The BDvape Precisio MTL RTA is from a new company that’s an offshoot from the better known vaping manufacturer Fumytech.
My only exposure to Fumytech so far has been the globe shaped Dragon Ball RTA – which I found a funny design to say the least.
So I was pleasantly surprised when I saw what was coming my way for this review.
Site admin Jonny knows that I vape mostly MTL rather than DTL, and if I go anywhere with only one kit, you can bet it will be and MTL set-up.
What Can We Expect From The Precisio MTL RTA by BDvape?
The Precisio is part of a relatively new sub-brand from French company Fumytech called BD Vape.
Their website says that BD Vape is their “High End Division”, with a goal of creating high end vapes at reasonable prices.
As someone who has spent more than I care to think about on interesting bits of vape gear, this is definitely something I’m keen on!
This is the first item from BD Vape we’ve reviewed on EcigClick, however, their Pure BF mechanical squonker got some positive reviews elsewhere, so I’m interested to see what they can do with an MTL RTA.
They seem to have also done some short runs of wooden mods, I’ve never seen these in the flesh, but the photos make them look stunning.
The Precisio is more of a “classic” look, all brushed steel and ultem.
With it’s 22mm diameter, it harkens back to the early days of rebuildables, but hopefully, it will be more forgiving to build on than some of them!
As usual this was sent over free of charge for the purposes of this review, I shall report back honestly with what I find as I am not swayed by freebies.
Inside The Box
- Precisio MTL RTA
- T-Piece tool
- Spare o-rings
- 2x Pre-built coils (one simple round wire and one fused clapton)
Special shout out has to go to the information card that comes packaged with the Precisio.
On one side it has recommended coil types to use, and on the other it has recommended mods.
I genuinely couldn’t quite believe it when I saw it, and it definitely gave me a chuckle!
- Dimensions – 22mm x 52.7mm
- Weight – 46g
- Capacity – 2.7ml
- Bottom Airflow
- Single Coil
- Stainless Steel and Ultem
Design and Build Quality
This is a smart looking little RTA, and at 22mm, it will fit nicely on your small box or tube mods.
When it was released it was only available in Stainless Steel and ultem, but since then they have produced a new version that is black and smoked.
They also make a couple of special editions which are the same two colourways, but with skulls engraved on the main barrel, if that’s your sort of thing!
My one criticism with the ultem version is that the o-ring that they use at the base of the build deck to seal the evaporation chamber, is black and shows through the ultem window.
I think this slightly spoils the look of things, but it’s quite a minor niggle, and won’t be an issue at all on the black version, as it has a smoked viewing window.
The drip tip is a double o-ring 510 connection made of stainless steel, with heat dissipating fins at the bottom.
It’s got a 10mm diameter and a 4.5mm inner bore.
Above these you have an ultem sleeve that screws onto to it.
I found that this wasn’t the most comfortable drip tip, as there’s not much rounding at the top edge of the ultem, so it’s quite a sharp 90 degree angle against your lips.
Happily if you don’t like it, you can easily swap it out for one of your own.
Finding a drip tip that looks good with the top cap though may be a bit tricky, it’s got a very thin wall that rises up, and means that any drip tips with a wide base are going to overhang quite dramatically.
Simple, straight drip tips are the order of the day here.
There’s top filling on the tank, that you get to be unscrewing the top cap.
This has some very fine knurling going on around the outside, so it’s easy to get a grip and unscrew it.
Underneath the top cap you’re presented with two enormous kidney shaped fill holes, you’ll have no trouble filling this up with even the biggest of bottles!
One thing to be aware of, is that the top cap sits inside the main barrel, so when you fill it up you will want to leave a couple of millimetres of space, or else the act of screwing it back together is going to push e-liquid out the seam and be a bit messy.
Similarly it can push liquid into your deck, so your first couple of vapes may have a little gurgle, nothing major to complain about though.
It’s worth noting that I only got this leaking when I was using thicker e-liquid like 70/30 VG and PG , as compared to the 50/50 I normally run in MTL tanks.
Read More: VG VS PG In E Liquid: All You Need To Know
Main body and chamber
The main section of the atomizer comes in two parts.
At the top, you have the main barrel and evaporation chamber.
It’s a nice compact chamber, with pronounced doming, so it should give great flavour.
Screwing into the this is your window section made of ultem, it’s sealed with a single o-ring at the top, but as the threads are so fine you want to be very careful if you take this apart.
If you sense any resistance, back off, and try again, as otherwise the metal threads on the main section will quickly strip the ultem threads.
Special mention goes to the fact that they are actually using ultem here rather than orange acrylic.
I had a nasty experience with another MTL atty recently that looked like it had an ultem section.
I loaded it up with e-liquid, and cracked the tank within a couple of hours.
So just a reminder, just because it looks like ultem, doesn’t mean it is, so check before you put tank crackers in it!
If you want a larger e-liquid capacity, then Fumytech make a longer tank section in steel that extends the capacity to 5ml.
The build deck on the Precisio MTL RTA a fairly simple design, but there’s a couple of thoughtful touches that make it a delight to build on.
