Does turning it off save me any product? The pax worked great for the first month or so. It would definitely give them greater reviews. Have others said this? I just got the pax. Hey that sounds like what happened to my first one after 15 months, and it did end up being defective and getting replaced. Hi Bud, I just got my PAX and have a few questions I don’t see answered here. I found that by increasing this bend a bit to give the oven hole more air space helped my vapor output considerably -clean and lube the pax often. Pax loose pack with little material. When I turn it on now it blinks blue 5 times and shuts off. Thanks. What does it take to become a stainless steel fabricator and would starting the process at 34 be a waste of time? https://www.vapecritic.com/crafty-firefly-pax/. Are there any tricks, like how fine the granules should be or proper packing procedure to get the best vapor? Please note that PAX 2 will enter standby mode after approximately 30 seconds, and the device will … I got a counterfeit, had issues with it, and actually talked (by email) with someone at Pax who told me someways to spot a counterfeit. It worked for me. I used the raised mouth piece and it got hot on my lips after like two draws but the flat mouth piece didn’t is this common. Bud , thanks a million, you answered most all my questions, growing to love my expensive pax. then take small puffs. Is it normal for the pax to hiss after you close it? Btw I use a cleaver and cutting board to grind mine and it looks more ground than your pix using the grinders. I made a decision to [try vaping]. hmm i don’t really know how that would work sorry :\. Total waste of money so far. I was using the Pax for about a week and it was working very good, but then i got some different herb and it hasnt been vaping it fully like it was doing before. Also after 6-12 sessions if you don’t clean it the residue buildup may start to restrict the airflow a little bit and make it harder to get a big draw, so if you haven’t done that definitely give it a try. Any ideas that you have are greatly appreciated. And a large part of that is because of its beautiful anodized aluminium body. Just pack some herb then tamp it down, pack a bit more and tamp it down. Hi there! Very helpful. PAX 2 $150.00 2 Year Ltd Warranty Select a Color: Charcoal. A couple of things that work for me: -The metal screen that comes with the pax should have a slight bend to it. Grinding for number two now. So I did remove the "pusher" and now OoooMmmmmGgggg buzz is strong. Here’s the review: https://www.vapecritic.com/crafty-firefly-pax/. Hey that should work as long as it breaks your material down to the consistency of coarse sand or smaller. On the initial draws from my PAX, which I have had for about two weeks, I definitely felt the herbs affects and saw now vapor. I want to try the screen trick by bending a used pax screen and using it to push down the herb. I think I’m pretty convinced I have to grab a finishing grinder but want to be sure this will help my issue. This should help the last effect you mentioned also, right now you’re getting too high of a ratio of hot air to vapor so it feels harsher than it should be. I only need a draw or two at a time. Additionally, I am going to start using your very perfect salutation “Stay Up !”. I bought a pax 2 screen and pusher because it looked like a good product from what I saw advertised, the airflow was not as good as expected so I emailed your company and got a response from a Mark Phillips giving me tips on how to use it, I tried this and still didn’t work, I emailed him back but have yet to hear from him.. Glad you’re diggin it though! Not smoky, just robust. If you’re using very finely ground up material and packing it correctly you should roughly 20 good draws from a full packing and approx. I don’t think mine is getting hot enough, even on the hottest setting. LoL actual user reviews disagree. hi! Lately the heat adjusting lighted button inside does not work. Mine is pretty scorched on one side. This was with it about 1/2 full. Also is there a tool that you use? I was pushing down to hard. Material should be some blackish in with various shades of brown, remove this and save. I imagine it would also be prudent to wash the screen with soap and water, plus boil it for 10-20 minutes, to remove any handling contaminants and machining oils. Packed it and set it at red. I bought my pax about 2 months ago direct from ploom. Looking forward to my Pax. Works like a charm! It seems you have to toke heavily to get a pull out of it, which is nothing like my Vapir no2 home unit. I jus bought my pax yesterday and I’m already obsessed. I plan on buying a Pax, and wanted to get your best recommendations for