Homemade Dab Rig: Don’t Try This At Home

June 09, 2020 Dab Rigs

Homemade Dab Rig: Don’t Try This At Home

Dabbers are innovative people, and the different dab rig tools are a testament to that. However, there’s a fine line that separates resourcefulness and danger. Here are several reasons why you should avoid using a homemade dab rig.

The risk of burns

Dabbing without a dab rig involves the use of your daily household tools such as a butter knife, spoon, electric cigar lighter. Anything that can hold and give off intense heat will be suitable for others who need to have their dabs right away.

However, unlike dab rigs, the risk of getting burned with these tools is higher. An accidental touch, and you’ll get serious 2nd-degree burns that will take weeks or months to heal. Instead of saving, you’ll be spending more on ER consultations and medical supplies.

A homemade dab rig gives off toxic fumes

Although the materials are simple, a rig you made on your own can ruin both the taste of your dabs as well as your health. Most of the tools you’re going to will react to heat and often give off residual chemicals from manufacturing. They’re not as inert as a Snoop Dogg Pounds CHI Matrix Perc Dab Rig that can withstand repeated heat exposure and yet keep your dabs safer in comparison.

Dabbers are already debating on the safety of using butane torch vs. propane torch because of the chemicals they give off. Imagine adding more problems by using a plastic bottle for your rigs. There’s already enough controversy over these bottles giving off toxic chemicals when left inside cars. Imagine how much more chemicals you’ll get when you expose them under a torch.

Risk of shattering

Your DIY rig is often made using a glass jar that you can find lying at home. Although it can pretty much do the job, the jar can shatter after a few hits because of the intense heat from the torch. Why? Because these jars aren’t made to be as thick as the walls of a dab rig like the Pulsar Mini Portable Glass Dab Rig.

Another is that regular glass jars aren’t made from borosilicate glass. This material is more durable and heat resistant compared to ordinary glass. Yes, it can still shatter and break when heated too much or exposed to high pressure. However, a boro glass dab rig will last longer and can be your companion for years to come.

Recommended dab rigs

If you’re on a tight budget, which is why you’re seriously considering making a homemade dab rig, check out the list below. These are some of the affordable dab rigs we have that can be your perfect dabbing companion when your wallet is screaming for mercy.

NoGoo Silicone 14mm Male Dab Rig 6.5 inchNoGoo Silicone Dab Rig

Stylish, brightly colored, and straightforward, this silicone dab rig is ideal for those who always break their rigs. At 6.5” tall, the rig is an ideal travel companion and won’t take up surface area on your counter or closet. Don’t worry, it’s made with food-grade silicone so you’ll only taste the flavors of your dabs.


Assorted Glass Watermelon 14mm Female Dab Ring With Quartz Banger 3.75 inchWatermelon Dab Rig

Cute, tiny, yet has enough power to punch you out. At 3.75”, it’s one handy dab rig that you can bring with you almost anywhere. The fun design makes it enjoyable to use either solo or with friends. It’s also a perfect gift for a lively, lovely dabber who loves anything about summer.


UFO 14mm female boro glass dab rig with fixed diffused downstem and quartz banger 6.5 inchUFO Boro Glass Dab Rig

If you’re looking for something unique, quirky, and will put a smile on your face, this is the rig for you. Made out of strong, boro glass, this UFO Dab Rig can withstand countless sessions. High-temp or low-temp dabs are easy to achieve with the included quartz banger. Be ready to soar when you get this rig.


Pulsar Nectar Collector

Now, this isn’t a dab rig, but it’s a good alternative to help you get your dabs if you don’t have that much space for a rig. It’s 4.75” long and most suited for those who prefer something more compact and portable.

A homemade dab rig can be your ideal temporary fix, but you’re better off using a real dab rig for safety reasons. Real dab rigs are stable and lessen your risk of burns as you’re not dealing with small, wonky parts. They also won’t react to heat and will stay solid longer compared to flimsy glass jars. Click here now and get your dab rig delivered right at your doorstep!


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