Best Dab Pens, Wax Pens & Dry Herb Vaporizers for Sale
Wax Pen, Dab Pen & Dry Herb Vapes
What are Vaporizers?
Vaporizers, often called "vapes," are electronic devices that offer an alternative to smoking. There is a range of vaporizers for e-liquid, dry herb, and legal plant concentrates.
There has been a growing trend toward vaping, partly due to the health benefits of vaping over smoking and how easy vape kits are to use. This trend has skyrocketed in the market; we see plenty of weed vaporizers and wax pens for sale these days.
Dry herb vaporizers and vape pens are two devices that have become the latest trend in consuming dry herbs, e-juice oil, and wax.
Vaping is more subtle than smoking. The vapor produced dissipates faster than smoke would. Also, as you're not burning anything, there is less smell. Due to this, weed vape pens, wax vaporizers, shatter pens, or oil vape pens won't draw attention like smoking a cigarette or pipe. Compared to smoking, vaping is also kinder on the lungs, so you can avoid the experience of coughing over a joint.
How does a vaporizer work?
A vaporizer is an electronic smoking device. It uses heat and convection or conduction to extract vapor from a substance like e-liquid, CBD oil, concentrates, or dry herb. There are two types of heating styles for vapes, conduction heating and convection heating. Conduction vaporizers use direct contact with a heat source for heating the material. Convection vaporizers heat with hot air blown through a heating element.
Oil and wax vaporizers will use a heating coil, often a metal wire wrapped around or sat below a ceramic or quartz dish. As electricity passes through the metal coil, it heats the ceramic or quartz element. The element, in turn, melts the wax. These types of vapes are concentrate vaporizers.
This atomizer or coil heats the smoking products to just below combustion temperature. This heat vaporizes the material without burning it, so you get vapor production that can be inhaled rather than smoke. Vaping means you get all the extracts without the toxins released from combustion. So you can enjoy the nicotine or cannabinoids, flavors, and aroma without the carcinogens and toxins unhealthy to smokers. Therefore, vaping is a healthier way to take CBD, THC, or nicotine.
Some of these vaporizers are also called enails. Enails are vapes that are attached to dab rigs or waterpipes. These cool and filter the vapor further before inhaling it.
Other vaporizers may have a built-in filtration unit or bubbler. There are desktop vapes as well as smaller portable vapes.
Lookah offers a range of high-quality vaporizers for sale. Some vaporizers are for use with just one type of material. This is because the activation and combustion point varies between dry herb, oil, e-juice, and wax concentrates. Others could be for multiple things, such as an all-in-one e-juice pen, CBD oil vape, hash pen, and dry herb vape pen.
Is a Dab Pen Different from a Vape Pen?
While dab pen and vape pen are used interchangeably, they are different things.
Vape pens use liquid cannabinoids, ejuce or wax, while dab pens are a subset of vape that use a waxier form of marijuana concentrate, sometimes called dabs.
These two different types of vapes are also built differently. Vape pens are usually slimmer and work with a vape cartridge. Dab pens are bulkier and have a chamber to place the wax concentrate.
Is a Dab Pen suitable for Beginners?
Dab pens are vapes that are designed to use CBD/THC concentrates. They do the same job as dab rig waterpipes but with much less hassle. Some dab pens are like nectar collectors or honey straws where a hot tip vaporizes the concentrate it comes into contact with, and the vapor is inhaled.
Concentrate vape pens are beginner-friendly because there is no naked flame making them safe and easy to use. They are also very portable and discrete, which makes them a convenient alternative to other smoking or vaping methods.
How to use a Dab Pen?
Vape pens come in different sizes and are used with herbal concentrates or ecig juice.
Wax vapes are often smaller than dry herb vaporizers and ecig mod vape kits. They are smaller because they require a battery, a heating coil/atomizer, and a wax chamber attachment.
Compare this to a portable dry herb vaporizer that requires a more extensive herbal chamber to hold the flower material. The larger chamber needs a more substantial heating coil or element to give proper heat distribution for all the herbs, which requires a larger battery. It's easy to see why the wax pen and oil cartridge vapes are more compact.
Wax chamber attachments usually have a metal coil wrapped in a wick or small ceramic rod. They may require you to use a dab tool to carve out the concentrate and place it in the wax chamber. However, other dab pens for sale, like the Lookah Seahorse, let you dab the wax right onto the tip, applying it like a nectar collector. Many different vape pens are for sale in various sizes and price points, from cheap wax pens under $50 up to expensive wax pens closer to $200.
