In the recent years, wax cartridges have made an impressive stance in the cannabis community. This simple way of dabbing on the go became very popular. Now, getting your hands on some disposable wax cartridges is very easy. Just make sure you are getting legit cartridges, and not cartridges from unverified sellers on the black market. Anyways, besides needing a cartridge, you also need a battery. Batteries typically cost less than the cartridge, and are also easy to come by. For example, I purchased mine from my local smoke shop.
Some may be able to get ahold of a wax cartridge, but maybe not a battery. There are many cases of a stoner not being able to get high because they only had a cartridge, and no battery. Or, even worse (this happened to me once), you have a cartridge and a battery, but the battery died and the charger stopped working. Now that’s worse, and just tormenting. However, I do have a method of using a cartridge without a battery. With a few household items, you can still get high! You will need the cartridge regardless, though, as I know of no way around that.
First, a word a warning. As long as you follow the steps correctly, then there is no danger and everything will be fine. However, if you are not careful, you could harm yourself during the process. If you are worried about something going wrong, then do not attempt this at all. Please just go buy a battery instead. But if you aren’t afraid, and just want to get high, then try this method below.
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. Knowing how to use a dab pen is essential to make sure you’re using it correctly and efficiently.
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.
How Much Should 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.
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.