cleaning? Hey, VapeCritic! thanks for the lift_. Definitely let me know if they get back to you and help you out. Press the button quickly to cycle through the four temperature settings. Hi, I just got my pax, I’m wondering, what is the best way to inhale from my pax? And I find a full packed unit can take up to .5, although I usually settle at .3, but it not at the top packed tightly. Hey Sheila for that type of usage I would recommend the Launch Box as the better option, the Pax is generally a better choice for longer sessions where you will take at least ~10 draws. Loose material in the oven and not grinding fine enough are the leading causes of poor vapor production and disappointing results. An e-z vape had been for sale was no longer available, it had been the only vape I ever used. Got it 3 days ago. No one answers me greetings and thanks. Brilliant post. There should be a barcode on the side of the box, outside, with the serial number on it. Once it is charged can I use it right away, or do I need to clean it or burn off residue from the factory? Is there a method to put it back in securely? Waving the Pax 2 through the air yields a color changing stream of light. Some times i change back to the low temp and run through it again, sometimes i add a pinch in between temp changes. But small slow heating samples one can extract everybit of goodness. Filled the Pax halfway, popped the screen on top, and it was good to go. every session I clean up with ISO and pax lube the mouthpiece/connecter. ok thanks bro, but i kNow this might be dumb but How do i know when the bud is done? Is an electric spice grinder appropriate for grinding product? I would experiment to see which setting works best for you but generally I’ve found medium heat to produce the most consistent results. This saves bud, tastes amazing and it stops your oven lid from getting that sticky res on it! Lesson learned…these units are like anything, if not properly cared for, they become sick, in so many ways. It doesn’t sound like a common problem, if the material is being heated the vapor should be going somewhere, are you any closer now to figuring out what the issue is? I wish you did show a smoke session in the video like you have with others just so I could get a better idea of how long you have to draw and the quality of the vapor but I trust your words. Pax Pusher 2.0 with Vented Oven Lid. Sandwich & Pusher. Noshit. I did (at a reputable shop, although a non-authorized dealer) and now i know. The comments section is now closed on this page – please visit the forum if you have any questions or need advice! Love my PAX!! Sorry for my bad english and greetings from Germany, Chris. Take the official thin steel Ploom supplied oven screen, with the printed side facing you, make a slight upward bend on one END of the screen or the other. Also, I see a ‘pin port’ on the charger – is that for a special AC plug adapter? (confused!) Yo man, just got the pax, its amazing. You can’t return it if you use it? The thing I didn’t get to read on forums so far, is that you need to TRAIN yourself to CHANGE the way you [indulge] when you get a vaporizer, imho. how to pack the pax 2 like a PRO. I’m having problems getting the screen back in the unit. Can you use this device with a powdered herb product, as opposed to herb leaf? Love your blog and you videos! With a pusher, you can compact the herbs and keep them at the bottom of the chamber. Potent! I now hold down both sides as I click them in. Return the oven screen to the oven by laying one end furthest from the vapor pathway and gently laying in the screen the rest of the way. The animation on the right shows me packing my PAX 2, notice how fine the herb is and how tight I pack it down. Hi… :) grind it very finely … :) coffee grinder helps… But short intervals so it won’t heat up.. ;) packet it well… :) vape in medium until dies… Empty… Cut it up with a credit card… So it all mixes well.. And some lumps will come losses… And re pack it .. And use it again this time in high… ;), If you like this tip… Let me know… Have some other… ;). I guess I’ll know more tomorrow. 