In order to truly enhance your smoking experience, you must make sure you have the proper tools. According to market statistics, the US cannabis industry is worth $61 billion. As with most things, using the right dab tool can enhance your smoking experience.
While it can be tempting to use usual household items, the following dab tools can help change your dabbing experience.
- The Carb Cap
This piece of equipment is becoming more and more popular with daily use. The carb cap’s primary function is to create superior vaporization while dabbing, resulting in a smoother hit, making everyone happy.
Carb caps can be made from titanium or quartz, but most people recommend them because their heat retention capabilities help maintain the desired temperature longer. A carb cap is used by applying it to your heated dabs, creating a suction that pulls the vapor into the cap, allowing you to savor each hit.
- The Dabber or Scoop/Dagger Tool
These tools are for those who like to use concentrates that are hard to manage with your fingers. The scoop or dagger tool helps you grab a small amount of what you are trying to get without touching it. Keeping the product clean and fresh is key to having a great dabbing experience.
The scoop can be made out of titanium, quartz, glass, or ceramic, but its material is not as important as what works best for you. Some prefer thicker scoops, while others look for the thinnest scoop possible. The choice is really up to you and your personal preference.
- A Carb Cap Plus Dabber/Scraper Tool Combo
The combination of tools is stylish, but it can be convenient. Having a tool used to scrape the concentrate and then apply it with a carb cap can quickly turn into one of your favorite tools! This combination will help you apply just the right amount and keep the oil off your hands.
- A Good Nail and Domeless Titanium Nail
It is probably your most essential tool. The nail, also known as the concentrate rig’s banger, is where your vaporization process will take place.
Aluminum nails are inexpensive and widely available, but they do not retain heat well, which means you end up losing significant amounts of the product while waiting for it to get hot enough to vape. On the other hand, titanium nails last much longer and retain heat better, keeping your product from going to waste.
Dab rigs come in many shapes and sizes, but the basic concept is that they all include a nail or banger; some do not have one pre-installed, and you will need to add one yourself. When choosing one, remember that it needs to be compatible with your rig type.
- A Surface That Won’t Scratch or Scuff Up Your Tools
The majority of the tools mentioned do not typically come with a protective covering, but you will want to purchase some to ensure these tools are protected from scratches and scuffs when they are sitting in your dab kit.
There is a wide variety of materials you can choose from to protect your tools, such as cloth, rubber, and silicon. You will want to find one with a good grip and not slide around easily when placed on a flat surface.
- A Cleaning Brush and Container for Your Tools
Having a container and brush in your kit will give you an easy way to keep your dab tools clean. You can find all brushes such as toothbrushes, Q-tips, and nylon bristle brushes. When using them on titanium or quartz, make sure to use soft-bristled brushes because stiff ones can scratch the surface.
- A Blow Torch
It is not an essential tool, but it will be helpful if you find yourself without a lighter or need to heat your nails quickly. You can get one of these for under $10 at most head shops that sell dab rigs and nails. Make sure when purchasing your torch, you get one with adjustable heat levels.