The 6 Best Torches for Dabbing
Wednesday April 25, 2018
I f you’ve ever consumed cannabis concentrates before, then you know the most popular method is through dabbing. And unless you have an e-nail set-up, the only way to dab properly is by using a torch. While some people are still hesitant to use a torch for consuming cannabis products, there are plenty of great options out there to ensure a safe and reliable dabbing experience.
So, if you’re new to concentrates or simply looking to upgrade your current dab torch, follow along as we go over some of the top options available today.
Blazer Big Shot (MSRP $89.95)
If you’re a moderate to heavy consumer in search of a reliable dab torch, the Blazer Big Shot is the best value for your money, plain and simple. Not only is it incredibly durable but it also holds a much larger amount of butane than other torches on the market – which means less refilling and more dabbing. The Big Shot has an easy-to-use ignition system that produces a flame that works in virtually every environment. What more could you ask for in a torch?
The Big Shot is handcrafted in Japan and has a very sturdy and comfortable feel when holding it. The stainless-steel nozzle hides a brass anti-flame ignition kit that produces a mighty flame in any weather, blazing out at 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit (careful, the nozzle can get rather hot during use). When you’re not using the Big Shot, its extra broad base keeps it upright but will detach if it needs to go into storage. Overall, the Blazer Big Shot is an excellent torch that is worth the few extra bucks for people who are serious about dabbing.
Tōchi Torch (MSRP $499.00)
Haven’t heard of the Tōchi Torch yet? Scratching your head as to why it costs nearly $500? Don’t worry, many people have the same reaction when hearing about this high-end option. However, when considering the amount of money dabbers spend on butane each year, the price tag gets a little more justifiable.
You see, the Tōchi Torch is a completely flameless heat source that allows consumers to accurately dial in their desired dabbing temperatures (150-1200 degrees Fahrenheit) through heated forced air. The “torch” is powered via electricity and has a completely adjustable interface, making it easy to raise/lower the heat source to fit perfectly with any rig. Additionally, Tōchi Torches are all made in Milwaukee, Wisconsin so you can rest easy knowing you’re supporting an American-made product and business.
The Tōchi Torch streamlines the dabbing process with zero cool-down time – simply heat up your banger and you’re ready to dab instantly!
If you can get past the initial $499.00 investment, the Tōchi Torch is a no brainer for anyone who enjoys cannabis concentrates. Picture this, the average dabber spends roughly $5-$15 per can of butane to fill up their torches. Moderate to heavy consumers might need to refill their torch several times a week, meaning several cans of butane as well. Not to mention many people spend hundreds of dollars on quartz bangers each year, which are degraded over time via butane flames. Investing in a flameless heat source will not only save you hundreds of dollars on butane each year but also preserve your quartz for longer periods of time.
In an independent study conducted by a PotGuide staff member (a heavy consumer) using a Blazer Big Shot torch, an average of 2 cans of butane were used per week. The butane being used for the study runs $8.99 at a local head shop in Denver, Colorado. That’s $934.96 per year on butane alone! Even half that amount justifies the purchase of a Tōchi Torch in our opinion. Plus, you won’t be contributing countless cans of butane to a landfill!
While we haven’t personally tried out the Tōchi Torch just yet, we’re excited to see companies innovating in the concentrate space and creating products specifically designed to improve the dabbing experience. Expect to see flameless heat sources like the Tōchi Torch gain popularity in the coming months!
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