Glass Vs. Quartz Nectar Collector Tip

February 13, 2019 Nectar Collectors

Tips can make a huge difference when it comes to dabbing with a nectar collector. Today we’ll be talking about the differences between glass vs. quartz nectar collector tip.

Appearance

There’s a lot of questions about how to differentiate the appearance of glass vs. quartz nectar collector tip. It’s understandable because it’s really hard to know which one is which, right? Unless the material was made with really poor craftsmanship, you could never tell the difference between glass and quartz.

The best way to make sure you get a quartz tip, as dabbers most prefer this compared to glass, is to get high-quality nectar collectors from renowned head shops. All our nectar collectors come from known brands, and we guarantee that if they say the tip is made out of quartz, it’s 100% true.

Durability and strength

There’s an ongoing debate whether which one is stronger and more durable between the two. This article gives a good explanation of why borosilicate glass is stronger than quartz. In summary:

First, we’ll consider tensile strength. Between borosilicate glass and quartz, borosilicate comes out as a winner. You will notice that the bodies of nectar collectors are made up of borosilicate instead of quartz. Not only because of the expense, but glass can withstand pressure and agitation better compared to quartz. Ever wonder why grandma only takes out her quartz glasses just for special occasions? Knock a quartz glass the wrong way, and it will break easier compared to borosilicate glass.

Pulsar Boro Glass Swiss Perc Nectar Collector 9.5″

When it comes to heat, though, quartz fairs better compared to glass. You cannot heat glass to glowing hot and expect it to retain its integrity. Quartz can withstand higher temperatures without breaking because it has higher resistance against thermal shock. The difference in thermal shock resistance is the reason why you need to sweep the torch on the quartz tip and not let it touch the glass joint of your nectar collector.

If your tip breaks within two weeks even though you sweep the torch to heat your tip and do proper aftercare, your nectar collector came with a glass tip instead of quartz.

Heat transfer and retention

Let’s consider this: glass insulates while quartz conducts. It will take quite a while for glass tips to heat up compared to quartz tips, and you will have a hard time reaching the optimal temperature in dabbing. Glass also cools down faster compared to quartz. This thermal conductivity and range is the reason why quartz tips are best when doing dabs with a nectar collector.

Flavor

The good thing about glass and quartz is that they do not react with your oil or concentrate like other materials. You still get the same flavor whether you use a glass or quartz tip.

When you are looking for quality nectar collector tips, look for quartz instead of glass. It’s an investment that will benefit you in the long run. Check out our Pulsar Nectar Collector in our store. It comes with durable borosilicate glass and quartz tip for efficient and flavorful dabbing.

Do you have experiences dabbing with glass and quartz tips you wish to share? Please write them down in our comment section below!

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  1. […] Glass Vs. Quartz Nectar Collector Tip – Big Daddy Smoke – The good thing about glass and quartz is that they do not react with your oil or concentrate like other materials. You still get the same flavor whether you use a glass or quartz tip. When you are looking for quality nectar collector tips, look for quartz instead of glass. It’s an investment that will benefit you in the long run. […]

  2. […] Glass Vs. Quartz Nectar Collector Tip – Big Daddy Smoke – Between borosilicate glass and quartz, borosilicate comes out as a winner. You will notice that the bodies of nectar collectors are made up of borosilicate instead of quartz. Not only because of the expense, but glass can withstand pressure and agitation better compared to quartz. […]

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