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What is a dab rig?

In recent years dab rigs have become increasingly popular due to wax’s potency, efficiency and flavor. Since concentrates need to be heated to much higher temperatures than usual, bongs and other traditional pieces just don’t have the filtration power to cool the vapors fast enough. And thus, the dab rig was born.

How does a dab rig work?

Since dab rigs are a type of water pipe, the bubbles cool, concentrate, and diffuse vapors, much like a bong. Most dab rigs are smaller and more intricate than bongs, often having complex shapes with features which allow more water to flow through in order to cool down the wax faster and protects your throat . You can learn more about these features and the different parts of a dab rig below.

How to use a dab rig

  1. Fix nail to dab rig making sure there is no wobble
  2. Turn on butane torch and heat nail evenly for 20-30 seconds
  3. Allow nail to cool for 40-60 seconds
  4. Cover carb cap and inhale

What is a dab?

A dab is a cannabis concentrate made from extracting the cannabinoids and terpenes for concentrated, fast-acting and powerful hits. It’s a different high from smoking flower, given its more immediate high, strong flavor and rich aroma given off by terpenes. Here is a beginner’s guide to the seven main types of concentrates:

  • Shatter – Think glass. Shatter is brittle like glass and typically golden to amber in color.
  • Budder – Think butter. Budder has an oily consistency and typically yellow to orange in color. While it’s mainly used in dab rigs, you can also lather up your joint or blunt, just be careful with the dosage.
  • Crumble – Think honeycomb. Crumble is similar to budder, but with a texture similar honeycomb and less glossy, more matted in color.
  • Sugar – Think brown sugar mixed with a little bit of water, although the consistency and color is not always consistent. Color ranges from bright yellow to dark amber.
  • Sauce – Thicker, stickier and more of a mustard yellow, sauce has a more uniform crystallized appearance.
  • Crystalline – Crystalline are white crystals in rock or powder form.

Why dab?

  • Efficient – Waxes are known for creating a more concentrated and long-lasting experience.
  • Better for you – Dabbing vapors do less damage to the body than smoking , since they contain fewer toxic particles like ash and tar.
  • Portable, small dab rigs – Dab oil rigs are only a fraction of the size of bongs, making them easy to transport. Check out one of our most portable dab rigs, the The Grappa Dab Rig . This mini dab rig fits easily into your purse or pocket.
  • Cool, comfy hits – If you always find yourself coughing up a lung when you smoke, dab oil rigs will prove even more comfortable than bongs, pipes, or rolled cigarettes.

Parts of a dab rig:

  • Domeless nail – this is the “bowl” of the dab rig, where waxes are placed. Most of our nails are made of quartz, which produces a crisp, clean taste. Titanium is a cheaper alternative to the quartz nail.
    • Bangers are a type of domeless nail shaped like a hammer, with a flat bottom that allows you to heat it more evenly and and a curved neck to help control airflow. Check out our collection of dab rig bangers!
    • Thermal bangers have a double-walled chamber which helps you control the temperature of the wax.
  • Percolators or percs use small holes to create more bubbles, creating additional filtration while cooling the vapors more quickly. There are dozens of different perc shapes and styles, but the more holes, the more bubbles.
  • Downstems which connect the bowl to the rest of the rig, are almost always built-in in a dab rig.
  • Chambers are often used to recycle water for added filtration and cooling power.
  • Joints are where the domeless nail connects to the downstem. These are often (but not always) at a 90° angle on dab rigs.

Dabbing accessories

  • Dab torches – You can choose between a gas or butane dab torch. We highly recommend butane as they burn at the optimal temperature, unlike gas which often gets too hot.
  • Carb caps – Carb caps are placed on top of the domeless nail in order to enhance the flavor of your dabs by preserving the terpenes found in concentrates, reducing airflow to your nail, so it doesn’t get too hot.
  • Dabbers – An essential dab tool, these are commonly made from quartz or titanium and are used to transfer your concentrates to your nail. There are tons of fun, playful and cool designs worth checking out in our $4.20 store!
  • E-nail – If you don’t feel comfortable using a butane torch or just don’t want the hassle, an enail is a great alternative which uses electrical current to heat up your nail.
  • Dab rig kit – Dabbing kits are great for beginners or if you just want to simplify your life by getting all the dabbing essentials you need. These normally include a carb cap, dabber, torch and nail, but can vary depending on the kit.

