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Best Portable Dab Rigs: Vape Concentrates Anywhere, Anytime

For everyone out there who loves the flavor and feeling that cannabis gives them, it’s a golden time to be alive. More than half of the US considered legalization this year, and more will soon. Thanks to all that change, there are now more ways to vape more dry herb and cannabis concentrates than ever before. Sweet!

But it’s not always easy to choose which portable dab rigs are best, and that’s a problem. As the technology improves, there are more choices out there—and most of them are expensive. So which portable dab rig is best for the discerning cannabis connoisseur or the brand new medical marijuana patient?

What Are the Best Portable Dab Rigs?

  • The Dipper – Chrome
  • Puffco Peak – Smart Rig
  • Higher Standards – Rig Kit
  • Vivant – Dabox Vaporizer
  • Dr. Dabber – Stella

Best portable dab rigs

On to the important issue: the best portable dab rigs on the market right now. This list was curated by the VaporVanity editorial team after some debate.

Everyone on the VaporVanity editorial team is pretty serious about their vaping. We have each been using dab rigs for long enough to be glad that e-nails are now an option.

That said, a few of us will never totally abandon our torches! Therefore, we have included one torch-and-burn model, and one smaller box mod option. We also included a portable dab rig that can also handle flower, because we believe in something for everyone and a vape for all.

As a team, we think these are among the best portable dab rigs on the market today, this post is here to explain why. Rest assured that any portable dab rig on this list is an excellent choice.

Ready to get your dab on? Let’s go.

Here Are the Best Electric Dab Rigs

We fought long and hard, and although at first the Puffco Peak Vaporize ended up on top, new tech sometimes changes things. Now, the best electric dab rig of 2020 is The Dipper.

The Dipper

Ousting the Puffco Peak Vaporizer from the top spot: The Dipper. Here’s why.

It’s truly one of a kind. It’s the single absolutely portable dab rig that gives you a nectar collector or quartz chamber with a pen feel that also doesn’t use water or a separate heat source. It is stupid easy to use, and there’s nothing else exactly like it on the market.

The functionality is great and the flavor is even better. You get instant heat from the element, and if you are missing that classic experience, use the DipWhip accessory. (Some of our testers liked the flavor even more that way anyway.)

Cleaning is really, really easy. It’s the easiest to clean and redeploy that I have—and I have a lot of them. This whole design eliminates many of the problems with wasted concentrate that are basically inherent to other units.

And the final blow knocking PuffCo Peak out of the top spot: value. The Dipper’s price tag (without our awesome coupon, that is) hits $114.99. Next to the Peak, this is a way better value, not to mention way simpler to use and more portable. And the one-year warranty make it even more worthwhile.

Finally, it’s not quite as sexy as the PuffCo Peak design-wise—but it’s close. And in exchange, it’s high-quality, sleek, and compact. It’s a real pocket unit but it delivers on performance for a truly portable dab. If you want to dig deeper into this great and truly portable dab rig, read our in-depth review here.

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Puffco Peak, Smart Rig

Yes, there is no question: the Puffco Peak Smart Rig has a style advantage. And so what? When you’re investing in your top piece of dabbing equipment, you want it to look amazing, and the smart rig from Puffco truly does. But that’s really just the beginning.

The Puffco Peak is a portable e-nail made up of a glass spout and a base. It stands 7 inches tall, and looks a little like an e-bong, a small water pipe, or the banger-hanger type of rig that lots of dabbers may find familiar. The glass chamber is hand-blown, and gives you that vapor diffusion and water filtration that is so nice.

This is not a stealth vaping option, is what we are saying.

The Puffco Peak Smart Rig features four heat settings: blue is 450°F, green is 500°F, orange is 550°F, and white is 600°F. So although you don’t have total, bespoke control over your temperature, you do have a lot of precision, and every setting produces a lot of vapor with this bubbler. You can adjust the temperature based on what’s in the chamber, or how much you’ve put in there.

