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Titanium vs Ceramic vs Quartz Nails: How to Choose?

You know just how important the right nail having is for your rig if you dab. See this guide for what type of dab nail you should invest in.

First of all, titanium nails are more durable. They can handle more heat than glass, ceramic, and quartz so that they can be heated at a higher temperature. Higher temperatures mean shorter heating times, making dabs taste better and last longer.

Another advantage of titanium nails is that they retain heat. Once heated, titanium nails stay hot longer, meaning you can use them multiple times before reheating. Finally, titanium nails are easy to clean. To clean, scrape away any excess cannabis, then wipe it down with a cotton swab. Glass dab nails are durable, but they tend to break easily when heated.

About Ceramic Dab Nails

Disposable ceramic dab nails are a type of dab nail made with ceramic. Ceramic nails are a trendy choice among dabbers since ceramic is inert. That means it won’t react with your concentrates or shatter (or other concentrates). Some ceramic nails can also hold heat throughout your entire dab session. Ceramic dab nails can be fragile and can break if dropped. They cannot be placed inside a rig, and they must be heated.

How to use a Ceramic dab nail?

To use a Ceramic dab nail, you first need to heat the nail. There is a water pipe in bongs where you need to heat the nail with a torch. On the other hand, the nail is placed inside in dab rigs, and heating is done with a blow torch.

Then you already have the nail heated up, and then it is ready for use. Now it’s time to place some concentrate on it. For this, you can use a spoon. Pour some focus over the nail, and then use a scoop to put it more firmly. You can use a torch for more intense heating. Now place the dab in the nail. As the nail is already hot, the concentrates will evaporate within a few seconds. So you will need to hold it for some time. Now it’s time to inhale. Slowly breathe in the vapors.

About Quartz Dab Nails

Quartz is one of the most inert, most heat resistant, most durable minerals on the planet. You won’t find a more inert material to dab on! Quartz Bangers are pretty standard when it comes to dabbing. The quartz nail is very versatile and durable. Quartz Bangers are easy to clean, so you won’t have to worry about building up nasty resin. Quartz Bangers are used in many dabbing setups. Since quartz is so inert, it won’t get harmed by torch heat, very easy to clean. Just heat the banger up, and wipe it off. No torches or solvents are needed!

What's the difference?

titanium vs ceramic vs quarts

Ceramic dab nails also tend to be fragile and are prone to cracking. Quartz dab nails don’t break easily, but they heat up slowly and don’t retain heat well. Titanium dab nails are more durable than glass, ceramic, and quartz. According to High Times, titanium nails last 2-3 times longer than glass dab nails. Titanium nails also last longer than ceramic and quartz. Titanium nails can be heated to temperatures of up to 1000 degrees Celsius, making them more durable than other types of nails.

Titanium dab nails retain heat better than different nails, which can heat up quickly and be used multiple times before reheating. Finally, titanium nails are easy to clean. Dab nails heat up with a torch. The temperature depends on the nail, but usually, the nail should reach 500-600 degrees Celsius, or 932-1032 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the nail is heated, blowtorch it for at least 10 seconds. While the nail heats up, you’ll be coating the nail with a cannabis concentrate. Coat the nail thoroughly, but leave a small gap. 

Place it over the blowtorch once the nail is heated and gently press. A hot dab nail will vaporize the cannabis concentrate. Make sure to hold the nail in place not to fall over. And there you have it! That’s how to use a titanium dab nail.

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