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.
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?
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:
- 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.
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.
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
- Both are used for wax concentrates
- Both are reusable, so you don’t have to dispose of them after a use
- Both come in a variety of forms with different features
- They are both available at different price ranges so that there are options for everyone
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.