With its wide range of profiling, shaping and polishing tools your electric nail file is invaluable when manicuring nails, buffing to a high shine, preparing natural nails for extensions, removing gel nails, removing hard skin from feet and performing professional infills.
For convenience, the Salon Electric File contains all the tools for the perfect manicure and pedicure in one ready to go, tidy, compact and durable carry case.
- 10 manicure and pedicure tools
- Clockwise and anti-clockwise drives
- Variable speeds
How to Use:
The Manicure Tools
- The Rio Salon Electric File is supplied with a wide variety of tools, commonly know as e-files.
- The medium grade diamond tools are suitable for use on natural nails, UV gel nails, acrylic nails and resin wrapped nails.
- Carbide tools have small flutes cut into the surface, these shave rather than grind a minute layer away. They are suitable for use on acrylic nails and for removing UV gel nails.
- The sanding bands and mandrel are suitable for use on acrylic nails, UV gel nails and hard skin. They come in two grit grades, 180 and 240 grit.
- The stone abrader is suitable for use on natural nails and hard skin. It can be used to prepare the natural nail prior to the application of nail enhancements.
- The emery stone cone is suitable for use on hard skin. It is ideal for use on thick, hardened skin on the foot.
- The buffing tools are suitable for use on natural nails and all types of extensions. All used in a similar way, they achieve a high shine on nail surface.
- E-files can be used on the natural nails but it is essential to take great care and ensure you are completely familiar with the procedures, speeds and pressures required. The step-by step instructions and DVD both give in-depth details on how best to use the Salon Electric File. We highly recommend watching the DVD for great tips and techniques before using the file on natural nails.
- E-files are ideal for use on nail extensions and when applying nail extensions. It is important to take great care and ensure you are completely familiar with the procedures, speeds and pressures required. The step-by step instructions and DVD both give in-depth instruction on how best to use the Salon Electric File to achieve the best results with nail extensions. We highly recommend watching the DVD for great tips and techniques on using the file with extensions.
- E-files are particularly suite to: Finishing the top surface of acrylic nails and wrapped nail extensions
- Buffing the nails to achieve a perfect finish
- Infilling (backfilling) the gap that appears between the cuticle and nail extensions
- Removing UV gel nails that cannot be soaked off, the professional way to remove them is to file away leaving a very thin gel layer on the nail. The precision of the e-file makes this process quick, easy and less harmful to the natural nails
- Pedicuring your feet and toe nails
Please click on PDF Instructions below to read more information
- Do not use this product on or around areas of open cuts, fungal nail infections, athletes foot, verrucas, sunburn or any skin irritation.
- We do not recommend use on persons suffering from diabetes.
- Be careful to avoid over filing the natural nail.
- Remove the file from the surface of the nails every few seconds to avoid hot spots.
- This product is not recommended for use by children under the age of 14 years. Keep out of reach of children.
- Electric nail drill
- Cuticle pusher
- Diamond football tool
- Diamond barrell tool
- Stone abrador tool
- Long hair buffer tool
- Diamond cone tool
- Felt cone buffer tool
- Carbide barrell tool
- Emery stone tool
- 180 grit sanding band
- 240 grit sanding band
- Mandrel tool
- White sanding block
- Cuticle oil
- 10ml buffing paste
Is it true that e-files damage the nail? If used correctly e-files are very safe. The tools are smaller and more precise than traditional files so they can be used more accurately and can be safer than hand filing. If used incorrectly the e-file can damage the nail, most commonly by people filing into the natural nail, or by not lifting the tool off the nail regularly and building up heat. The drill tools get hot when in use, how do I stop this? This is from the friction on the nail plate and it is vital to prevent the tool getting so hot it causes damage. Follow these rules to avoid the problem: Get into the habit of lifting the tool off the nail every second or so; don’t go back and forth when in contact with the nail plate, instead move in one direction then lift off the nail and repeat; do not apply too much pressure. All your strokes should be short and light.
Why do my nail enhancements lift at the back? This is usually caused by incomplete nail preparation leaving skin cells oroils on the nail plate before applying the extension and product. To avoid this remove the shine from the natural nail surface thoroughly using a diamond tool before applying extensions. Other causes can be: touching the nail plate after preparation which transfers oils onto thesurface; exposing the hands and nails to detergents, such as washing up without gloves, will damage almost all nail extensions and cause lifting; ‘Picking’ - if there is a small area of lifting do not pick. Simply file away before it has a chance to spread.
Why are my nails always dull even after buffing? This is usually caused by not graduating properly from coarser grits to finer ones. Always use a white sanding block between filing the surface and buffing. The use of a buffing cream at the first stage of buffing will also help achieve a high gloss shine.
Since using an e-file my nail enhancements become brittle after the first few infills. Why? Caused by microshattering this typically happens after a couple of infills. This can be due to using drill tools which are too coarse or being too aggressive when filing. This has the effect of vibrating the enhancements and over time the product bonds become more and more brittle with each infill.
Why do I keep catching the skin at the sides of the nail? This is known as ‘grabbing’ and occurs when the positioning is not quite right. Try to keep the handpiece parallel to the work surface and manipulate the finger rather than moving the drill tool. Also hold the finger by pinching down the sidewalls of the nail to keep the skin out of the way.
I keep snagging the tool on the nail and losing control. What am I doing wrong? Usually this is from using too fast an rpm or applying too much pressure.Try slowing the speed first. If that does not work, increase the speed but use less pressure. Occasionally it could be that the tool is very sharp. In which case apply very little pressure.
“Rings of Fire” - what are they and how do I avoid them? These are the red lines which only show up as the nail grows. Created by filing into the natural nail as you taper the cuticle edge, they are thinned areas of natural nail. These are often caused when a sanding band is used on the cuticle area, the narrower circumference of a diamond barrel tools makes it easier to control. So if you regularly have “rings of fire” and use a sanding band, try switching to a diamond tool for cuticle work.To avoid these, take great care to prevent filing into the natural nail. Keeping your handpiece parallel to the work surface and angling the nail helpsthis. Also, use very light pressure and only slightly angle the nail to create the taper to the cuticle. If necessary reduce the speed of the tool to allow greater control.
If ‘rings of fire’ appear regularly you must refine your filing technique, however, these can be caused by the most experienced of nail technicians on occasion and are not usually painful or permanently damaging to the growth of the nail. If you have painful “rings of fire’ that is serious misuse of the electric nail file and can be a sign of severe damage to the nail plate.
What are “Hot Spots”? Similar to “rings of fire” but on a smaller scale these are simply red marks where the file has gone into the natural nail because of filing in one area for too long. Hot Spots are more likely to be created with hand filing as the files are larger and less precise than an electric file. Correct use of electric files will almost never result in hot spots.They are usually not serious. However it is a sign of damage to the nail plate and something which should be avoided.
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