DABBERS & DAB TOOLS
Dab tools are also known as a dabber, dab wand, dab holder, concentrate tool, wax tool, dab stick, or dab pick. We offer a variety of dabbers in different sizes and shapes.
What is a Dabber or Dab Tool?
You have probably heard the term “dab tool,” whether in a smoke shop, watching online content, or from a friend…But what exactly is a dabber or dab tool? There are many different types of dabbers to choose from. When selecting a dabber, you should carefully consider how much concentration you intend to dab and what kind of nail you want to use for placing your dab. We will go over some key aspects of dab tools, what they’re made of, how to use and care for them, and what some of your options are to get the best tool for your next dab session.
You can use a dab tool to remove your concentrate from its container so that you can place it in your bong or banger. The primary purpose of a dabber is to quickly remove concentrate from a jar or container without spillage, waste, or using more product than you intended.
Different Types of Dab Tools: What's Their Purpose?
Different Dab Tools have slightly different designs while still sharing the same primary purpose, to get your dab successfully into your banger. Some dabbers are better used for different consistencies of concentrates, amongst a few other factors. Let’s take a look at a few different types of dab tools and their practical uses.
A carb cap dabber is a dabber with a carb cap incorporated into the tool. This provides ease of use and eliminates having to find your carb cap by flipping the tool over and capping your dab.
A fork dabber is a tool that has fork-shaped teeth at the bottom of the tool. These dab tools are better for rosin, butter, wax, or other concentrates of similar consistency. The forks provide more of a surface area for your dabs to adhere to as you run the fork dabber into your concentrate container.
The Sword Dab Tool from Honeybee Herb is one of the more unique-looking dab tools available. It is made from glass and has a pirate-like sword design with a vast surface area. This makes it great for butter, waxes, and rosins but also a good choice for crumble or sugar. It may be harder to keep on your dab tool during the transfer from your dab container to your banger.
The Sword Cap Dabber is a bit different than the Sword Dab Tool. The first significant difference is that this tool is made from titanium. It also has a bit of a different style. The blade on this tool resembles a switchblade more than a pirate sword. It is perfect for almost any concentrate with a large surface area and a flatter end. The larger surface is ideal for crumbles or sugars, and the flat is better suited for more glob-style dabs such as rosins, butter, or waxes.
The Dab Claw Grabber is more of an accessory tool than a dabbing tool in the traditional sense of the term. However, the Claw Dabber can be a fantastic addition to any dabbing setup. The Dab Claw Dabber Tool resembles a pen that releases three metal prongs through the tip at the bottom when the top button is pressed. With these tiny metal fingers, it is very easy to transfer dab pearls, pills, and other inserts in and out of your banger. Another purpose the Dab Claw Dabber can serve is to pick up concentrates that are more solid and stable in consistency, such as diamonds or shatter. Simply press to reveal the metal claws, grab your concentrate and depress to grasp, and press the top again to release your dab into your nail.
How Important is Dab Tools?
A dabbing tool is an absolute necessity in any concentrate connoisseur’s setup. Getting your product into your banger for consumption without a dab tool or the correct dab tool can be a messy and wasteful process. Different concentrates have different consistencies, so choosing the right one for yourself will play a significant role in your concentrate consumption. A dabber tool with more quartz dishes or shovels will be better for scooping crumble or sugar. In contrast, a flat-ended dabber will be more applicable to dabbing a budder, wax, or rosin. It is always a good idea to have a few different style dab tools for different types of concentrate consistencies.
What Are Dab Tools Made From?
A concentrate tool can be quartz, glass, titanium ceramic, or wood. More premium dab tools are made from quartz, ceramic, or even titanium. Designs and styles of dabbers vary and can be a great aesthetic addition to your dab setup. Quartz Original Dabber and Titanium Concentrate Tools from Honeybee Herb work well with crumble or sugar, while glass sword dabbers, quartz fork dabbers, or glass pencils would work well with rosin, butter, or waxy concentrates. Some dab tools, such as the Titanium Sword Carb Cap Dab Tool from Honeybee Herb, have a carb cap attached to the opposite end of the tool. This makes capping your nail easier as you only need to flip the tool over as a carb cap.
- Quartz Dabber
- Titanium Dabber
- Glass Dabber
- Ceramic Dab Tool
A quartz dabber is made from quartz crystal. This is accomplished by the process of adding quartz sand into borosilicate glass as it is heated and formed into shape, Quartz is an extremely hard and strong crystal that can withstand much higher temperatures than glass without quartz mixed into it.
A titanium dabber is made with titanium, a very durable and corrosion-resistant metal that is very lightweight but still maintains the strength of high-test steel. Its anti-corrosion properties make it a better choice than a dabber made of metal more prone to becoming corroded.
A glass dabber refers to a dab tool made from borosilicate glass. While not as strong and heat durable as the quartz mentioned above dab tool, it still functions just as well. Be aware that dabbers constructed of borosilicate glass will be more prone to breakage from heat and more likely to shatter if dropped.
Ceramic Dab Tool
A ceramic dab tool is constructed from a material called ceramic. The material used in ceramics is non-organic and is mixed with silica to give it strength. Ceramic has a very high heat resistance of 1,800°F - 3,000°F. This high heat resistance makes ceramic an excellent material for a dab tool.
How Do I Use a Dab Tool?
Using a dab tool is somewhat self-explanatory. When it comes to vaping concentrates, you can use it with either a dab nail, quartz banger, E-Rig, or any other device that you choose. Use the side most appropriate to the size and consistency of the selected dab. Once your nail has cooled, and it is time to drop your dab, use the tool to place your concentrate into your desired source of dabbing and allow your product to melt off, smear, and drop in. Place your carb cap on top, and you are ready to inhale.
How Do I Clean My Dabbers?
Dabbers require some maintenance to stay in their best condition. Not cleaning your dabber tools properly will leave them sticky and easily attract dirt or other material to the sticky remains. To make your dabber look brand new, wipe it off with a paper towel and isopropyl alcohol to remove any excess material. Alternatively, you can melt the leftover concentrate with your torch for no longer than 3 seconds, then wipe your tool clean.
Can I Use Anything as a Dab Tool?
Yes, but should you? No. When in a bind, stoners can become highly inventive. However, using a random object as a dab tool could contaminate your concentrate, be harmful to your dab nail or even cause the tool to give off unhealthy elements when exposed to heat. You should always use a designated dab tool, preferably one made of quartz, glass, or titanium, that you will use exclusively for dabbing.
Is a Dab Tool Necessary?
Without a dab tool, you are left with very few options of how you will get your concentrates onto your desired method of dabbing. This makes properly dosing extremely difficult and can lead to mess and waste. Having a dab tool as part of your dab setup is highly advisable.
Does a Dabber Come With a Carb Cap?
Some do, and some don’t. If a dabber has a carb cap feature, it is almost always at the opposite end of the tool part itself. People prefer these as it is a much easier process to simply flip your dab over and use as a carb cap instead of having to separately pick up and manage a cap. This again comes down to personal preference for a dabber carb cap.
Which Dab Tools Are Best For Dabbing?
There are so many options and styles of dab tools to choose from. As we mentioned before, dabbers can be made of different materials in different shapes and sizes. It really comes down to what is going to work best for your sesh. Whether you choose a Titanium Bent Pencil with Carb Cap or a Glass Sword Dabber, Honeybee Herb has various options. We hope this information has been helpful to you as you make your decision.
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