The Puffco Peak portable dab rig charges in about two hours, and takes only around 20 seconds to heat up—pretty awesome compared to other portable dab rigs. Every full charge lasts about two hours, or up to 30 dabs.

Where the Peak really shines, though, is user experience. You control the rig with a single button on the front. It features haptic feedback, such as a gentle vibration that lets you know when it has reached the right temperature.

This smart rig also delivers precision temperature feedback via an LED ring that wraps around its base. The ring also pulses when it’s firing. And the Puffco Peak’s new “sesh-mode” function also retains some of the old-school pass-around fun of sharing your portable dab rig with friends and extending your vaping session.

Downsides to this portable dab rig? Obviously, the cost. At $400.00, this is a serious hit on your wallet. Also, you have to replace the ceramic bowls sometimes, and even the chambers with some regularity.

In fact, they are designed to be replaced—but at $24.99 each once a month, that is an ongoing cost to consider. Furthermore, not breaking things like the ceramic stem is a challenge, and although I am one of this unit’s biggest fans, breakage is a problem.

The bottom line: If you want a real showpiece for concentrates, the Puffco Peak Smart Rig is your portable dab rig. It performs beautifully, tastes great, and looks super cool. It also provides a sexy user experience and a great, old-school sesh mode without any of the old-school hassles.

Dr. Dabber Stella

This little pen heats up to somewhere between 460 to 770 degrees to give you the smoothest, tastiest rips of your favorite concentrate.

Small and discreet, but amazingly powerful little dab pen will be your new best friend.

Pulsar RöK

If you need the dual use of flower and concentrates but you can’t handle that Switch price tag (we feel you), the Pulsar RöK is for you. The Pulsar RöK also has its own interesting look, and we can imagine Mr. Spock (or Dr. McCoy at least) using it to stun us.

The Pulsar RöK is 6.75 inches tall and fits nicely in hand. The RöK has its water bubbler is at its base encased in highly durable borosilicate, an interesting design. The Pulsar RöK also has a disc percolator, which means cooler, smoother vapor, although all of these features mean it’s not a quick rig to assemble.

The RöK is made from scientific glass and metal as well as tougher plastic so it’s a fairly durable device.

Fill the base no more than halfway with water. Attach the downstem to the device body’s underside.
Put the base on a level, solid surface, and then put the RöK body on the base and line up the parts. Lock them in place.
If using concentrate, dab your concentrate onto the quartz coil. If using herb, switch to the ceramic dry herb coil.
Power on the device by fast clicking the button five times. Cycle through temperature settings by clicking three times.
RöK mode or sesh mode maintains the selected temperature for thirty seconds so you don’t have to constantly hold down the power button. To engage or end it, fast click twice.
Once you’re done heating, cover the coil with the carb cap and inhale.

Clean RöK atomizers using the included alcohol-filled cotton buds or a cotton swab dipped in isopropyl alcohol. They can be alone or attached when you clean them, but clean threaded connections, too.

Take glass parts off the rest of the RöK to clean them with isopropyl alcohol. Remove any clogs in tubes using the included cleaning brushes and soak the tubes in iso as well. Rinse all the glass parts and tubes with cold water and air dry.

The RöK heats fast and stays cool, even in sesh mode, or should we say RöK mode. We didn’t find the vapor quality from the RöK on par with the Switch or the Peak, but it is still very high end because of the disc percolator and quartz coil, mostly.

You can chase some huge clouds at the high temperature setting, but we loved the flavor at lower settings, which was smoother. The RöK delivered better dry herb vapor quality than we predicted, maybe because it comes with a carb cap and coil specifically for vaping flower. Stay on the lowest setting and you too may be pleasantly surprised with your dry herb experience.

One complaint was that the RöK takes over two hours to charge unlike competitors that use faster USB-C connections, it uses a Micro USB port. Another was the plastic pieces detract from the overall design. Finally, the highest temp, to us, is a little high for some concentrates and for dry herb. Still, overall it is a much cheaper alternative to the competition, and these are issues that some are willing to trade on.

