It crapped out after about another year, do you still have the warranty card for it, asking for a friend!Not sure. Ask the guy that stole it from me at the Richmond Show in 2019.
I saw this thread pop back up and hurried in here to report the same thing. My cap was not seating properly and upon inspection it was the pivot screw. Mine was popping out at an angle and was mm’s from coming off entirely. I had to angle it back up and in, which proved to take more pressure and fussing than I would have liked. I worry that the combination of the relatively thin metal and widening of the flat head will only allow It to survive one or two more of those.Since I last posted on this thread the pivot screw nearly popped out. It’s a known issue and it happened to mine too.
I was pretty diligent about checking and retightening this screw. But last month I got pretty busy at work, which is were I use this lighter exclusively. Being pressed on time I stopped paying attention until I noticed the cap wasn’t seating correctly and didn’t snuff the flame. The screw had worked its way out of the threads and was only being held in place by tension. I was able to hold the cap in place and get the screw back into the threads and all is well again.
If that screw had popped out it’s doubtful I’d be able to find it on my shop floor and replacing it would be a real pain.
Keep an eye on those pivot screws!