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How To Use A Vape Pen: Complete Instructions

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If you are wondering how to use a vape pen, we have the complete instructions you’re looking for. However, to provide an accurate answer, it’s best if we know what type of vape pen you’re interested in. There are several types of vapes pens on the market, all designed to allow you to vaporize different types of concentrates, raw flower, and liquids. In this article, we’ll list each type of vape pen, tell you what type of material works best for it, and we’ll also share how to use it.

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List of Different Vape Pens

Here is a list of different vape pens with descriptions of each. We will also list how to use each one.

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A pen for e-liquid consists of a shell that houses a battery and an attached heating element. The heating element (also known as a coil) is located in a tank or cartridge, and this is where you’ll pour e-liquid. Vape pens for e-liquid (or ejuice) allow you to vape regular nicotine e-liquid, nicotine-free e-liquid, and salt nicotine e-liquid with the correct heating element.

Vape Pen For E-Liquid Instructions: Using a vape pen is fairly simple. If you have a replaceable coil, make sure that you pre-soak (prime) your coil, install it, then pour the e-liquid into the fill hole. Adjust your wattage appropriately for the coil you are using, then press the fire button to activate the device, and take a draw. If you are using a disposable vape pen for e-liquid, it is as simple as taking a draw, nothing else is required of you.


A pen for CBD is identical to a vape pen for e-liquid. Both liquids have the same consistency, often use the same ingredients, minus the nicotine, and work in the same way. Like the above, there is a shell, a battery, and an attached heating element that is used in a tank or cartridge. You can pour the CBD vape juice (also known as CBD e-liquid) into the tank.

Vape Pen For CBD Instructions: A vape pen for CBD works the same way. You ensure the coil is pre-soaked with liquid, install the coil, then fill the tank or cartridge with the CBD vape juice. Adjust the wattage or power appropriately, then press the power button to activate and take a draw. If you are using a disposable, there isn’t anything required of you. Simply take a draw from the device.


A pen for wax (also called a dab pen) allows you to use different forms of concentrates. Just like many other devices, a vape device for wax is comprised of a heating element and battery. Most of these devices are fairly similar to one another, except the way you load the material. A dab pen has a heating chamber and you’ll load the wax or other concentrate directly into the heating chamber to be vaporized.

Vape Pen For Wax Instructions: Wax pens require a little more knowledge than others. With this device, you have to prepare them and pack them properly. Use a dab tool and get a small “dab” of wax, much like the size of rice. Place it into the chamber, which on top of the heating element (coil). Finally, screw the mouthpiece back onto the wax pen.


A vape pen for oils is similar to other vape pens that vaporize a liquid material. However, oil concentrates are thicker and require a heating element (coil) that can properly vaporize the oil. It all consists of a vape pen shell, battery, and the heating element.

Vape Pen For Oils Instructions: Using a vape pen for oils is easy and very similar to e-juice and CBD, since an oil concentrate is more of a liquid substance. Often times these oils are pre-filled in tanks or cartridges, though you can refill them through the refill hole is one is available. Allow the oil concentrate to sit and soak into the wicking material before applying heating to the coil.

Dry Herb

A dry herb pen consists of a shell, battery, heating element, and heating chamber. The heating element will heat the heating chamber below the point of combustion. This type of device is only made for vaporizing dry herbs, such as raw hemp and raw marijuana.

Vape Pen For Dry Herb Instructions: This is a device that is very easy to use and maintain. You simply detach the mouthpiece from the heating chamber, add your raw flower, adjust your heat settings, then allow the device to heat up to the desired setting. Once it is ready, usually the device will indicate when it is available for use. Be sure to pack the heating chamber good but not too tight. You will always the flower to be a little on the loose side.

Blake Brown
Blake Brown

Blake is the owner and creator of the Guide To Vaping blog. He has expressed his passion for the vaping industry through his deeply rooted and highly informative content. Being a writer and content provider for the vaping industry for year's, Blake has also gained experience from working with multiple blogs and well respected companies.

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