Recommend me a…. lighter?
I’m looking for a half-decent cigarette lighter, not because I’m a smokerist but because I’m a geek and find it handy to carry a source of fire around.
I used to carry a Zippo, just gave up on that as it tended to leak / evaporate (do they all do that or was it just mine?). It got used infrequently, so when I did come to use it it was invariably empty. Plus, I ended up with a rash on my leg from where it’d sat quietly leeching lighter fluid into my pocket.
I migrated to a Turboflame II, which on paper was perfect. Windproof, and a great mini-blowtorch flame that came in handy as an impromptu cutting tool. In practice, it was never overly reliable and needed constant fettling to get a stable flame.
After I’d lost it, I read that they’re sensitive to the types of lighter fluid you use, so I took a punt on another one and a canister of their recommended fuel. This fared a lot better until the ignition button failed. I emailed Turboflame for advice and never got a reply.
So, I think what I’m looking for is a Turboflame II, only not crap. Ideally, I’d like it to come from a company who’ll tell me how to fix it if I ask.
Any suggestions?Posted 4 years agoCaptain PugwashMember
That will focus the mind for a while and make you feel all manly.Posted 4 years ago
The Blazer Venture appears to be exactly what I’m looking for.
Yay or nay?Posted 4 years agoJamieMember
A clear clipper is all the lighter you’ll ever need, and it has the important “poky bit” for when you need to…..erm….ahh……hmmm……erhhhh…….steps away from thread whistling nonchalantly
HE’S TALKING ABOUT POKING THE END OF A JOINT SO YOU CAN ROACH IT, FOLKS!
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWK87chHv-k[/video]Posted 4 years agouser-removedMember
If you wanted to persevere with the Zippo, you just have to leave it standing for 20 mins after filling – this stops the burny leg rash, unless you’ve massively overfilled it of course! You can also buy little cannisters to refill your zippo on the fly but it all starts getting a bit silly. Melt some wax into a box of Swan Vestas – makes them waterproof, stops them rattling and they burn much better when you actually need them.Posted 4 years agobigphilblackpoolMember
Ive still got a rounded brain clipper with a worn yellow smiley face my bro gave me he found at a barn rave its also bin “pinned” so the flame is huuuuge and has some early 90s resin still stuck to the inside!!! Shes still going strong but.
I also have a 99p torjet windproof from a baccy shop which is ace!!! Lights first and every time and has a nice hot blue flame perfect for cigs and also good for lighting my busted superfire 2 blowlamp!!!Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
These look rather nifty, but those Torjets look ideal for keeping around for stuff like sealing over cut paracord.Posted 4 years ago
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