A dab rig is a water pipe that has been specialized for consuming waxes and concentrates – commonly referred to as “dabs”. Dab rigs can provide you with smoother and stronger hits, and these are made possible by their water cooling and vaporization systems. A dabbing rig (also known as dab bongs, dab
A dab rig is a water pipe that has been specialized for consuming waxes and concentrates – commonly referred to as “dabs”. Dab rigs can provide you with smoother and stronger hits, and these are made possible by their water cooling and vaporization systems. A dabbing rig (also known as dab bongs, dab pipe, or wax rig) is specifically used for concentrates such as wax, budder, badder, resin, and live rosin.
Whether you are looking to buy dab rig or you are scratching your head wondering what is a dab rig, we are going to break everything down from learning how to use a dab rig to understanding all the components such as the dab nail, dab torch, carb cap, quartz banger, and dab wand.
From small dab rigs to cool dab rigs, Daily High Club has every type of dab rig for sale. Click below to skip ahead.
What is a Dab Rig - Anatomy of an Dab Pipe
So what is a dab rig, really? It’s usually smaller than standard bongs and water pipes yet holds the same structure as one. It uses the same water filtration process but the only major difference is that instead of a bowl it uses a dab nail (also known as a quartz banger or titanium nail). In order to heat your concentrate, wax, shatter, rosin, or live resin you need to vaporize it and a normal glass bowl cannot withstand such high temperatures.
Understanding how a dab rig work is essential if you are going to buy the right wax rig for yourself or if you are looking to enhance your dabbing experience. Let’s break down all the components of a dab bong and how the dab smoke travels through your wax rig.
How The Cannabis Smoke Travels Through a Glass Dab Rig
At first glance with a glass dab rig anyone is bound to scratch their head a bit. The best way to learn is to understand how the process works from beginning to end. That means from when we light the concentrate in the dab nail and how the smoke travels through the wax rig and into your lung. Understanding how your dab glassware functions is vital. Let’s break it all down!
The Dab Nail - Where the Journey Begins in Your Dab Glass
Every dab rip’s journey begins within the dab nail. You take your dab wand and you swab a bit of dab and keep it ready on the side. You must heat your dab nail with a butane torch to a whopping 350°F to 400°F. Most proficient dab rig users know to heat the dab nail until it turns red and then let it cool off for about 10 seconds. Then you place your dab wand with the concentrate in and inhale and this vaporizes the concentrate and allows you to pull it through your oil rig.
What is a Dab Joint for in your Dab Pipe?
A dab joint is used to hold the dab nail to the water pipe to make a functional dab pipe. Without it you may have vapor leaks or your dab nail will not fit all together with your dab rig. Most dab bongs have certain dab joint sizes so make sure to check before purchasing any additional dab nails. Once the activated concentrate vapor passes through the joint it then enters into water pipe and it’s time for filtration!
What does the Percolator Diffusion Process Look like inside a Dab Bong?
Depending on how your dab rig most likely you will have a percolation difusser. This is just a fancy way of describing a glass tube with slits in it. When you inhale your dab bong the slits produce bubbles in the water which acts as cooling surface area for your vapor concentrate to travel through. This cooling makes your dab rips much smoother.
The Glass Dab Rig Water Chamber and What it Does
The water chamber works one in the same with the percolator diffuser. The water filters out toxins and resin and also acts as a cooling surface once again to further deliver a smooth hit to your lungs. So think of the diffusion and water chamber as two components working together to filter and cool the concentrate vapor in your dab rig.
What Does the Neck of the Wax Dab Rig do?
The neck is the last travel way in which the vapor of your dabbing concentrate travels through. The longer the neck the more time the smoke has to cool yet again. Sometimes you will see tiny grooves in the neck and this is what is known as an ice pinch. You simply drop an ice cube down your dab rig neck and the ice cube locks in place going even more cooling surface area for the vapor to travel through.