The bottom line: The Pulsar RöK is a nice alternative to a huge rig like the Switch both in terms of cost and size if you need one device for both dry herb and concentrates.

Carta Vape Rig V2

For those of you who just cannot see shelling out that much for a rig but want a vapor experience in the neighborhood with the Puffco Peak, the Carta Vape Rig V2 is the next best option. It is definitely not in the same league design-wise, but in terms of performance it does everything you want—for a lot less.

The Carta consists of the base unit, the borosilicate glass water attachment, and the atomizer. Assembled, the whole thing is about 7” tall, and although it does have a plastic finish, it has a heavier feel in the hand than it seems like it would.

The basic Carta V2 is black and white two tone, but it’s not nearly as appealing as the monochrome options, which each have their various tinted glass options to go along with the colored base—a definite upgrade compared to the two tone version.

The concentrate atomizer comes with quartz and titanium bowls. You also get two 18350 batteries that you can change out for charging, a charging cable, a carb cap, and some tools. There is also a dry herb atomizer available for $30; it works well here and it’s a unique feature in a portable dab rig.

The Carta V2 charges fast via USB-C, typically less than an hour. Of course you can always keep one of the two batteries charged, and you’ll get around 30 hits before needing to charge anyway.

Start by clicking the button five times, and you’ll get that haptic vibration. Now the Carta V2 is in standby, so tap once to go into your last heating setting. To select a new temperature, one-click between 500°F and 842°F, and once you choose, let the unit heat. When it’s ready, it will flash and vibrate again. The lights remain solid green until the cycle ends.

The unit heats quickly, in 10 to 15 seconds, depending on the setting. The water attachment is actually larger than the Peak’s, which cools the vapor considerably. If you like big dabs, the bowl can handle it.

To shut down your Carta V2 when you’re done, hold the button down or press it five times. It also has an automatic turnoff feature in case your product is a little too good.

We love this best for concentrates, and if you are a cloud chaser you’ll love cranking this up. This is so easy to use, and great flavor. No torch, no hassle.

The Carta feels solid in your hand, especially for its size and the materials, and the glass especially is sturdy. This is not as sexy a piece as the Peak, but especially those monochrome designs are very cool looking, and this performs like a true competitor—even before you see the price.

And that’s a big deal, because at $250 to $350 (depending on the style you like) compared to $400 for a Medusa Peak even before you replace anything? That matters.

The bottom line: The Carta is a fantastic portable e-rig. The best features are the huge clouds, fast heat-up time, auto-shutoff safety, and the removable batteries. It isn’t the showpiece that the Medusa Peak is, but it performs like a dream, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a better value.

What Are Portable Dab Rigs?

Portable dab rigs, often called enails although they’re not all electronic, are riding the wave started by the synergy between the cannabis and wellness industries. There are so many reasons for this, but the main one has to do with the changing face of who is dabbing—and what we dabbers are willing to accept and demand.

Today’s consumers want higher impact cannabis without lung damage. Enter the portable dab rig, and vaping explosion.

But before portable dab rigs came onto the market, the torch-and-burn rig set up with nail was the only option available. If that sounds complicated, and potentially dangerous, that’s because it can be.

Old-school dab rigs use a torch to heat the nail. You have to achieve the right temperature before applying your concentrates. Insufficient heat means a sticky, uneven mess and wasted product you are left cleaning up. But apply too much heat, and your dabs go up in smoke, and not in a good way.

Unlike larger, more traditional versions, portable dab rigs are powered by a battery instead of a butane torch. Portable e-rigs may seem complicated, but they are pretty simple. The base or controller box joins the nail and a battery which heats it. Concentrate goes on the hot nail, producing vapor.