Dabbing with a Vape pen
1) Turn it on.
Before dabbing with your wax vaporizer, you should turn it on and check it has sufficient power. Don't apply too much wax to the atomizer. When heated, the concentrate will turn to a liquid and then vapor. If you use too much cannabis wax, it may not all be sufficiently heated, causing the excess liquid to run into the vaporizing chamber and clog it. You can adjust the temperature settings to account for the amount and type of wax or oil you are using.
2) Dab the Wax
Whether you push the wax directly onto the coil or use a dab tool, you must not apply too much pressure to the atomizer. Because if you poke the dab coil too hard, you risk breaking it. Once you get the hang of it, this won't happen unless you have a worn coil. But don't worry; most coils are disposable and easy to replace.
3) Prime the Wick
Before taking a hit, you want to preheat and prime the coil. When you press the power button, the wax will start to melt. Holding the power button down for a couple of seconds will prime the wick. Priming keeps it moist so your hits won't be dry. It also gets the coil up to a high temperature, so it's ready to vaporize your wax when it comes into contact.
4) Happy Dabbing
With the wick/coil moist and hot, you can now take a good hit. Apply extra wax as and when required.
How To Clean a Wax Pen
Wax pens are usually made up of a few components, which makes cleaning and maintaining them easy.
Before cleaning the wax pen, make sure you turn the device off.
Disconnect the different components, such as coils, mouthpieces, etc., where they are removable
Then prepare the cleaning materials. Lookah dab vaporizers often come with a cleaning brush/pipe cleaners. Other helpful cleaning materials include cotton swabs, Q-tips, paper towels, a bowl, and isopropyl alcohol.
Clean the glass mouthpieces by soaking them in alcohol.
Clean the glass percolators and bubblers by putting some coarse sea salt and alcohol inside the glass. Cover any holes, and shake them to remove the wax residue.
Note: Avoid getting the battery part of the vaporizer wet, as any water ingress can cause damage. You can clean the battery parts by wiping them with a damp cloth. Or you can clean using paper towels with a bit of isopropyl alcohol or wet wipes.
Clean the airflow path using the cleaning brush provided or pipe cleaners. Dip the brush or pipe cleaner in isopropyl alcohol. Then push it through the airway path. You may need to repeat several times until no residue remains. After, dip the brush or pipe cleaner in water, then push through the airway path. Repeat the process a few times to remove any alcohol from the airpath.
Please do not attempt to clean the inside of quartz atomizers or Lookah dab tips or coils with the cleaning brush, as this may damage them.
Clean the connection threads of the coils and the thread on the vapes with the cleaning brush or Q-tips moistened with alcohol.
Finally, let the parts of the wax pen dry out to avoid any isopropyl aftertaste. Once dry, assemble the components and check the device works.
The Best Dab Pen - Lookah Seahorse Pro
The Lookah Seahorse Pro is a 2-in-1 dab pen electronic nectar collector. This device is a multi-use dab pen, as you can use it with different types of concentrates, and it has excellent vapor production.
You can dab wax with the quartz or ceramic coil or switch the coil tip out with 510 cartridges. The second-generation Seahorse Pro takes electric vape pens to the next level.
A dab pen need not be expensive. Some devices, like the Dr. Dabber Ghost vape, can be $70, $80, or over $100. Others, like the Yocan Evolve, are cheaper but relatively basic. They have fixed temperatures or exposed coils that are easily damaged. But the beautiful thing about the current vaping market is that everyone has a choice. At Lookah, we aim to meet everyone's needs to get the best vaping experience within their budget.
With new vaporizers always coming out, Lookah is building an extensive range. This means Lookah is sure to have something for everyone's budget. The Snail vape is a perfect option for those on a shoestring budget. It comes in at under $30, making it one of the best low-price vape pens on the market. This is a compact vape battery that works with 510 carts. You can buy the Snail with reusable wax cartridges letting you vape wax and concentrate.
This Seahorse Pro dab pen is our most popular vaporizer pen for sale. It is easy to use and very affordable at under $50. The Swordfish costs slightly more than the Seahorse Pro. It is one of the best wax pens for sale at Lookah and uses a 710-thread porous quartz bucket-type atomizer. The clamshell lid mouthpiece flips open, allowing you to add wax directly into the atomizing chamber. Then press and hold the button to vape. It's quick and easy to use and fits ergonomically in that hand.
