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Anyone know of a really reliable Cigarette lighter?

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posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 06:39 PM
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a reply to: Sremmos80

That's the Dave Canterbury ethos there. Bic all the way he says.

Peace,

M.




posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 06:44 PM
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a reply to: murlock

I have to agree with a lot of other posters. A nice Zippo can really last (provided proper care). I never cared for butane lighters mainly because of the fuel. Bic disposables never fail. They are a cheap and easy alternative. The little no name/generic disposables can be thrown into a blackhole for all I care.

Be classy and go with a silver Zippo, engraved with a personal motto or favortie quote and treat it well.



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 06:51 PM
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Bics, for the money, really do last a long time.

A Zippo will last forever if you take care of them...But personally, I don't like the way they smell.



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 06:51 PM
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a reply to: murlock

yeah it makes for a good little packer.

I dont know, you could go all out and just get one of the expensive clippers. Those are high quality lighters, but too damn pricey for me.

Zippos are cool, but yeah they evaporate and are very stinky.

I say a bic lighter is the best. Those things light after 20-30 years of sitting in filth.Cheap and very reliable.

www.everyonedoesit.com...



12 bucks
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posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 06:55 PM
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I had a couple Zippos when I was younger. I liked them except for those occasions when I would get the fluid burn on my leg. I guess I had a habit of over filling them. I always smelled lighter fluid too.

That, and the fact I am TERRIBLE at losing lighters.....and people KEEPING lighters. "Hey, can I borrow your lighter on break?" By the time I remember to ask for it back he has loaned or lost it too! lol

So I am in the 10 pack of bic lighters myself now. Only drawback I find is cold weather, but for that shake it in your warm hand for a second and it works 99 out of 100 times for me.

My 2 cents.


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posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 06:57 PM
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Zippo lifetime guarantee is a good point but as others have said they do smell and they don't do anything for the flavour of my favourite smoke for the first few pulls. Bic's are cheap and ultra reliable but alas are disposable and pretty average..

I'd like something that is both pleasing to the eye and a good runner too

Thanks to everyone on the thread so far though it's making for a good read


Peace,

M.



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 07:01 PM
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I use a Bic for almost all of my cigarette lighting.
I carry a permanent match for cold weather lighting when I am hunting.... And as a backup if the Bic runs out of gas. I have had Zippos leak fluid in a pants pocket and that gave me a burning sensation. The permanent match has never leaked and doesn't dry out like a Zippo.



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 07:18 PM
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a reply to: murlock


I've had zippo's, blowtorch style and disposables of all types. All of which have become unusable over the passage of time.

I find that the standard Bic lighter works reliably until the fuel runs out.

I just bought a pack of 4 disposable non-Bic lighters and 1 flat out didn't work, and another stopped with half its fuel unused.

That about sums up my experience with disposable Bic and non-Bic lighters. Ymmv.

As for a good zippo I am not sure. I'm interested in one though!



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 07:21 PM
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As far as conventional lighters go, Zippo (and not some cheap knockoff).
The one I have has lasted 14 years, and is still going strong. As others have said, a little TLC makes all the difference in the world.

If we're talking about something less permanent, but still reliable, I always go for the good ol' Bic.



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 07:29 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy

I carry a permanent match for cold weather lighting when I am hunting.... I have had Zippos leak fluid in a pants pocket and that gave me a burning sensation. The permanent match has never leaked and doesn't dry out like a Zippo.


I think Sire you may have hit the nail squarely on the head there


Thank you for that. I just found them on Amazon UK for £3

sounds like a damn good idea to me
15,000 strikes and O-ring sealed



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 07:34 PM
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a reply to: tadaman

A friend of mine had one of the original aluminium clippers from years ago before they became plastic he'd had it for years and I have no idea how he'd manage to keep a hold of it for so long without it being lifted by some unscrupulous bugger. It was battered and bruised but still fired up first time (proper striker).

Those limited edition ones do look really sweet but I'd love to know how long those strikers would last.

Peace,

M.



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 07:39 PM
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a reply to: murlock

A blow torch



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 07:40 PM
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a reply to: Tangerine

Well it would work lol but not exactly what I'd call pocket sized.



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 07:41 PM
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IM Corona makes very good lighters that aren't priced bad for what you get. I have an old boy and don't use it that much but it seems like it will last forever. You should use good gas/flints and do a little cleaning here and there but it's solid and feels great if that sort of thing is important to you.



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 07:48 PM
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a reply to: beezwaxes

Holy crap dude!! I just looked them up and they are £66+£14 Delivery... For that money I'd want it to roll them too!!! LOL

Nice though


Peace,

M.



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 08:02 PM
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a reply to: beezwaxes

I had never heard of IM Corona before. Those are really slick lights. A little on the pricey end for my liking, but definite quality there.



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 08:39 PM
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a reply to: murlock

This lighter is the best disposable ive ever come across.

It wont last you 10 years because its not refillable. If it was it would last forever.


Its a brilliant lighter never fails and lights first time.


Its a Djeep lighter.

They always work right to the very end and even when theres no fuel left in it you will still get a couple of days out of it just on pure fumes.

The flame is adjustable which is a must and are worth every cent.

As you can tell i cant speak highly enough about them, their the best you can get
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posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 08:51 PM
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I love my Zippo, will NEVER use another lighter



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 09:06 PM
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Look up the nimrod others may call it the sports man. Well built pretty good wind resistance.



posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 09:18 PM
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I use a bic for everyday use. They last until the fluid runs out. They can get wet and once dry will work again. Which will not happen for a Zippo until cleaned and more fluid added.

For nights that I'm going out, I have my Zippo. But I use it more as a fashion accessory than a day to day.

A friend of mine has a Zippo that was very important to him. It broke at the hinge. He sent it in, and not only was it fixed, he received a key chain which had a penny in it and the legend (paraphrase) "Yet another penny not spent in repairing a Zippo."




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