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Dab Rigs

What is a Dab Rig?

A dab rig is a new term in the industry within the last 6 years. A dab rig is a small water pipe that is easily held in your hand and is usually always designed with a glass joint on it to accept a banger, e-nail, nail or some kind of adapter to smoke or vaporize concentrates. Dab rigs are basically an essential item to any one that wants to enjoy the dabbing experience.

Dab and oil rigs are designed to cool down the highly concentrated dab by running the hit through water. Dabbing is a form of vaporizing and therefore one of the best ways to enjoy concentrates.

Glass rigs are best

Obviously we love glass, its in our name! We really like a glass dab rig as it provides a clean inhale, can be easily cleaned and when an artists gets his/her hands on it, they can do some amazing things! Most all of our glass dab rigs are made of borosilicate glass. The water in the glass oil dab rig will cool the vapor down so that you can enjoy an even better dab experience as the hit will be cooled and moistened.

How it Works

The dab rig is only part one of the equation. You will also need a way to actually vaporize the concentrate. For this there are many, many ways to accomplish this. Many people doing dabs today prefer to use what is called a quartz banger. This is a great affordable alternative to a vaporizer like the Silver Surfer, but requires a torch that can make one feel like they are doing hard drugs. When using a banger or nail the user will generally heat the banger or nail up red hot and then wait for it too cool to the proper dab temperature. We feel this is about 440 degrees and with a vaporizer can deliver a dab hit at the proper temperature. When you dab too hot you will also vaporizer the fats and lipids making the dab hit much harder on your lungs.

Once you have your glass dab rig connected to your banger, nail or vaporizer simply inhale as you put your dab on the accessory.

Dab Rig Nails and Attachments

After you have your rig, you will need an attachment nail to actually produce vapor from your concentrates. Spending a little more money does get you more for your money in longer lasting items and easier to use items.

Types of Nails for Dab Rigs

  • Borosilicate Glass Nail - This was one of the first nails to be made as this is what the artist glass blowers were working with when they got the idea. The main issue with the borosilicate glass nail is that while borosilicate can resist a good amount of thermal shock, it is not as resistant as quartz glass.
  • Ceramic Nail - These nails are a step up from standard glass nails. They are usually thicker than standard glass nails which allows them to hold heat longer.
  • Quartz Nail - Made from fused quartz this is the ultimate banger nail for dabs. While like borosilicate glass the quartz will deliver a nice clean hit. When shopping for a quartz dabbing nail you will want to look for one that has more mass. The more mass the nail has the longer it will hold on to heat. Thermal and reactor bangers are new ways to get more mass on the quartz banger nail making for a more enjoyable session.
  • Titanium - This nail is pretty much indestructible. They can withstand high heat and can hold a lot of heat as they have more mass. One thing to note is titanium starts to oxidize at temperatures over 600. This is not toxic but can make the nail look off.
  • Electric Nail (E-Nail) - This is a unit that plugs into the wall to eliminate the torch. They can also run at a preset temperature allowing the user to enjoy a nice low temperature dab. As the banger cools the e-nail heats it back up to the proper preset temperature. The e-nail can be attached to any kind of banger nail.
  • Vaporizer - This is the ultimate way to enjoy dabbing with your glass dab rig. Designed to operate efficiently with the perfect temperature you can be guaranteed to enjoy the most wonderful dabbing experience. Another great benefit of a vaporizer is that you can enjoy concentrate or herbs with the same unit unlike a nail or banger.