Portable dab rigs powered by batteries on the market today offer freedom from the heat and stigma attached to torches, not to mention more precise temperature control. With that comes smoother, tastier dabs filled with richer terpene profiles and more impressive psychoactive effects—and even a noob can achieve them.

Portable e-nail rigs are smaller, simpler units compared to the bigger desktop models, but they still use a glass mouthpiece, some form of heating element, and a power source. Some rigs are battery-powered, while others attach directly to a vape mod 510 connection.

Still, even the modern torch-and-burn portable dab rigs are really impressive. And for dabbers who love absolute control of temperature in the palm of their hand—at least as far as their sense of touch can afford them—these torch dab rigs are still appealing.

Any way they are powered, portable dab rigs are by far the best way to get both the flavor a true aficionado wants and the portable package anyone who is on-the-go needs. An enail rig can remove any perceived “druggie” element out of things, not to mention the potentially eyebrow-singing aspects of the process. Or, an old-school torch plus a new-school, high-quality build can give you years of performance.

Using portable enail rigs

If you’ve never used a portable electric dab rig before and you’re feeling a little intimidated, you’re not alone. I broke the first three I used, mostly because I was embarrassed about asking for help and I couldn’t find it online!

This should help (don’t worry. It’s easier than it seems).

How to Use a Dab Rig:

  1. Step One: power the dab rig on.
  2. Step Two: select your optimal temperature. Remember, you don’t want to overheat it, especially if it’s dry herb.
  3. Wait while it heats up to the optimal temperature.
  4. Use a small amount of wax/concentrate (they call it a “dab” for a reason– so use a small amount).
  5. Put the dab of concentrate on the hot nail as you inhale the vapor.
  6. If there is a carb cap, use it on top of the nail while you inhale.

Pros and cons: portable dab rig materials

A titanium nail is what you see most in these rigs, because titanium that is Grade 2 or higher quality is safe to inhale, lower-cost, and long-lasting. It also heats quickly, which is nice.

The trouble with titanium nails is apparent as soon as you inhale, if you love concentrates. They just don’t taste as good coming off of these dab nails.

Ceramic dab nails are in many newer electric dab rigs for just that reason. Ceramic tastes delicious, is fairly simple to use, and doesn’t retain heat the way metals do.

On the other hand, it certainly takes longer to heat ceramic. And I’ve had my heart broken by more broken ceramic dab nails than I can count, because that is ceramic’s other flaw: it is fragile. Oh, and one more tiny complaint: ceramic starts looking kind of gross and stained pretty quickly, if that bothers you.

Quartz nails are the flavor fan’s best friend. This is not because these dab nails taste that much better than ceramic, but more because they have the best overall safe, delicious heat.

On the down side, quartz nails take more time than, say, metal, to heat. They are also breakable. But if flavor counts for you, there isn’t yet a way to escape breakable pieces completely.

How much does a dab rig cost?

Speaking of price, how much do these things cost? A portable dab rig will typically cost approximately $50.00 to $400.00. I know, not cheap, especially the newer enail kits.

Just like everything else in life, you get what you pay for. If you’re new to dabbing and unsure what you like or what matters to you, it may make sense to save your money.

Some of the cost of many of these models is definitely about the power source. Torch-and-burn models still offer a lot more in the way of saving money, as do smaller box mods. The rest of the difference is often about whether or not there is water filtration, how fancy the user experience is, and the quality of the build and materials.

Better builds, higher quality nails, and more advanced features such as precision temperature control come at higher price levels. This translates into a superior vaping experience, so if you do prefer dabbing, it’s a worthwhile investment to get the right portable dab rig.


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Best Torch for Dabs 2019: Everything You Need to Know

What is the best torch for dabs?

That’s a question many a stoner has asked, so we’ve done the hard work for you and scoured the internet, spending over 40 hours reading reviews and trying products to determine the 5 best torches for dabbing on the market.

In addition to the top 5 torches, we also discuss how to choose a torch for dabs, compare the difference between propane and butane torches, and review the various pros and cons of each option. Whether your dabbing rig uses titanium, quartz, or ceramic, these are the best torches to get the most out of your dabs.

