These are all for cuticle, a selection to suit your preference.
Manicure drill bits can be used in conjunction with traditional nail tools, such as cuticle nippers and scissors or they may be used alone.
A few of the most common shapes are:
These are used to help slightly lift the cuticle from the nail plate and allow for easier cuticle removal and gel polish application. This shape is certainly one of the most popular among nail techs and is very versatile indeed.
Ball burrs are also most popular. They are available in many sizes. All techs have their own size preference. Larger sizes give the manicurist more working surface to carry out the service. Ball bits are mainly used for cuticle removal after the previous enhancement material has been removed and the cuticle has been slightly lifted from the nail plate.
These diamond bits are used for pushing back the cuticles, eliminating excess dead skin on the nail plate and also prepping the nail plate for gel or acrylic application.
These too come in many shapes and sizes, they are good for cuticle removal.
Efile Bits and Their Uses Diamond Grit
As with all bits three primary options are available for selection to work with, soft, medium or coarse. It is important to check and be aware of the sensitivity of the client. As the grits get coarser it becomes simpler to remove either polish or cuticle. However depending on skin sensitivity, may become uncomfortable, should the incorrect grit be used or worse if incorrectly used.
Cleaning bits properly is extremely important between uses. Cleaning is a multi-step process that is not to be skipped.
Color lines indicate the coarseness of your burr. Simply put the grit is how “rough” your burr is. You can easily tell the difference using the colours.
Yellow is X fine, Red is fine, blue is medium, green is coarse, black is extra coarse, yellow/orange xx coarse and killer 3X coarse is pink.
These colours are by international convention and will always be as per the above.
This is so important to be aware of in understanding Efile bits and their uses.
When to Replace Efile Bits
Your bits and burrs unfortunately also get old and tired. As Albert Einstein used to say, “replacing old and sub standard tools is what separates the good from the great” Well actually he never said that but you can be sure he would have if he had been asked.
An overly vibrating handpiece is very often caused by a drill bit that is no longer balanced.
To check when your bit is damaged or overly worn, check that the shank and its head are in alignment. Best tool for this are your eyes. Do an eyeball check on your bits while they’re spinning to see if they are truly spinning straight or if they are whipping around like a lasso. If you see a sort of blurry ring around a bent bit while it’s spinning fast then you will know the terrible truth. Some will say It’s ok to use them a while longer. However if I agreed with them, we’d both be wrong.
Another way to check for a bent or warped burr is to roll it on a flat surface. Place it in a piece of glass, a tile or even a kitchen counter. Gently roll it with your hand. If the burr is bent you will easily be able to tell.
NOTE: Product for use on nail area only. Please check before use for damage. Always wear goggles when using. This product is for professional use only. If dropped, first check for damage and discard if damaged. Keep out of reach of children. Disinfect after every use.