Zippo Double Torch Insert. Yea or Nay?

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cosmicfolklore

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Oh hell no, I’d never use one on a pipe! I’m talking exclusively for cigars.
Duh, my bad!! I mean, yeh, go ahead if you like using them.

I do have one in my cigar stash that I use if my cigar starts to canoe up on me. But, just for lighting it up, I still prefer a soft flame. But, lotsa guys like them.

I have no experience with the zippo inserts. But, I do know that for my torch... I went through three that wouldn't hold fluid before I got one that worked really well for any length of time. Maybe someone else will have specifics on just the inserts. .
 

danimalia

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I just used one at the B&M the other day and thought it worked real well! My concern would be the size of the tank. Especially knowing myself and how I take a long time to rotate and toast the foot while lighting. It just seems like it would need to be refilled quite often. I would have worried about the lid getting in the way but that didn't seem to be an issue. I thought it was pretty cool overall and a no-brainer for the cigar smoking Zippo fan or collector. I have a lot of respect Zippo for manufacturing in the USA and offering lifetime guarantees. Pretty cool!
 

Country Bladesmith

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I have several Zippos that I use for both pipes and cigars. I’ve never felt the need to use a butane torch to light a cigar, so I’d say no... but if you like a torch for cigars, then go for it 👍
Yeah, I’ll go back to the normal insert if it doesn’t work for me. I’ve used both. I do like torches just for the accuracy of straightening a crooked burn, but the regular insert works too.
 
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BROBS

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So I got the Zippo insert. It works fine upright, but goes out sometimes if you hold it sideways. I might just need to bleed it, I don’t know. It does the job though.
I bet there is air in it.

btw that’s some random pic I found on the internet haha. I just remember those gas station torch lighters that would burn green, red, or blue 🤣
 
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lelik

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Eagle torch lighter (original) good for pipes. Specially if you smoke outside.
 

odobenus

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I use the single-flame torch insert as my back-up too. My only gripe is that, unlike a normal Zippo, it's somewhat clunky to open, hold and light with one hand. Either that or I'm weirdly uncoordinated.
 

Ctbill

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Use the Zippo as a Zippo.
Find a good torch lighter if you prefer.
A Zippo does not make a good torch lighter, and a torch lighter does not make a good Zippo.
I have tried. Not worth the trouble...but have fun with the journey!
...My $0.02
 

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