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peteguy

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Jan 19, 2012
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Pardon my ignorance with the correct terms if I mess them up.
I call the zippo/bic style lighters the thumb manglers. The ones where you rotate the little wheel with the gouges that hurts my thumb ( yes I am a wuss).
Is there a "push down a nice comfortable button" type of lighter out there that is worth a damn or cheap enough that I can buy 10 and have spares if they break?

 

hierophant

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Jul 27, 2014
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I'd think most of the so-called "electronic lighters" would fit the bill...you can google it. Many of those tend to be 'torch' lighters though which you don't want, so just beware of that.

 

daimyo

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May 15, 2014
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IM Corona Pipemaster looks to be a good lighter and the reviews are excellent. I think it would qualify for the "worth a damn" department but not the latter.

 

voorhees

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May 30, 2012
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http://www.pipesandcigars.com/lighters/76532/vertigo-puffer-lighter/#p-136012
I have one and a back up. So far so good.

 

peteguy

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Thanks for the ideas. I didn't know about the Pipemaster. Does anyone have any input on reliability? Are they as well thought of as the Old Boy? If not maybe that vertigo x4 or 5 is the answer to my prayers.

 

terrygoldman123

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Jun 2, 2013
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I'm with Voorhees. I have a "puffer vertigo lighter" with the tools build in the side. Really like it. Uses a bit more fuel than I expected but that is a small caveat. Around $15.

 

mikestanley

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May 10, 2009
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The Piezo Electric ignition type you're speaking of are, in general, less reliable than a flint based lighters IMHO. I have had decent results with a Lotus L11 lighter which is easy to light, has a nice soft flame and lasted me over 6 yrs. I see them on eBay for $40.00 shipped. I think that is an acceptable price-value in a pipe lighter.
Mike S.

 

mrenglish

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Dec 25, 2010
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Columbus, Ohio
I would recommend the Pipe Master. My first lasted a good 15 years and needs sent in. I picked up a second one and its been working just fine for about a year I guess. Large fuel tank and built in tamp. The regular Old Boy uses a flint wheel so you might have an issue with that. If you wanted to spend the money, I would definitely recommend the Pipe Master.
Vertigo lighters are also good. I've had for five or so years. Built in tamp and works like a charm. I just prefer the Pipe Master due to its capacity.

 

ithelouniverse

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Dec 30, 2013
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West Texas
I've tried several different lighters, I really love my xicar, but as you said it has the thumb mangler.

No matter how much I like certain lighters, I always go back to matches!
If you do find a cool, easy to use lighter with a push button, please do share it!