From battery-operated to bejeweled, the newest e-files on the market aim to meet the needs of today’s nail tech. They feature a blend of speed and precision with details like lightweight hand pieces, forward-and-reverse operation, universal plug converters, belt clips, and no cords. Take a look at what’s available so you can file in style, and check out our list of helpful e-filing tips too.
Helpful Tips for E-File Users
With easy access to education and improved equipment, nail techs are using their e-files for more aspects of the nail service than ever before. Here are a few practical tips from Robert Munkel, a.k.a The Drill Sergeant, a national Medicool educator based in Salt Lake City.
1. Clean between toes with a cone bit at 10,000 RPMs. Use even pressure and keep the hand piece moving to prevent heat build-up. Use a course bit first to remove the bulk and then a fine bit to smooth the skin when finished.
2. Season the arbor band by beveling its edge to remove sharp edges. Simply run it against a hand file when it’s in a low setting for a second. This will ensure you don’t nick your client.
3. Remove lifting around the cuticle area with a medium carbide or diamond bit to cut a line just behind the lifted area. Be gentle and don’t come in contact with the natural nail.
4. Thin and finish a nail enhancement by using your sanding band at the underside of the nail to reduce thickness and shorten the nail. Hold the sanding band flush under the nail’s free edge at a slow speed.
5. Perform under edge finishing by using the carbide bit at a slightly faster speed. Hold the bit flush to the underside of a clean nail and remove burrs.
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