We explain to you what is important with the different attachments of nail burrs & what you should absolutely know.
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This article will give you a fitting answer.
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Like any other artistic craft, nail design and working with nail burrs offer a range of different tools that can be used for very individual end results.
In addition to the nail cutter, the right bits in particular are decisive here. But many beginners ask "which bit for what?".
Again and again we get such and similar questions on Facebook , Instagram or by email, which bit can best be used for what; or you will generally be asked for an explanation or instructions for nail bit attachments for the various areas of application.
Our team of experts has therefore decided to create a short overview, which clears most of the open Nagelbit questions out of the world and is also intended to represent a small guide for all budding nail enthusiasts.
We recommend you mark this page as a bookmark so that you can always refer to the details if necessary and you don't run the risk of forgetting what is important with milling bits.
Milling attachments - a general explanation
As soon as you have found a nail cutter suitable for your requirements , you have to think about the basic set of nail bits you need for your device.
The right nail cutter includes various bits and cutter attachments, which are essential for successful work. There are different attachments for all areas of application, e.g. to remove the old nail model or to polish the nail.
Bits for electric nail burs are made from a wide variety of materials such as hard metal, stone, ceramic, diamond or titanium.
The modeling of nails is divided into different work steps until you achieve your desired end result. As a rule, a completely different bit is required for work step A than for work step B.
But what exactly does it look like when modeling nails? 🤓
Here, most bits often differ in shape or even in the material used. Depending on the person who is allowed to enjoy a nail modeling, people with sensitive hands generally need to use bits that do not act too aggressively on the nails. We recommend tried and tested ceramic bits like this for such groups of people.
For precise work in difficult areas, you should use an attachment with a small head. Our customers like to use this almost sold out bit for this.
The last step, the so-called finish, is then often completed with a bit made of felt. The purpose of this attachment is to polish and “finish” the nail, i.e. to give it the final look and to finish the modeling. This set of ceramic bits is included with a polishing bit / brush bit.
Diamond and metal attachments / bits for nail burrs
Attachments for diamond or metal nail burs are available in a wide variety of grains and a variety of different shapes such as
- disc and
- Pointed cone,
... and many more. The different shapes of the bits are also offered in different sizes and designs. Most of these nail milling cutters come with several free diamond bits.
Milling bits made of diamond
Bits made from diamond are best for working on natural nails. For example, you can remove excess or unwanted cornea with these bits. Caution is required in any case, as particularly high-quality bits work very effectively and quickly.
In addition, diamond bits are also suitable for roughening and processing the natural nail before the nail modeling. These nail burs are free diamond bit sets at .
Typical areas of application for diamond milling cutters are
- Working on the natural nail
- Editing the cornea
- Roughening or preparation for nail modeling
Nail cutter bits made of hard metal
In addition to ceramic bits, attachments made of hard metal are particularly popular. Such attachments should only be used on artificial nails, as natural nails could be seriously injured. Only particularly experienced nail designers are allowed to carry out smaller jobs on natural nails with hard metal bits.
Typical fields of application for milling cutters made of metal are
- Files or thinning of the undersides of the nails
- Filing thinner surfaces on the nail that have become too thick
- Filing the tip transition &
- trimming the nails
Disinfection of the nail cutter attachments & bits
Disinfecting or killing germs and removing dirt that has collected on the bits is particularly important. A drilling bath is particularly suitable for this, as it not only kills the germs, but also loosens the dirt on the bits.
The only exception to such a cleaning process are abrasive sleeves. These are usually offered in larger quantities, but only used once or twice with good hygiene standards, depending on the number of customers. A set like this one includes 100x sleeves .
Stone and sandpaper grinder
Stone or sandpaper grinders like these are needed for both natural and artificial nails. They thin out nails or grind nails nice and smooth.
Mandrels are required for the use of such abrasive belts, as the abrasive sleeves are slipped onto them; in contrast to the sleeves, the mandrel is of course reusable This set, for example, includes a mandrel and additional matching abrasive sleeves in 150 grit . Abrasive belts are generally available in different strengths, which are expressed in numbers or can simply be classified in the following categories:
- medium and
There are a large number of bits and attachments for nail burrs, which are essential for various work steps. Just as the bits are different, so are the users. For this reason, our nail experts recommend that everyone should discover individual bits for themselves, which one can best be used. It is therefore always advisable to purchase sets that already include a starter set of bits. Nail cutters for beginners as well as professionals, which starter sets are included you can find here .