MouthPiece of Your Dabglass - The End of Your Dab Journey
Finally, the end of your dabbing journey ends with the mouthpiece of your dab rig. For most of the entire process, you have been inhaling through the mouthpiece and once the vapor enters into your lung you have completed an entire cycle of dabbing with your dab rig! Congratulations!
Buy Dab Rig - Expert Shopping Tips
If you want to buy a dab rig there are a lot of questions you need to ask yourself. Finding the perfect dabbing rig for you is all about preference. Listed below are some of the common questions to ask yourself and provided are solutions for best options of concentrate rigs that would fit these personal needs. Here at Daily High Club we have cool dab rigs and unique dab rigs for sale that will fit your personality and expression.
Are You Smoking Your Dab Rig at Home or On the Go?
This is the big question here! If you are smoking your dab rig behind closed doors mostly then a standard glass dab rig is the perfect option for you. But if you are always on the go and you want to take your oil rig with you then the best option would be to use a silicone dab rig. Silicone dab rigs are shatterproof and most can just fold up and be concealed very easily. So depending on your lifestyle picking the right one can reduce a lot of future headaches!
Do You Need a Wax Bong that Hits Ultra Smooth?
As mentioned above in the journey of how the concentrate vapor travels through a dab rig, cooling is done in the water chamber with the diffuser. If you have sensitive lungs or you just want a much softer experience with your rig but still reap the maximum benefits then buying a dab rig without a diffuser for cooling. If you want maximum cooling you may want to get a recycler dab rig.
What Type of Rig For Wax Do You Need? Analog or Electric rig?
As the cannabis industry progresses so do the products. It’s no surprise that the dab rig has stepped into the field of electric so the big debate for whether classic analog rigs for wax are the best or electric dab rigs are is entirely preference. The major difference with using an electric dab rig is you do not have to use a butane torch to heat your dabs, which is pretty awesome. The only downside is the cost of entry is much higher than buying an entire analog dab rig setup (including the dab wand, dab torch, and other dab accessories).
Are You Using Badder, Budder, Rosin, Live Rosin, Shatter, or Resin?
Using a dab rig can get a bit tricky because dabbing is an umbrella word to a lot of types of concentrates. These concentrates include badder, budder, rosin, live rosin, shatter, and resin. If you have found your perfect concentrate soul-mate such as shatter then it would be best to use a titanium dab nail because the heat distribution is much more optimal for a denser and thicker substance. The titanium nail retains heat much longer so it’s better for dabs such as shatter, wax, and resin. If you prefer live rosin with your dab oil rig then using a quartz banger is better. Quartz bangers are better suited for live rosin, badder, and budder.
How to Use a Dab Rig in 4 Easy Steps
Learning how to use a dab rig is easy although it may not seem so easy at first glance. The trick to understanding how to use your wax rig is by first understanding that just about everything is the same with your dabber rig as it is with your bong. You light the flower and inhale, the smoke gets filtered through the water, and that’s that! Using a dab rig is only different because the substance you are lighting is not flower but instead concentrates. Concentrates need to be heated to 350°F to 400°F and once you place the dab inside these temperatures the dab vaporizes allowing you to inhale the vapor into your wax bong rig. Let’s go over all the steps on how to use a dab rig!
1. Add Water in Your Dab Rig and Prepare Concentrate
If you are looking at at a brand spanking new dab rig than you are going to want to first put water into your dabbing rig. Just enough water to cover the diffuser at the bottom. You can test this by inhaling on the mouthpiece and making sure the diffuser bubbles up.
2. Place Concentrate On Dab Wand and Set Aside
After that take your dab wand and swab a small amount of concentrated and leave on the side. Unlike bongs, you do not place the concentrates inside the banger as you would by placing flowers inside a bong bowl. The dab nail (equivalent to what a bong bowl is) remains empty until it is properly heated to optimal temperatures 350-400 degrees – which we will talk about next!