You have two enclosed flat head screws that clamp your wire in place, and these are lovely and squared off at the bottom, so you won’t have your wire being pushed out.
Also, they are both set back a bit from the edge of the chamber, so you have ample room to cut your coil legs after you’ve installed it, without running the risk of leaving a tail of wire that will short out on the dome once you screw it together.
Air comes up directly underneath your coil from two slot-style airflow holes.
This should mean that you get a decent amount of air down the length of your coil, rather than just at the centre.
This is especially useful for people that build spaced coils, where the coil will heat up evenly down it’s length, as opposed to contact coils, where the coil will heat from the inside out.
At either end of the deck you have your wick channels, these are nice and big, and mean that you don’t really need to thin your cotton out much (if at all), just drop your cotton down into the ports, and your liquid will feed in from the three small juice intakes.
Your airflow control ring around the bottom, has the same fine knurling that we saw on the top cap.
It’s a single airflow slot, and you have an option of 6 tiny holes, to dial in a precise MTL draw.
Or if you spin it round, you have one large cyclops hole where you can get enough air for a restricted DTL.
The AFC has stops at either end of it’s travel, and is pretty snug.
However, the extra grip means I never had any problems changing it to how I wanted and it stayed put once I’d got it where I liked.
Building on the BDvape Precisio MTL RTA
- Unscrew your build screws and places the legs of your coil under the heads
- Tighten the screws to trap your coils
- Trim your coil legs so they don’t short against the chimney
- Gently pulse your coil at a low wattage to check for hot spots and strum as needed
- Once glowing evenly, let it cool and then feed your wick through
- Cut your wick so that it will reach to the bottom of the wick hole and pop your wick into them, making sure you don’t totally block of the juice intakes
- Prime your wick with e-liquid, and then reassemble!
NB: I used a 2.5mm coil for this build, whilst you could fit a 3mm coil in, I would probably recommend thinning your wick out slightly for anything over 2.5mm.
How Does the Precisio MTL RTA Perform?
I’ve been really enjoying my time with the Precisio, I’ve been running a Microfine Fused Clapton in Stainless Steel using Vandy Vape wire and Muji cotton.
Loaded up with my absolute favourite Berry Ice by Vape Simple – a 50/50% VG and PG blend – this has been my all day vape for MTL over the past week.
Flavour and Clouds
Top notch flavour with my normal e-liquid, for reference I typically judge MTL RTA’s against my collection of Kayfun’s.
The flavour from the Precisio was almost approaching those lofty heights, but at about a third the cost!
After using it for a few days, I also tried some other e-liquids including Churronimo by FJ’s E-Liquid, and I’m happy to say that it copes with 70/30 e-liquid just as well as with 50/50.
Cloud production is pretty much what you would expect from a MTL RTA, you’re not going to be fogging out any rooms here!
Having said that, it’s a lovely smooth draw, and the vapour it does produce is creamy.
Wow you can get a tight draw on this!
This reminds me of some of my older kit from before chucking clouds was ever a thing.
I tended to vape this with 3 of the air holes open, this gave me a decent MTL draw, without feeling like I was trying to suck a golf ball down a hosepipe (though if that’s your thing, then you can tighten it up further to 2, or even 1 hole).
Spin the airflow around to the cyclops and open it up fully, and you can get a decent restrictive lung hit, though I’d say this tank is definitely built as MTL first and foremost.
Ease of Use
This is a super simple RTA to build on, and I would be happy to recommend it to people that are just getting into building a MTL tank.
Things like the way the posts are slightly set back from the edge of the dome, make it very forgiving for a new builder, so that even if you don’t snip your leads totally flush, you’re not going to end up with a short.
Similarly the wicking ports are plenty big enough, and the three small juice holes make sure that your coil is going to be well supplied with e-liquid, without needing to be too thoughtful about how you place your wicks.
Easy top fill is also a plus, with plenty of room for your bottles.
- Great flavour
- Super tight and smooth airflow
- Great fit and finish
- Easy to build on
- Not the most comfortable drip tip
- Black o-ring inside the ultem window looks ugly
- Possible leaking from top fill (with thicker e-liquids)
Final Review Verdict
It’s a rare occasion where my only niggles are so minor, and both are easily fixed.
With the drip tip I swapped it out for a lovely straight steel trip from Frenchy, and the black o-ring around the build deck I swapped for a clear one from my bag of spares.
With those two changes, the BDvape Precisio MTL RTA is absolutely flawless.
Machining is top notch all the way through, and I love the detail of the knurling on the top cap and the airflow control ring.
This feels like an atomizer that would sell for several times the price.
If you want to have a play with a real MTL rebuildable, one that doesn’t try to be all things to all people, then in my opinion this is one of the best MTL RTA tanks available in the mainstream.
Apologies for the fact that I didn’t take all my photos with the original black o-ring, I just hated how it looked and I forgot to put it back for the photos.
But if you look at the hand-check at the top of the review, vs the one at the bottom, you can clearly see the difference.
Did you buy the BDvape Precisio MTL RTA? Have any questions? let us know in the comments below!