Other features to consider:

  • Splash guards are indented rings that prevent water from splashing into your mouth.
  • Ash catchers/reclaim catchers are small containers underneath the banger to help keep the rig clean.

Types of dab rigs

Whether you’re looking for an electric dab rig, glass dab rig, silicone dab rig, enail dab rig, recycler dab rig, mini dab rig or portable dab rig it’s important to first understand the system behind the materials and individual components.

  • Recycler Dab Rigs – These rely mainly on a recycling system, usually featuring lots of different tubes and chambers, to create more bubbles which cool and filter vapors. This creates a very neat swirling effect when used.
  • Percolator Dab Rigs – These rely mainly on percolators with small holes to create bubbles which cool and diffuse vapors. Percs also add an intricate aesthetic to the rig.
  • Cylinder Dab Rigs – This refers to the cylindrical body shape of the rig. These often have inset recyclers or percs.
  • Nectar collector dab rig – These are a vertical, smaller and portable version of a dab rig with a straw as the mouthpiece. If you’re looking for a msmall dab rig, this is your best bet.

Best electric dab rigs for sale 2020

We’ve curated a list of the best and most unique dab rigs for sale:

  • Kandypens OURA – Life is complicated and butane torches can be intimidating, but the Kandypens OURA e-rig keeps dabbing fun and simple. This beautifully designed electric dab rig gets hot in 5 seconds, can change temperature mid-sesh and makes it easier to dab than ever before. Check out our Kandypens Review to get the dirty on this sleek enail dab rig.
  • Puffco Peak – The Peak dab rig is very similar to the Kandypens OURA, which is why we’ve created a Portable Dab Rig Buying Guide to help you decide which works best for you. It’s worth noting that this dab rig kit can be charged with a supercharger and with a full charge equalling nearly 30 dabs, you’ll almost never fret about forgetting to charge this baby!
  • Grenco Science G Pen Roam Vape – While tabletop erigs are the jam for home, they aren’t convenient for most dabbers daily routines. This portable electric dab rig was made with on-the-go dabbing enthusiasts in mind with its discreet design, sleek aesthetic and most importantly, full flavored filtered hits on the road. If you’re looking for a slightly less expensive option than the OURA and Puffco and portability is key, at just six inches tall, the G Pen Roam is your best bet. Check out our G Pen Roam Review if you’re still sizing up this high tech smart rig.
  • FOCUS V CARTA Electric Dab Rig – If you like to change it up and bring a little spice into your life, the Carta dab rig for wax concentrates and dry herb may be your match made in heaven. With bluetooth capability featuring a dab counter and remote control function you are in full control of your dabbing universe. It also happens to be a slightly more affordable desktop vaporizer than the Kandypens OURA and Puffco. The Focus V Carta Atomizer, Titanium Bucket and Carb Cap are also available in our store if you’re looking to replace these components. See full Focus V CARTA review.

Best cheap dab rigs for sale

  • TheGrappa Dab Rig is a 6 inch glass mini dab rig that’s super lightweight and travel-friendly.
  • The Single Honeycomb Straight Tube Dab Rig is a dab rig with a honeycomb percolator that produces even more bubbles than a standard setup and has a splash guard.

