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NSS Nail Files and Buffers are designed by National Salon Supplies in Australia for Australian nail technicians. They are made to the highest standards using the world’s best materials.

Nail files are one of the most important tools in any nail technician’s kit. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be used to file nails into a variety of different shapes.

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There are two main types of nail files: natural and synthetic. Natural nail files are made from materials like bone or wood, while synthetic nail files are usually made from plastic or metal.

When choosing a nail file, it’s important to consider the type of nails you’ll be filing. For example, if you have very thin nails, you’ll want to use a softer file so you don’t damage them. On the other hand, if you have thick nails, you’ll want to use a harder file so you can get a more precise shape.

Filing your nails allows you to be creative with the shape of your nails. But before you go and file away, it is important to know which type of file is right for you and your nails.

What Are Different Nail Files Used For?

Nail files come in a variety of shapes and sizes, each designed for a specific purpose. The nail file you choose will be based on what you need and your preference for feel.  If you have natural nails, you’ll want to use a different file than if you had acrylics. And if you’re looking for a quick fix, you might want a different file than if you’re trying to create a long-lasting shape. Here are some of the most common types of nail files and their uses:

Emery Board Nail Files

The most basic type of nail file, emery boards are typically made from coarse sandpaper and are used to file nails down to the desired length and shape.

Disposable Files

Disposable files are ideal for those who want to avoid cross-contamination and are looking for a cheap option for occasional use.

Foot Files

Foot files are not for your nails but deserve honorary mentions. They are usually used to remove dead skin and calluses from the feet. They can also be used to file nails in distressed situations, but they are not as effective as nail files specifically designed for nails. These types of files have a finer grit and are less likely to damage the nail.

What Does Grit Mean On A Nail File?

Grit in nail files refers to how coarse the file is. The lower the grit, the coarser the file. A 240-grit file is considered very smooth, while a 120-grit file is quite rough.

Coarse files are great for handling acrylics efficiently, while high grit, softer files, are ideal for filing closer to the fleshy parts of your nail, using a coarse file won’t do much damage to your skin. They are made not to break the skin.

Nail files of grit 100 are great for shortening the length of a nail and general shaping. While nail files with a 180 grit are great for smoothing the edges. When in doubt, start with a higher number and work your way down until you get the desired result when filing.

One thing to keep in mind is that using a file with too high of grit can leave your nails looking dull, so it’s important to find a balance that works for you. If you’re not sure where to start, we have a variety of grits available for affordable prices.

What Is A 180 Grit Nail File Used For?

The 180 grit nail file is the holy grail of files. It’s perfect for getting into those tight curves on your nail and it can be used on both natural nails and acrylics. This file will leave your nails looking smooth and healthy.

A 180 grit nail file can be used for many different things. Additionally, this grit can also be used to smooth out ridges on natural nails. These files are great to shape toenails and some gel extensions. Any nail or material as thick or softer than the toenails will benefit from this nail file grit. 

This is also a good choice for those who have never used a nail file before on their natural nails. I use this grit to smooth out the ridges on my natural nails. It’s not too rough, but it does the job.

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