In today's blog post, we are going to be jumping into the world of homemade dab tools. We will discuss what they are, how to use them, and why you should be cautious when using them.
Understanding Homemade Dab Tools
Homemade dab tools are considered to be common items that can be found directly in your home. These items can be used when you're in a pinch or if you wanna dab on the fly.
Some Household Items You Can Use As a Dab Tools.
Here are a few regular items that can be found in most households to use as a dab tool:
Bobby Pin, Paperclip, or Safety Pin: A bobby pin, safety pin, or paperclip can all be used as a dabber tool. These items can be manipulated and bent to allow you to scoop up and place your dabs where you want them.
Scissors or A Knife: Scissors or a knife, when cleaned and sanitized, can be used as a dab tool to pick up, slice, and move dabs to and from.
Metal Nail File: A metal nail file has a flat edge and a pointed end. This item can easily be used as a dabber tool due to its shape and material. You can easily scoop dabs with this item.
Screwdriver: Any kind of screwdriver can double as a dab tool. Flathead screwdrivers work best because of their flat shape, but if you are in a bind, this will work every time.
Dental Picks: Dental picks are metal tools that are usually used to pick in your teeth, but they can also be used to grab your concentrates. The pointed aspect helps keep your dabs in place.
Thick Metal Wire: Thick metal wire can be manipulated into bending. Then, you just bend to your desired shape and get the use you want out of it.
Glass stirrer: A glass stirrer, like one for making drinks, can also be used as a dab tool. This item is easily cleaned, and concentrates stick easily to it.
Advantages And Risks Of Using Homemade Dabber
Like anything else, you have advantages and disadvantages to using a homemade dabber. Here are a few of each.
Homemade dabber tools are located conveniently in your home and can be any kind of household item.
Saves you money because you aren't going out and purchasing a dabber tool. It is in the comfort of your own home.
Finding a homemade dab tool in your house shows quick thinking in any situation. The creativity is endless and ultimately up to you.
You run the risk of contaminating your dabs and your other dabbing accessories with whatever is on your household dabber tool you picked up.
Using tools found at random can cause potential accidents. You run the risk of hurting yourself or your item when you use tools that aren't meant for it.
It can potentially be wasteful if you aren't careful. Your dabs will stick to certain materials easier than others, things melt, you just never know.
Safety Precautions Of Using Homemade Dab Tools
Make sure whatever item you use as a dabber tool is clean and sanitized.
Don't use anything super sharp.
Make sure your homemade dabber tools stay clean and free from damage.
Dab in a well-ventilated space to avoid fumes that may be secreted from anything heated.
Well, there you have it! Homemade dabber tools are just your regular items that can be found in your home! These items act as a quick fix when you're lacking a dab tool but still come with their own set of pros and cons.
Making a homemade dabber tool is simple and easy. You just pick and item, bend it into shape, and use as needed. If the item doesn't have to be bent, you just pick what works best for you!
Stainless steel and food grade metals are the type you would want to use. However with a lot of household items, you can't ever be sure, just be cautious of metal plated materials.
Using a spoon to dab is not ideal. It does not vaporize your dabs efficiently and causes lots of waste.
Yes! Tweezers can definitely be used as a homemade dabber tool. Just make sure you clean them first!