How to Choose the best Nail for your eNail
The team over here at 710 Life has spent a lot of time determining which titanium nails to carry. A lot of factors can come into play when you’re shopping for your first nail. Size: do you need 10mm, 14mm, 19mm? Male or female? Adjustable, fixed, domeless? Should I get Titanium, Quartz, or Ceramic? This list goes on and on.
Not only do we strive to bring you the best nails, we would like to help you decide what is best for you, as well as inform you about the possible dangers of buying cheap titanium.
Do I Need An American-Made Nail?
The 710 Life All-In-One Domeless Nail is made to fit any type of joint.
“Is it manufactured in the USA?” This is important not only because we like to support the United States’ industry, but because the titanium used in American-made products is a higher quality and safe for dabbing. Be careful when buying titanium nails off sites like eBay and Amazon. Though these nails may be significantly cheaper, more often than not they are imported from China and might not be safe to use. Some manufactures use low quality materials or even lie about the product. Over time, these nails will turn funky colors, oxidize quickly, and give off by-products that can be very harmful to the user.
That is not to say that all overseas manufactures produce poor quality products. We have shopped dozens of different factories and have found a few quality producers. We have tested all of our products using a to ensure we supply only pure titanium alloy in our nails.
Quality Nails Provide Optimal Performance
After safety, the more important element is functionality. Our research and development team checks each nail, determining the level of air flow, amount of heat retained, and endurance. It is important that your nail has a good amount of air flow, and that there is not a significant amount of resistance from the nail when taking a dab. A good nail should hold heat properly and should disperse that heat evenly. This assures that the user gets the most of their product and it doesn’t splatter concentrate upon contact. Finally, endurance is important. It’s not fun to spend $50 on a product that you’ll only get to use for a few weeks. A good nail will be able to withstand daily use for a long time.
Types of Nails for Dabbing
There are a few different types of nails you can use with your oil rig. They each have thermal properties that allow them to absorb and hold extreme heat, as well as a high resistance to heat stress. However, some materials offer certain advantages over the others. We’ve outlined the most important information about the different types of dab nails below.
Titanium (Ti) Nails
After determining that the nail is in fact a quality made product, we check the grade of titanium, always use Grade 2 Titanium.
Titanium nails are virtually indestructibility. Unlike quartz or ceramic, titanium will survive being dropped onto hard surfaces like tile — multiple times. Most titanium nails are properly heated within 15 to 25 seconds and can retain heat for a decent amount of time. However, titanium is not food and medical grade like ceramic and quartz so do your research on the manufacturing company before making a purchase to avoid high-iron-level, carcinogenic titanium that’s been cheaply produced. After heavy use, a Ti nail may creating a thin layer of titanium oxide which can affect its productivity. Following the water-dippin’ method, this oxidation is easily removable. Unseasoned titanium nails will add a heavy metallic taste to your concentrates so make sure to season your titanium nail. Overheating a titanium nail is also possible and will waste concentrates by causing them to burn.
If you’re not really feeling the titanium nails, quartz nails are the next best option. These nails work well for the once-a-day dabbers, but if you “dab so hard”, a quartz nail will not likely stand the test of time. Quartz nails are available in the same wide variety of sizes and styles that titanium nails are, making them convenient for users of all types. However, quartz nails are not available in the Adjustable and All-In-One styles, which can be another turn off for users who use different rigs.
Quartz nails heat up faster than titanium. Using a carb cap is recommended when dabbing with a quartz nail, however, since quartz retains heat for the least amount of time, cooling down about as quickly as it heated up. Aside from being difficult to overheat, quartz is much more durable than glass or ceramic. A properly seasoned quartz nail will provide cleaner tastes than ceramic. Preserve your products’ terpenes by using a quartz nail for low-temperature dabs, around 600-675°F. Torch the bowl evenly to prevent heat stress and double a quartz nail’s lifespan. As a food and medical-grade material, quartz is completely safe to use and doesn’t release any toxic gases when heated.
As with most things in life that depends. When starting out I would recommend purchasing a titanium nail as it will be the most versatile. However it is important that you do your research before spending any money on a nail. Take your time, shop around, and decide what nail will be the best option for you. Also, don’t be afraid to fork out the extra bit of money for a good 710 Life 100% pure quartz nail. Though it might not seem like there is a huge difference, there really is, and the age-old saying comes in handy here…… because when you shop here at 420life.com You get what you pay for, the best or nothing!
CHOOSING THE BEST E-NAIL: FACTORS TO CONSIDER
Buying e-nails online or in your local shop can be a costly endeavor, with some getting up into the $500-$600 range. While you don’t want to settle for a low-budget e-nail that will inevitably have a short lifespan, you certainly don’t want to put close to an entire rent payment towards getting a quality e-nail either. At 710 Life eNail, we feel we’ve hit the sweet spot, offering the best you desire with 9 awards from HighTimes Magazine no company offers even come close to our entire kits like our 710 Life Micro, which not only provide you with one of the best e-nails on the market, but also a great e-rig so you’re dab-ready right out of the box.
Speaking of extras, another important factor about where to buy the best e-nails is what they provide in terms of transporting your e-nail. Most reputable e-nail companies should provide you with a carrying case that protects your e-nail and other dab equipment, making it easy to take with you from place to place. This is why every 710 Life eNail e-nail comes with a magnetic carrying case.
Ease Of Use
Another important factor in choosing the best e-nail is determining how easy it is to operate. Good e-nails should come with a detailed user manual, but they also shouldn’t require reading through an entire book to get a grasp on how to get them up and running. The 710 Life eNail e-nail features a custom digital display for easily setting and recognizing your power and temperature settings.
The ability to use a multitude of different dab rigs and dab nails is another element to consider when choosing your preferred e-nail. You’ll want to ensure that the e-nail in question is suitable to work with your current rig if you don’t plan on purchasing a new one, as well as confirm that it will work with the variety of different dab nail types. At 710 Life eNail, we include your choice of nail with your e-nail purchase — and with titanium nails, ceramic nails, trinity nails, quartz e-banger nails, and more, you certainly have a lot to choose from.
Lastly, your e-nail is likely going to be put to the test in a variety of ways, so you’ll want to ensure you buy an e-nail that will withstand the test of time and reliably perform for many sessions to come. We’re so confident in the capabilities of our e-nails at 710 Life eNail that each one comes with a lifetime warranty. So if something does go wrong with your e-nail, you can rest assured you’ll have a new one that’s ready to rock and roll in no time.