Since there is a wide selection of manicure bits, their differences are not too obvious. Not all bits are suitable for both natural and artificial nails, and to carry out certain steps you sometimes need very specific bits.
There are so many bits available to use for manicure or pedicure that it is very difficult to keep track of them. In order to understand better which ones are the ones that we need, it will be very helpful to classify them based on their material, shape and grit, as not all the bits can be used on both natural and artificial nails. The first main difference you can notice is the material the bits are made of. There are carbide bits, diamond bits, titanium bits, sapphire bits and stone bits, as well as nail sealers and polishers. Carbide bits should only be used for cutting and shaping the artificial nail, because they are too sharp for the natural nail. Diamond and sapphire bits can be used on natural nails and also for pedicure. Sapphire bits are softer than diamond bits and therefore very useful when treating callouses, thick nails or other nail problems. Titanium bits are considered particularly high-quality bits and they normally have a gold coating, so that they don't heat up too quickly. You can use them on artificial nails, but also for fungus problems on the nails. If you are facing strong thick nails, then it will be better to use stone bits. For the finishing steps of real nail art design you will need a proper nail sealer and polisher.

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In general terms, the more appropriate the bits that you have at hand are, the easier the work will be and the best results you will get. Regular or professional nail care with an electric nailfile should always include a selection of high quality and durable bits that do not wear out quickly, even in continuous use. The Promed nail bits for example, offer this high quality level. They come in all the important basic materials for all the necessary steps, in order to achieve perfect looking natural or artificial nails. If you are looking for special long life bits, you should get titanium bits or diamond bits, or also carbide bits with the blue Longlife coating of Kemmer Präzision. Now, here is some information about the differences in the shapes of the bits. In general terms, small grinding wheels can be used for cleaning but also shortening. With sharp bits you can reach dirt, fungal spores or the area between the nail tip and the skin. With cylindrical bits you can shorten the nails or remove the layer of gel. For filing the gap between the tip and the natural nail itself, cone-shaped bits are useful. Basically, the bits come on a specific shape for a particular step. You can also find that the bits have cross or spiral teeth, which affects the resistance of the bit. Bits with cross teeth can be used well for quick removal of gels without consuming the bit too much.