1x week? More info than provided by Ploom. I had already bought a leather case to protect it and to carry it with its accessories. Frustrated, decided to drop another $250 on a new one today at local smoke shop. It can sense when it’s fully charged and won’t overheat or anything. I’m getting good results by packing fresh herb in the oven first, then finishing with “spent” herb, already run through. I figured it could still have moisture in it. In this post you’ll learn how to get the best performance from your PAX vaporizer and also how to use it with a very small amount of herb (like 0.15g). True there are lots of fakes out there which ends up being bad for everybody! After a full session it’s normal for the herb to come out dark brown and it’s also normal for the vapor to not have a strong taste after the first five draws or so. I seem to stop getting vapor after the second or third pull. You can quit when you are still getting draws but not much effects. Green light, waited 7 seconds to make sure it was gonna vape something… and I got a lung buster. Also–I HAVE had times in this last week when I see no exhale BUT–DEFINITELY feel the effects, so again–should you ALWAYS be able to SEE the exhaled vape? Have oven filled and tamped down, but not getting anything close to the draws you were getting on your video…even in the hi heat setting. It’s clear that the PAX 2 was designed with the user experience front and center. Refer to the full PAX 2 user guide below for full instructions, but here’s a quick rundown: Starting with a fully charged PAX 2, simply fill the oven with your medium-fine ground blend, turn PAX 2 on by pressing the top button. The shape of the LED flower for instance, the exact color of internal materials, etc. Works fine? saw this video…holy shit vape critic. Every part of the PAX 2 is just rounded off beautifully. Heats up even nice brown but very little vape. I bought a pax yesterday at a smoke shop. but bummer about the temp button :\. In this vape the herb will come out dark brown when it’s completely done. Great site and reviews, thanks! Also are you grinding your material up extra fine? Hey Bud, Got my Pax about a week ago with no serious problems except i was”nt getting decent vapor with a fully packed oven on the medium setting, so i packed the oven tighter by over-filling it with a combo of dry herb, my favorite herb on the bottom and Damiana on top mostly pressing with my fore finger because i hav’nt found the perfect shaped tool to mash it down firm enough but the finger works fine and it seems i captured lightning n a bottle because the cloud was ANGELIC, i then put the Pax down because i was mello. Also, would u get more from it by pulling nice & slow or hard & fast? If you find yourself doing half packs regularly, consider picking up the PAX Pusher from New Vape or the Half-Pack Oven Lidfrom PAX to get good results without loading all the way up. im packing the bowl full with medium tightness. Cleaned it thoroughly when I started noticing build up on the mouthpiece. I have been wanting a Pax 2 for a while now ( to replace my VaporBlunt 2) and was was thoroughly convinced when my daughter and her girlfriend bought one and started raving about how much they love theirs! Use middle temp. Got a question though–have had the Pax for about 6 weeks & once I got the “hang” of the grind, dryness, packing, it was working great. Thanks for the solidly reassuring my purchase. The recommended way to use this vape for maximum vapor production is with a fully packed oven. after i cleaned it it worked for about 3 puffs and then just completely stopped giving me any vapor, but continued to heat my material just with out any vapor. Could you just pack a full oven each time and then take a few hits and save the rest? I spend a lot of time at music festivals. Thank you so much for the screen trick I’ve been watching the vids loyaly and thanks to you I have ended up with the one and only “PAX” best portable vape ever (Since about Jan). PAX 2 is designed specifically for use with loose-leaf plant material. I’m on my 3rd or 4th time, and I’m still not getting much at all. Just wanted to give you some props on your site. the PAX 2 Vented Oven Lid 2.0 is definitely worth it. Just ordered the Pax and haven’t tried it or any Vap yet….odd after 49 years of the other method of ingestion. Ok so hello, I just recently purchased a gold pax 2 a couple days ago, I’ve watched SEVERAL different videos on how to use it and the people at the vape shop I got to are pretty knowledgable yet and still, I am NOT getting a hit off this thing…I’ve tried a FEW times with very little success, HELP! [some text redacted]. Empty the chamber and use a metal pick to scrape the rest of the plant material. Any suggestions? I also noticed there seemed to be a breaking in period with my Pax. Slow is better. Where did you buy your Pax? I’m cleaning it one one time and trying with super finely ground “material” and see what happens. Second, I need help. Scissors or a knife will do fine. Normally right after I give my Pax a cleaning the first few sessions feel like there’s very little draw resistance, and then it slowly gets a little harder to pull after every few sessions from buildup. Thank you. I have no question right now, only a comment about your presentations. What am I still doing wrong? Not getting any vape. Had mine for about a year and a half.