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In Case You Lose a $2000 Lighter

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  1. jvnshr

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    Thanks Javan, but I will wait for the $50 traceable 'replica' lighters

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    It would be just like the rest of my expensive lighters... setting on a shelf because after I put gas in it, it no longer works. You would think that after years of trying... even those that I have had people who sell them put the gas in it for me, they just don't work. I have just begun to think that I always get that one lighter in the bunch that doesn't work. Now, they can just set there and be eyecandy. Bics and Zippos never give me any problems.

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    I have just begun to think that I always get that one lighter in the bunch that doesn't work.

    Nope....

    I have yet to see an "expensive" lighter that matches the reliability and convenience of a Zippo or Bic.

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    It would be just like the rest of my expensive lighters... setting on a shelf because after I put gas in it, it no longer works. You would think that after years of trying... even those that I have had people who sell them put the gas in it for me, they just don't work. I have just begun to think that I always get that one lighter in the bunch that doesn't work. Now, they can just set there and be eyecandy. Bics and Zippos never give me any problems.

    Amen brother.

    I have yet to see an "expensive" lighter that matches the reliability and convenience of a Zippo or Bic.

    +100

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    I almost think it is a design flaw in higher priced pipe lighters. None of them have use a flint to generate the spark but instead rely on some type of electronic spark generating method that routinely fails about the first time you refill it.

    The puzzling question for me is I also have several cigar lighters that cost over $30 and they always work the way they are supposed to.

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    Not my experience at all, including a couple of vintage high end lighters. All my butanes work just fine, but only one does not use a flint, and it's a torch, so used only occasionally. Sure, BICs and Zippos are reliable and sensible; everyone can use them except those who have severe hand challenges.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    Sure, BICs and Zippos are reliable and sensible; everyone can use them except those who have severe hand challenges.

    How is a DuPont or a swing arm Old Boy easier to use than a Zippo?

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    It's not!

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    I only have 3 issues with a bic. They do run out of fluid and are disposable, the flame isn't directed at the tobacco and if you're a bit careless, you can get a minor burn. The most expensive lighter I've purchased is a Xikar and to date (just 3 months or so), it has performed admirably. Other cheap lighters, $9 to $24, have performed reasonably well for the price point.

    I am thinking I will buy a Pipemaster Old Boy soon. Forget the flint stuff, I like electronic. I just wish they would use replaceable batteries to generate the spark vs a piezoelectric crystal.

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    the flame isn't directed at the tobacco

    And, that is exactly why I prefer Bics to many of the "pipe" specific lighters. I don't ever want the flame going down into the bowl.

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    Cosmic, I like charring the rim real good, it gives my pipes a nice rustic look.

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    Cosmic, I like charring the rim real good, it gives my pipes a nice rustic look

    you weren't the previous owner of didi's old Dunhill are you?

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    They do run out of fluid and are disposable

    There are a number of refillable Bic type lighters out there.

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    Mark, quit screwing around with those crap lighters. Grab the Pipemaster and join us civilized pipe smokers.

    https://www.smokingpipes.com/accessories/lighters/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=54363

    Harris
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    One good thing about Harris is you are never uncertain about what he thinks!

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    The beauty is in the eye if the beholder. I don't know what kind of crap lighters you guys are buying and calling expensive but mine still work fine after twenty years.

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    A $2000 lighter is kind of like cocaine: it's God's way of telling you that you have too much money.

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    They do run out of fluid and are disposable

    Sounds like a Corona Old Boy if you drop them.

    You can get 30+ Bics for the cost of servicing a "high end" lighter.

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    The beauty is in the eye if the beholder. I don't know what kind of crap lighters you guys are buying and calling expensive but mine still work fine after twenty years.

    I'm referring to the cheaper more expensive lighters made by Vector and Xikar. Cost in the $30 - $60 dollar range as opposed to a Linse pipe lighter which retails around $2.95 each.

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    Harris, yes sir. LOL I will either pick one up at the Chicago Show or order one very soon. My objection is losing the lighter as I've done so often in the past. But I'll just keep it to use at home.

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    I have a Corona Old Boy, a Dunhill, a couple of Kiribis, and several others... But, I never said that they were crap. I said that I just could never make them work after filling them. And, I have taken them to The Briary and other jewelers that sell lighters, with no results, since I am in other jewelry stores several times a week. I have just resigned myself that I suck at lighters that cost over $100. Besides, it's fire... we've been doing this for at least 80,000 years. A Bic has never left me looking like an idiot trying to get it lit.

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    I mostly use bics and matches but hate how wasteful bics are. Looking into getting a suitable replacement. I have a collection of Zippos that were great for cigarettes but I find the pip insert lousy for flame control.

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    I don't know what kind of crap lighters you guys are buyi ng and calling expensive but mine still work fine after twenty years.

    An IM Corona Old Boy with the pipe shapes. Dropped once and no longer holds fuel. A Bic lasts me around two weeks, costs around a dollar, and doesn't leak after being dropped. At least the Old Boy comes in handy when showing scale in photographs.

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    After many expensive lighters, I have settled on this. They are rechargeable (use to last about 10-15 refills) and cost 1,5 euro. Very practical and dependable.

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    Thank you, cgrmaster, for confirming my status as a civilized pipesmoker!

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    Here it is a bit bigger, but the original image looks to be small.

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    ^^^
    Thank you! It is the first image I upload. Next time I¨ll post a bigger one. Uploading images is a bit tricky

    Posted 3 months ago #

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