How to Use a Titanium Nail

How to Use a Titanium Nail

Titanium nails are a new addition to dabbing instruments. They started as enhancements for glass water pipes and quickly evolved to become famous. As an originator of new types of hand-held apparatus, dabbing with a titanium nail has become a replacement instead of a supplement. Herein, we discuss everything you need to know about a titanium nail.

What is a Titanium Nail?

Titanium metal alloy

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A Titanium nail is a dab heating accessory for use with wax concentrates, shatter, or oils. Titanium nails are widely used in the cannabis space because of their durability. Unlike ceramic and glass nails, titanium dab nails do not shatter on impact or crack when heated wrongly. These qualities make titanium nails perfect for e-nail with rig dabs.

Choosing your Titanium Nail

the best titanium nail

If you are looking for a dab nail that should last you for years, we recommend buying high-quality titanium nails. Cheap titanium nails are thin, fragile, or contain imperfections, making them less heat resistant. An excellent titanium nail costs about  $50.

Why You Should Buy Grade 2 Titanium Nail

Universal Grade 2 Titanium Nail

Universal Grade 2 Titanium Nail

There are several titanium nail grades in the market. Because you want a titanium nail that will sustain high temperatures, don't dip or cut costs for any nail below Grade 2. Grade 2 is usually used in the food and medical industry. So, it is safer to dab. Low-quality titanium has fillers and metal traces that may harm you if you inhale the trace amounts of heavy metals and toxins therein.

How To Season a Titanium Nail

Dab nail seasoning benefits before its very first use are incredible. Seasoning ensures your titanium nail is free from any residuals, polish, or other foreign products that might have remained on the nail surface during the manufacturing process are removed. The process also helps seal the nail's surface, giving you the best out of your concentrates.


To season a titanium nail:

  1. Get your nail, a heating coil, and a small dab. 
  2. Set your ideal dabbing temperature on the temperature box; standard dabbing temperature range: 500-700°F
  3. Heat the titanium for about 50 - 65 seconds to burn off its residuals.
  4. Once red hot, place a small amount of your dab concentrate on your nail.
  5. Coat your nail with an evenly thin layer of the dab concentrate.

Repeat the process 2-4 times until your titanium nail surface is entirely "seasoned."

How to Use a Titanium Nail For Dabbing Step-by-step Guide

Here is the step-by-step guide that will help you dab with a titanium nail:

1. Secure the titanium nail to your dab rig

The most crucial step with dabbing is preparation. If you do not set up your dab station properly, you may not get the best out of it. To improve your dab experience, fasten it onto the rig using a tool clip.

2. Turn on your e-nail kit and heat your nail

Using your heating coil, heat your titanium nail uniformly. A hot nail may have a reddish glow.

3. Let your nail cool

As it cools, heat will evenly disperse throughout your nail; let it cool at least twice longer than you heated it. A good rule of thumb is to let your nail cool for at least twice as long as you warmed it. Low temperature dabs are less harsh on the throat and are higher in flavor.

4. Use a dabber tool to apply the concentrate to your nail

a dab tool with concentrate

Place your concentrate inside the dome of the Ti nail using a dabber. The dab will start vaporizing! Pivot the dabber's tip while spreading your dab evenly until it evaporates completely.

5. Cover the nail with a carb cab and inhale

Calmy yet slowly inhale the vapor produced. Draw the smoke slowly to avoid choking on it. If you cough, it's a sign that your nail is too hot. Quality smoke should be soft on your lungs.


Dab effects may kick in a few seconds after the first hit. Take as many puffs as you wish until you're satisfied. 

6. Clean the nail

After a successful dabbing session, Q-tip the titanium nail to remove the excess dab. For a detailed cleaning guide, watch the video above.

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