Which portable e-file to buy & where in the UK, Kupa, Saeyang or DND?

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Hi all

Hope you are all keeping safe and not going crazy stuck at home !!

I'm based in UK and looking to buy a professional e-file for personal use. Looking to buy something that will last years rather than keep replacing cheap ones from Amazon.

I do my own nails 2-3 times a month, using gel (base, 3 coats colour & top coat). Sometimes I also put fiberglass wraps between base case and colour to strengthen nail.

So I have a couple of questions for UK members:

Q1: which portable e-file to buy in UK?

These are the options I can find online in the UK for reliable, high torque, RPM, brush less motor etc portable e-file.
- Kupa Me-File Portable Nail Drill Machine
- Kupa Mani-Pro Passport Rose Gold (with KP55)
- Saeyang Mini Cro
- DND portable cordless e-drill

Q2: any other portable e-file brands or models I should also consider?

Q3: where to buy online?

I don't have a trade account and don't qualify for one being personal use, so looking for an online store that will sell me the e-file and drill bits. Any suggestions on where to get a professional e-file?

Thanks for all your help, really appreciate all your advice.
Heather
 

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Have you undertaken any e-file training?
 

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Hi both

I’m not a professional nail technician. Ive only done a freebie online course when started doing my own nails couple years ago.

I might do a course at some point, but at moment not intending to do anyone else’s nails only my own.

Thanks for help.
Heather
 

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Sorry, its against forum rules to give untrained, non professionals advice.

One thing I will say is gel polish should be soaked not buffed. No need for a drill on a super soft product design to be soaked.
 

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It's highly likely you can damage your nails if using an e-file without prior experience and training. I've seen that a couple of times...
 

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Hi Noodle, Alex and Trinity

Thanks for feedback... now in the process of finding and booking myself on an training course to get qualified in using e-file and applying hard gel and acrylics.

So is the Kupa Passport worth the outlay or is it better to go for a £150 portable e-file?
I've read some horror stories of vibration damage to hand using cheap e-files :eek:

Thanks
Heather... aspiring nail technician :)
 

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Hi Noodle, Alex and Trinity

Thanks for feedback... now in the process of finding and booking myself on an training course to get qualified in using e-file and applying hard gel and acrylics.

So is the Kupa Passport worth the outlay or is it better to go for a £150 portable e-file?
I've read some horror stories of vibration damage to hand using cheap e-files :eek:

Thanks
Heather... aspiring nail technician :)
Great news, come back when you're trained and we'll help out, you'll have a different set of questions once you're trained
 

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