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Best E-nails of 2020

KandyPens Oura

The Oura is a high-end, easy to maintain portable dab rig that produces terrific vapor quality and offers the choice of Ceramic or Quartz atomizers. It has four preset temperature levels, with the top one being 800°F. It is well-designed and small enough to operate with just one hand. The Oura is a premium vape that will change the way you dab & the lifetime warranty makes an already good thing even better.

Dr Dabber Switch

The Dr. Dabber Switch is a revolution in vaping technology because of its use of induction heating, and it’s dual compatibility (Extracts + Dry Herb). It heats up almost instantly and produces tasty vapor. The Battery lasts over 100 uses per charge, and it has 25 preset heating profiles for specific substances. Yeah, it might be too big or expensive for some, but if you’re a home vaper that can afford it, you definitely won’t be disappointed.

Puffco Peak

For a brand new style of vaporizer, the Peak is surprisingly impressive. It delivers excellent vapor quality, is very easy to use, and has a cool, stylish design. However, it is one of the more expensive vapes available, but if you can afford it, then vaping satisfaction is guaranteed.

Vista Mini 2

The Mini 2 is a portable eRig compatible with concentrates and oils that delivers impressive performance for its excellent price – $159. It features wireless charging, four preset temperature levels, and a unique design with a clear carb cap. The Vista is a functional device and the vapor quality is satisfying for most average or entry-level users. Awesome value on this one.

G-Pen Roam

The G Pen Roam is a portable concentrate vaporizer that features a unique self-contained water filtration tube that results in cool & pure vapor. This is an unusual feature in any portable vaporizer but is especially interesting in a wax vape. A lot of thought and creativity went into designing and engineering this vape. The Roam is a dab rig packed into a vape that can fit in your palm.

G-Pen Connect

The Connect is an e-Nail that can attach to any traditional bad rig, and eliminate the need to use a torch or the danger of having an exposed nail. Once connected, it allows precise calibration and customization of your sessions. All connections are magnetic, it uses a ceramic heating element, and it has three preset temperature levels. If you already own a Rig, and are looking to convert it to electric, the Connect is the way to go.

Focus Carta Vape Rig

I’ve enjoyed all the portable dab rigs I’ve tried so far and the Focus V Carta is no exception. It has the superfast heat time and great flavor I expected. But it goes a few steps further and adds a smartphone app and removable batteries. But, possibly best of all, is the fact that it costs less than the competition.

Pulsar RöK

The RöK is a uniquely-designed versatile dab rig that can vape both wax and dry herb. It has an inverted design which means the water bubbler is used as a base and features a disc percolator that further filters the vapor. It also has 3 temp settings that range from 680-850°F and features a sesh mode which some vapers might find useful.

October 2020 UPDATE-

Puffco Peak PRO coming soon! Puffco just announced on October 7th 2020 that they are releasing a new version of the PEAK, called Puffco Peak PRO! Here is what we know so far:
The Peak Pro offers improvements in all aspects, and will have the following features: Bluetooth App Connectivity , Wireless Qi Charging, USB-C Connection, Auto-Sleep Function, Real-Time Temp Control, Large Sealed Ceramic Chamber, Customizable LED Lights, High Volume Water Capacity, Oculus Carb Cap.
The Peak Pro will also have the following optional accessories: Power Dock (wireless charger / portable battery) and a Travel Pack (increased backpack storage, an angled mouthpiece, and a new hinging tether)
Peak Pro Release date and price The Peak Pro release date and Retail price have not been announced yet, so stay tuned for that and the full review! We expect the release date to be Early November 2020, and the retail price is $400.

e-Nails / Dab Rigs Buying Guide

What are e-Nails / Dab Rigs?

E-nails, aka e-rigs or dab rigs, started out as a simpler way of using traditional dab rigs, where the user employs a blow torch to heat up and vaporize the wax. This is hardly convenient, and so e-nails were invented as an easier way to vape wax at high temperatures. E-nails use electricity instead of a flame to heat up and vaporize the wax, they also have a water bubbler to help cool down the vapor because the wax is vaporized at very high temperatures. Every dab rig consists of the following parts:

The Body – This holds the battery and supports the other components of the e-nail.

The Heating Element – As you can guess, this is used to heat up the wax.

The Nail – This is where the wax is placed, and it can be made from various different materials.

The Mouthpiece – All dab rig mouthpieces have a water bubbler attachment. This is necessary to cool down the hot vapor created by the heating element.

All of those components mean that e-rigs are far less portable than vape pens. The kit of many e-rigs usually includes some kind of carrying case that makes storage and transport a little easier. Nonetheless, the assembly involved means that e-nails are mainly stay-at-home devices.