How to clean a dab rig

Although there isn’t as much buildup as with bongs, since dab oil rigs use convection, reclaim can start to accumulate if you don’t clean your baby after dabbing a few times. For each hit to be as flavorful as the last we’ve created this quick guide:

Materials

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Plastic bag
  • Cotton swabs
  • Coarse sea salt

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Torch nail until residue burns off
  2. Put nail in bag with rubbing alcohol and salt
  3. Pour old water out of rig
  4. Put alcohol and salt in rig and shake
  5. Rinse rig and nail with water

Dab rigs near me

So whether you’ve dabbed before or you’re just getting started, we hope this guide has helped you learn the basics of dabbing, so you can finally choose a cool dab rig for sale that fits your needs. Feel free to contact us with any questions!

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The Best All-in-One Electronic Dab Rigs on 2019

Posted by Jack Daniels (Edited by Jay Dreadhead) on 23rd Jan 2020

As 2019 drew to a close, so too did another decade and what a decade it was as the evolution of vaping cannabis concentrates, extracts, and oils continued to progress. Not only have the flavor and effects of these oils reached an all-time high, but the methods and devices that we have used to dab or vape our terps have gone from darn near caveman techniques to space-age technology all in the past ten years.

There is no better example of the results of this rapid innovation than the all in one electronic portable dab rig. The all-in-one dab rig is – by our definition – a portable, wireless, battery-operated, water-diffused device that allows the user to “dab” their own wax or oil directly onto a self-heated surface. These devices are meant to emulate the full-scale dabbing experience but without the awkwardness of the torch or Kevlar cords when you are on the move. If you have been considering treating yourself or someone you love to one of these hot new pieces of hardware but are unsure of which one to buy, The Dab Lab has compiled a list of the Top 5 All in One Electronic Dab Rigs of 2019 which should help you decide.

5. Pulsar RoK – As the newest entry into the competitive battle between Puffco and Focus V, the RoK from Pulsar offers an alternative, but not any new or innovative features. Its design is more reminiscent of a traditional dab rig or bubbler which some may find more aesthetically appealing, while others may knock for its added lack of discretion. We do like the showerhead perc and the impressive level of diffusion it creates in the borosilicate base, and it is more traditional to see that water chamber below the heating element, rather than above it as it is on competing models. The all-metal body above that glass chamber also feels well-crafted in the hand. Vapor flows directly from the water chamber into the mouthpiece, and into your lungs without ever crossing over electrical components or substandard enclosure materials. You can swap out the downstem for a variety of colors and different percolator options and that’s definitely cool. With just 3 temperature settings, advanced users may find the RoK too simplistic, while those new to this form of consumption may appreciate the ease of use.

4. Dr. Dabber Boost – The Boost certainly gets some points for originality, as it was among the first mainstream designs to truly replicate the dabbing experience with a handheld, battery-powered, water-filtered device. Compared to today’s more popular models like the Puffco Peak and the Focus V Carta, the Boost leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to user options, but that in itself can be an important point to consider. The Boost is so simple to use, even for those totally new to vaporizing waxes or oils. With a rapid heat up time of just 30 seconds, you can expect to get 40-50 full-flavored hits off a single charge of the lithium ion battery. Unlike most vape pens, the Boost uses no wicks or coils as a heating element, instead offering both titanium and quartz surfaces for ideal flavor and a thorough vaporization.

3. Sutra DBR – The “DBR” features more of a crossover design between a vape pen and a dab rig with a much more slender profile than today’s more popular designs. Don’t get it twisted, though, this handheld portable all in one e-nail RIPS! Not only does the DBR come equipped out of the box with a finely crafted borosilicate glass recycler attachment, it also offers four different heating surfaces to help you decide which is best for your preferred flavor and effects. Choose from titanium, ceramic, quartz, or silicon carbide and experience an explosion of terps across your tastebuds! At just six inches tall and boasting a heat up time of just 30 seconds, the DBR is perfect for dabs on the downlow and ultimate discretion. The surprisingly useful level of interactivity between user and device along with the sweet price point make the Sutra DBR a perfect stocking stuffer for the discerning dabber in your life.