The Seahorse Max concentrate pen, and a new Seahorse X cost more. The Seahorse X aims to be the most comprehensive wax dab pen ever, featuring a but for adjustable airflow. The Seahorse Pro and Seahorse X feature a glass mouthpiece.
These preserves taste, and the vapes come with accessories so you can attach them to all glass bongs and rigs.
The sleek design and unique vaping options make it one of the best portable vaporizers for sale today! This mini wax pen is lightweight and small enough to slip into your pocket. Like many wax vape pens, the Seahorse Pro has a built-in battery that can recharge by micro USB cable. The long battery life means it's powerful enough for plenty of rips and couldn't be easier to use with its preheat, session, and manual vaping modes. Newer Lookah vape pens like the Seahorse Pro Plus use type-C USB charging.
Tabletop vaporizers are larger units that usually require a solid platform to sit on, such as a table or desk. They come in different shapes and sizes but have the same main features.
1. A temperature control regulator with a dial or digital temperature reading.
2. A heating chamber where you place the wax concentrate, CBD oil, or dry flower.
3. A heating element for transferring heat to the chamber, causing the wax concentrate, oil, or flower to vaporize.
4. A mouthpiece attachment to inhale the vapor.
Some of these tabletop vaporizers will have one or more long tube(s), as you'd find on a hookah pipe. These tubes each lead to a mouthpiece that you can use to inhale the vapor. Others may use a bag to capture the vapor. They are suitable for sessions with friends where more than one person can cape at a time.
Portable vaporizers, often called vape pens, are small discreet vaporizers. They are compact versions of tabletop vapes. Portable vapes typically have a chamber to hold the concentrate or dry herb, a heating element, and a battery.
You pack the wax concentrate or herb into the chamber. Next, activate the vape by a button control, which heats the chamber with power from the battery. Finally, you inhale the resulting vapor via a built-in mouthpiece. Portable vapes will typically be suitable for use by one person at a time.
Tips For Vaping Wax.
1) Keep your wax fresh by ensuring it's sealed when not used and upright to prevent spillage.
2) Inhale slowly and steadily, drawing from the diaphragm.
3) Check your vape pen for excess residue before and after each session. Cleaning will help maintain the pen, so it lasts longer, won't get clogged, and provides smoother hits.
4) Do not apply too much pressure to the coil when dabbing or cleaning.
5) Don't set the heat too high as this can cause the wax or oil to scorch and produce a bitter taste. Temperature affects vapor quality. A lower temperature has better vapor flavor, while higher temps make more significant clouds.
6)Leave your wax vape upright, especially right after a session. Any melted wax residue can drip and spill inside and around the pen. This can clog the airway and make the buttons ticky. Leaving the vape upright allows any excess wax to drain off the dab tip or prevent it from spilling out of the coil and potentially making its way into the battery.
Many Seahorse vape devices have a stand (sold with or separately), but you can also place the tip cover on the pen and then place it in a cup or glass for a little while after use until it cools down or until you get around to cleaning it.
7) Don't overpack the atomizer. The main reason vape pens get clogged or leak is overpacking the coils.
When wax concentrates heat up, they expand and may bubble up over the sides of the coils. With dab pen devices, excess wax can spill off the coil's end, burning you or making a mess.
Loading the coil with a fat dab can cause the hot wax to spurt up as it bubbles and heats, causing spit back.
With the dish coils type coils in the dab pens and erigs, overpacking the coil can cause them to become clogged and not work optimally.
This can prematurely wear out the coils as well as the devices.
With vapes, smaller dabs are better as they preserve the flavor, prevent clogging, and allow the device to operate optimally for larger tastier vapor production.
8) Don't pre-pack coils. It may seem convenient to load your device before heading out for the day. But leaving wax in your coils will cause them to become clogged, especially in hotter climates where the wax can melt.
Vapes like the Swordfish and unicorn mini come with a mini dab tool, so loading them on the go is easy. Alternatively, use one of the electronic nectar collectors where you can dab the wax directly out of a storage container. This eliminates the need for a dab tool. You just dip and dab when you're out and about.
9) opt for variable voltage vapes. All the lookah vape products have variable voltages or allow you to set the desired temperature. As all extracts are different, this will enable you to find the correct voltage/temperature. Enjoy the diverse flavor profiles with lower temperatures or use higher temperatures for maximum vapor production.