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Top 5 Best Torch for Dabs Recommendation

  • Blazer GT8000 Big Shot Butane Torch
  • JB Chef Culinary Micro Butane Torch
  • SE MT7706 Jumbo Butane Torch
  • Jo Chef Professional Kitchen Torch
  • Bernzomatic TS8000 – High Intensity Trigger Start Torch

Our Top Five Best Torches for Dabs – Reviews

1. Blazer GT8000 Big Shot Butane Torch – Best Butane Torch for Dabs

The Blazer GT8000 Big Shot Butane Torch is an all-purpose butane torch that offers maximum flexibility. You can use it for soldering and cooking as well. The product also has a sturdy base and design that keeps it standing on the table without being easily toppled over. Blazer also made it to light up fast with its touch ignition switch and piezoelectric controls.

The butane torch can also fire up to 2500°C+ to suit a wide range of applications requiring quick heating.

Even when used outdoors, you can depend on its low blowout rate. Its flame size is also adjustable, ranging from 1-5″, through its dial. It’s safe to use with a detachable base that prevents it from being knocked over when used on a flat surface.

Things We Liked:

  • Nozzle won’t flare up
  • Has a low blowout rate
  • Made with an anti-flare brass nozzle
  • Includes a detachable base for increased safety
  • Temperature can reach up to 2500°C+

Things We Didn’t Like:

  • Not ideal for lower heat applications or uses
  • Feels hot after a minute, so not ideal for holding
  • Doesn’t include a built-in flame guard

2. JB Chef Culinary Micro Butane Torch – Best Torch Lighter for Dabs

The cheap dab torch is a top-selling, affordable butane torch that works well for kitchen use, such as brazing and other applications, including soldering and crafts.

It’s ideal for the chef and stoner in a hurry. In the kitchen, you can use it for browning meringues and caramelizing Crème Brulee. Its flame size can reach up to 6″.

The product is also compact and lightweight. It won’t take up much space on the table or countertop, making it portable for the on-the-go user. This butane torch also comes with a lifetime warranty, so you can have peace of mind if anything goes wrong with your JB Chef Culinary Micro Butane Torch.

Things We Liked:

  • Lightweight at 9 oz
  • Affordable but high-quality
  • Includes a lifetime warranty
  • Long-lasting, professional-grade torch
  • Easy and fast to refill

Things We Didn’t Like:

  • Doesn’t include butane in the purchase
  • Doesn’t include a flame shield
  • Doesn’t light at lower flame settings

3. SE MT7706 Jumbo Butane Torch

The SE MT7706 is a dependable large-sized butane torch that includes an equally large flame nozzle. It suits a wide range of applications and is ideal for different types of users, such as chefs, jewelry makers, stoners, and art hobbyists.

It supplies a continuous, consistent flame that won’t disappoint you. Find the flame switch easily on the left and the flame length control on the right.

The torch can light up to 90 minutes when 100% refilled. It’s built with a thumb-release lock mechanism, which prevents children’s accidental use.

The torch also has a knurled body design for a firm grip and a removable base for a secure hold.

Things We Liked:

  • Knurled body offers a firm grip
  • Has the reliable Piezo Ignition System
  • Has a removable base for holding it upright
  • Hasa CPSC thumb-release lock for added safety

Things We Didn’t Like:

  • Butane isn’t included
  • Too large for frequent travelers
  • Thumb ignitor might not work in cold conditions

4. R Series Mega Torch

This is the R-Series Monster torch that suits a wide range of users, including cannabis connoisseurs. It burns extremely hot, emitting up to 2700°C. The Fyr torch delivers up to 9″ of flame, which is suitable for cooking, browning, and searing meats. It can also be used for soldering and jewelry making.

