Unfortunate for you.Well, my Crafty woes probably stop here... I'm done with it.
Had the battery replaced and it's doing exactly the same thing as before - the bottom of the vape gets very hot... and it does work if I keep hammering the power button and it decides to stay on - but it now also drains the battery in about 5 minutes flat (a brand new battery) This is exactly what it did with the old battery - only that was so far gone I never noticed how quickly it was actually being drained.
So, I decide to bite the bullet and head over to the Storz & Bickel page to send it in for an official repair. Even with the switched battery and no warranty, I'd be happy to just pay for a repair - surely it can't be the $200 they're asking for a new one?
But no such luck - they only repair the Volcano and the Mighty - if you have a broken Crafty out of warranty? If it isn't just a battery swap - all you have now is just a very, very, expensive lump of plastic. There are simply no choices left.
It is a crying shame because, when it works - it's great.
It's just the working part I have a problem with - and the total lack of support if it's not within warranty.
it is not suitable for you because it is run and you would lose the rest or almost, you need a convention productDolce, il motivo per cui lo chiedo è perché sto rigorosamente riducendo il mio consumo, quindi non ho troppi fiori con cui "sperimentare".
Sto pensando di svapare a temperature molto basse nei primi pomeriggi e di risparmiare quella luce avb per alcune sessioni serali a temperature più elevate.
When my Crafty+ decides to bite the bullet, i don't think i will replace it with another.
I think its a great vape, but at 200$, and its sibling the mighty+at 300$, they just aren't worth it. These electronic devices aren't expected to last that long either. So its just another thing you ll need to replace along with your cell phone, probably every 3-5 years max. Just not worth it imo.
I think I take issue with this, as it is extremely rare that S&B have ever actually serviced a device, whether in warranty or not. Almost always replace.Just want to correct myself in this thread -
Storz & Bickel do service/repair Crafty's out of warranty. Just need to register the device.
Not cheap - $100+
Lesson learnt here?
Only buy vapes where you can change the battery yourself with some soldering skills - or, as I'm doing, stick with vapes with replaceable batteries straight out of the box from now on.
That is the current conundrum. I wasn't sure if it's a new one or simply a repair job on the old used unit - but if it's a new one then I am a little (and I do mean a little) tempted...I think I take issue with this, as it is extremely rare that S&B have ever actually serviced a device, whether in warranty or not. Almost always replace.
Do you have first-hand experience with a repair that you paid $100+ for? Or were you simply quoted a price to 'service' your device?
I think they most likely charge you the hundred, get your device back and send you a new one, probably a + model. Customer service is actually good with S&B, btw, they do try to give a good experience. I've had 4 Crafty's and 2 Mighty's. You could also ask them how much they would want to send you a Mighty (or M+) instead. But it sounds as though you may be too frustrated to continue...
S&B practice has almost always been to swap for a replacement unit, new in box. We have on rare occasion heard of S&B saying "this is your original unit, we repaired it" but the owners have not been able to tell exactly what they got back other than a working unit.
S&B made commitment early on to NOT make batteries user-serviceable, this is a huge safety issue. I have seen a Lion battery vent, and it was a small one (750mah). I never want to have one of those 2600 mah 18650's go off. These ain't AAA's we're dealing with! (Disclosure, I do have vapes with swappable batteries, and some without, just stating why a lot of companies do this.)
Keep us posted!That is the current conundrum. I wasn't sure if it's a new one or simply a repair job on the old used unit - but if it's a new one then I am a little (and I do mean a little) tempted...
I haven't sent it off yet or paid for anything - just the quote for the 'repair'.
The more I think about it - thanks for posting that info! I probably will end up doing it
I had the original French titanium cooling unit. Don't know if its changed. Its a nice piece of metal and definitely cools the vapor. But its heavy and makes the device top heavy. It also makes it very noticeably heavier, feeling like a brick in one's pocket. After being placed in the "Spare Parts" drawer and never coming out again, I tossed it.Hey everyone,
I got the Crafty (my first better vape) last year. Normally I load up a S&B Container with very fine herbs. And cycle through the three different temp modes resulting in ~10 minute sessions.
The vapor is more pretty thin on the lowest setting, but also doesn't irritate my throat (Not a daily user and non-smoker). But also the high doesn't hit me like I want to so I normally increase the temperature pretty quick (after 2-3 minutes). The higher temps of course are more unpleasant to hit. Especially when it's the first container of the day.
Many people around here play with different cooling devices/stems but I want to keep the Crafty portable (sometimes I like to vape while walking through the forest and I don't want to 'modify' the vape first). I searched for some better stems and found a titanium 'head' with titanium stem: https://www.french-touch-vaporizer....-crafty-stainless-steel-cooling-unit-ftv.html
(Sorry for posting Links as a new user. I hope it's okay. I don't have any connection with the website). Do these kind of units work or should I invest in a proper cooling stem (like a water cooler etc.) and simply revert back to the OG Unit when on the go?
then I didn't buy it because you are not using the Crafty + but I had found this I don't know if it can do for you or if it really works but similar systems that I have for example on the Dreamwood Glow RCV is really good for it (cooling the steam)for europe i would find here what i was looking for compatible glass mouthpieces, in case it served as information for others as well
L'aerotube normal permet de rafraîchir votre vapeur et d'offrir un meilleur rendu saveur que l'unité de refroidissement de votre Mighty / Crafty+ car en verre.lacentralevapeur.com