2. Puffco Peak – The Peak is the most commonly known example of this category of vaporizing product, though it was hardly the first of its kind, and its reputation is not all positive. There is no doubt that the Puffco Peak changed the game when it came to all-in-one electronic dab rigs, not only by advancing the technology, but by inspiring popular glass artists to create new, headier glass attachments so that users can now truly customize their Peak to match their personality. Still, the fail rate of the atomizers on the units cannot be overlooked and mixed reports of the quality of their customer service have plagued the brand this year. The lone, non-removable battery is reason enough to knock the Peak into 2 nd Place, and the comparative lack of user controls seals the deal.

1. Focus V Carta – That’s right… the Puffco Peak is not in the #1 slot because the Focus V Carta came along just long enough after the Peak that its developers could implement some of the key features that Puffco failed to include with their product. We did an in-depth breakdown which you can read HERE, but the key advantages that the Carta carries over the Peak, in our opinion, come down to lower cost of the unit and its accessories as well as a deeper, more intuitive and user friendly interface. Much like the Peak, the Carta is always in high demand and can be hard to find in stock from a reputable retailer, but you know The Dab Lab has your back! Add a few accessories to bump your order over $300 and we’ll ship it all to you for FREE!

Honorable Mention: The G Pen Connect – Although it is not truly an “all in one” electronic dab rig, the Connect from G Pen and Grenco Science has been a popular product this year and its unique design is worthy of a mention here. For starters, you need to already have your own dab rig, bubbler, or bong with a female glass on glass joint in either 10mm, 14mm, or 18mm. The G Pen Connect serves basically as a battery-powered banger for your waxes and oils by sliding seamlessly into the joint of your favorite functional glass piece. Leave the torch on the shelf and watch as the Connect heats up in a mindboggling FIVE SECONDS! While this may not work for those of you slamming full gram globs on your nail, the G Pen Connect is perfect for smaller portions and BIG vapor!

There you have it, folks, our all-in-one rundown of the Top 5 All in One Dab Rigs of 2019 is complete (+1!). The Dab Lab is your best source for legit, authentic, warrantied versions of most of the products described here and we’re always available in the event that you still have more questions to help you decide what may be best for your situation.

What sort of next-gen dabbing tech will surface over the next decade? Your imagination is as vivid as ours, but one thing is for sure, you’ll find the best deals on whatever is to come right here at The Dab Lab.

