What Is The Difference Between A Wax Vaporizer And An Oil Vaporizer?

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Ed. Note: Vaping, dabbing, or whatever you want to call it, is very popular. There are a lot of different ways to consume concentrates other than hash or kief. Know what the differences are and how to consume these products safely, having fun at the same time.

Vaporizing is quickly becoming a favorite hobby for many individuals. There are a number of beneficial herbs and concentrates that can be consumed through these vaporizers. Not only this, but using a vaporizer is much healthier and cleaner when compared to combustion methods. That being said, if you are new to the market you probably just learned that there are tons of different vaporizers available. You may have also learned that two of the most popular, of course, are the wax vaporizer and the oil vaporizer. So, how do these two vaporizers stand up against each other and what makes them different?

The Products They Consume

The first difference is probably a bit obvious, but it really is worth mentioning anyway. Wax vaporizers were specifically designed for consuming wax products. Oil vaporizers, on the other hand, were specifically designed for oils. You might be surprised to learn that there are even vaporizers that can handle both oil and wax products. However, these products might not be able to produce the quality vapes that you looking for. Models that were designed specifically for certain substances are always constructed and designed with higher quality.

The Coils And Cartridges

Another major difference between wax pen vaporizers and oil vaporizers is the apparatus that is actually used to vaporize the material. For instance, wax vaporizers usually utilize what is known as an atomizer coil system. This device gets hot and turns the concentrate into vapor, which will then be inhaled by the user. The only problem with these atomizer coils is that they either burn out or get gummed up, which means you are going to need to replace them eventually. Oil vaporizers offer something a little different. They offer a disposable oil cartridge that can be used one time and then thrown away. This eliminates the need for a coil.

However, it should also be noted that oil vaporizers do come available with atomizer coils. These coils will be much larger than the ones found in wax vaporizers and last longer. Unfortunately, they will also need to be replaced at some point in time.

The Vaping Temperatures

Achieving the right vaping temperature is without a doubt key to achieving a successful and enjoyable vaping session. The best temperature range for wax vaporizers is anywhere from 350 degrees to 400 degrees. The best range for oil-based products is anywhere from 315 degrees to 385 degrees. It is possible to vape at higher temperatures, but you always run the risk of scorching the product and getting that unpleasant burnt taste.


If you want your vaporizer to last and perform optimally you are going to have to maintain it and keep it in top running condition. You will find that vaping wax is extremely messy and sticky. During a vaping session, the pen can get sticky from the chamber to the mouthpiece. You will also want to frequently scrape away the excess wax that builds up on the atomizer. This will improve performance and increase the lifespan. Oil is generally much less messy.

Disclaimer: This article is intended for information and educational purposes only and is not intended to reflect the views of the publication.

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