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Dab Nail vs Quartz Banger

There has always been a debate whether it is better to use a dab nail or quartz banger when using concentrates. To be honest, each has their pros and cons associated with them and it truly depends on the consumer to decide which is best for them. 

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Dab Nails

This first major beneficial factor about dab nails is that they are generally cheaper in price than quartz bangers. Glass dab nails are easier to make and do not use as much glass material as quartz bangers to make, so they are cheaper in price. This is good for smokers who tend to tip things over and break their glass pipes a lot. Another good thing about glass nails is that most typically come with a dome around the outside so you do not have to worry about buying and using a carb cap with your dab.

Besides glass dab nails, there are other types such as ceramic and titanium dab nails. They are usually a little bit more expensive, but typically have a longer lifespan compared to glass dab nails. A lot of ceramic and titanium nails are designed to be dome less so they are very easy and convenient to use.

Dab Nail Types

  • Ceramic
  • Stainless steal
  • Glass
  • Electric (E-nails)

Dab Nail Sizes

  • 10mm
  • 14mm
  • 18mm



Quartz Bangers

Quartz bangers are the most popular glass item to take dabs from. As the name suggests, it is made from quartz glass that is incredibly durable and can withstand very high temperatures without cracking. Quartz bangers are typically shaped like little buckets and have a thick glass bottom. Quartz bangers have their own unique benefits associated with them that make them desired by enthusiasts and newbies alike.

One of the biggest notable factors is that bangers come in a large variety of styles that ensure you can find the quartz banger that fits your needs best. They have different joints, bucket shapes, glass thickness, and angle bends that make for an endless selection of quartz bangers. Different sizes include 10mm, 14mm, and 18mm and bangers are available in male and female joints. You can also get variations such as thermal bangers, deep bucket bangers, flat top bangers, and many others. Overall there tend to be more variations of bangers compared to dab nails on the market.

Quartz Banger Types

  • Standard quartz banger
  • Thermal quartz banger
  • Double wall
  • Core reactor 
  • Flat Top
  • 45 degree bend
  • 90 degree bend

Quartz Banger Sizes

  • 10mm male
  • 14mm male
  • 18mm male
  • 10mm female
  • 14mm female
  • 18mm female

Final Verdict on Dab Nails Vs Quartz Bangers

Although dab nails and quartz bangers both have their pros and cons, we would have to say a quartz banger is the preferred dab method for most people. Please know we say most people because it really depends on what your individual needs are. For some a quartz banger is best and for others a dab nail is best, it is just whatever is most ideal for you.

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