When unboxing this e-nail I was a little hesitant at first, since it is basically a hot piece of metal connected to a box and I was unfamiliar with titanium e-nails.
But after reading the instructional manual, which I usually don’t do, I was able to figure everything out pretty easily.
I got the version with a female fitting for use with 14.5mm and 18.8mm male joints. The 14.5mm joint fits very snug over a male joint, but the 18.8mm not as much. It does fit on 18.8mm male joints but only about ¼ of an inch, if that much, fits over the glass. This made me nervous at first as I thought it may fall off but after a use or two the reclaim from your concentrates help hold it on, and I’ve never had it fall off.
The nail also was a little thin which concerned me as far as too much heat being transferred to my water pipe, but that actually wasn’t an issue at all. I use my infrared laser thermometer in most applications with concentrates to help monitor my heat source, and the heat sinks on this nail actually do a pretty decent job. I noticed that the heat sinks allow for the nail to cool over 150 degrees from the top heat sink to the bottom of the nail. So from my use at 20-30 minute sessions, I had no issues with heat being transferred to my glass.
One thing that bugs me a little is the PID temp control box has buttons that have no use, which is a little concerning. I’m sure that they do
have some use but I’m not sure what. However, this doesn’t affect the function, or the experience.
Overall, I really enjoy the Entropy Labs E-nail. I like the design of it, (it’s black and very simple) the fact that it remembers your previously set temperature, it’s at a great price point, and that it has a standard 16mm coil, so that way I can use multiple types of nails with
this unit. The downsides that I would have to point out are the random buttons that I mentioned, and how it stays on as long as it’s
I’d give it a 4.8 out of 5.