A dab torch is a dabbing tool that uses propane or butane to create a steady flame that can be used to heat up a banger or dab nail.  

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What is a dab torch?

A dab torch is an essential part of any dabber's toolkit and may be found in a range of sizes. You can use a butane torch for dabs or opt for propane instead to fire up your bangers and nails. Cannabis torches are designed to be used in any type of weather or environment and can blaze as hot as 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit, or 1,371 degrees Celsius. Considered a dabbing essential, the torch needs to be handled with care to avoid burning your skin or starting a fire.

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How long should I torch my banger?

The heating process for a banger is fast, so you should torch your banger for about a minute in total. Make sure that you torch all around the banger to evenly distribute the heat. You'll know that the banger is ready when you see it glowing crimson or deep orange. Let it cool slightly and then start dabbing your cannabis concentrate. 

Can you dab with a torch lighter?

You can dab with a torch lighter, but there are differences between using butane and propane. In general, butane is considered the better choice for dabbing with a torch lighter. 

What is the best torch for dabbing?

The best torch for dabs is heated with butane because of its high heating point. Butane torches are good for all kinds of concentrates, such as budder, shatter, and oil. Further, butane is refined to remove impurities whereas propane is not. However, you should always be aware of the extremely high temperature possible with butane — up to 750 degrees Fahrenheit — and exercise caution at all times. 

Where to buy a torch for dabs

You can purchase a dab torch at cannabis dispensaries, smoke shops, and through online retailers specializing in dabbing accessories. 

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