Editor’s note: This post originally ran on the Mrs. Nice Guy website.
By Mrs. Nice Guy
Special to Cannabis Daily Record
The QuickDraw Vaporizer comes with a smart-cartridge system that gives users the option of using three different material types to enhance their vaping experience.
Each cartridge attaches magnetically and users can fill them with herb, extracts, or liquids. The QuickDraw boasts to have increased temperature that delivers rich and flavorful vapor and a long battery life. The QuickDraw 500 comes in 4 colors and will run you $160.
- 500 Class QuickDraw Unit
- 1 Dry Herb Cartridge
- 1 Liquid Cartridge
- 1 Extract Cartridge
- USB Charging Cable
- Wall Adapter
- Tool Kit: 2 loading tools, 1 cleaning brush and extra screens for herb use
- User Manual
Loading and Turning On/Off:
Loading your QuickDraw is simple, remove the mouthpiece and decide which cartridge you’ll be using and load with your product, remember that if you’re using the dry herb cartridge you’ll want to grind your herb down before loading, make sure not to over pack so everything burns evenly. Once your product is loaded reattach the mouthpiece and press the power button 3 times to turn on, the white LED ring around the power button will blink three times, to turn off press another 3 times, the indicator ring towards the bottom will blink red 3 times. Charging your device is simple, the cord will attach magnetically to the bottom of your device.
Setting The Voltage:
The Quickdraw has 3 different voltage settings for liquid and extract cartridges 3.7v, 4.2v, and 4.7v. The higher the setting the harder it will hit, producing more vapor. Once your unit is on using the instructions above you’ll press the power button twice, once you’re in Voltage Setting mode the LED lights below the power button will cycle through the different settings starting with the lowest setting, to choose press the power button once.
Indicator lights: 1 light for 3.7v or low, 2 lights for 4.2v or medium, and 3 lights for 4.7v or high.
When you’re ready to use hold the power button down as you draw
Setting Dry Cartridge Temperature:
The QuickDraw has 3 different temperature settings for the dry herb cartridge 390 F, 415 F, and 440 F. The higher the temperature the harder it will hit, producing more vapor. Once your unit is on using the instructions above you’ll want to press the power button twice to get into temp settings, just like you do when setting the voltage. When you’re in temp settings the LED lights below the power button will cycle through the different settings starting with the lowest, to choose press the power button once.
Indicator lights: 1 light for 390 F or low, 2 lights for 415 F or medium, and 3 lights for 440 F or high.
Once you’ve decided on the voltage/temperature for whichever cartridge you use, you’ll want to hold the power button for 3 seconds to begin heating, the lights will go: red, yellow, and then green when it’s ready.
Cleaning your cartridge is easy, for the dry herb cartridge carefully remove your used herb with the loading tool and brush, you’ll want to be careful to keep the screen safe. For your extract cartridge use some rubbing alcohol to clean the product or heat your unit upside down over some foil while the product drips off. You’ll want to keep the heating coil safe as well.
Much like the Dr. Dabber Aura Vape pen, the QuickDraw 500 Class comes with multiple cartridges and multiple temperatures which gives users the option to have a versatile vaping experience. Most of the vapes I’ve used haven’t this feature and it’s nice to have the choice to vape extracts that aren’t in a small chamber like vape pens. I was unable to use the liquid cartridge, so I have no notes on how that cartridge worked.
The unit itself is on the heavier side when compared to other handheld vaporizers, but the unit itself does fit well when you’re vaping. Removing and reattaching the cartridges and mouthpieces are a breeze, something those who use it on the go can appreciate. This might seem like a small thing to like, but I was so happy it came with a USB charging cable and wall mount, for some reason most handheld kits and pens don’t include a wall mount.
I’ve had the unit for about two weeks and I’ve only had to charge the unit once since, so battery life won’t be much of an issue. When I first used the QuickDraw I tried the herb cartridge on the medium setting (415 F), but found that I prefer to use the lower setting more. It hits just as well and doesn’t cook my herb as much giving me optimal flavor and rich vapor. On each setting I’ve gotten a decent amount of draws, did I mention that the herb chamber is nice and big?
The extract chamber holds more product than a vape pen, but not much more. While I did enjoy the power of each draw, I found that it did heat through my product more than vape pens do. I found that depending on how much product you use, you’ll get the best flavors on the low and medium setting.