Torches are essential tools for dabbing. These butane-powered devices generate flames as hot as 2000ºF, perfect for quickly heating up a quartz banger or other heating element.Standard lighters simply don’t get hot enough to thoroughly heat a nail.
Butane torch companies create several different styles of torch—from travel-sized devices to large torches more suitable for the table top. Large torches generate a larger flame and will heat your nails at a quicker rate. If you plan on bringing your torch with you places, you may want to snag a smaller torch. They’ll take up less room in a bag and are easier to keep discreet.