As 2019 drew to a close, so too did another decade and what a decade it was as the evolution of vaping cannabis concentrates, extracts, and oils continued to progress. Not only have the flavor and effects of these oils reached an all-time high, but the methods and devices that we have used to dab or vape our terps have gone from darn near caveman techniques to space-age technology all in the past ten years.There is no better example of the results of this rapid innovation than the all in one electronic portable dab rig. The all-in-one dab rig is – by our definition – a portable, wireless, battery-operated, water-diffused device that allows the user to “dab” their own wax or oil directly onto a self-heated surface. These devices are meant to emulate the full-scale dabbing experience but without the awkwardness of the torch or Kevlar cords when you are on the move. If you have been considering treating yourself or someone you love to one of these hot new pieces of hardware but are unsure of which one to buy, The Dab Lab has compiled a list of the Top 5 All in One Electronic Dab Rigs of 2019 which should help you decide. 5. Pulsar RoK – As the newest entry into the competitive battle between Puffco and Focus V, the RoK from Pulsar offers an alternative, but not any new or innovative features. Its design is more reminiscent of a traditional dab rig or bubbler which some may find more aesthetically appealing, while others may knock for its added lack of discretion. We do like the showerhead perc and the impressive level of diffusion it creates in the borosilicate base, and it is more traditional to see that water chamber below the heating element, rather than above it as it is on competing models. The all-metal body above that glass chamber also feels well-crafted in the hand. Vapor flows directly from the water chamber into the mouthpiece, and into your lungs without ever crossing over electrical components or substandard enclosure materials. You can swap out the downstem for a variety of colors and different percolator options and that’s definitely cool. With just 3 temperature settings, advanced users may find the RoK too simplistic, while those new to this form of consumption may appreciate the ease of use. 4. Dr. Dabber Boost – The Boost certainly gets some points for originality, as it was among the first mainstream designs to truly replicate the dabbing experience with a handheld, battery-powered, water-filtered device. Compared to today’s more popular models like the Puffco Peak and the Focus V Carta, the Boost leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to user options, but that in itself can be an important point to consider. The Boost is so simple to use, even for those totally new to vaporizing waxes or oils. With a rapid heat up time of just 30 seconds, you can expect to get 40-50 full-flavored hits off a single charge of the lithium ion battery. Unlike most vape pens, the Boost uses no wicks or coils as a heating element, instead offering both titanium and quartz surfaces for ideal flavor and a thorough vaporization. 3. Sutra DBR – The “DBR” features more of a crossover design between a vape pen and a dab rig with a much more slender profile than today’s more popular designs. Don’t get it twisted, though, this handheld portable all in one e-nail RIPS! Not only does the DBR come equipped out of the box with a finely crafted borosilicate glass recycler attachment, it also offers four different heating surfaces to help you decide which is best for your preferred flavor and effects. Choose from titanium, ceramic, quartz, or silicon carbide and experience an explosion of terps across your tastebuds! At just six inches tall and boasting a heat up time of just 30 seconds, the DBR is perfect for dabs on the downlow and ultimate discretion. The surprisingly useful level of interactivity between user and device along with the sweet price point make the Sutra DBR a perfect stocking stuffer for the discerning dabber in your life.2. Puffco Peak – The Peak is the most commonly known example of this category of vaporizing product, though it was hardly the first of its kind, and its reputation is not all positive. There is no doubt that the Puffco Peak changed the game when it came to all-in-one electronic dab rigs, not only by advancing the technology, but by inspiring popular glass artists to create new, headier glass attachments so that users can now truly customize their Peak to match their personality. Still, the fail rate of the atomizers on the units cannot be overlooked and mixed reports of the quality of their customer service have plagued the brand this year. The lone, non-removable battery is reason enough to knock the Peak into 2nd Place, and the comparative lack of user controls seals the deal. 1. Focus V Carta – That’s right… the Puffco Peak is not in the #1 slot because the Focus V Carta came along just long enough after the Peak that its developers could implement some of the key features that Puffco failed to include with their product. We did an in-depth breakdown which you can read HERE, but the key advantages that the Carta carries over the Peak, in our opinion, come down to lower cost of the unit and its accessories as well as a deeper, more intuitive and user friendly interface. Much like the Peak, the Carta is always in high demand and can be hard to find in stock from a reputable retailer, but you know The Dab Lab has your back! Add a few accessories to bump your order over $300 and we’ll ship it all to you for FREE!Honorable Mention: The G Pen Connect – Although it is not truly an “all in one” electronic dab rig, the Connect from G Pen and Grenco Science has been a popular product this year and its unique design is worthy of a mention here. For starters, you need to already have your own dab rig, bubbler, or bong with a female glass on glass joint in either 10mm, 14mm, or 18mm. The G Pen Connect serves basically as a battery-powered banger for your waxes and oils by sliding seamlessly into the joint of your favorite functional glass piece. Leave the torch on the shelf and watch as the Connect heats up in a mindboggling FIVE SECONDS! While this may not work for those of you slamming full gram globs on your nail, the G Pen Connect is perfect for smaller portions and BIG vapor! There you have it, folks, our all-in-one rundown of the Top 5 All in One Dab Rigs of 2019 is complete (+1!). The Dab Lab is your best source for legit, authentic, warrantied versions of most of the products described here and we’re always available in the event that you still have more questions to help you decide what may be best for your situation.What sort of next-gen dabbing tech will surface over the next decade? Your imagination is as vivid as ours, but one thing is for sure, you’ll find the best deals on whatever is to come right here at The Dab Lab.Here’s to the future!