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  1. Deja Vu

    Deja Vu Deviant fetish sex

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    I've looked in just using a normal glass swizzle stick (drink stirrer) for mixing herbs in the vape mid-way through roasting them but I don't trust something cheap like that. What do you guys use to mix your herbs around in the vape? I want to be able to stick something in there without it breaking or setting on fire.

    Would metal be a bad thing to put in a 250 degree glass vape just to stir herbs? Thanks in advance

    Also: obviously something like this is ideal but I don't like buying shit off ebay. I prefer other online stores with a decent reputation, also I'm in Australia and cbf with american postage
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  2. DieHard

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    I think a stainless steel dental pick ( at hardware stores) or maybe small stainless manicure/pedicure tools (at pharmacy) would work well. It it not as if you will have torch-like heat. You may also look into clay modeling tools from a craft store. Ebay is not all bad. I bought a glass pad (think mousepad) from ebay and when checking out I realized that I was actually buying from a LHS. I called and picked it up and saved him some shipping.
     
  3. Deja Vu

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    Good point. You don't think a dental pick or mani/pedi tools will scratch the glass though?
     
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  4. DieHard

    DieHard Vertical transportation specialist.

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    It may scratch if you try too hard but glass does not scratch easily. I have used tools like this to stir the herb in my W9Tech Bender (glass chamber vape). I have not seen any scratches yet.
     
  5. Deja Vu

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    Thanks Diehard, i'll just be delicate with it I guess. I'm not really SCRAPING the inside of it for a few herbs so I doubt I'd leave any scratches. Saves me the money of forking out $20 for some hand-blown exquisite looking glass poking stick.. :p
    Infact a dental pick is a bloody good idea now that I take a look at it
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  6. Kief

    Kief Medicated

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    I like using a bamboo ear pick when I'm using a bowl big enough for it (rarely), it is very glass friendly and I've been abusing the same one for over 2 years - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear_pick

    There are few old threads here that may have some info for you, Ear pick & Pokey Sticks.

    My new personal favorite is this - https://www.happydaddyproducts.net/product-listing/tools/4-the-pipe-pal ... the picture isn't the best, a retailer probably has a better one. The tip is nice and thin to get where you want it, but also just wide enough to move things around.

    No worries of scratching glass with any of these... unless you really try.
     
  7. RUDE BOY

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    Right now I use a e-pick from epic vape the most. It also is made to remove the elbow screens from the bowl of the ev2 which uses the same bowled screens as the EQ so you may find it useful also.


    EDIT; The arizer glass stir tool is pretty nice, I think that with the e-pick to remove the hot bowl/screen will do you right.
     
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  8. clouded vision

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    I have used several different stir sticks and the ssv pick is by far my favorite. OTOH a straightened paper clip will get the job done.
     
  9. DieHard

    DieHard Vertical transportation specialist.

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    I have used a paper clip in a pinch but I would be careful. I have found some have a clear coat of some kind that flakes off when you bend it.
     
  10. SSVUN~YAH

    SSVUN~YAH You Must Unlearn, What You Have Learned...

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    I agree my SSV pick is my go to pick! The purple mushroom has long fallen off but I just stuck it into a rubber stopper now it's a multi purpose tool...
     
  11. syrupy

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    Somewhere I have a glass dabber that gets used as a stirrer. Not necessary, but the part of my brain that says ALL GLASS PATH is happy.
     
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  12. Deja Vu

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    All great answers, cheers. I like the idea of that bamboo ear pick the most so far.
     
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  13. rosedale

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    One more vote for the 7th Floor (SSV / LSV) pick.
     
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    Me three!! :razz:
     
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    Link? I can't find anything..
     
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    My blue titanium / glass pick arrived from SSV Store. Amazing quality, does the trick and looks very good up close. 10/10. The Arizer Extreme Q also came with a very eloquent blown-glass stirrer with a blue/green swirl of colour through the end of it. Problem solved. Thread closed.
     
  19. Tweak

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    I got tired of losing my picks so I settled on Bamboo Sewers:

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    They are cheap and plenty (< $2), so I just leave them laying around at various vaping spots. They can be cut to size and/or sharpened on both ends or left flat on one end for tamping down your load or pulling/pushing a screen around. I can't recommend them enough.

    I use my metal picks for scraping up reclaim to mix in with my load.
     
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  20. FlyingLow

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    I use several items, whichever is within reach:

    • A standard nail. Similar to what is included when you buy The Hammer Vaporizer.
    • a golf tee. I do not play golf anymore, but like the bamboo skewers, you can loose them without worry and they are very functional as a stir stick. I use the flatter side when packing/spreading out herb in my Plenty/Volcano carts.
    • Herb scooper from Mendo. I hold it by the bucket end and use the handle side to stir and turn over my herb.
     
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