lighters

  1. Maguffin

    Best Lighter For Occasional Use?

    I only smoke my pipe about twice a month. I've been using matches but they are tough when it's windy and sometimes it's hard to keep the bottom of the bowl lit. I've tried your basic Bic cigarette lighter but it's very awkward to hold and tip down into the bowl without burning my fingers. I've...
  2. SteveNH

    Soft flame lighter trouble.....

    Something is just not quite right. I can't seem to keep a soft flame lighter operational more than a few months. I mostly use the lighter on the right, a Xikar Resource butane lighter. The company is great. I couldn't get it to keep a flame, so I sent it out twice and received a refurbished one...
  3. Frotz

    An observation on Old Boy lighters

    I've had my Peterson Old Boy style lighter for a year or so now. Here's an observation. It seems that it's necessary to strike the wheel the instant the cap is flicked open. Otherwise a too-rich cloud of gas collects at the nozzle, which will not easily light. I've also noticed that gently...
  4. princealinacob

    The Case of the Unreliable Ronson

    The answer here may be obvious to you but it preoccupied me for a while so I thought I’d pass it on. I have a Ronson Wind II lighter that I recently started using again. It wouldn’t give me a reliable light so I tried several things. Refilled the fluid Repacked it with less cotton. This...
  5. erdocsg

    torch versus zippo

    after having a discussion on another thread, i think i already did my damage, but...this is how a newbie learns ( i guess). i have been using a butane lighter for my pipe, and yes, i already scorched part of my pipe (me culpa). It sounds like zippo's are the way to go, from what is talked about...
  6. BlowABowl

    Cagtegory: Novelty Lighters

    Just ordered this from eBay. Here's the description from the listing: "UP FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IS A NEW-OLD-STOCK, 2006 BUTANE NOVELTY CIGARETTE LIGHTER IN THE SHAPE OF A MONKEY/PIPE WRENCH. MEASURES 5" LONG AS IT IS PICTURED BUT THE HEAD WILL COME OUT FARTHER. ON THE HANDLE IS A 180 DEGREE...