The MiniNail Grade 2 Titanium E-Nail

The MiniNail is the e-nail to have if you’re into concentrates, and it’s currently the highest quality and best performing kit I’ve tried.

They call it an electric concentrate vaporizer, and this general design is commonly known as an electric nail or e-nail.

MiniNail It’s made for use with clean wax and oil concentrates that fully melt to a liquid when heated. Using this thing is what I would consider the safer, saner way to dab (no torch).

This is one of those reviews where you really have to watch the video to get a feel for how this thing works, so make sure you watch it!

Build Quality – Made in USA

They make this unit in Seattle, Washington in the good ol’ USA. It’s built with the daily dabber and concentrate enthusiast in mind, you can leave this thing on 24/7 and it won’t bat an eye. I wouldn’t really do that for safety reasons, but you catch my drift.

The controller box has an aluminum casing and it’s super durable, it can withstand some abuse. The heater cord and coil are the parts you want to be gentle with, you want to make sure the cord is never pinched or twisted and you really need to be mindful of where you set down your coil (if not attached to rig).

Titanium E-Nail Certified Grade 2 Titanium

All of the titanium (Ti) parts and accessories that go with this are certified by a third party as Grade 2 quality, you can check the certificate on their website. This means it’s the real deal, you don’t want to mess around with cheaper, inferior materials when you’re dealing with temperatures this high.

The universal titanium nail they include fits basically every popular connection size out there: 14MM & 18MM female pieces and 10MM, 14MM & 18MM male pieces.

If you like to dab big globs of oil they got you covered, the deep dish nail is the one you want. It works the same exact way as the standard size one but the bowl part is roughly twice as deep.

Performance is on Point

It’s pretty amazing how much of a difference there can be with just slight adjustments in the nail temperature. The MiniNail is super accurate too, the temp display on the controller box is calibrated with the bowl surface for very consistent readings. Heat up time is also very reasonable at about 3 minutes.

Ti Nail One of the main benefits of using an e-nail like this is “low temperature dabbing,” which is basically controlling the temperature of the nail at a lower point than what a torch normally gets to. Generally, low temps would be considered below ~650°F (roughly), and many people like to use it set even lower, somewhere around ~550-600°F.

This allows you to fully experience all of the flavors and aromas from your concentrate, many of which get lost with high temp dabbing (~700°F+). You’ll hear these commonly referred to as Terpenes or “terps,” and these are the pungent oils that give each type its unique taste and smell.

The one drawback of using the e-nail at low temperatures is that you’ll usually need to take a longer pull before all of your concentrate is fully vaporized, so you need a little lung power. The cool part of the precise temp control is finding the perfect temp you like for the exact draw duration you prefer. Want a longer hit? Drop the temp. Want it quicker? Bump it up.

Quartz Banger Quartz Banger Accessory

They sell a Quartz EBanger kit as an add-on accessory, and it’s an awesome way to experience your oil that really brings out its full flavor.

You use this in place of the titanium nail, the heater coil will fit right onto the bottom of the glass bowl.

Typically you’ll get the best results setting your temperature lower with the quartz than you would with the titanium, which for me is usually around 550-600°F.

Included with the banger is a quartz carb cap as well, and I show a bunch of examples of how it’s used in my video.

Final Notes

You get a 2 year warranty on the controller box and a 1 year warranty on the heater coil. Chances are you’re not gonna need it though, build quality is excellent and it’s also made with grounded connections for a longer life.

It also uses very little power when it’s running, only 1 amp or about 89 watts at its peak!

They do ship worldwide too and they have a 240VAC option so it’ll work in all countries.

If you’re a regular concentrate user I definitely consider this a must have, and if you’re just an occasional dabber it’s still a very nice unit to have in your collection.

Buy one with free shipping direct from the official MiniNail store. Right now they make the controller box in 6 colors, and you get to pick which carb cap and dabber you want too.

I also found the best glass rig under $100 to use with this e-nail, it’s very good quality for the price.

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8 comments:
  1. Brian
    December 28, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Hey Bud,
    Really love the clear glass rig you are using in the mininail video…but the “best glass rig for $100” link above takes me to a different style 14mm glass rig w/ black accents (for $60). Any chance you know where I could find the clear one you’re using in your mininail video?

    Thanks!

  2. magic matt
    December 13, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    Great tip on lowering temp for quartz banger

  3. Anonymous
    May 4, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Cleaning tip for your blocked Evo use a small amount of 99.9% iso and block the bottom with a tissue so it can stay in their a bit n eat all the oil off also a enail is a defenetly a upgrade u can use it with any glass peice u have they only take like 45 secs to heat up and u can dab as little or as much as u like

  4. triadx
    December 7, 2015 at 11:57 am

    I own a VapeXhale cloud evo and quite a few Quartz vapexnails. beyond the temperature precision and any other “apples vs oranges” comparative differences. in terms of pure dabbing flavor / efficiency from material to the lungs, is the mini nail an upgrade of significance?

    I love my cloud evo but I havent figured a solid way to clean the bamboo glass and all he burn off from the xnails within the unit as advised by VapeXhale, Does produce problematic blockage in the unit. in fact if you don’t run it I’ll blast without an xnail ever loaded, it will clog until you can no longer draw at all. I know this because I have a second unit and for a while it became simply my cleaning oven and ya it clogged! lol

    heating it up and drawing through it made it functional but i worry about the impact of flavor from this build up as it seems to be somewhat noticeable when ripping flowers. concentrates flavor aren’t affected until the nails get dirty above the vent which makes sense. I also find that running my evo in full temp unloaded AND inverted to be useful enough to deserve regular maintainence practice. burning the interior crap off / heat rising other direction type deal I believe. ok I suck, sorry. lol some insight please, this be an upgrade or a side grade in your esteemed opinion. that’s right esteemed but that’s all the ball washing I can do for you.

    odoyle rules

  5. ck
    November 26, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    I was not expecting “couldn’t handle it” when you hit the titanium nail and put the carb cap over the nail.

    Unexpected hilarious diversion.

  6. Gary
    November 24, 2015 at 12:58 am

    Another great review. I’m currious how you would compare the flavor of this unit with the quartz banger to the D-nail with a SiC dish. I have been saving up for the d-nail but this mini looks pretty nice. Right now I’m using a 710 whip.

    On a separate note, get your hands on a G9 He-nail ASAP. Several US manufacturers are now selling rebranded models such as Dr Dabber and Dabado. Imaging a box mod. But instead of having the standard threading for a cart on top, it has a little ti dish plus a glass bubler. It all comes in a sturdy travel case. It’s not as good as a desktop dab rig but it blows away any portable with a nasty and expensive coil. For the occasional daber or for travel it is a very nice deal. I got mine for $128 but most are retailing for $150-$200.

  7. luke
    November 21, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Thanks for the review, I enjoyed learning how these enails work. Do you have a rating system for enails yet?

    • Bud
      November 21, 2015 at 9:11 pm

      Hey Luke great question, I don’t feel that I’ve reviewed enough e-nails yet to have an accurate rating scale but it’s definitely in the works!

      From the few I’ve seen & tried before this one def stands out

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