The R Series is suitable for users looking for a ceramic-barrel model, which is ideal for controlling heat. It works best by saving on concentrate, not burning it with too much heat in one area and not enough in another. It’s a safe product that includes a lock mechanism to avoid accidental use.

Things We Liked:

  • Ensures instant ignition with a Piezo ignition system
  • 20-port system that delivers 2 x 9″ flames
  • Flame size adjuster for controlled length
  • Includes a child safety lock
  • Has a Grade-A ceramic barrel, regulating heat dispersion

Things We Didn’t Like:

  • Includes only a limited lifetime warranty
  • A few attempts to light are necessary
  • Base can be loose and can often drop off

5. Bernzomatic TS8000

The Bernzomatic TS8000 is a pretty hot torch that has an instant on and off trigger ignition. It works well for an easier lighter and provides users with gas savings. The product also has an optimized and large swirl flame for maximum heat output. It provides faster soldering time and an adjustable flame.

If you’re a regular stoner, the flame control provides precise heat to evenly burn the nail. The product also has a run lock button that allows consistent, hand-free use.

For safety, the Bernzomatic TS8000 is also pressure-controlled, burns in all directions, and provides consistent performance. Its cast aluminum body is durable and operates silently.

The torch is suitable for all dabbing needs. Its head can also fit any propane tank.

Things We Liked:

  • Offers an easy-to-adjust flame
  • On and off buttons respond well
  • Doesn’t require frequent refilling
  • Switching between applications is easy with the adjustable knob
  • Pressure-regulated torch offers consistent use

Things We Didn’t Like:

  • Large at 18″
  • Triggering device takes a few attempts before igniting
  • Dial to turn down flame isn’t linear
  • 80% rotation does nothing to the gas flow

How to Choose the Best Torch for Dabs

If you’ve been smoking weed, curious from a business standpoint, or medicating with cannabis, you’re probably interested in dabs. They’re made by pouring butane over the marijuana. The process lets the THC dissolve into butane, leaving the plant material to melt into it (Live Science).

John Stogner, co-author of the study. “Assessing the Dangers of “Dabbing”: Mere Marijuana or Harmful New Trend?” published in 2015 in the Journal of Pediatrics, revealed that dabs are “4X stronger than a joint, with a high administered at once” (Medical News Daily). This is the reason many stoners are experimenting with this new trend.

If you’re looking for the best torches available, we’ll discuss how to choose this product based on the following factors.

Are you traveling with your torch? The answer matters when choosing from a wide range of sizes. You can find a model measuring at least 8″, but the size depends on your preference. Larger sizes can reach up to 18″ when attached to the tank and head.

Smaller models are recommended if you’re using the device with friends as they take up less space in your bag. However, a larger torch is a better choice if it’s intended to be a home torch.


Reliable torches are better for pointing and then pulling the trigger to heat a nail. Your goal is to evenly heat the nail. You can achieve this by selecting a torch with a wider flame. With some models, you can adjust the flame based on your needs.


Compare different styles. Some torches let you adjust and lock the flame. Before buying a torch, check for operation noise. Some are noisy while others are silent. The device must also have a removable base, a non-slip grip, safety lock, adjustable flame controls, and leak-proof construction.

Refilling and ease of use

Don’t settle for a device that’s only easy to use. It must also be easy to refill. If you run out of fuel in the middle of dabbing, you won’t be happy with a torch that takes forever to refill. Find one that has a sturdy base for a pleasant experience.

Regarding refilling, find one with a fuel level indicator to allow enough time to get another butane cartridge. Look for one with the right refill size to avoid ending up in a jam when the other cartridge empties.


A simple torch is recommended for beginners. Find a larger base to avoid toppling. You can line up the rig line and nails or heat the nail hands-free.


Determine how much you’re willing to spend. Compare different products and their features.

If you find the right torch for dabbing, choose one that’s both durable and affordable, an ideal pick for any stoner level.

It’s made of professional and high-grade materials with an innovative body construction for a comfortable grip. With more sophisticated torches, you can enjoy anti-flare technology and a one-click release button.

