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What Is A Dab Nail?


 What is a dab nail?


A dab rig is another type of water based pipe that uses a pre-heated element or surface area to produce inhalable vapor that is passed through glass in order to to be inhaled. Dab Rigs come in different styles and operate in different fashions, some use water filtration while others provide chambers for things such as ice to cool the inhalable vapor it produces.

Investing in a Dab Rig can be an overwhelming experience. Understanding terms like reburn, domes, and nails and how they all function within the experience requires a bit of familiarization and research. One thing to note is that dabbing is not recommended for beginners or the inexperienced with this type of product consumption as dabbing typically delivers the effects of consumption in strengthens considerably multiplied from what one normally is accustomed to or would expect.


What Is A Dab Nail?

Dab Nails Explained: 

Dab Nails are used to vaporize essential oils. They are heated up with a torch or electronic heater coil. A dab is then placed on the surface of the dab nail resulting in tasty vapor.

There are many types of dab nails. Some go inside of glass joints and need a dome to be used. While others go over glass joints and do not require a dome. Every dab rig is designed different and has different needs to function at it's best. This post is dedicated to the different styles of dab nails and covers all options to accommodate any dabber’s needs. If your current setup isn’t working as well as you'd like it to or the glass nail for your dome setup sadly fell off the coffee table, then we have some ways you can improve on your dabbing experience. You can find dab nails made of glass, quartz, titanium, and ceramic.


E Nail Water Pipe With Reynolds Percolator - Chameleon Glass

Glass Dab Nails

Are very inexpensive and often come free with a dab rig unit. They must be heated at slower speeds to prevent cracking the glass. They work well and some say they give the best flavor.


Quartz Dab Nail

Quartz Dab Nails

Cost more than glass, but do not need to be heated slowly and last longer than glass nails. If you use quartz nails and dab at the perfect temperature, you can achieve supreme flavors. Glass and quartz nails are a budget friendly option, but they can be hard to keep from breaking. Accidents do happen.


Ceramic Dab Nails

Ceramic Dab Nails

The claim is that it provides the best flavor possible! Now I don't know if that's true, but what I can tell you is when I used the 710 Whip Electronic Vaporizer with Ceramic Nail at a recent glass show, I was thoroughly impressed with how tasty the dabs were. You be the judge. But remember, ceramic is fragile just like glass, so be careful!