Wax Pen maintenance

Wax Pen Maintenance

This discussion on wax pen maintenance will provide you with some tips on how to keep your pen working at its best. Wax pens are fairly easy to maintain, but many people don’t know how to look after them. This article will give you a clear rundown of what the important parts of your pen are, and what you can do for when it starts to break down. It also has some helpful links and images, so make sure you read on!

 

If you have been dabbing and own a wax pen such as a vaporizer or dab rig or other type of vape device that uses oil in cartridges, then this post is for you.

 

There are several things you can do to keep your oil cartridge working as it should. Many of the problems that occur with these devices have to do with the rubber or silicone gaskets where the cartridges touch the heating element. This is a common problem that occurs when heat gets to the silicone causing it to melt and evaporate. Over time this may cause oil leaks or worse problems for your device.

Wax Pen maintenance

Wax Pen maintenance

So, here are some few tips on keeping your pen in good, working order:

 

Tips on Cartridge Maintenance:

  1. Shaking – Next time before using your wax pen hold it upside down and give it a good couple of shakes. This will help remove any remaining loose particles that may have been sitting on the atomizer chamber of your cartridge.

 

  1. Cleaning – When you first get a new wax cartridge from the shop you can remove it from the package and clean off any excess dirt or debris that may have collected on the surface. Just rub it down using a damp cloth to remove any flaky bits of residue.

 

  1. Air Dry – Don’t submerge your pen in an open container of water when you are finishing up a session with it. The water could cause the atomizer chamber gasket to swell up, making it loose and starting to leak. Leave your pen in a container with a damp cloth for about 10 minutes before putting it away.

 

  1. Lubricate – As you may know, the oils inside of your wax cartridge are very sticky and will cause friction when they come into contact with each other. Many people don’t realize how bad this can be and end up with some damage to their device because of it. You can avoid this by simply applying a little bit of Teflon grease to the tiniest parts that rub against each other when using your pen.

 

  1. Deep Clean – If your pen is starting to look a little rough and worn out then you can give it a deep clean by removing all the parts, disassembling the device, cleaning out all the parts and lubricating each of them with some Teflon grease. Make sure you clean any excess oil or residue off the heating element, replace any faulty gaskets, oil seals or batteries and reassemble your wax pen.

 

  1. Long Term Storage – When storing your pen for long periods of time make sure you store it in a safe place that has low humidity or else over time it could rust and develop leaks or corrosion.

 

  1. Don’t Over Tighten – Don’t over tighten the rubber grip ring on the bottom of your pen. It is designed so that you can easily remove the atomizer chamber for maintenance or when replacing the cartridges. If you keep it too tight then it will damage or deform your atomizer chamber and cause leaks and replacement parts will cost you a lot more money. Ensure that the pressure on the rubber ring is being evenly distributed around its surface.

 

  1. Try Some New Pens – If your cartridge isn’t holding up well then try buying a different one from your local vape shop – they usually carry several different brands of oil cartridges and variations in power levels to choose from. If you are still having problems with your pen, then I advise that you take it to a professional and have it serviced.

Benefits of a Wax Pen

Wax Pen maintenance

Wax Pen maintenance

There are many benefits to having a wax pen. From the organic terpene-based oils used in these devices to the unique and stylish way that these devices look, the benefits can go on and on.

 

However, when it comes down to it, besides being healthier thank smoking, the biggest benefit is simply how discreet they are. They don’t need to be hidden away somewhere or kept in a bag – you can simply carry them around with you and get high wherever you please without anyone noticing. It really is a great way to vaporize cannabis oil if you want to avoid getting caught with it.

 

Wax Pens for Wax

Wax Pen maintenance

Wax Pen maintenance

A wax pen is a device that uses heat to vaporize concentrates such as wax or oil. Some devices can also be used with dry herbs but the most popular type of wax pens are used exclusively for oils, waxes and other related products. They are shaped differently than regular e-cigs and vaporizers and usually have a sleek style that is meant to mimic the look of a fancy ballpoint pen. These devices are available in different sizes, colors and different parts can even be replaceable if they break.

 

There are a few components in any given gadget including: the battery, a heating chamber, mouthpiece wick and an atomizer that heats up when activated. Most of these devices have a magnetized lid that sticks onto the battery to keep it protected from shocks and from falling apart. Some pens are capable of being charged and some can even work as a vape device or bong.

 

There are many different types of pens, depending on the different materials that they are made of. Wax pens can be made out of metal, plastic and wood. There are also wax pen kits with combos available for people who want to start growing their own cannabis at home.

