The “built-in” part of the ceramic rod is key, because like regular coils, the ceramic rod will burn out, but it’s not replaceable (which they changed for the new Dr Dabber Boost Black Edition). The ceramic rod sticks out and the atomizer goes over it. The nails are noticeably different sizes, titanium being the smallest and quartz the largest.
The titanium and ceramic nails are both one solid piece with threading built at the bottom. The quartz nail on the other hand, has a quartz nail resting on top of a sort-of cup with 4 prongs for walls. This design is later used on all 3 nails on the Dr Dabber Boost Black Edition. The smaller size of the nails, 10mm (titanium) to 12mm (quartz), means you should use this for smaller pea sized dabs. If you go larger, you will have to turn it on back to back to keep it going. Make sure you also dab large in a long string, with a little bit touching at a time, or you will over flood the nail. The included 18650 battery is ok, but I recommend quickly purchasing a better brand name one like Samsung or Sony. Once you start going around 50% power the nails don’t get as hot as before.
This will be noticeable because larger dabs won’t vaporize fully as the batteries dies. Dabber Boost also eats up battery power, so charge it every night or have an extra on hand if you’re a heavy user. It comes with a very useful magnetic carb cap and dab tool, a keychain, and 2 silicone containers. The carb cap has a very nice looking gunmetal chrome and makes a great seal when in use. The silicone containers are also not filled with fillers like the This Thing Rips Four 2.0 Rig Edtion and passes the “bend test.” The bend test is when you bend the silicone 180 degrees and see if the color remains solid or if it is white. If it is white, then the silicone is not pure and has fillers. Dabber Boost silicone containers did not appear to have any fillers which is good. Dabber Boost is easy to use, especially for those that don’t want a dab rig and torch. Pop in your preferred nail, and then press either 3 times for titanium, or 5 times for quartz and ceramic. When you click it 3 times, the light will turn White while heating up (25 seconds), and then Blue when ready to use and keep heating for another 25 seconds (50 total). When you click it 5 times, the light will turn Blue while heating up (35 seconds), and then White when ready and heat up for another 20 seconds (55 seconds total). The outer rim does take longer to heat up, because all of the power comes from the center ceramic rod. This means sometimes with quartz and ceramic you’ll have to run it twice. Dabber Boost give really good strong dabs, but because it only has 2 settings, it’s more geared to low temp dabs. You’ll only really get lung grasping dabs if you really burn it with a 5 on titanium. The smaller size dabs also mean that you won’t be taking quarter gram globs. Dabber Boost when used at perfect settings has absolutely zero waste. This means, full charge, and use a small pea-sized glob once it’s perfectly heated on a clean nail. The problem is when you one of these is out of whack. If you’re battery is 50% or lower, your nail will get less hot, vaporizing slower and either inhaling it into the water, or not vaporizing by the time it shuts off (if that happens, just turn it on again with 3 clicks). The same happens if you have a dirty nail, the heat won’t transfer well enough and your dab won’t heat well, so keep your nails clean . To clean them, soak them in 91% ISO over night, and then wipe everything off.
After you take a dab, also use a small napkin and wipe the nail of all the reclaim while it’s still warm (don’t touch it!). Q-Tips won’t work because the heads are too big to fit in between the pillar and the walls. If you use too much at once, it won’t vaporize fast enough.
It’ll either boil over, you’ll suck it up, or you’ll have it left over after it’s done heating. For larger dabs, have a very small surface area touch the nails, and have it touch the inside pillar so it vaporizes quicker. All of this happens on regular quartz bangers, so just use it correctly, and the Dr Dabber will waste very little wax. Dabber Boost is one of the OG eRigs, and originally only had titanium nails. Then they added ceramic and finally quartz (you can tell quartz started their “cup” model).