Our Quest for the Best eNail: What We Discovered
As daily dabbers, we knew that investing in an electronic nail was essential. Refilling a torch with butane was not only expensive, but also a real inconvenience. There’s nothing more frustrating than settling down for a sesh, only to find an empty torch and no refill can in sight. Moreover, eNails made it so much easier to enjoy flavorful low-temperature dabs. The digital display box and heating coil gave us full control over nail temperature, ensuring a smooth, hassle-free dab session every time.
What is an eNail?
eNails were a game-changer for our dabbing setup. When they first appeared, their price tag was quite steep. However, as they became more accessible, prices dropped and investing in one made perfect sense, considering the cost of butane and the numerous advantages of having this tool.
An eNail consists of a control box, power cord, heating coil, and a quartz or titanium nail. The control box features a digital display and buttons to set the coil’s temperature. Some eNails need a main power source, while portable ones run on batteries.
Benefits of eNails
Switching to eNails from the traditional torch method offered several benefits:
Enhanced Temperature Control
Electronic nails eliminated the guesswork in temperature control. While using butane torches required practice and sometimes a heat gun for accurate temperature readings, eNails allowed us to set the temperature and forget about it, enjoying consistent dabs at our preferred temperature. Low-temperature dabs became a breeze.
Integrating an eNail into our setup made dabbing much more relaxed and low-maintenance compared to torches. All we needed was a rig, concentrates, and a power source. No more keeping track of butane or late-night store runs. With an eNail, there was no need to keep heating the nail for multiple dabs or passing it between friends. We simply set our desired temperature and enjoyed.
While there was an initial cost, most eNail kits lasted for years. In the long run, we saved money compared to the cost of butane.
Dabbing became undeniably safer without the need for flammable gas and open flames.
What We Looked for When Choosing the Best eNail
During our search for the best eNails on the market, we came across models ranging from $150 to over $700, with some eNails featuring sleek exteriors and dependable warranties. To find the ideal eNail for our needs, we considered the following factors:
Price played a significant role in our decision-making process. Although the initial cost might deter some users, we found that there were affordable units available, which might require purchasing a nail separately. More expensive options often came with added perks, such as:
- Self-cleaning mode
- Custom heating times
- Cool-down cycles
We noticed that eNails didn’t have the same artisan craftsmanship as glass dab rigs. However, some brands allowed us to customize the eNail exterior with a skin to wrap around the unit. Companies would take our chosen image, print it, and place a decal on the accessory. Additional accessories helped make our eNail more stylish and efficient.
The best eNail kits we found were made from high-quality materials that could withstand the test of time. Polished metal or wooden exteriors housed the temperature-controlling box. While a cheap eNail could last a long time with proper care, sturdier options could better handle falls, dents, and other wear and tear.
Portability was essential for us when we wanted to take our eNail on the go. Many of the best desktop eNail units required an electrical outlet to run, which allowed them to operate for hours on end but made them difficult to transport or use outside. In contrast, battery-powered portable eNails, although not as powerful, eliminated the bulk and provided the convenience of dabbing outdoors.
5. Ease of use
We appreciated eNails that were user-friendly, with intuitive controls and straightforward setup processes. This made it easier for us to transition from traditional torches to eNails, and it allowed us to share our dabbing experience with friends who were new to the scene.
6. Warranty and customer support
Quality customer support and a good warranty were also important to us when choosing an eNail. We wanted a company that stood behind its products and offered prompt assistance if we encountered any issues or had questions about our eNail.
7. Compatibility with existing dab rigs
It was crucial that our chosen eNail be compatible with our existing dab rigs and accessories. This ensured that we could seamlessly integrate the eNail into our current setup without needing to purchase additional equipment.
8. Reputation and reviews
Finally, we looked at the reputation of various eNail brands and read reviews from fellow dabbers. This helped us gauge the overall satisfaction of users and the performance of different eNails, making it easier for us to find a reliable and efficient eNail for our needs.
By considering these factors, we were able to find an eNail that not only met our requirements but also enhanced our dabbing experience. Our journey to find the perfect eNail has been both educational and enjoyable, and we hope that sharing our insights will help fellow dabbers find the best eNail for their own unique preferences and lifestyles.