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How to Pick the Best Dab Rig for You

How to Pick the Best Dab Rig for You

Technology is quickly evolving, and it might seem like there is a new technique or tool every day. One day you might use torches and titanium nails, and the next, you might learn about e-nails and quartz bangers. Since things are changing so quickly, it can be hard to keep up. You may also like to use different dab rigs depending on the occasion. The amount you are willing to spend may also factor into your decision. 

If you have a friend over and want to socialize while dabbing, your preferences might be different than if you just want to have an easy-to-use rig. And if you are on the go, you might need to have an efficient and portable rig that offers the full experience. 

Parts of a Dab Rig

A typical dab rig has three parts. There is a heating element, which is known as a nail; a glass piece; and a torch, so you can light the nail up. Knowing more about each part will help you know what to look for in your ideal dab rig. Plus, it lets you start to experiment

The Glass

You might be tempted to go with a larger rig, but getting the biggest size is not always the best option. A small rig might be easier to use and handle, especially if you have never used a rig before. You might also want to get one that is designed to work with water. 

The Nail

It is impossible to dab properly without a nail. It will sit on the glass portion and get heated up. You can choose from quartz, ceramic, titanium, and glass for the nail. The material will determine how long it stay shot and how hot it gets. 

If you are not sure which type to choose, consider going with titanium. Not only does it do an excellent job of retaining heat, but it also will not be as likely to break as glass. If the nail cools off too fast, you might not get as good of an experience. But everyone has different preferences when it comes to nail materials. 

The Torch

It might seem intimidating to use a torch while dabbing, but it is not that difficult. Consider choosing a butane torch. It is often better to choose a smaller torch that has a manageable flame if you are just getting started. That can make it easier to handle. 

Using a Daily Rig

Using a Daily Rig

With a daily rig, you have a go-to piece. It should be easy to clean, functional, and sturdy. To have a good setup, you might want to look for an e-nail, which is an electric nail. You can find smaller ones that offer good temperature control and do not require you to use a torch. There are affordable options, but some of them are better suited for use at home than others.

Quartz Buckets

You might find that you prefer the aesthetic of a glass dab rig. If the glass is artistic, you might want to use this one socially. However, some people do not like the fact that most glass rigs require a torch. Some attachments let you easily use an electric nail with a quartz bucket, but some cord attachments might make it harder to use. Look for a double-barrel torch that will help the bucket heat evenly and quickly. 

Dab Rigs with Water

This type of dab rig, also known as a recycler rig, can include filtration, which some people believe offers a better experience. It is a good choice if you want to have an aesthetically pleasing rig. The water will swirl in the piece, and many people like the way that it looks. Of course, it can cost a bit more money, but many people believe it is worthwhile. It is not always the most portable option, but you can have friends over and take turns using it.

Using E-Rigs

If you are traveling, you might find that the daily setup is a bit harder to use. Although you might want to look for a concentrate pen that has a percolator attachment, it may not meet your goals. The good news is that some of today’s technology lets you combine standard dab rigs with the portability that concentrate pens offer. 

The result is e-rigs, which are also known as electric oil rigs. Some of them are easily transportable. All you have to do is to turn on the power to get the nail ready to go. Look for one with a long-lasting battery, so you do not have to constantly remember to keep it charged and ready to go.

Some people do not like the fact that the vapor chambers and nails are a little on the small size. However, this is just one of the tradeoffs of having an e-rig that you can transport easily. As technology improves, the sizes of these features may change.

Choosing the Right Rig

Choosing the Right Rig

A dab rig can be an investment. No matter where you get it, you should do your research to avoid wasting your money. 

  • Meeting Your Needs: Even if you don’t use it that often, you should pick a rig that meets your needs. If you do not like an expensive product, do not buy it, even if you want to show off to your friends. 
  • Get a Good Torch: It can cost more for a good torch, but it will save you energy and time in setting up the rig.
  • Get the Right Nail: This is just as important as getting a great rig. Look for one made of titanium, which can be more durable.

Closing Thoughts

Finding the right dab rig for you can be a challenge with so many kinds available. However, knowing a bit more about the pros and cons of each one can help you to make a better choice. And if you decide to get multiple rigs, you can enjoy using one in nearly any occasion.


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