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The Crafty by Storz & Bickel

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by Roger D, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. Brazilian crafty

    Brazilian crafty New Member

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    Hello everyone. Bought my craft 3 months ago in the US and brought it to Brazil. Then with only 66 hours of use it got the ref/yellow lights of death. They asked me to send the crafty to Germany and I said it would be too expensive for me to do that. They asked me to send a video showing the serial number and the problem (lights flashing, won't turn on). I did that, and they said they would send me a new crafty. I asked for the upgrade to the mighty, because each new crafty that comes to Brazil neans more taxes to pay (more than a hundred dollars). They charged me 50 euro for the upgrade. Now I am waiting for the mighty to arrive, and I still have my broken crafty. Maybe I can fix it...
     
  2. dzoinp

    dzoinp Well-Known Member

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    hehehe essa ainda não tinha ouvido...muito bom. Claro que dá para reparar, procura aqui no forum

    hehehe this one had not heard ... very good. Of course you can repair it, search here in the forum
     
  3. Brazilian crafty

    Brazilian crafty New Member

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    Yes, I found the video showing how to change the thermal fuse. It costed me less than a dollar and now I am prepatpremy mind to fix it. Not familiarized with electronics, so I am afraid I will break the wires or damage the contacts...
     
  4. Brazilian crafty

    Brazilian crafty New Member

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    I am trying to.fix my crafty, it has got the red yellow lights of death. I was gonna replace the thermal fuse, but then I was that the fuse is different from the one in the video. Mine is 20A 184c, and in the video it was 10A 184c. The problem is I can't find the 20a anywhere... Do you think it's gonna work with the 10a fuse?
     
  5. Medabot

    Medabot New Member

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    Hey guys, i bought 4 new Thermal fuses, after the first time, my crafty showed me Yellow/red light.

    Now i changed the battery, everything worked perfectly fine, the new battery is awesome.

    However my Thermal fuses all blow after 4-5 Seshs... Now, i will take photos of the whole inside tmrw (im at hospital right now), but if any of you have any suggestions, i'd appreciate that a lot. :)
    I opened it, and a part of the Crafty wire fall off, and the end of the thermal fuse it brownish (kinda burnt...) Maybe i put it to close to the heat :o ? I'll try my last one now, and ordered a couple new ones...
    I even used 2 thermal fuses, which should be able to handle 192 C / 378 F, but both blew as well (maybe in 5-6 Seshs).



    Regards
     
  6. arvias

    arvias New Member

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    Hi guys. My Crafty died with red/blue flashes.
    No yellow so that it could be decided by replacing thermal fuze.
    Unfortunately 2 years and 1 change have passed, and S&B are telling they only can make me a discount 100$ for a new device in echange for mine. I'm actually thinking about Mighty, but meaby there's any chance fixing my Crafty?
    It just flashes red and blue in any cases, even if charge is inserted and not heating at all.
    Any advice?
     
  7. Medabot

    Medabot New Member

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    Hey Arvias, check the Battery Temp Sensor out (Attached at the outisde of your batter, the small black pin).
    Red/blue light means:
    "Battery temperature is either too high or too low. Allow the hot Vaporizer to cool down or the cold Vaporizer to warm up."
    You could ask the guy, who sells Batterypacks, where he gets the Battery sensors from, if you replace it, it might work. But just my guess
     
  8. vapviking

    vapviking Well-Known Member

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    I thought that the "battery temp. sensor" was the same thing as the thermal fuse, no?
     
  9. tdriver

    tdriver Well-Known Member

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    no, the temp sensor is a small black pin at the end of a cable, touching the battery.
    the thermal fuse is a shiny metal round cylinder connected to the main board.
    (check the photos a few pages back.)
     
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  10. bobbytwotone

    bobbytwotone New Member

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    74hrs in 28mths and my units failed. :( S&B wont do anything other than a 30euro duscount off a new unit. Very disappointed. Tried to replace the battery but no change. Unit turns on, flashes a yellow light for one flash, then couple of red then switches off. When plugged in, the app thought it was fully charged and now just says unit is faulty return to S&B. Who will try and sell you another one for pretty much what you paid for this one. Tosh.
     
  11. tdriver

    tdriver Well-Known Member

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    I think it's the thermal fuse.
     
  12. Brazilian crafty

    Brazilian crafty New Member

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    Funcionou! Tenho um mighty e um crafty agora!

    It has worked! I have replaced the thermal fuse and now I have a mighty and a crafty!
     
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  13. Jill NYC

    Jill NYC Portable Collector

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    What do you (or anyone else out there) think is a fair amount of hours that a Crafty should last?
     
  14. bobbytwotone

    bobbytwotone New Member

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    More than 74hrs. At least 150 I'd say. More to the point, when you buy a BMW you expect service and quality. If i wanted a vape that was essentially disposable i'd have spent $100.
     
