Mills for hardware manicure. How to choose?

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Hardware manicure is a «luxury» procedure, and this is not surprising, because thanks to such a procedure, you can quickly and efficiently achieve perfectly smooth nails and preserve their structure. But, in order for a manicure to be correct and accurate, it is necessary to choose the right tools, one of which is the cutters for the manicure machine. To make the right choice, in this article we tried to «lay out everything on the shelves» as carefully as possible, so read and use «for health»!


What do you need cutters for?

Manicure mills are intended for:

- removal of gel varnish.

- sanding the nail.

- processing of lateral rollers.

- removal of the cuticle.

- foot treatment for pedicure.

- shaping the nail plate.

- quickly remove the length of the nails.


Types of cutters for hardware manicure

The cutters available on the market have different shapes, sizes, hardness and degree of abrasiveness. Each cutter has its own purpose.

Ceramic cutters. Does not give in to corrosion, does not heat up during rotation, ledges on a mill are not clogged with dust. Treat skin and nails, side rollers and cuticle. Ceramic cutters can be of different shapes and have different grain sizes. Perfect for those who are just learning to do a manicure. Ceramics are insensitive to chemical disinfectant solutions, they can be heated in an autoclave or oven. Most often such nozzles have average abrasiveness. If it is required to carry out processing of a rigid covering, it is better to get very firm nozzles. For treatment of the skin around the nail plate, removal of the cuticle, you should prefer attachments with a fine abrasive.

Feature of ceramic mills - fragility. They must be handled with care - falling to the floor threatens to chip the surface.


Diamond cutters. Such tools are suitable for work both with gentle skin and brittle nails, and with the thickened plate, artificial materials for building. Cut the free edge of the nail and rough areas of skin. These tools are used by real professionals in their work: the cutters allow you to process the nail surface with maximum precision and accuracy. Diamond nozzles are natural and artificial. But the latter in the work quickly blunt and crumble, so give preference to natural diamond crumb. The size of the presented nozzles defines area of ​​their application. If you want to treat the cuticle and the skin around it, you should install a small cutter in the cartridge. If you use the largest varieties of this tool, you can remove calluses. It is also one of the safest types of rotating tools.

Feature of diamond mills - do not heat up during work, well process skin and a nail on low-power devices: to 20 thousand. rpm


Corundum cutters. Suitable for processing natural, artificial nails, skin in the cuticle and feet. Made of crystalline alumina - artificial ruby. Its soft abrasive properties are used for gentle treatment of sensitive skin. The risk of injury to corundum cutters for hardware manicure is extremely low, so we recommend them to novice masters.

Feature of corundum mills - preservation of the properties even at abrasion of a nozzle.


Carbide cutters. This category includes both metal and cutters made of other hard alloys. Made of a mixture of metals based on tungsten. They have no equal when working with the cuticle, side rollers, but natural nails should be handled with care due to the high risk of injury. Therefore it is usually recommended to use these mills for work with an artificial covering. They will cope with cutting of length, correction, formation of edge after building.

There are carbide cutters by type of notches:

Straight - rigid, traumatic.

Oblique - the middle option.

Cruciform, lattice - suitable for gentle processing.

Feature of hard-alloy mills - absence of dust when working with all types of surfaces.


Grinding cutters and polishers. At the final stage of manicure you will need:

Sander - will help to bring nail plates to perfection, to level all inaccuracies and to remove an excess layer of gel or an acrylic covering.

Polisher - used to clean the skin from bumps and burrs, as well as to give acrylic nails a glossy shine.

Sand caps You can use sanding caps for gentle treatment of keratinized skin on nail rollers, removal of calluses during manicures and pedicures. The cap is put on a rubber or metal basis and is applied once, after work is utilized.


Abrasiveness of mills

For abrasiveness cutters are divided into 6 types.

white is the most sparing and gentle.

yellow - extra small, it is possible to work both on skin, and on a natural nail (15 microns).

red - small, processing of lateral rollers, removal of cracks and calluses (30-50 microns).

blue - medium, lifts the cuticle (to further remove the dry part), cleans the pterygium and treats the side rollers (90-125 μm).

green - large, for work with the roughened skin (125-181 microns).

black - extra large, the roughest cutter. «Black» cutters are not used when working with natural nails and especially leather. Suitable only for working with artificial nails (300 -500 microns).

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Forms of mills

On forms of a mill it is possible to define, for what type of works the nozzle is intended.

1.Needle. They are used to clean hard-to-reach places - for example, the joint between the side roller and the nail plate. On forms of a mill it is possible to define, for what type of works the nozzle is intended.

2.Ball. It is convenient for them to process lateral rollers, to correct the form of a nail plate at a free edge, removal of a layer from artificial nails. It is also used to treat the area under the nail after extension.

3.Boron. Cutter with a small ball at the end. It is intended for removal of cuticles and removal of pterygiums. Will help when working with the skin: when treating side rollers, removing cracks and calluses.

3.Cone. It is convenient for processing and grinding of lateral nail rollers.

4.Cylinder. With the help of a cylindrical cutter, you can remove the varnish coating and give the nails the desired shape and length, as well as effectively remove calluses and calluses on the feet.

5.Drum (type of cylinder). Large abrasive cutter for cleaning rough skin, calluses. Sharpens hard nails and evens out growths, making nail plates smooth.

6.Corn. Gives the desired shape and length to the nails, cuts the gel and acrylic. Ideal for correction.


How to clean and store cutters?

Carbide and diamond burs are pre-cleaned with a special brush from dust and skin particles, then disinfected in solution and sterilized with other tools. Sand caps are intended for single use, they are replaced with new ones after each client.

The cutters, like other tools to be sterilized, should be stored in a kraft bag. In the process, you can leave them on a special stand, where they will always be at hand, and you can easily take the cutter you need to insert it into the device. Buy cutters

We tried to «lay out on the shelves» all the necessary information about the cutters, we hope it was useful for you.

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Published: 09.11.2020 16:28 Times Read: 681