3. Torch Dab Nail Until Red (Let Cool for 15-30 Seconds)
With your dab wand set to the side with concentrate on, the next step is to pick up your dab rig and get a firm hold on it. Make sure you are not near anything combustible or flammable. Take your dab torch and light the dab nail. Keep the flame on it until the dab nail turns red. The reason we wait for the dab nail to turn red is because most often than not we don’t have the equipment to measure if our dab nail heated to optimal temperatures of 350-500 degrees Fahrenheit, so the next best thing to do is heat the dab nail until it is red and then let it cool for 15-30 seconds. This little trick usually gets the dab oil rig’s nail to the optimal temperature.
4. Vaporize Concentrate and Inhale
The final step on learning how to use a dab rig is the best part. Once the dab rig’s nail (whether it be quartz or titanium) is heated to optimal dabbing levels, you want to take the wand with the concentrate and place it directly inside the wax oil rig nail. You will see the concentrate begin to evaporate and this is what you inhale in. Now you have completed your first dabbing session – not so hard, right?
Tools You Need For Your Dab Smoking Pipe
Just like other great setups such as bongs, there are additional dab rig accessories that can help enhance your dabbing experience. Learning what each one is can help you customize your sesh so you can have the best performance with your wax oil rig. Let’s explore the various add ons and accessories a concentrate dabbing glass has to offer.
A dab nail is an equivalent of what your bong bowl would be but instead, for a dab rig there is no bowl but instead, a dab nail/ Dab nail comes in various types such as titanium dab nail and quartz banger dab nail. Removing your bong bowl and placing a dab nail on any water pipe converts it from a bong to a dab rig. The dab nail was built to withstand very high temperatures in order to vaporize your concentrates to comfortable levels for your lungs to inhale. There are different types of nails for you to use based on what type of concentrates.Shop Dab Nails
In order to use your dabber pipe effectively, you will need to heat the dab nail to the right temperatures. This is not a task a standard lighter or clipper lighter can do. You are going to need a tab torch and some butane fuel. Check out Daily High Club’s dab torches which pair perfectly with our premium dab rigs.Shop Dab Torch
The carb cap is sort of like a shotgun tool but for your dab rig. When you light your dab nail you then place the carb cap on top of the nail while you inhale. What this does is form much more bubbles and vapor and once you are satisfied with how much vapor is in the chamber you remove the carb cap and the dab smoke then shotguns into your lung for an ultra-strong hit. Car cap also helps you to prevent loss of any vapor that you otherwise would have lost without a carb cap on a dab rig.Shop Carb Cap
The dab wand is a simple yet effective tool. The purpose is to take the precise amount of concentrate you want from your dish. Generally you want to leave the wand on the side with the desired amount of dab on the wand. Then you light your nail and once it is heated to the correct temperatures you take the wand and place the concentrate inside the heated nail to vaporize. Imagine trying to do it with anything else, not quite sure how that would work! Whoever invented this tiny little invention I get why they named it a wand, because it delivers pure magic!Shop Dab Wand
If you are familiar with dab rigs then you will have heard of oil reclaiming. It’s the process of saving the leftover oils that were not used inside of your oil dab rig. An oil reclaimer is an extension that would be placed first where the dab nail would have and then you place the dab nail on top of the oil reclaimer. What the oil reclaimer does is catches any excess or remainder concentrate that was not vaporized and solidifies it for you to reuse again. This simple device can save you hundreds of dollars a year in dab and is a great investment for any dab rig lover.Shop Oil Reclaimer
All Dab Rigs and Shatter Rig Styles
When it comes to dab rigs there are so many different shapes, sizes, variations, and even expressions. From wax rigs, shatter rigs, glass dab rigs, and just about every variation of dabber pipes you can think of. While the options can be overwhelming, taking the time to understand your needs and wants can land you with your dream dab rig and that is worth the effort. We organized a shortlist of all the most common dab rigs so you can find the best fit for your dabbing.
