1. You will be viewed as an expert
By building your own box mod, all of your friends will view you as a box mod expert. I mean, technically you are. Who else in the world would know your box mod better than you? Not a single person. Even if you follow someone else’s tutorial, you’re still the expert of your mod.
Nobody will know which tutorial you followed simply by looking at your mod. They would have to take it apart to figure out which one you followed to decide if they’re even qualified to speak on your device. Even if they are an expert of the same mod, it doesn’t take away from your expertise. If you build it yourself, you know everything about your mod. Be an expert!
2. You’ll gain esoteric vaping knowledge
Want to be in the top 5% of vapers worldwide? Then build your own vape mod! A lot of the so-called, “vape experts,” have never built their own box mod. They have built coils and such, but never a complete mod. By actually going through the process of building a new box mod, you will learn more about box mods than most of the vaping community.
Building a mod and watching someone build it on YouTube is totally different. In those videos, they often skip steps and fail to fully explain everything that they are doing. You’re bound to mess something up, but that’s great! Through experience, you will learn a tremendous amount from your slip-ups. The more you mess up, the better. With each mistake comes the equivalent seed of esoteric knowledge that you can only learn by getting your hands dirty. You can’t become a vape god by watching YouTube alone.
3. You’ll have a one-of-a-kind mod
When you roll up your sleeves and put together your box mod masterpiece, you will have a one-of-a-kind mod. No one else in the world will have the same mod, even if they follow the same tutorial.
Undoubtedly you will have done something different than the other person following the tutorial, or even bought different name brand parts. Your mod will be unique and built just the way you like it. The better you get at building mods, the more unique your mods will become. That leads us into our next reason…
4. You can create epic box mods
Once you become a box mod master crafter, you will be able to build just about anything. When you first start off, you will want to follow some tutorials. There are bunches of them on YouTube and various websites. By following tutorials, you will learn the basics of box mods.
After you have the basics down, you will no longer need tutorials. You will then be able to create your box mods from your imagination. Dream up a funky design, then fuse that dream with the fundamentals of box mods that you learned from tutorials. You will be able to create styles never before seen. You will have people approaching you, asking about your mods all of the time.
5. You can make some extra cash
The better your mods become, the more people will try to buy them from you. You’ll be surprised at how much people want custom mods. It’s almost like people don’t want a generic, mass produced mod. They like knowing that it was put together by hand and built with love.
Don’t be surprised if someone tries to buy your first custom box mod. Don’t sell it, though. Keep it for memories sake. I still have my first vape pen I ever purchased. It is some cheap ego knock off piece of crap. The main thing it’s good for is memories. It reminds me how far I’ve come along. It keeps me grounded and helps me relate to new vapers. Keep all of your firsts, and sell the other stuff.
People will either offer to buy your mods or offer to pay you to build a mod for them. If you fall in love building mods, this could snowball into a new career. Goodbye day job, hello paradise!
6. You can easily repair and swap pieces
Since you are the expert of your mod, you’ll be able to diagnose problems and repair your mod with relative ease. You might be stumped at first, but through research, you’ll be led in the right direction to fix the problem. Once you fix it, the knowledge is now yours forever.
You will become great at diagnosing and fixing your mod. You won’t have to go to a repair shop and get charged an arm and a leg. You’ll be able to replace parts your box mod for pennies on the dollar. Parts are surprisingly cheap. When you pay for repairs, you’re mostly paying for the person’s expert level knowledge and their time. Once you become the expert, all you have to do is pay for the part.
7. You can upgrade your box mod with ease
Since you know the ins and outs of your vape, you will be able to upgrade it whenever you want. If you buy a generic box mod, you will not be able to take it apart and upgrade it unless it was specifically made for that purpose. It would be extremely hard to upgrade it if it is not made with that in mind.
If you build your own, it will be relatively easy to upgrade. Say you start off with a Keystone single 18650 battery sled. If you decide it’s not getting the job done anymore, you can easily take it out and replace it with a dual 18650 battery sled.
Of course, you’ll have to make sure everything else is compatible, but it’s not very hard to do when you know your vape like the back of your hand.
8. You’ll appreciate all of your vapes
You will have a newfound appreciation for all of your vaping gear. Before building a box mod yourself, you may take some things for granted. You might be a little bit of an entitled vaping snob.
After you go through the process of building your own, you will notice the small things. You’ll appreciate all the effort that went into designing the mass manufactured box mods.
You will see how hard it can be to put the pieces together and get them to fit into a small box. Drilling the holes can also be a pain. By doing it yourself, you will appreciate all of the cool features on your regular mods.
9. Because people have died for your right to build your own box mod
Lastly, a good reason to build your own box mod is that you live in free country. We, the DIY Vape Mods contributors, live in the good ol’ US of A. It may sound cheesey, but people have absolutely died for our right to be free. One of those rights is being able to build your own vape mod.
If you are even slightly curious about building your own mod, then you should do it. It’s your job to explore the things you’re curious about, simply because you can. Others have paved the road for us so we can do cool things like build our own vapes. Support sites like CASAA, AVA, & SFATA. to ensure you will be able to vape for years to come.
It would be a shame to live boring lives because we are scared or too lazy to exercise our freedoms. We have to live our lives to the fullest. If you don’t want to live life to the fullest for yourself, do it for the ones who came before you.