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Tattooed beautician

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Hi everyone
I havnt used an e-file in years as I usually prefer to hand file, but now am having serious repetitive strain problems with my wrists. Which is making me consider an e-file. But i dont feel confident enough to just use one as i have witnessed the damage they can cause in the wrong hands.
Can anyone recommend a good e-file course? Im from leeds and dont want to travel miles. And also can anyone recommend a good E-file that's not extortionate?

Thanks for any advice.
Also just to add i only really want to use the e-file for i fills and removal to remove bulk product. My application is already perfect so little filing is needed on new sets or freashly filled nails. I also get very little lift in sets that i have done but i am having to do sets by other techs and also buff off gel colours, this is for me where an e-file would come in helpful.
 

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I use my e-file for the exact same reason you want to and it is really helping with reducing the pain I was getting.

I did my e-file training through INK London and I have their e-file, which is a Saeyang K38, which is so much better than the cheap generic one I had been using. I thought the cost of training was very reasonable and there were just 2 of us on the course which was good.
 

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I was in a similar position to you both. I never thought I'd have an efile, but it's been an absolute god-send!

I trained through Hazel Dixon's academy. I trained in Essex, though I'm sure they have one a lot closer to you! My geography is quite rubbish though.

I also use a saeyang. I can never remember if it's the k35 or the k38, but it's the desk version. I really like it, but will go for the Kupa manipro next time.
 

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I trained with Hazel Dixon's Academy too. It was excellent. Currently using an efile from TAFS which is essentially a Sayang K35 and it does me fine.
 

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I did my E-File training with The Gel Bottle. They have their own drill but I use the Saeyang K38. If I didn't have a Saeyang I would probably get a Kupa Manipro.
 

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I trained with nsi and use mine every set. I couldn’t manage without it and did the training after I got a frozen shoulder.
I have a kupa and saeyang
 

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Thanks everyone I will have a look at these courses and see which one I can get to.
 

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Do people think the training is a must? Or that I would pick it back up again with use?
 

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Did you do a course when you originally used an e-file in the past? If not, then yes I'd definitely recommend doing a course as you won't be covered on your insurance.
You mention you don't feel confident enough to just start using one again, so I think that probably gives you your answer. There are some really useful YouTube videos but nothing beats Hand on experience with an expert there to guide you.
 

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Training is absolutely necessary. I'd probably have a refresher, even if you've already done it. I imagine you could maybe do a 121 with a local educator?
 

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