Glass Dab Rig (The All-Around Perfect Dabbing Pipe)
Glass dab rigs are the most common shatter rigs you will find on the market. But beware because not all glass is made equal then it comes to cannabis products and you want to make sure you get a high-quality nail that can withstand butane torch temperatures and also that your glass wax rig is made from high-quality borosilicate glass. This is lab-grade glass that is heat-resistant as well. Glass dab rigs are also known to have the cleanest flavor profile because glass is the purest not like ceramic, acrylic, and silicone in which you may be diluting the flavor profile.
All Dab Rigs and Shatter Rig Styles
Glass Dab Rig (The All-Around Perfect Dabbing Pipe)
Cleanest Flavor Profile
Silicone Dab Rig (The Most Travel Friendly Dab Piece)
So why do people love silicone dab rigs so much? If glass gives the best flavor profile silicone dab rigs give the best price and portability. If you ever want to just pack and go on a random road trip,. packing a glass dab rig is not ideal. A silicone dab rig can be mashed into your suite case and also it can be dropped, pulled, stretched, and not shatter. Not only that silicone dab rigs are extremely easy to clean and can be frozen to have additional cooling for your vapor. The best part about silicone dab rigs is the price point is much cheaper than that of glass.
Unbreakable (Shatter Proof)
Recycler Dab Rig (The Oil Rig Wax That Keeps On Giving)
A recycler dab rig is one of the cleanest and coolest ways to smoke concentrates. When I say cool I actually mean the temperature. Recycler dab rigs allow you to use a multi-chamber format to recycle the vapor over and over until the vapor is cooled off completely. Unlike most dab rigs you can not do this as vapor will begin to leak but in a recycler, you can keep the vapor rotating until you are satisfied. Not only that the vapor stays in the recycler as you are taking a break and prepping for your second hit without the vapor going stale;. Recycler dab rigs are spillproof and splashproof and just downright awesome.
Spill and Splash Proof
Coolest Smoke Possible
Electric Dab Rig (The Self Heating Wax Rig)
An electric dab rig is the newest out of all the types of dab rigs. Although it has a much more expensive entry point compared to other standard analog oil rigs. An electric dab rig’s main benefit is that you do not have to use a butane torch to light your vapor. Not only that you don’t have to guess what temperature your nail is because the electric dab rig heats your concentrate to the perfect temperature everytime which gives you the most out of your dabs everytime. In the longrun this tool is a great investment to any dab rig lover.
No Butane Torch
The Need for Premium Quality Dab Rigs
It cannot be denied that these days, there is an increasing demand for quality dab rigs and many other related smoking items like water pipes, recyclers, vaporizers and more. The increase in demands indicates that individuals are now in search for more satisfying and intense smoking pleasure. While searching for dab rigs, don’t just settle for low quality and cheap glass. It’s crucial to invest in premium quality da rigs which you can certainly enjoy and can provide you with long years of smoking pleasure.
To ensure that your needs will be met, you must find the right style and most appropriate dab rig for you. It’s best to opt for the one perfect for dabbing concentrates anywhere, anytime. There are various styles and materials for dab rigs to choose from so be careful when you are selecting products and make sure that your criteria and needs are precisely met.
Our Dab Rigs are Made From High Quality Borisilicate Glass
Borisilicate glass is the standard glass for lab-grade equipment. It is strong and can withstand high amounts of pressure and heat. High-quality borosilicate glass is perfect for the intended purposes of oil rings when it comes to vaporizing concentrates. All of our Dab Rigs are made from high-quality borosilicate glass so you can rest assured you are using the best equipment for your dabbing!
What Kind of Dab Rig Should I Purchase?
