Wax pens can come in different sizes. They are usually known as being the smallest of all the portable vaporizers. They don’t need much to operate since a small battery and wax chamber attachment are all that’s needed. This is in relation to an herbal vaporizer where it requires a bigger herbal chamber to fill up more herbs. It also requires a stronger heating coil element to make sure the entire oven is warm enough to give the herbs a proper heat distribution. Wax chamber attachments are usually small with a metal coil wrapped a wick or small ceramic rod. They usually come with a dab stick or dab tool to help you carve out the concentrates and put it on the heating dab coil. Remember that when heated, the wax turns into liquid and runs so it can stick to the side or walls of the chamber. This can make it harder to vaporize all and can sometimes clog if not heated well. With a bit of experience, you should learn how to make sure this does not occur.
How to Use a Dab Pen?
Vape pens for dabs come in different shapes and sizes but for the most part, they most work the same.
Turn it on:
Turn on the wax vape pen by clicking the power button five times which will start a blinking light. Click the power button and check the coil to make sure it is working. This will help make sure you do not waste your wax by placing it on the coil without knowing if your coil is working. It doesn’t happen often but it can be faulty from the manufacturer.
Loading your chamber:
Learning how to pack your dab vape pen is very important. Go ahead and take off the mouthpiece attached to the chamber. Using your dab tool, scoop up a small piece of the wax. If you do not have a dabber tool, then you can use a paperclip too. At this point you can but dab the wax from the tool onto the coil. This is the hardest part because if you poke at your dab coil a bit too hard it will break apart the metal coil. The breaking happens due to a fragile or worn down coil resulting in getting a replacement. Don’t worry, once you get the hang of it, it won’t happen anymore unless you’ve been using it for a while. Dab coils are disposable so you must replace them every now and then.
Smoking wax in vape pen:
Once you press the power button, the wax should start melting. It will vaporize right away so make sure to have the mouthpiece on. You can try taking another hit and checking to see what’s left. Open the mouthpiece to check to see if you can scrape off the sides and walls of the chamber. You can add it onto the coil. The coil at this point should be wet and waxy so it will only give you a bigger hit. We recommend you do not use a variable voltage battery on your wax chambers since they can burn it out. If you only have a variable voltage battery, put it to the lowest voltage, which is usually 3.2V. Try not to tilt the vape, especially right after vaping because the oil can spill. It’s very unlikely though.
Vaping Dabs with Different Kinds of Wax
There are different kinds of concentrates you can use and it all depends on how you like it. Each kind requires care in a different way.
– Crumble: Crumble wax is a bit harder and requires more diligence. You want to make sure you dab it on the coil. Don’t be too rough with it.
– Shatter: Smoking shatter in a vape pen can be a bit tricky because its not easy to dab with it. You can use your fingers if that is more comfortable for you but we recommend you using the tool as much as possible. Lay a small piece on the coil.
– Oil: Oils can come in different ways but it’s generally easy to scoop it up with a dabber. Scrape it and add it to the dab coil.
Using Wax Cartridges
Wax C02 cartridges are different but usually use the same battery. Vapes generally use 510 thread batteries. If you get a concentrate oil cartridge, you can screw that onto the battery. Those don’t need any dabbing or preparation.
How Much Should I Pack in the Chamber?
Don’t try to overpack it or load too much on the chamber. It can cause a short circuit or be too much load on the coil. This can give out and stop working. Then you’re left with a gunk of wax on your coil which is messy to get off. If it is a deep chamber, it can handle more concentrates. To make sure you’re being efficient as far as vapor production and maximizing the flavor, try to pack enough so you reload it after the next hit.
Dab Pen Accessories
All you need to vape is a battery, your material and a chamber. Having accessories for your personal belongings can help. Although some wax vaporizer kits come with these, you might want to find out which don’t so you can also buy it.
– Dabber: Dabbers, dab tools or dab sticks are all little picks you can use to scoop up your wax. Once you gather it, you want to use a dabber that is going to help you dab it on the coil.
– Carry case: Having a carry case for your kit can be good for two reasons. First of all, it makes transporting easier. Put it into the case and walk out the house with it. Second of all, it helps masks the smell that might come from a used concentrate pen.
– Vubbler: A vubbler or a vaporizer bubbler is an attachment that screws into your battery. It comes with a coil and everything in one. Fill it with water from the top and vape away.
Can I Use Wax Vape Pens for Dry Herbs Also?
Wax vape pens are usually 510 thread connection chambers which means that they are almost universal. Almost 95% of vaporizer pens tend to use the same connection threading which means you can switch it out for another similar chamber. Unfortunately, you cannot use a vape pen for dabs with dry herbs because of the way the coils are structured. Herbal conduction vaporizers have flat circular coils that look like “@”. This helps them heat up but a coil wrapped around a wick will only be good enough for oil.
The Best Portable Cheap Wax Vape Pens
Glass Globe Vape Pen
The glass globe vaporizer gained its popularity for two main reasons. One of them being that you can see the vapor form and rise from the glass globe attachment itself. As soon as you press the power button on your battery, the heating coil works its magic and instantly creates vapor from your wax. The second reason is because its a consistent coil that does not burn out quick and it never clogs. The opening of the mouthpiece is so wide it cannot clog. The ceramic heating coil is also large enough to scoop up and carve out your wax when it gets too runny, helping you save more concentrates. The fact that the glass globe vape pen uses high grade materials does not hurt its reputation as we are advancing towards an “all green” health conscious lifestyle. The heating element is a metal wrapped around a wick that is surrounded by all ceramic. The ceramic has a high heat resistant temperature which will stop any unwanted toxins being mixed into your vapor. The globe itself is made from pyrex glass which is known for its high heat resistance due to its ability to be used for cooking and baking.
Aside from its materials, the glass globe vape pen comes with the ceramic glass globe attachment, an 1100mAh eGo 510 thread battery which gently screws onto the power, giving power to the coil, a USB charger, and a carry case. The carry case was an additional we added on to make sure our customers are getting their moneys worth plus it protects your glass globe from breaking or being out in the open. If you are not comfortable with a ceramic glass globe and want to also get a 510 thread titanium heating nail attachment, you can do that too. We also carry glass globes for the micro g and elips style batteries. Another great product related to the glass globe vaporizer is the Vubbler which is a glass vaporizer bubbler.
Sticky Wax Vaporizer
The sticky wax vape pen is one of the easiest and most simple wax vape pens to come on the market, ever. Just looking at it from the package, you will ask yourself, “This is all I need?” Just screw on its little 510 thread battery onto the wax chamber and you are ready to vape your favorite concentrates and waxes. The chamber is even small enough to capture all the wax that could potentially be wasted from running to the walls. It comes with two wax chambers in case the first one burns out, a 510 thread connection battery, a dab tool, and a USB charger. The dab tool, dab pick, or just dabber is used to scoop up the wax and drop it on the heating coil. Be sure to gently throw it on the coil because they are fragile and can short circuit or rip easily.
To use the sticky wax vaporizer, simply charge it for an initial 3 hours then take it off the charger and click the power button five (5) times to turn it on. Screw on the chamber to the battery then take the black mouthpiece off the wax heating chamber attachment and test to see if the coil turns on. You do not want to lose wax to an already dead coil. Using the dab tool, scoop up a bit of your wax and throw it in the chamber, making sure it falls on the heating coil. Put enough for the tightly wrapped wick to get wet as this will help the coil drying out and short circuiting. Close the mouthpiece back up and vaporize your favorite waxes.