Vape Pen vs. Wax Pen - What's the Difference?

Wax pens and vape pens aren’t “tomayto, tomahto” like they’re often treated. In fact, they’re different in quite a few ways, including the thc material they vaporize, how they’re made and how they’re used. So, what is a dab pen vs a vape pen? Why is it important to know the difference? Well, if you go into a smoke shop and ask for a wax pen and you have a wax pen cartridge you want to use, they might not bring back what you expected. Think about it this way: all wax pens are vape pens, but not all vape pens are wax pens… and then some are both. Let’s break it down. 

WAX PENS

Wax pen

All wax pens are technically vape pens because of the literal vaporization that occurs to the material in the device. Dab vape pens include a heating coil and atomizer to vaporize the thicker consistency of wax. The heating coil is responsible for carrying out the first step of vaporization in your device. It converts the power from the battery into heat, which vaporizes the wax in the atomizer. The atomizer is necessary only for dab vape pens, since this is where the wax or concentrate is loaded before reattaching it to the battery.

Preparation with a wax vape pen is a bit more of a process than the one for concentrates. This makes dab pens great for the hands-on stoner who prefers raw material and finds the entire smoking process meditative. First, use a dabbing tool to take a bit of wax out of the container and into the atomizer. The dabbing tool should be a heat-resistant and non-stick material so it’s easy to slide your wax off it.

The top of the atomizer may have to be removed to access the coil. Then, reattach the atomizer, and dab away! DanktankBattery

 

VAPE PENS

Vape pens are a simple battery device on which to attach a 510 thread, pre-filled oil cartridge. These are often single-use cartridges that you can buy from the dispensary already loaded with cannabis oil. This oil is extracted from the cannabis plant and often consists of a range of cannabinoids and terpenes for flavor. Most pre-filled oil cartridges on the market are “510 thread.” This refers to the way it physically connects to your vape battery, and most vape pens are made to be compatible with 510 thread cartridges.

Unlike dab vape pens, batteries designed for oil don’t include a heating coil, making it a closed system perfect for loading external oil cartridges or even ceramic coils onto. The cartridge screws onto the heating chamber of the battery (the pen itself) that vaporizes the THC oils. These devices are great for the smoker who wants to consume cannabis in the most convenient and clean way possible. They’re super easy to use– all you need to do is connect your pre filled THC cartridge and click a button. Plus, you never touch the actual material.

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Some of our favorite vape pens are the danktank battery Vape Pen in 4 different colors (Black, Red, Blue, Yellow). they are compatible with all 510 thread cartridges, feature a preheat option and different temperature options. If you already know what voltage you like, our 650, 900 and 1100 batteries are an even simpler option. With great battery life and durable heating elements, all Ooze vape batteries make an excellent addition to your smoking circle!

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