Dabbing has gained incredible popularity recently, and with this newfound popularity comes a lot of options for dabbing.\nThere are many different kinds of dab nails available for new or experienced dabbers to use with their dab rigs.\nLearn the major differences in dab nails, the pros and cons of these differences, and which one is best for you.\nDomed vs.Domeless Dab Nails\nOne of the most noticeable differences, even if you are new to dabbing, is whether a dab nail is domeless or domed.\nDomed Dab Nails\nSome of the benefits of using a domed nail along with your oil rig include:\n\nGreat for individual use because no vapor is wasted.\nCheaper than their domeless counterparts.\nThe domed sides trap vapors, so vapor is more potent.\nThe attached dome creates a safer way to dab.\n\nOne of the major cons of the domed nails is the amount of time it takes for the dab nail to heat up. The longer the dab nail takes to heat up, the longer the dabbing process could be delayed.\nDomeless Dab Nails\nMeanwhile, domeless dab nails have no sides to them. With this design comes a specific set of benefits:\n\nAllows for bigger dabs.\nFaster heating compared to domed dab nails.\nReduces the risk of burning the oil.\n\nThere are cons for this dabbing system too. The main one being that this dab nail design is more intended for experienced dabbers, due to the quick heating abilities. Plus, you lose more vapor unless you use a separate carb cap.\nIf you are new to dabbing, you may want to consider starting with a domed nail for your dab rig and then working your way up to a domeless design.\nE-nails vs. Standard Dab Nails\nThe major difference between e-nails and standard dab nails is that e-nails don't rely on a butane torch to heat up the nail.\nShort for “electronic nails,” e-nails typically feature a controller box that delivers heat to the nail through a coil. The controller box lets you easily — you guessed it — control the temperature. So it eliminates guesswork.\nE-nails require heating coils to connect to e-nail capable domeless nails, which can be made from quartz, titanium, and even silicon carbide.\nE-nails are an excellent way for ensuring the concentrate reaches a consistent temperature. While these dabbing accessories are considerably more expensive than standard dab nails, if you plan on dabbing regularly, then this might be a good investment for you.\nBecause e-nails can remain at the ideal temperature for hours, they’re an excellent choice for enjoying multiple dabs in a row, and prevent you from burning oil on the nail.\nWhen using an e-nail, you'll need to make sure you monitor it closely because of the high-temperature used to operate.\nIf you are an experienced dabber who is looking for a way to do multiple dabs and know how to work an oil rig, an e-nail would be a significant step up for you and your dabbing routine.\nTitanium vs. Glass vs. Quartz vs. Ceramic Dab Nails\nBesides the differences in the design of the dab nail and how to heat the nail, these dabbing accessories are made from a lot of different materials.\nTitanium Dab Nails\nThis option for dab nails has been around since the beginning of the dabbing craze. It's easy to see why this material is a popular option for a dab rig because of its unmatched durability.\nBesides being durable, titanium will also heat up quickly and consistently, which are two crucial components to dabbing.\nThe most significant negatives to using a titanium nail are that if you choose a lower-grade titanium, you run the risk of titanium oxide building up on the dab nail, which might be harmful for both you and your dab nail.\nPlus, the titanium may interfere with the flavor.\nIf you are a person who doesn't want anything interfering with the flavor, a titanium nail may not be for you.\nGlass Dab Nails\nGlass dab nails are another popular option among the dabbing community. These dab nails are great for not interfering with the flavor. Plus, they are one of the easiest types of dab nails to clean.\nHowever, glass dab nails are not best for withstanding high levels of heat and may break easily. Unless you are extremely careful with your dab nail, you might have a short lifespan for your glass dab nail.\nQuartz Dab Nails\nIf you liked the sound of the benefits of the glass dab nail but didn't want to risk the easy breakage, a quartz nail might be the perfect one for you.\nThe quartz mineral offers the same benefits of the glass nails, but the mineral is heavy-duty and offers more durability.\nSome of these quartz nails hang off the side of the nail, which is often referred to as a dab banger.\nOne significant negative of quartz nails is that they will cool off fast. If you are using this material for your dab nail, you'll have to be quick so the dab nail won't cool off too much.\nCeramic Dab Nails\nLast but not least is the ceramic dab nail, this material is similar to the glass dab nail. Just like the glass one, ceramic dab nails are easy to clean. This option is also considerably fragile.\nHigh-quality ceramic dab nails are not likely to break from high-heat, but be careful not to drop them.\nThe Best Dab Nail\nThere are many different types of dab nails available on the market today, each with their own set of pros and cons.\nTo recap, here are the factors you'll want to consider:\n\nWhether a domed or domeless design better suits your dabbing preferences.\nIf an e-nail is worth the initial investment.\nWhat dab nail material is best suited for your dabbing routine. Choose between standard materials like glass, quartz, ceramic, and titanium.\n\nShop our full selection of dab nails and find the right one for you!