010  | Article

What implement can you not live without? Nail techs answer this question by describing the tools that get them through the workday. Plus, be sure to save the experts’ advice for implement purchasing, and the convenient buyers’ guide for the next time you’re shopping for new implements.

Keywords: brushes   electric files   files   foot files   implements  

Files, Buffers, and Grits, Oh My!

October 1, 2010  | Article

Top nail competitor Lynn Lammers offers an excellent description of filing grits, and how best to use them in this excerpt from her online NAILS blog, Competition Insider.

Keywords: abrasives   acrylics   competitions   electric files   electric filing techniques  

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

September 1, 2010  | Article

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.

Keywords: drill bits   electric files  

Bob's Your Uncle -- It's Robert Munkel

August 1, 2010  | Article

E-filing expert and educator Robert Munkel has been doing nails for 20 years, and he has been honing his skills on the e-file ever since a shoulder injury 12 years ago left him unable to perform hand-filing motions. "I hurt my shoulder pretty badly, and I had to switch to e-filing because my shoulder just couldn’t hold up to hand filing. I was even worried I’d have to stop doing nails, but I got really good at using the e-file, and pretty soon I was making sets even faster than before."

Keywords: electric files   electric filing techniques   Medicool  

Medicool Gives Newbie Nail Tech Contest Winners a Head Start

July 29, 2010  | News

Medicool presents 10 lucky student nail techs with brand new TurboFile II electric files.

Keywords: contests   electric files   Medicool  

Miyad Designs FC1 Foot Control

April 20, 2010  | Product

Miyad Designs’s FC1 Foot Control is a light-weight and compact e-file with a foot control and portable rechargeable battery.

Keywords: electric files  

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