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A Beginner’s Guide to E-File Bits

by Holly Schippers | October 30, 2017

As promised in the #efilechronicles Facebook live video, here is a quick-and-easy guide to e-file bits for beginners that was put together with the help of independent educator Lisa Ann Bowles.

SHAPE: Football Barrel Taper Cone Brushy Bit
Grit Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium
Speed Varies by bit and material (Take a class!) Varies by bit and material (Take a class!) Varies by bit and material (Take a class!) Varies by bit and material (Take a class!) Varies by bit and material (Take a class!)
Purpose Around the perimeter of the nail Debulking and length reduction Around the perimeter and under the extension edge Around the perimeter and under the extension edge To clean dust or glitter from the nails and surrounding skin

When it comes to other types of bits, Lisa suggested that a tiny ball bit would be more for an intermediate user, and the toothpick- and spaceship-style bits be left to the advanced users.

Check back this week for more information on e-file bits!

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