There are many aspects of the rig that go into selecting the correct dab rig for you. Aside from percolator type you should take account of the size, base, features as well as the look. Dab rigs feature either detachable or fixed down stems, as well as other percolators, splash guards, and even water line markers. As a whole, dab rigs are made with ten millimeters, fourteen millimeters, and eighteen-millimeter commonly sized joints. It is very significant to determine what size your water pipe is when purchasing parts such as a bangers or accessories like the ash-catchers. Ensure to pay close attention to the angle of the joint as well. Dab Rigs are made in many different shapes and sizes and therefore may have 45º or 90º joint angles.
Dab Rigs-Essential Things You Need to Know
Concentrates are rapidly becoming popular forms in which to consume your favorite legal herbs. This simply means that you are likely going to invest in good dab rigs or oil rigs. These are water pipes closely similar to bongs, and generally, function like bongs but are better equipped to handle the strength of average dab hit. Individuals who have taken dabs from bong converted into dab rig know how strong the hit can be. Sometimes, this even knocks you back to the couch.
Dab Rig vs Bong - Which is the Best for You?
Most people interested in switching or trying a glass dab rig is those that have been using a standard bong. When it comes to a dab rig vs bong, which one truly is better? There is no clear answer but we can list out some clear differences between a wax rig and a water pipe for you to make your own judgement based on your personal needs.
Dab Rig and Water Pipe Main Differences
The primary difference with a dab rig compare to a bong is that wax rigs are used for concentrates and a water pipe is used for dry flower. With that being said concentrates (dabs) give a much cleaner and stronger hit but the con is that concentrates are much more expensive. If your tolerance is lower then you will be saving money with dabs and using a dab rig, but if your weed tolerance is much higher then you may be shelling out extra bucks for your THC. So if budget is a concern and your tolerance is high than sticking with a water pipe and dry flower may be better. If your tolerance to cannabis is lower it may be worth moving over to dab rigs.
The Process of a Wax Rig Compared to a Bong is Very Different
The actual process of using your wax rig compared to a water pipe bong is very different. A bong uses a glass bowl and you can use a standard lighter or clipper lighter to light your dry herb. A dab rig however can’t use a standard lighter to heat the concentrates because concentrates need an ideal temperature of 350-400 degrees to vaporize concentrates to ideal levels of comfort for inhalation into the lungs. So the prep time to use a dab rig is a bit longer because you need a butane torch, lighter fuel, and to heat your dab nail up to precise temperatures. THere also can be a lot of trial and error in heating your wax rig upright because sometimes you can heat the nail too hot and vaporize all your dab without ever getting a chance to take a dab rip. If you are ok with the additional setup time and take the time to master ideal dabbing temperatures then we feel you will absolutely love dabbing compared to dry flower in a bong.
Dab Rig FAQ
Here are some common questions people have with dab rigs. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to our team where we can help you find your next favorite wax oil rig!
What Are Dabs?
Dabs are actually a colloquial term for vaporized concentrates. These are made by means of extracting essential oils from the different components of plants that are then manufactured to their concentrated form. Each of the different types of dabs has a different consistency based on how the concentrates are produced.
What Are Dab Rigs?
As mentioned, dab rigs are water pipes which have been specialized for consuming waxes and concentrates which are also known as dabs. These are typically a little smaller than average bong but bigger than a standard bubbler. These dab rigs can provide you with smoother and stronger hits, and these are made possible by their cooling and vaporization techniques. Since dabbing become widespread and popular, dab rigs have also changed a lot.
Dabbing pertains to the method of pressing a piece of legit extract, concentrate or essential oil against the highly-heated surface of oil rig then inhaling the smoke. This is considered as one of the newest and fastest growing trends for smoking enthusiasts and can also be utilized as alternatives for individuals who want smoother smoking sesh.
Dabbing is perfectly suited for this since there is no combustion taking place when taking a dab, dosages are easily controlled than typical water pipe or dry herb experience enabling users to customize their sessions. The dabbing method also requires fewer products, so it is a more discrete type.
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