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PAX 3 Tips and Tricks - Planet of the Vapes

PAX 3 Tips & Tricks

These tips will help you to get the most the most out of your PAX 3 sessions.

⚠️PAX has discontinued their PAX 3 vaporizer. Check out the newly updated version, the PAX Plus vaporizer for a more advanced, streamlined experience.

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PAX vaporizers get smarter and sleeker, but they won’t load themselves. Our small collection of tips and tricks will help you get the most out of your PAX 3 vaporizer dry herb vaporizer.

PAX 3 tips: Quick summary

  1. Use a fine grind
  2. Pack the oven tightly
  3. Draw slowly, or use cigar puffs
  4. No need to stir
  5. Don’t overfill the dry concentrate lid
  6. Pick up the Glass Accessory Adapter for PAX

Fine grind

The PAX 3 works best with a fine grind, for even heat distribution and complete extraction. We like the Magic Flight Finishing, which both produce an almost-powdery result.

Turn your regular three- or four-piece grinder upside down for a finer grind. If you're using a two-piece grinder, just give your material some extra time to ensure the right consistency.

Tight pack

A tight pack will help the heat spread throughout the bowl of your PAX 3. You can use the lid, or the PAX multi-tool, to firmly tamp down the oven's contents.

Smaller loads still need to be tightly packed for best performance, so use the the half-pack oven lid if you're using less material. I use the half-pack lid when vaping by myself.


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The PAX 3 is ultra-portable.

Easy draw

A nice, easy draw is key to peak PAX performance. Like most conduction vaporizers, you will overwhelm the heater and get wispy vapor if you pull too hard on the PAX 3. A gentle, cigar-like puff is best to start, and I like to settle into short gentle draws like I’m sipping on a glass of hot tea.

Should I stir?

You probably won’t need to stir the oven contents with your PAX 3 vaporizer. Sometimes there’s a tiny amount of color left in the material that is in direct contact with the oven door since it doesn’t heat up, but it’s not enough to open it up and stir, and I’m fairly picky about that kind of stuff.

That being said, if your herbs are sticky and packed tightly enough, they will form a puck in the oven that sticks together. If you get it right you can tap the puck out on your palm, flip it, and load it back in the other way to finish it off.


PAX 3 Tips and Tricks Material Chamber
Pack the PAX 3 oven tightly.

Don't overfill concentrates!

There really is only one thing you don’t want to do, and that’s overfill the concentrate insert. Place a small amount in the bottom of the can between the two air intake holes. Make sure the amount is not higher than the holes.

When your dry concentrate heats up, it’s going to flatten out and spread all around the bottom of the canister and vape really well. If you put too much in, you'll end up waiting longer for it to get up to temperature, and risk it spilling out of the canister into the oven.

Keep your draws to a medium pace so you don’t pull too hard and suck the dry concentrate out of the insert. Also, with dry concentrates you can end your session whenever you want by turning it off and coming back later for more. It will cool down in the insert, so you can pick up where you left off.

If you’re interested in learning more, check out our PAX 3 Review.

Upgrade your sessions with the POTV Glass Accessory for PAX

Upgrade your PAX sessions with the POTV Glass Accessory Adapter for PAX dry herb vaporizers. This adapter replaces the original mouthpiece and opens the doors to our collection of glass accessories for smoother, tastier vapor.

Take small, microdose-friendly sips or push the limits and go for the biggest draws with our glass accessories - only accessible with our Glass Accessory Adapter. Each accessory maximizes the performance of your PAX with broader, more versatile airflow that caters to both big hitters and easy-going sippers.

Read more about the Accessory Adapter for PAX here.

POTV Glass Accessory Adapter for PAX

Personalize your setup with our colored Glass Accessories

If you’re in the market for some new glass accessories for your PAX, consider personalizing your setup with one of our colored glass stems and bubblers. Enjoy a calming, sky Blue or an Earthy, Green edition of our Bent Glass Mouthpiece, Waterpipe Adapter, Mini Bubbler, and Curved Mini Bubbler. (Glass Accessory Adapter for PAX required)

Written by

jerry stickstones

Vaporist, vape beta tester, vape reviewer. I like to vape, talk about vapes, and think about vapes. Sometimes I dream...about vapes.

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