Anybody Use Clipper Lighters?

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cengic

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Mar 17, 2024
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Hello everyone. First post here after being a lurker for a while... As the title says, does anyone use clippers? i really like the shape and design and it's functionality but I just can't seem to use them to light my pipe, mainly because the flame becomes too aggressive when i tilt the lighter to bring it close to my bowl. I bought a brand new one, thought maybe it was just that specific lighter, but nope. People mention this as a feature but i don't know, it's really hard to use. Anyone got some tips?
 

burleybreath

Lifer
Aug 29, 2019
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I've used them for years for lighting cigars when I can't use matches, like in my car. A Zippo flame is too much. I never had any difficulty with them, other than being temperature sensitive. Kept in a hot car in the summer, they become cute little flame throwers. I much prefer the Zippo for pipes, with its soft, broad flame. Maybe put them in the refrigerator? It's like a cold shower for the flame.
 

cengic

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Mar 17, 2024
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I've used them for years for lighting cigars when I can't use matches, like in my car. A Zippo flame is too much. I never had any difficulty with them, other than being temperature sensitive. Kept in a hot car in the summer, they become cute little flame throwers. I much prefer the Zippo for pipes, with its soft, broad flame. Maybe put them in the refrigerator? It's like a cold shower for the flame.
Never thought of that, I'll mess around with the temperature and see how that fares, thank you
 
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newbroom

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Jul 11, 2014
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I sprung for some a couple months ago. My bic supply had diminished and I decided to give a Clipper a try. I ordered 3 cards of 3. I probably will never order another lighter. I will say that the shape of a bic is just about perfect. Refilling is nice. They're light too. Not bad. i haven't tried or needed to change a flint yet.
 
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BronzeAgePiper

Starting to Get Obsessed
Sep 28, 2023
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They are fantastic. The only downside is that they last a few months, unless you want to repair them. I mean, if you get a lot of use out of it.
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Those with the chrome tips are for some reason absolute trash, I’ve bought a five pack of the new ones, they lasted maybe a month man. Terrible quality. I had an older one with black top, that’s lasted years but I lost it so I knew something was perhaps up with the new ones. Ordered an older pack off eBay (black tops) . Sure enough work like a charm.
 
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BingBong

Part of the Furniture Now
Apr 26, 2024
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Some 20 years ago, rubberized grips of various designs for Clippers were all the rage here in London. I had a green one with big black spikes that was... tactile. I was having a pint with a colleague from Dresden, who picked it up and said "Cherman people vould stick zis in zeir assholes!". I kind of stopped using it after that.
 
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Some 20 years ago, rubberized grips of various designs for Clippers were all the rage here in London. I had a green one with big black spikes that was... tactile. I was having a pint with a colleague from Dresden, who picked it up and said "Cherman people vould stick zis in zeir assholes!". I kind of stopped using it after that.
Rumor has it that I've heard of people in Soho who were just like that. The tactile rubbers were cult. Inserting objects into the anal area can lead to pleasurable sensations. But be careful! Inserting a clipper could lead to explosive, flammable gas in the abdomen. That makes quite a mess.
 
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