If you are new to the world of dabbing or are curious about how it works, you might have heard of a dab tool or dabber. A dab tool is a simple device used for handling and applying concentrates. In this blog, we’ll take a look at what dabbing is how the dab tool works, and why a dab tool is necessary.
What is Dabbing?
Dabs are any concentrates, potent oils, or resins that can be vaporized at high heat and inhaled for a truly elevated buzz. Various forms of dabs include shatter, wax, rosin, and live resin. One of the main ways to inhale the vapors of a dab is to use a specialized water pipe called a dab rig, which allows you to inhale vapors instead of the traditional smoke that would come from smoking herb / flower.
What is a Dabber or Dab Tool?
When dabbing, you should always use an accessory called a dabber or dab tool: a tool specifically designed for han concentrates and oils. Dab tools are typically elongated picks with a sharp point and made from stainless steel or glass. Although these tools come in different sizes and shapes, they are usually small enough to fit in your hand. The process of dabbing includes picking up a dab of cannabis concentrate and applying it to a heated surface called a nail or banger located on a dab rig and inhaling the vapor. Dab tools are specifically designed for heat and are 100% safe to use for this process.
How Do You Use a Dab Tool?
Fortunately, using a dab tool is super easy:
- Use your tool to pick your concentrate
- Apply it to the heated nail or banger on your dab rig
- Slowly inhale
- Rotate the tip to prevent dripping and catch to the excess oil
- Contemplate the endless bounds of the universe
4 Reasons Why a Dab Tool is Necessary
1. Avoid Burns
When a stovetop burner is turned on, it’s hot. You aren’t going to just put your hand on a stove, are you (unless you’re Ye)? Anyone who enjoys dabbing cannabis concentrate knows that dab nails get just as hot when they’re in use. If you don’t have dabbing accessories, there is a good chance that you could burn yourself in the process and possibly cause extreme harm to yourself. Think of dab tools like cooking utensils. You wouldn’t use your bare hands to touch a hot surface. A dabber serves the same purpose.
A little bit of concentrate goes a long way. A dab tool will help you moderate your portions by helping with portion control.
3. Neat and Safe
It’s essential to be safe when you are dabbing. You must heat the nail properly, keep it at the right temperature and do it in a secure area with no flammable material nearby. You must also be mindful of the amount of concentrate you’re using every time, especially if you’re a beginner. If you use too much, you can easily find yourself floating through a sea of anxiety and self-doubt. You also run the risk of eating your recommended daily caloric intake in record time. As we’ve mentioned, a little goes a long way. With safety measures in place, a dab tool allows you to control the amount you use and prevent wasting precious (and often expensive) concentrates.
A clean dab tool is also important for your health. A dirty pipe or rickety homemade device can become contaminated with things you don’t want to be inhaling, so it’s important to keep everything clean. In addition to the dab tool, we recommend using a dab mat to keep your area clean and tidy. You can put most professional tools in the dishwasher, which is also an excellent way to sanitize it
Dabbing can be a great way to take your THC experience to the next level. Make sure you have everything you need for a good experience at the ready and prepare to blast off, space cadet. We’ll see you on the other side.