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Source Nail Review

There’s always been a bit of mad scientist involved in using an entire oil rig, from the many bits and pieces needed to operate it, to the nefarious need for a torch. It took a long time to take a dab to assemble something they could find deep in the back of Walter White’s closet. But with the Source Vape Source Nail, those worries are now a thing of the past.

Designed as a simple vaporizer that can mimic the experience of a full oil rig, the Source Nail is packed with a plethora of options in a portable, sturdy black carrying case. Open it up and you’ll find three atomizers in titanium, quartz and ceramic, covering all the bases for whatever your favorite dab setup is. Each atomizer has a screw-on top and removable shell, all of which can be used with the included borosilicate bubbler attachment.

Variable temperature is another feature the Source Nail can handle admirably, giving users the choice to fluctuate between 5 and 40 watts, with the higher settings impressively capable of mimicking the breaststroke of a full rig dab. mimic. While the quartz and ceramic atomizers are known to crack when set to 40, they work fine on a setting of about 20 watts, and the titanium is good to use at any temperature you want (remember to season it first to avoid the metallic taste that feels like you’ve gone to second base with the Terminator).

Also included with the Source Nail is a carb cap, providing the long desired windproof dabbing capability. We’ve all shaken our fists angrily when the wind strikes a dab, but the attached atomizer and carb cap now allow you to dab in Mother Nature’s majesty to your heart’s content. Combine this factor with the portable, strong carrying case that comes with the product, and it almost seems a shame that Source Vapes didn’t partner with Reserve America to ship each unit with a discounted camping pitch reservation code.

Of course, not all that glitters is gold, and not all that is glass is strong. One of the drawbacks of the Source Nail is the reported vulnerability with the bubbler base. As this part gets sticky it is apparently prone to cracking which means extra care is needed when handling and removing the bubbler. Another possible concern is stealth. While oil rigs aren’t the preferred medium on their own for those looking to stay incognito, the Source Nail is as eye-catching as they come, with the bubbler attachment protruding a good four inches above the battery.

Thankfully, Source Nail was kind enough to include a smaller carb globe mount to provide a more nuanced, secretive alternative to the full bubbler rig. Yes, the story here is that few, if any, factors have been overlooked with this product. This is the dual vape pen and eNail that really brings oil rig dabbing from the dark corners of chemistry class to the modern world.


Cool Factor: For those with their own DIY installations or for the few who prefer to use a flashlight, the Source Nail won’t beat the experience you’ve already come to love. For the rest of us, Source Vape has created a remarkable alternative to the full rig experience that takes the toolbox odds and ends of oil rigs and replaces them with a sleek, compact alternative.

practical: Huge. Not only do all the various components of the Source Nail fit neatly into the carrying case it arrives in, but that case itself is also highly portable and unobtrusive. The ease with which the three included atomizer variants can be interchanged means that a group dab session can match each user to the desired material without undue effort and construction.

Affordability: Priced at $199.95, the Source Nail is a reasonable buy compared to high-end rigs. Certainly for all the included parts, it would be hard to call it pricey, especially when you consider the lifetime warranty that comes with each unit.

General: I want to go camping with this unit and never come back. Designed with portability and ease of use in mind, the Source Nail is the answer torch haters have been waiting for.

Rating: 4.5/5

Available at: sourcevapes.com

Photo courtesy of Source Vape

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