Things to consider when buying an e-Nail

1. Advanced use

E-nails are not meant for beginner wax vapers for many reasons. For one, they produce very intense vapor, which might be too much for newbie vapers to handle. They are also more complex to use than vape pens since they consist of several different components that require some assembly. Portable dab rigs are less complex than e-nails but are still not suited for beginners. New wax vapers are better off starting with vape pens since they are the easiest wax devices to use.

2. E-Nails VS traditional Nails

E-nails have a lot of advantages over traditional nails, the main one being that they are easier to use since everything you need to vape is included in their kit. Traditional nails require the use of a blowtorch to heat the nail and vaporize the wax. E-nails also allow you to more precisely calibrate the temperature, which is something that isn’t possible with a blowtorch. E-nails also take up less space than a rig and torch setup. The only real advantage traditional nails have is that the blowtorch allows them to reach higher maximum temperatures than e-nails. However, that is only an advantage for hardcore users who like really intense vapor.

3. Size & Portability

Both e-nails and portable dab rigs aren’t exactly portable. It’s not just their size that limits portability, it is also the fact that they consist of several different components that need to be assembled. Plus you need water to fill the bubbler. All of those factors prevent them from being travel-friendly devices.

4. Portable Dab Rig VS Nail only Devices

One alternative to both e-nails/portable dab rigs and traditional nails is the electronic nail device. These are devices that consist of a battery powered nail that can be attached to traditional rigs. There is no need for a blowtorch since electricity is used to heat up the wax. These devices are good for those who already own a rig but want an easier, more convenient way to use it. They are not suited for anyone who does not already have a dab rig because of the expense of purchasing both a rig and the device.

5. Nail Types

There are three different coil types available for e-nails, they are titanium, quartz, and ceramic. Some e-nails will include all three types of nail in their kit, while others will have one or two. The differences among the three of them are as follows.

Ceramic – They heat up slowly but retain heat well. The flavor they produce is very good because ceramic is a neutral material that keeps the flavor pure.

Quartz – Quartz is also a neutral material that keeps the flavor pure. It also heats up quickly, but it loses heat more quickly than the other materials.

Titanium – These nails heat up fast and have high-temperature retention but the vapor quality is lacking compared to the other nails. That is because titanium can leave a metallic aftertaste to the vapor.

You can buy them at online head shops and dispensaries in states where marijuana has been legalized.

The small amount of wax that is placed in the nail is called a dab, so dabbing is the act of placing the dab into the nail. However, many people use the term as a shorthand for using a dab rig, e-nail, or portable dab rig in general.

There are low temperature dabs, medium temp dabs, and high temp dabs. The one you choose depends on the effect you want to feel when you vape and your level of experience.

Low temperature dab (315°F – 450°F) – You get a lot of flavor at this temperature, but the vapor is not that dense, and it takes longer to feel the effects of the THC. Hits in this temperature range are smooth and easy on the lungs, making it the ideal range for beginners.

Medium temperature dab (450°F – 600°F) – This temperature range gives vapers a good balance of flavor and intensity, though it offers less of either quality than the more extreme ranges. This is good for intermediate users.

High temperature dab (600°F – 900°F) – This range is all about intensity. The vapor is hot and harsh even with the water bubbler to cool it down. Plus the effects of the THC come on much faster, though the flavor is the weakest at this range.

Using an e-nail is easy since they all share the same general design. First you pour some water into the bubbler, then you place a dab into the nail. Next you turn on the power and select a temperature. Once it reaches the selected temperature, place the carb cap over the nail and inhale from the bubbler.

They are the most intense way to vape wax and they tend to offer a lot more customization than vape pens do. However, they are not very portable and take a while to set up. So, the answer comes down to what you want from a wax vaporizer, the portability and convenience of vape pens, or the customization and intensity of e-nails.

It comes down to personal preference, but most people prefer quartz or ceramic nails because they do not affect the flavor of the vapor. Titanium nails tend to leave a metallic aftertaste that most vapers find unpleasant.

You can, but that is not advised. Most e-nails can heat the wax to 600° and higher, which means that the vapor produced is extremely hot. The water is needed to cool the vapor down otherwise it would be uncomfortable and unpalatable for users.

It depends on what you want when you vape. If you want more customization options, then traditional e-nails are the better choice. If you prefer convenience and ease of use, then portable dab rigs are the more appropriate choice for you.

Using an old school rig and torches is the "old" was of dabbing, here is my list of the best enail of 2020 to get you dabbing like a pro.