  15. Polarbearboy

    Polarbearboy Tokin' Away Since 1968

    My God! Do I love Storz & Bickel! Back in the spring my Crafty, purchased four months earlier, began to stop staying connected on Bluetooth. It happened sporadically, so I could still use the app to set the temp and boost, but it became impossible to change settings on the fly. I was out of the country all summer, and so didn't deal with it. Got home and because it wasn't the end of the world and this isn't my only vape, I procrastinated. Then last week I was using it with friends and grew frustrated when I couldn't get connected. It had 70+ hours on it and was taking longer to heat up. I emailed S-B about the BT problem, got an RMA and sent it to Cali. They turned it around in one day but didn't tell me what was going on, other than that they had mailed it back. Well the Fedex was just here. The package seemed heavier than I expected. They sent me a brand new 20% more Crafty. Wow.

    I've got other vapes that heat up faster--Firefly 2 and Fury 2--taste better FF2, or give bigger hits VapCap. There are times I get frustrated with how long the Crafty takes to heat up. But I still use it almost daily because no native vape I've ever used gives the combo of giant hits and cooled off vapor, all without the inconvenience--and stigma--of using a butane torch.
     
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  16. roonsy

    roonsy Well-Known Member

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    So I came into this thread to ask some questions about the crafty and now I'm scared about getting one at all... :lol:

    Are the battery etc issues on the last few pages still an issue or are current models ok? I will be using this thing around 30 minutes a day... does that even matter, could it randomly die within a week even with minimal use, if I'm unlucky?

    Also with the app, I know you can pick preset temps to work on the vape itself, but can you just use the app to pick a temperature from across the whole range, whenever you want?

    I'd go for the mighty in a second if it wasn't so big (I like having controls on the vape itself)... but if the Crafty is going to just die on me (and the Mighty won't)... I dunno. It is the perfect size but I'd really like it to last...
     
  17. Mr. Me2

    Mr. Me2 Well-Known Member

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    I haven’t had any issues with my Crafty. For your expected daily use, I think the battery is fine. I prefer its size to the Mighty, but many here prefer the Mighty over the Crafty.

    If on the fence, get the Fury2. Similar to the Crafty, easier maintenance, and MUCH less expensive. Plus great cs!
     
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  18. Jaystah

    Jaystah Enjoy the ride while you're on it.

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    I've been a vape geek for the last 10 years and of all my portable vapes*, i still feel the Crafty is the best one. I really wish it had a replaceable battery, but for my daily usage (1 to 2 sessions a night) the battery is fine. It's those moments when you forgot to charge it after use where that replaceable battery wish comes up :-)

    I recently picked up a XVAPE Fog and find that it's currently the best bang for the buck, but the vape quality, cleaning and overall experience is better on the Crafty.

    Customer support is also excellent at S&B (Crafty manufacturer) and they usually replace defect units within the warranty.

    * Ghost MV1 - Crafty - XVAPE Fog, Ariser Solo, Flowermate Nano V5, Flowermate V5 slim, Wisper, Volcano.
     
  19. Comenius

    Comenius Well-Known Member

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  20. vapviking

    vapviking Well-Known Member

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    Canopy Growth sound ominous to me.:nope:
     
  21. Helios

    Helios Well-Known Member

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    CGC has a lot of cash, it's a good move.
    Maybe we see a new device by them soon?
     
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  22. Jaystah

    Jaystah Enjoy the ride while you're on it.

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    Hope they push S&B to create the Crafty and Mighty with replaceable 18650 batteries :-)
     
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  23. blackstone

    blackstone Well-Known Member

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    I wondered if the takeover was related to a recent collaboration between S&B and Tetra bio pharma which was supposed to involve a 4- strain "smokable" pellet form called PPP001, which looks to me like it might slot into the capsules or maybe the bowl of Mighty/Volcano/Medic/Crafty.
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    Goodbye Grinders and mess, hello big convenience with this!

    It appears they were competitors but I did find a google suggestion for -tetra bio pharma canopy growth-

    We can maybe expect to see thing like this and hopefully newer even better vapes?!
     
  24. vapviking

    vapviking Well-Known Member

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    This is such an interesting development and it seems like there may be investment-worthy companies being discussed here. I have sometimes enjoyed being an 'owner' of companies whose products I use, and I wouldn't mind owning a small part of what is/was/will-be S&B. The potential, as in so many other new things, is both wondrous and worrisome (cheers for those with fibromyalgia, who may be helped the most by this pellet).

    The march of Pharma will be inevitable, but I'll still say I'd rather know the farmer than my pharmacist. I've waited a lifetime for the time I can grow my own in peace and that moment is almost here. :nod: :leaf: :peace:
     
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  25. LambsBreath

    LambsBreath Well-Known Member

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    Considering a Crafty and have a few questions...

    One of the most notable things I've learned reading through this thread is that swapping the stock cell with a sony vt6 (or similar) yields noticeable improvements.

    Is the performance of the latest version Crafty (with 20% more capacity) comparable to the improvements of the vt6 mod?

    I've also read about the thermal fuse causing problems on these, has that issue been corrected in the latest version, or is that something that is still happening?
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2019

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