FAQ About Wax Vape Pens
Q: ARE DAB PENS AND WAX PENS THE SAME?
A: These two pens can be the same thing just with different names as they both will vape concentrates such as wax. Both of them use a solid “dab” of material, either shatter, wax or budder, which is melted and absorbed by a wick and then vaporized.
Most wax pens or dab pens can vape any type of concentrate, but there are some that can’t do it all.
The short answer is that they are usually the same thing, but make sure to check out what kind of concentrates can be vaped by the particular pen. For instance, some wax pens may not be able to vape a liquid oil like a Butane Hash Oil.
Q: HOW TO USE A WAX DAB PEN?
A: The first step is to make sure the battery is fully charged. Next, check to make sure the atomizer is working. If the pen is more than a month old, the coil may need to be replaced.
Load the chamber with about a rice grain size bit of material, whatever it happens to be. Be sure not to underpack or overpack. (Underpacking will result in having to vape more frequently and end up using more concentrate. Overpacking may see some leaks and get messy since the melted concentrate will not get completely vaped.)
Set the right temperature according to the material being vaped. Generally, something around 400°F works best to extract flavors and not burn. This only applies to dab pens with temperature control. Some are set by default to a specific temperature that cannot be changed.
Then inhale in a steady puff. If there is some concentrate left, then wait a few seconds to finish vaping it to avoid burning.
*Depending on the build of the device some steps may be different.
Q: DO DAB PENS SMELL?
A: Yes, and no. It depends on the type of concentrate being used. Some will smell more than others.
On the other hand, it depends on the definition. Will it smell like somebody is smoking a joint? Not even close. Somebody standing nearby may feel a hint of marijuana, but it dissipates very quickly. It will be tough for an innocent bystander to also detect where the smell came from.
Q: DOES VAPING A WAX PEN GET YOU HIGHER THAN SMOKING?
A: There is quite a big difference in the high that comes from vaping rather than smoking. This makes it difficult to say which method will result in being “higher”.
Smoking weed results in a longer lasting high.
Vaping, on the other hand, can have much more cannabinoids that can be had by smoking.
The high can be described as being cleaner and also peaks much faster. Being a purer way of getting a dose of THC, the resulting high will end up with the user feeling less sluggish and have the energy to go about their business. Still high, but less drugged up a sensation as one gets from smoking.
Q: CAN A DAB PEN BE USED FOR VAPING OTHER MATERIALS?
A: No. Dab pens can only be used for waxes and concentrates.
Q: HOW MUCH DOES A DAB PEN COST?
A: You can find a good-quality dab pen for about $100; prices, however, can range from as little as $20 to as much as $200.
Q: WILL VAPING WEED FROM A DAB PEN MAKE MY EYES RED?
A: Ah, yes, the quintessential giveaway that somebody has been smoking weed! The smoke from a joint does not solely cause red eyes. The capillaries in the eyes get expanded and end up showing red caused by the marijuana. So, yes, red eyes still may occur in some people.
Taking the smoke out of the equation helps some, but some people may have eyes that get just as red.