What Is The Best Dab Torch?

First, consider health and safety. Proponents reported that dabbing provides pure and quick results due to the highly-concentrated end product. It also reduces lung health issues compared to traditional smoking. Certain dabbing methods also don’t produce marijuana odors compared to smoking.

When you choose the right torch, you can dab nail with ease, safety, and satisfaction.

You know using a lighter won’t work. You need a good blowtorch for the job. The right torch is the key component of heating the nail.

To find the right device, check on sturdiness, dependability, easy refill feature, and safety. There are many products on the market. Some can be used indoors, on-the-go, or outdoors.

However, make sure to find models that won’t be difficult to refill, particularly when you’re in the middle of the session.

Why Do You Need a Torch for Dabbing?

A typical lighter just won’t work. If you use it for dabbing, you’ll end up frustrated. Sure, you can use it, but it won’t heat the nail evenly or longer. It’s not recommended unless you can’t get hold of a torch.

For a reliable heat, safety, and ease of use, you need a dabbing torch. The best ones are around 8″ high. It’s also durable and has an adjustable and lockable flame. It doesn’t make a lot of noise and is easy to refill.

With a torch for dabbing, there’s no need to use a health stone, vaporizer, e-nail, as well as topping a bowl or coating a joint.

Propane Torch vs. Butane Torch

Butane Torch for Dabs

Also called N-butane, butane is C4H10. It’s cleaner than propane because it’s a hydrocarbon. It produces CO2 and H2O provided there’s adequate ventilation and oxygen. Propane produces carbon monoxide.

A butane torch burns cleaner and is ideal for regular stoners. It’s also more portable because it’s smaller. However, it can be challenging to find refills for it.

Propane Torch for Dabs

Unlike butane torches, it’s easier to find propane refills unless you’re stockpiling on butane. Propane refills are also cheaper and come in different sizes. This torch doesn’t emit an unpleasant butane odor and is ideal for extreme weather conditions and temperatures.

Its flame burns hotter, up to 1,000°C, which is almost the melting point of titanium at 1670°C. A propane torch is recommended if you’re short on time. With such extreme heat, this torch is recommended for titanium nails. If not, you risk melting the entire nail after a few minutes of passing it around.

Things to Consider While Buying the Best Dab Torch

Don’t settle for the first product that appears on searches. Consider the following when finding the best dabbing torch for your safety and ultimate satisfaction.

Safety: Newbie stoners find it hard loading up their torch. Some of them don’t ensure that the plug and nozzle are compatible to prevent propane or butane from leaking. Leaking is a flammable hazard. To prevent accidents while smoking, ensure flammable material in the nail and glass area is removed.

Most torches have auto-locking features, which prevent you from holding down the button all the time. However, it’s not the safest all the time. If you accidentally knock the torch over, it could set your home on fire.

Burning Period: It must be easy to fill with a small amount of fluid and an ounce of butane/propane. A good dab torch burns a little over thirty minutes before refilling.

Important Features:

  1. It must be an ideal size of at least 8″ for easy portability or larger if you travel with it.
  2. The best dab torch must be well-balanced with a wide enough base so it can stand firmly without moving or tipping over.
  3. It should operate quietly. The last thing you want is to be distracted by noise.
  4. The device must be easy to refill and hold the right amount of gas.
  5. The flame torch must also be adjustable and provide the option to lock the flame on.


The clear winner for the best torch for dabs is the Bernzomatic TS8000 for its convenient and easy-to-use features. It’s a hot torch with an instant on/off trigger ignition that saves fuel. The torch also has a large swirl flame for maximum heat output. It’s easy to use with an adjustable flame control that delivers precise heat all the time and allows switching between applications. The Bernzomatic TS8000 includes a run lock button for hands-free operation. Best of all, its cast aluminum body is durable and its head fits most propane tanks. Even when momentarily tilted or inverted, it operates with peak performance.

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