Nail too tall? Dome too small? Few things are as frustrating as a titanium nail being millimeters shy of fitting and sitting properly in its globe. This problem seems to have been innovatively solved with the incredibly handy Do You Dab Ti nail. Its threaded stem and body gives it its interchangeable head/counterweight system and its spinning fin to adjust for height.
What’s more, their mission statement proudly states:
With a main focus being to provide the community with an affordable, well-designed, perfectly machined product. DYD exclusively uses American products; from their tooling to titanium, there are no corners cut to save costs. When talking to the kind folks at DYD about their quality control we were told
“We are a small business, with stringent quality control practices. We will not hesitate to throw a piece in the ‘Try Again Bin’ if there are any problems, no matter how minor. If our name is on it, we promise it is of the utmost quality. We strive for ultimate customer satisfaction; if you are EVER unhappy in anyway, let us know…”
Available in both 14mm and 18mm sizes, the nail fits into just about any dome/stem combo you can find. You’ll notice that the counterweight is indented slightly as well, so it too can be used as the main heated element if the other head happens to be too big.
The cupped-head design is the DYD’s claim to fame. Finding that by using a tight radius on the inside of the head, one can achieve a near perfect distribution of heat and essential oils. Once dunking has been initiated, one will immediately notice the reaction; a smooth, uninterrupted flow, coupled with awesome dissemination. Instead of having any obtuse or right angles, the team at DYD opted to think outside the box. By using a flat surface nail one will typically cause an interruption of flow once the essential oils hit the side wall. By incorporating tight curves and a flat surface, a harmonious balance can be observed. In addition, the heightening of the side walls aids tremendously in containment. The outer radii serve an important purpose as well; soft, swooping curves allow for quicker heat up. With no sharp angles, there isn’t as much heat deflection. Everything is smooth, every possible edge chamfered.
“Everything about the nail is flawless, from the concaved head to the functional counterweight, these nails rock!” – D-Stick
All things considered, it truly is an ideal titanium nail. Beyond its special threaded design, it has most if not all of the qualities we like to see in Ti nails: rounded goblet-like cups, thick walls and bases, wide-eyeleted fins, and of course high grade titanium. The 18mm cup seems to have slightly thinner side walls than the 14mm, but we’ve found that this doesn’t affect its heat retention as most of the heat stays in the thick base of the main cup.
Whether it be for travel or daily use, the Do You Dab nail is certainly worth the investment. It’ll slide its way into a glass joint like Cinderella’s foot fit in the glass shoe. We highly recommend picking up one of these little guys next time you’re in the market for some good ol’ titanium bits.
“I genuinely just like DYD nails better… I have already read their reviews and the reviews made by others and tried not to be influenced by them in order to give the best, most un-biased review possible. I am a merely a satisfied customer, excited to tell others about the products I use…” – D-Stick
We’d like to thank D-Stick for showing us this awesome product, as a “For Enthusiasts by Enthusiasts” publication we strive to hear from our readers what they are using and what they like. If you have a product you’d like to tell us about shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and you too can be heard by the growing community of glass otaku!