If you pay any attention at all to ganja tech, you probably have heard of e-nails. But are they a good option for you? Well, that depends.
What IS an E-Nail?
An e-nail is meant for doing concentrates, but instead of heating up a nail using a butane or propane torch, you just plug it in and let electricity do the work!
E-nails have a number of positives, including the fact that you are not using flammable materials in your house. If fire hazard is a concern of yours, an e-nail will cure you of your fears. Not to mention, you never have to spend money on butane again! However, an e-nail will run you at least $105, and that’s through a wholesale website. In comparison to a $30 nail and a $60 torch, the price is not that steep, but if you want a trustworthy, high-end model, you will likely be spending upwards of $400. Obviously, that is quite expensive.
How to Know if an E-Nail is Right for You
There are several reasons that an e-nail may be a good choice for you, but there are several reasons it may not be as well.
Some questions you should ask yourself are:
How Often Do You Use Concentrates?
If you are a frequent user of concentrates, an e-nail may be worth it for you because you are likely spending a lot of money in butane and nails. Plus, you may have been through a few torches, and each one of those costs around $45-$60.
A cheaper model could pay for itself in a year if you are spending a significant amount in both torches and butane.
Does Temperature Matter to You?
If you’re a strong believer in temperature control–whether you prefer low-temperature or high-temperature dabs–you may want an e-nail. Unlike torches, you have true, full control of the temperature of your nail.
Can I Afford an E-Nail?
This may be one of the most important questions of the three. E-nails are extremely expensive and are only worthy of the investment if you are a heavy concentrate user.
That being said, there are lower-end models that can be purchased through wholesalers such as DHGate for a more affordable cost.
Choosing an E-Nail
There are different styles of e-nails that are available. The two most important questions to ask yourself are:
Portable or Non-Portable?
There are both portable and non-portable e-nails. While the non-portable ones are more powerful, the portable ones give you the option to take them on-the-go. Figure out which matters more to you before you invest.
Low-End or High-End?
Do you mind getting a cheaper nail that may run into some problems, or would you prefer to pay a lot more for quality? That really is your decision to make
It's Up to You
You can decide whether e-nails are right for you or not, but all of these are things to consider when you do. An e-nail can be a worthy investment, but only if you make the best of it!