Enails&Dab Pens

For home use, we would recommend a stable desktop enail dab kit (or e nail), it offers the best temperature for dabs at around 500°F

700°F. The kit includes a set of titanium/quartz banger so you can covert any bong/dab rig into a dab-ready piece. Show more

Benefits of Using An Enail Dab Kit

Since the beginning, dabbers had been searching for a safer way to dab.

The whole dabbing process contains 3 steps:

1. Heat the quartz banger/titanium nail to a certain level of temperature.

2. Place your cannabis concentrate of choice onto the banger/nail.

However, more than 80% of the dabbers have to use a butane torch to heat the bangers, that could be extremely dangerous, the tip of the butane torch flame can reach approximately 1,430 °C (2,610 °F). Now imagine operating a device that generates so much heat when you are high, that can be really bad news for you. Not to mention when you are using a butane torch to heat the nails you can never tell when the nail is ready, especially when dealing with nails that made from different materials. If the temperature of your banger is too low it won’t be hot enough to vaporize your concentrates, if the nail gets too hot, it will ruin your concentrate’s flavor and possibly generating harmful substances during that process.

That’s when the enail dab kits come in handy!

The desktop enail dab kits(or the portable enails) will make your life much easier becasue it doesn’t require any fuel burning to get the nail hot, it uses a heating coil connected to the PID controller which you can set the temperature from 300

1000 degrees Fahrenheit just by a push of a button. 510 degrees Fahrenheit is the best for low temp dabs and 710 degrees Fahrenheit is the best for high temp dabs.

How Do I know When To Dab?

The heating coil of the enail kit contains a thermocouple sensor, you can see the temperature index on your PID controller to know exactly what’s the temperature of your nail/ bangers at.

Quartz enail banger takes longer to heat than a titanium enail banger, titanium enail banger will heat faster due to its titanium material characteristics. But the quartz enail sets provides a smoother taste than the titanium enail set.

Portable enails (Or hnail/h enail)are also very popular now. Portable enails looks like your everyday vape pen except that it has a mini dab rig that contains water for a smoother dabbing experience. The Puffing Bird Portable Enail (for sale at the moment)Set contains two pairs of nails, a titanium one, and a ceramic one, you can choose any one of them to enjoy your concentrates.

There are a lot of cheap enails out there charging next to nothing for them, but be very careful because many of them will not use high-quality parts to make, they will even use low quality titanium even stainless steel to pass as grade 2 titanium. The enail coils will also be pretty crappy and won’t last long until the PID controller shows “EEEE” on the screen. That means the thermocouple sensor in the enail coil has defected and you will need to spend $50 even $100 to buy a replacement coil for your enail set.

Here at Puffing Bird we have the best enail kits, period! You’ll find enail dab kits selling in your local headshop that costs possibly $300 or $500, you can get the exact same set for under $150 on Puffing Bird. Not to mention we have a 3 years hassle free return/repair policy covering all our enail sets.

We work with professionals to make sure that our enail dab kit are safe to use and affordable. No need to take the risk of burning your house down with your diy enail!

Here at Puffing Bird we also have many different enail sets for different occasions. Like the pelican enail and the nectar collector enail. We also sell our enail dab kit with dab rigs in a bundle, you can’t find any deal better than what you’ll get on Puffing Bird.

We constantly do reviews of our enail dab kits, check out Puffing Bird’s Youtube channel and you’ll get a 10% off coupon if you subscribe our channel!

The enail dab kits normally come in 3 parts. The PID controller, the heating coil(often comes in 20mm or 16mm) and the titanium nail or the quartz banger.

If you like going out to the open and enjoy a nice dab, a dab pen/wax pen will be the best for you, dab pens or wax pens can vaporize your wax/shatter/oil in its 510 atomizers offering the best flavor on the go!

Some of us like a more old-school way of smoking, which is vaping weed, it’s quite simple, grind your weed/herb and put it in the heating chamber of the dry herb vaporizer pen and at the push of a button, you got smoke!

For Puffing Bird ™ , our enail&vaporizer series are the crown jewels of our product line, they are well designed, well-priced, and with the one and only FREE 3-year hassle-free warranty, there is simply no one else up to this standard and commitment on the market.

Learn More About Enail Dab Kits On Puffing Bird Wiki!

Best quartz enail dab kits for sale! Puffing Bird's desktop quartz enail kits are priced under $100 and best portable enails are priced $69.98! All enail dab kits come with a heating coil, quartz banger/titanium nail, and dab rigs for bundles! Check out our enail kit page! Free Worldwide Shipping for all orders.