Do you already know all the elements that make up a dab rig?

Do you already know all the elements that make up a dab rig?

There are reasons to understand why the amount of dab rigs that circulate in the market today is so vast. Simply, the options, materials and trends are diversified every day to reach a greater number of users successfully. For this reason, making a good choice implies knowing several basic aspects: the materials, the characteristics and, of course, its elements.

A dab rig is an apparatus with several built-in functions that complement each other. Having this clear, it is not difficult to understand that it is a piece that despite its simplicity, has some complexities regarding its operation and this goes hand in hand with the various ways in which each of its elements can be found.

Let’s start with the nail. There is nothing that generates more headache among new users than a nail. What is really a nail? It is no more than the structure where the concentrate will be inserted and it will have to be subjected to heat for a long time until it reaches the desired temperature. This means that the material used to manufacture this piece must be, among other things, highly resistant to heat to withstand the high temperatures that can be reached in the process.

Previously, these pieces were manufactured with borosilicate as well as the rest of the piece. In addition, they had an additional external coating that allowed to contain the steam obtained. The pieces have been changing, and nowadays it is possible to find even e-nails that avoid the -something tedious- task of using a torch to heat the product while using the rig.

This is not the only thing; now we opt for materials that have proven to be much safer than borosilicate and these materials that were used in the first instance. Nowadays they can be found in titanium, for example. A resistant metal that undoubtedly shows improvements compared to these previous materials. This does not mean that there are no pieces of nail that are still manufactured in glass and with the mentioned coatings or that it does not work well; The use of each piece will depend on the needs of each user and of course, your budget.

Some users do not have high standards regarding temperature. Those who do so are those who wish to extract the concentration of the substance in its entirety and in these cases, it is advisable to make use of alternating borosilicate materials. In the variability of the nails of different pieces is observed both in their form and in the material used and how this generates a different rig.


Yes, nail is very important, but not even being an e-nail works alone. In traditional parts, the heat source comes from a small device that uses some fuel to operate. Generally these pieces use butane, but there are many more options besides these.

This element works directly with the nail. The user uses this tool to heat the concentrate while stirring it with another extremely important piece: a cab dabber. The fusion of several procedures in parallel to be able to inhale is one of the tasks that most scare those who are prepared to face their first experiences with an oil rig.

The choice of the torch should be made according to two essential aspects: the comfort it provides when using it and how safe it is. In some moments, you will be smoking alone, in the comfort of your home and with enough space available to avoid any disaster. However, keep in mind that this is not always the case. In the moments when you meet many people, a badly used torch could generate accidents. Consider that your safety will always be the most important element.

Carb cap dabber

To make better use of the concentrate, it is necessary to use a small piece that allows to extract its tannins more easily. This piece can be recognized as cap dabber, and it basically allows you to rummage through the substances as you heat them. Your choice depends mainly on the type of concentrate you are using. For example:

  • That more dry, usually require the acceleration of its break to give this advantage. In these cases, the widest pieces, teaspoon type, are recommended.
  • The more pasty or oily substances, which generally need to be a little more crushed, require the use of a different cap dabber, such as those that look similar to a needle.


The container has so many features that it is possible to generate a whole range of pieces more or less recommended for certain circumstances and particular tastes only taking into account the container used.

In it is possible to state how varied the shapes of these pieces are. Its size, for example, is essential to determine the concentration of the substance, while the thickness of the glass (and the type of glass) will generate more resistant pieces of higher quality than others.

This is not the only thing; the shape of the piece can determine other fundamental aspects when making the choice of a dag rib. For example, the curves are designed to slow the passage of steam, which generally produces a more forceful inhalation. Some people look for this punctual characteristic in these pieces.

Others, on the other hand, prefer soft puffs, which occur without difficulty. Here, the simplest design pieces with the widest nozzle are ideal, both superior and connecting the instrument with the nail.

The task of choosing the right piece is not always easy. However, taking into account some basic aspects related to each of its components is much more feasible to make an appropriate choice to our tastes.

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