Best pipe lighters

Discussion in 'Pipe Accessories' started by jhguthlac, May 18, 2013.

  1. SidStavros

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    The majority of piezoelectric lighters won't last long,you can read it in the topic about them.
     


  2. Russell Hartman

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    Sadly this is the way many piezo-electric butane lighters end up. This is a Xikar Resource--oh yes just send them back and get another. Just how many do you have to send back until you get one that lasts longer than a couple months. I cannot even begin to state just how dissatified I am with the Xikar Resource. JUNK--pure JUNK.

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  3. Russell Hartman

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    Do yourselves a favor--if you want a lighter that will stand the test of time--get a Zippo or an Imco--lighter fuel and flints--simple and reliable. The lighter I have pictured above will NOT be going back this time. Its my show piece to those who will ask--"What do you think of piezo-electric butane lighters?"---the answer is in my above post--JUNK:thdn::mad::mad::csmile:
     
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  4. vmfa314

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    I am actually so much better luck with the Xikar scribe I got its so freaking simple unlike their old boy copy which I have 2 of and 2 have to go back to them. I agree that piezo lighters while convenient will not last and become erratic after a short time then are only good for throwing at things you wish to chase away. I love my zippos more and more but for charring the scribe has been my go to lighter.
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  5. BradNTX

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    I've gotten less picky, and now just use anything that generates a flame. I'll use matches if there's no wind, a butane if there is wind, my Zippo when I'm in the mood, and a Bic while in the car. They're all good to me...
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  6. ryan65

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    my favorite lighter:

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  7. JKenP

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    As VMFA said, similar with a coleman logo are being closed out at fieldsupply.com. I picked up a spare. It has been a reliable lighter for me.

    Doesn't Calibri have a repair service? I thought they dd. I guess the more reliable lighters are flint but I always ran out of flint at the worst moments. Might make sense to pick up a couple of those cheap knockoff Old Boys though. I've got 4 Xikar laying around waiting to send into their repair. They are lifetime warranted but take a crap all the time. They don't repair; they just send you a new one. If I was smart, I would probably pick up one of those various old boy knock offs on ebay. I used one a friend had to light with and it seemed clumsy to use though.
     
  8. ChristTiger

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    Zippo pipe lighter
     
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  9. SidStavros

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    Bought a new lighter tis butane and heavy it has pipetools in it called a silvermatch im loving it.
     
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  11. SidStavros

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    No mate this one is kinda like the porsche ones with intergrated tools.
     
  13. liquidsky

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    hi, ihow long between refills does the jifeng holds?
     
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  14. umfunix

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    Zippo. Just hate it if I fire up a lighter and it takes more than one click to get the fire going. Zippo ignites first time every time!
     
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  15. muddler

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    Zippo for me every time. I spent a lot of money buying a Peterson lighter (old boy knock off). It's just incredibly temperamental. Can't be bothered - it's lying in a drawer. Zippos are great because they work.
     
  16. jdto

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    It depends on a few factors, such as how often I'm smoking, the wind and whether I'm smoking something that needs lots of re-lights. The best guess is about once a week to ten days. I know the only thing that's certain is that the Old Boy lasted a lot longer and gave a lot more consistent flame.

    In the winter, I usually use my Zippo.
     
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    I use a 1940s Nimrod. I bought it on ebay and it was in bad shape. I cleaned it up and refurbed it. It is a great lighter...it uses a lot of lighter fluid but it is really neat to use.
     
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  18. Mike Stanley

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    I had a Lotus L11 which worked well for over five years. Not bad for under $70.00. It was a gift. I bought a Vertigo which is made by Lotus, I believe and it worked well for over a year. Twenty dollars from a local B&M. Not bad cost/style/price ratio I guess. My Zippo pipe lighter works well of course. The propensity to be out of fuel when I need it and the inability to do a thorough false light relegates it to my car with a box of wooden matches. I try to fill it once a week and when I remember, it's good to go.

    I have owned three Old Boy lighters. The first two walked away but this current one stats at the side of my lazy boy. If you have a hundred bucks to spend on a lighter, I highly recommend these, as do many pipe smokers. All said, I prefer good old wooden matches.
    Mike S.
     
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    I use matches whenever possible (plain old wooden kitchen type). IMCO, Zippo, Bic otherwise (whatever's handy). I have looked longingly a Old Boys and the new Peterson copies, though....
     
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