Wax Pen maintenance

Dab rig Vs Dab pen

Have you ever sat and wondered what the difference is between a dab pen and a dab rig? Well sit back and read on because you are about to find out. Dab rigs are glass setups that someone can smoke wax concentrates from. It is like a glass bong but for wax.

The anatomy of a dab rig:

  • A chamber for the water
  • A mouthpiece
  • A bowl for the wax so that heat can be applied to it.

The process

You will first need a heat source like a blow torch that can superheat a domeless nail that was used to apply the wax to and then you can vaporize it. You can use a dabbing tool to avoid a sticky situation.

What is a dab pen?

Dab rig Vs Dab pen

Dab rig Vs Dab pen

This is a vaporizer that you load with wax. It does everything that a dab rig does but in a different manner and format.

The anatomy of a dab pen:

  • Mouthpiece
  • Battery
  • Heating chamber

 

The function of the battery is to be the new heat source by charging electrically and then heating the coils that are within the heating chamber.

The coils interact with the wax and then vaporizes it. The exciting thing is that dab pens come in different shapes and sizes and have a variety of features.

 

Portability

It is more portable than even the smallest dab rig. The dab rig also needs bigger equipment for it to operate than the dab pen.

 

More discreet

A dab pen is much more discreet than a dab rig. Why? Because there is no blowtorch needed or smoke. And the other thing that makes the dab pen more discreet is its portability.

 

Similarities of dab rig and dab pen

  1. Both are used for wax concentrates
  2. Both are reusable, so you don’t have to dispose of them after a use
  3. Both come in a variety of forms with different features
  4. They are both available at different price ranges so that there are options for everyone
Dab rig Vs Dab pen

Dab rig Vs Dab pen

What should I buy, A dab pen, or a dab rig?

This is all up to what you prefer. Do you want something that is more discreet and portable or something that has more power? Or do you just want something that is easy to operate? Whatever you prefer there is an option available for everyone out there.

 

Here are some tips to make your decision:

  • Are you going to use it on the go or at home?
  • Is power more important to you?
  • How committed are you to wax?

 

It all comes down to what your preference is because if power is more important to you then  the dab rig will be ideal for you and if you are looking for something more portable and discreet the dab pen will be your best option.

 

What do you prefer a dab rig or a dab pen? And why? Let us know.

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How To Load Your Vaporizer With Wax

How To Load Your Vaporizer With Wax

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The Vape Pen is a great tool to use if you are trying to learn how to load your own Vape Pen with Wax.

I don’t recommend using any other brand of wax for your pen, as you will experience a lot more mess and damage if you do. Most people don’t care about their equipment and think that it is a cheap device to replace when something goes wrong, but trust me when I have been in your shoes you want to protect your investment. So how do you load your own Vape Pen with Wax?

 

You must have seen pictures of a person loading their own Vape Pen with Wax.

Vape Pen with Wax

how to use a vape pen

 

The first step is to use a small amount of safe and nontoxic wax. Make sure that the wax has been approved by your local health department before proceeding. If you can find one that is made specifically for your type of electronic device, then go for it! This small amount will provide enough heat to melt the wax and unclog your airflow system. It is important to remember to only heat the small amount of wax.

 

Once the coil is heated up, grab your load tool and load it up into the coil.

coil

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The load tool should look similar to a hook (it probably does). Once loaded into the coil, you should see a small amount of black smoke start to emit from the coil. If there is no black smoke coming from the coil, something may be wrong. Check to see if there is a small amount of melted wax in the coil and if not, the load tool may need to be adjusted.

 

If your coil is clean, and the black smoke still does not appear, then your coil is too dirty or damaged to use. Cleaning your coil does not include burning the wick. Just switch it off and allow it to cool down for a couple of hours or even overnight. After it has cooled down, you can then proceed to use the pressurized air supply.

 

Using the pressurized air supply to load your vaporizer is pretty simple.

Simply place your pen in the coil and start clicking and whirring away. When the coil begins to catch air, you know your coil is clean. You can then load more wick into the coil and continue clicking and whirring away.

 

If you find that your coil is too dirty, then you may have to remove some of the wick. Use a screwdriver to pry out a small amount of dirt, and then insert the end of the wick again into the coil. Repeat this process until your coil is free of dust and anything else that may impede your ability to use the device. You don’t want to damage your machine, so take your time with this step.

 

In conclusion, this article was designed to help you understand how to load your vaporizer with WAX. If you follow the tips here, you will find that your pen will be more reliable when properly warmed up. Also, you will find that loading and enjoying your pen will be much more enjoyable. So now that you know how, just go ahead and try it out.