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Manual file vs Efile


This is a hot topic with technicians and clients.


Is one better than the other? Is one safer than the other?


I have been in the industry for over 24 years and when I started I never seen an efile, but guess what there was lots of things that didn’t exist or I hadn’t seen.


Nail files when I started I found very confusing because of all the different shapes, girts and styles. So like everything you stick to what your taught till you learn more. I remember walking into the beauty wholesalers and buying an 80 girt nail file as some of them went up to 300. When I got home I could have took the hard skin of my feet, it was no use for the natural nails.


My first experience with efile was in Hong Kong and I really didn’t like the look of them, lol. To a nail tech who has seen the damaged caused by people not using the right grit of a manual nail file I just imagined the damage someone could do with an Efile.


About 5 years ago I went on a an Efile training course and it converted me. It’s fast, easy to use and helps reduce down repetitive strain. But on the repetitive strain topic, my first Efile I bought was not of professional standard as they are a big investment and haven never used one I didn’t know if I would like it, the vibrations that came through the non professional one was terrible and flared up my carpal tunnel, but once attending training course and using the trainers Efile it was a different experience.


I believe it’s important to attend a training course and like all filing use the correct grit, and speed for what your working with.


I still use my manual file for many parts of my service, but there is a place for the Efile in all my nail services.


If you would like more help or advice please get in touch.

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