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.
The main difference is that vape pens are basically a pen battery on which to attach a 510 threaded pre-filled oil cartridge, and wax vaporizers are designed for concentrates. Vape pens don’t include a heating coil, making it a closed system perfect for loading external oil cartridges or even ceramic coils onto. The heating coil or 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.
Some of our favorite vape pens are the Slim Twist Pro Vape Pen and the Novex Extract Vape Battery, both of which are compatible with all 510 thread cartridges, feature a preheat option and different temperature and voltage 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!
We say all wax pens are technically vape pens because of the literal vaporization that occurs to the material in the device. Wax vape pens have a heating coil that the user loads with concentrates. Preparation with a concentrate vaporizer is a bit more of a process than the vape pen, which makes them great for the hands-on stoner who prefers raw material and finds the entire smoking process meditative. Simply remove the top of the wax atomizer, load the dab onto the heating coil, put the top back on and heat the dab (click the button) to vaporize it! Our favorite wax dab pen right now is the Gusher Globe pen kit, which makes dabbing on-the-go discreet and easy without sacrificing fat clouds and super smooth smoke.
As the cannabis industry continues to change during these unpredictable and unregulated times, it’s not a bad idea to invest in a device that can be used for both cartridges and raw concentrates. Not to mention, your own smoking material of choice is likely to fluctuate over time. Our Duplex Dual Extract Vaporizer includes a vape battery that can be used for 510 threaded pre-filled thc cartridges and a coil and atomizer for wax. Oh, and the Slim Twist Pro vape pen we mentioned earlier? You can attach a heating coil to the top just like with a cartridge.
Now that you’ve got the difference between vape and wax pens, take a look at the history of our vaping products and why we love our latest inventions!