Dab nails are essential parts of any rig. They’re where you place your concentrate, after all, and heat it up for delicious flavors and solid hits. If you’re into dabbing, you should give quartz nails a try.
These nails are slightly more durable than glass (but only slightly). You’ll still need to take care when using your rig not to drop the nail. However, you’re less likely to fracture it from rapid changes in temperature.
Quartz doesn’t need to be heated as slowly as glass, meaning your dab sessions can get up and running more quickly. If you use quartz and get the temperature right, be ready to enjoy divine flavors.
Quartz dab nails have less heat retention than, say, titanium, so they stay pretty consistent in terms of your hits. That also means they cool down more quickly, so quartz is best used for low-temperature dabbing.
Whether or not you use a carb cap with your dab nail is up to you. (Some folks swear by it, others think it’s not super necessary.)
One potential downside to quartz is there are no adjustable or universal designs. You have to match your quartz dab nail perfectly to your rig in order to use it. Also, be careful when removing the nail after use, as beginners can sometimes find it hard to figure out when it’s cooled enough to touch.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are quartz nails safe?
Quartz is a food- and medical-grade material, meaning it’s completely safe to use and doesn’t release any toxins when you heat it. It’s also incredibly conductive, meaning that your dab nail will be less likely to break when overheated and will retain higher temperatures for longer periods of time, so you won’t have to worry about reheating your rig.
How do I choose the right size quartz dab nail?
When selecting a new dab nail, you’ll want to take joint size, angle, and gender into account. Compare your dab rig to the nail you’re interested in purchasing to ensure compatibility, and don’t be afraid to reach out to your favorite headshop to confirm the sizing of the nail you want!
Do quartz nails really offer superior flavor?
Heat plays a pivotal role in the flavor of your dab, and with its conductive properties, quartz is a perfect option for providing superior flavor. For best results, heat your concentrate low and slow to avoid any risk of burning or overheating it.