Best Dab Nails
So for those of you who don’t know what a dab rig is, it’s a piece that is used primarily for concentrates(often referred to as “wax”, “shatter”, or “oil”). Now there are many different types of rigs out there, so getting a quality dab rig with the best dab nails on top of all the other accessories needed for a rig can get pretty expensive sometimes but, we all know quality sometimes comes at a price.
Dab rigs can range anywhere from $50 to $250 depending on the attachments, type of nail used, and the size. You should expect to pay more for your rig than you did for your bong. However unlike bongs, a rig uses a nail instead of a bowl, and they’re typically much smaller in size.
Top 3 Nail Types
Titanium – Titanium is the most commonly used nail when dealing with rigs. This is due to the fact that they’re pretty much unbreakable. Titanium is the most durable material you can have for a nail, and they hold heat very well and can stay heated for a really long time. In my opinion, this is the 2nd best type of nail because it gives you a great dabbing experience, which is why most dabbers prefer this type of nail. However, one downside to this nail is that sometimes it can overheat, causing the concentrate to burn instead of vaporizing.
Quartz- Personally, I think quartz is the best nail you can use for dabbing. It’s got the same nice clear look like glass would, but it’s much stronger than borosilicate glass. And when it comes to heat retention, you don’t have to worry about it overheating or breaking because it gets too hot, they can hold heat for a very long time. Of course, the thickness of the quartz you get can have an effect on heat retention but the thicker the better. I use my quartz banger all the time and there’s just nothing like it. If you want a good quality dabbing experience, go with the quartz! I clean it after each use with a q-tip and it stays very clean. Plus with a banger, you can just cap the nail and it’ll give you an outstanding experience.
Ceramic- Ceramic pipes are pretty cool considering all the different designs available, they’re quite durable as well but I’d recommend not heating these up in the same spot every time you dab because it could break due to the material wearing down as opposed to quartz. But if you spread the heat out evenly from time to time you should be fine.
Glass- Glass nails are ok because they are great for tasting the flavor, and they’re very easy to clean. However, glass nails don’t hold onto heat very well so you need to be time cautious when using your torch or you could crack the glass, which is why it’s not in my top 3. If your careful, it can end up lasting a very long time. But hat’s why I prefer quartz because even though they are a bit more expensive, it’s worth it in the long run.
I hope this post was helpful to you guys out there, choosing the right rig can get tricky because of all the different options so please feel free to leave any questions or comments below and I’ll respond to you as soon as I can. Thanks!