My favourite E-file Bits & how I use them



Hey you beautiful people! It’s nice to see you here again reading my latest blog post all about ‘my favourite e-file its’. As well as sharing the bits I love the most, I will also be telling you what I use them for and where you can purchase them. I also have some cheeky discount codes to share so stay tuned and keep on reading to find out more…




These five are my main e-file bits that I don’t actually think I could live without! Like seriously I really don’t. They are such an essential part of my prep work and shaping, so let me go ahead and share with you a little information about them. All the bits mentioned in todays post have a standard shank size of 3/32 which fits most E-file hand pieces. You can save 10% of the Drill bits at with my code NINJA10 at the checkout stage.


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1.Cuticle Clean
Cuticle Clean – £12 (exc.VAT)

So this bit is one of my absolute favourites and ever since I discovered it over 4 years ago I never looked back, you can purchase by clicking HERE from Glitter Planet. It’s small and gentle and is extremely thorough in removing cuticle/dead skin from the nail plate. I use this bit for cleaning the nail plate once I have pushed back the Eponychium(cuticle), it really aids me when trying to reach into the side walls and close to the proximal nail fold (Skin). I did actually throw mine away accidentally once when clearing up and I was devastated – I though my world had anded and I definitely didn’t want to do my next client!

2. Large Smooth Top 4XC Carbide Bit

4XC Smooth Top Carbide bit £20 (exc.VAT)


Ok, not gonna lie, this BEAST is INSANE! And I am so SO glad I have this in my kit. It is an absolute blessing to my life!! I use the 4XC bit for removal of acrylic design, and also for removal of 3D work or gel polish over acrylics or hard gel. This bit is DEFINITELY not for the faint hearted and I would NOT recommend to use it on natural nails – You’d cause some serious damage! I use my e-file on a medium speed and tend to remove the main bulk of design work then switching over to the Smooth top ceramic for working close to the cuticle and once the Acrylic has thinned out, because it cuts through product so fast It’s better to be slights cautios and constantly check the thickness of your enhancement. You can buy the 4XC bit HERE.

3. Smooth top Ceramic – Medium

Small smooth top ceramic £16 (exc.VAT)

Here is the next bit I want to mention, the Smooth top ceramic bit. This bit I use for shaping around the cuticle area, removing bulk after encapsulation or filing under the free edge. It’s a real great all rounder bit as I also like to use it to refine the shape of my enhancements before I go ahead and finish file with a hand file. The hand files I use are the 100/180 grit fries from Glitter Planet™ and you can buy them here £3.25(exc.VAT) for a 5 pack.

4. Large cone medium Carbide bit

Large Cone Bit £18 (exc.VAT)

The large cone bit I mainly use for removing any bulk on the nail and reshaping where necessary. I find it really useful and handy to have a variety of bits in my kit to ensure I have the correct tool no matter what the job may be. So even though some bits I use for the same purpose they are very different to work with and also offer other qualities. You can find this particular cone bit here.

5. Round top ceramic bit

Round Bit – £15 (exc.VAT)

The round top ceramic bit has many uses but I in particular like to use it for prep of the natural nail or sealing the cuticle are after my acrylic application. Once you have applied your acrylic you should amino have it as flush as possible at to cuticle are to eliminate any chances of lifting, if however you haven’t quite got it as smooth and flush as you’d like then this bit is great for making that happen. Simply set to a medium speed and run it gently around the cuticle are in order to debut and make to product lay flash. This bit makes that easy because it’s so small it gets right into the required area without getting in the way or catching the skin around the finger. You can buy this bit from Glitter planet ™ buy now.


Essential E-File Collection

**Save some money by getting the kit and also use my discount code for 10% OFF!!**

Glitter Planet™ also stock the Nail Mate™ Essential E-file collection which includes all of the bits I mentioned above plus 2 more and also a handy case to store your bits.

Includes 7 E-file Bits & Case:

  • Large Barrel smooth top Ceramic , Fine
  • Round Ceramic bit , Medium
  • Small Barrel Smooth Top, Ceramic, Medium
  • Cuticle Clean, Carbide
  • Large Cone, Carbide , Medium
  • Large Barrel smooth top, Carbide, 4XC
  • Diamond Bit, Coarse
  • Storage Case
  • standard shank size 3/32


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Please always remember you are BOMB.COM, LIT AF ! Don’t ever let anyone tell you any different. You’ve got this! Love yah! Mwah.


Lorna Andrews | Not Your Average Nail Tech x



Published by Lorna Andrews

aka Ninja Nail Fairy

2 thoughts on “My favourite E-file Bits & how I use them

    1. I am so glad I could help you along your journey 💕 I just published another blog and hope to have another up next week which I hope you will also find helpful ✨ Lorna xoxo


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