I have the same problem with my recent purchase of a Pipemaster. Multiple clicks to ignite, as well as the flame adjustment not staying true.I've had a lot of lighters. Just got a Pipemaster and you have to click it four or five times to get it to light. One Old Boy started leaking fuel, and the other I bought just to look at, and they're useless in the mildest of breezes. My top picks are Bic, Zippo, and Beattie.
The Pipemaster is the he only one I'd consider at this point. Always had my eye on one..I have the same problem with my recent purchase of a Pipemaster. Multiple clicks to ignite, as well as the flame adjustment not staying true.
My PipeMaster can get fussy like that after I fill it. I suspect I might be overfilling it. After a few multi click lights the flame seem to find a stable sweet spot. You can always test if the gas is blowing out or by the spark by lighting it with another lighterI have the same problem with my recent purchase of a Pipemaster. Multiple clicks to ignite, as well as the flame adjustment not staying true.
But to the OP, I have a Corona Old Boy and am quite happy with it. Feels well made and it's reliable. If you can spare the extra cash for one, do it.
Not sure about the Peterson old boy, but I did have a Kiribi for a few months before it started leaking fuel.
I have a Peterson I love. No complaints. Huge fuel tank. Fellow Canadian with 3 kids in hockey and one is a goalie. One is just aging out of Rep. hockey. Good luck!I wouldn’t say money is tight per se..but that darn mortgage..car payment…kid’s hockey…well life….
But everyone needs something to relax right…I work a stressful job in Corrections and I really like to relax with my pipe in the evening or on a day off in the morning…but frustrated with zippos always having to refill and figure if a Corona does the job well it will make the experience better…but wondering do they actually work well and are they worth it.,.? If I pay the cash and they are just an expense paperweight?
Try the Kiribi flints. They are softer. Since the Petersons are made in Japan like the Kiribis, it may help prolong the wheel life.My Peterson's strike wheel dulled afrer 3 years of use (Zippo and IM flints only) rendering the lighter barely usable.
I don't know if IM Corona's wheel is any better, but I'm sort of disappointed with my Peterson.
Yes, I've seen a posting somewhere on this board that Tsubota, the producer of Peterson's lighters, were recommending exactly Kiribi flints for their "Peterson old boys".Try the Kiribi flints. They are softer.