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    Default Most reliable butane lighter

    I seem to have the worst luck with those high pressure butane lighters. I don't think it should cost an arm and a leg to get a decent lighter, but at the same time I've spent a small fortune on cigars, I could probably justify $50 or so on a nice lighter.

    What is the most reliable (in your experience, reliability is lighting up every single time you click it) butane lighter that you've used? I prefer one flame, large fuel reservoir, and a good amount of space between the lid and the flame. I hate knocking ash all over the place when trying to touch up the burn on larger gauge cigars.

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    Vector Butane and Xikar Butane have been top of the line for me...
    "I smoke in moderation...only one cigar at a time." -Mark Twain

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    I haven't had a good one yet but I can tell you colibri is not the way to go.
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    Not butane and does not fit in the pocket, but it should work every time.




    The torch lighter I have I found on the ground outside my work a few years before I started with cigars. It sometimes has problems lighting but it was free and it has a flash light on it.

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    Oops, I guess I misread the thread, my apologies.

    I would say that IM Corona, Xikar, and ST. Dupont make the most reliable lighters. Since you said $50 bucks, I would say that the EX line from Xikar would be right up your alley, and with the unconditional lifetime warranty... well you're covered!
    "I smoke in moderation...only one cigar at a time." -Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by cashedash View Post
    Not butane and does not fit in the pocket, but it should work every time.



    The torch lighter I have I found on the ground outside my work a few years before I started with cigars. It sometimes has problems lighting but it was free and it has a flash light on it.

    Pics of it on my album:

    http://www.botl.org/community/forums...pictureid=2500



    Good luck
    To be honest I have seriously considered a propane torch with one of those self light click buttons.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrann View Post
    Oops, I guess I misread the thread, my apologies.

    I would say that IM Corona, Xikar, and ST. Dupont make the most reliable lighters. Since you said $50 bucks, I would say that the EX line from Xikar would be right up your alley, and with the unconditional lifetime warranty... well you're covered!
    Will look those up!
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    I got my Xikar for $30 and haven't had a problem with the lighter, however the other day I discovered the plastic case had split down the middle so Monday she's going back to the factory...
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    I have a Spunk brand lighter that I like. The cover retracts, so it is never in the way of lighting a cigar. The flame adjustment is a bit touchy, but once you get it set right, it won't fail to light.
    If it all were to end at midnight, I would hope for a fine cigar, a complimenting beverage and a songbird nearby; as the sun went down that evening.

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    OK - I'll toss it out there... Ronson Jetlite.... under 6 bux at walgreens and I have 2 that have never, not ever, given me a problem.

    Lots of brothers will tell you that when you're dealing with lighters under 40 or 50 bux, that the most important thing is a great quality fuel... top notch fuel will go a long ways to guarantee good service out of your lighters.

    However, if that's too "cheap" for you then the Xikar line mentioned earlier would be a good one to look into and still be entry level IMO.

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    I'll second the Ronson Jetlite. You can't beat the price and it's very reliable. I also have a Blazer PB207 that has lit every time I have tried. The colibri that I have is junk.

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    +3 on the Ronson. I bought my first one a year ago and it hasn't failed me,,,not once and this coming from a lighter I have run thru the washing machine twice, dropped from 20 feet at least 3 times and always refill without purging. This sucker is amazing in that I went out and bought a dozen more at $3 a piece. My ligher buying days are over and I have some very expensive lighters that I have bought over the years for $100's.
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    +4 on the Ronson. Best cheap torch on the market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mav_sd View Post
    OK - I'll toss it out there... Ronson Jetlite.... under 6 bux at walgreens and I have 2 that have never, not ever, given me a problem.

    Lots of brothers will tell you that when you're dealing with lighters under 40 or 50 bux, that the most important thing is a great quality fuel... top notch fuel will go a long ways to guarantee good service out of your lighters.

    However, if that's too "cheap" for you then the Xikar line mentioned earlier would be a good one to look into and still be entry level IMO.

    Show us what you settle on!!
    +1 for quality Butane. I have a Xikar executive (they go for about $20, nice big button on the side) that stopped working because I was using cheap butane from walgreens. Now Ive got a Xikar EXII Carbon that my GF gifted me and I reaaally like the soft flame. Very nice quality lighter that will only see quality butane.

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    I recently got a "Madelaine" push-button torch. They are under $20, not sure how many shops have them or if they're online. It's working great so far. It's like a cheap version of the S.T. Dupont one, which I'd love to get someday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lafayettelauren View Post
    I haven't had a good one yet but I can tell you colibri is not the way to go.
    Never had a prob with Colibir. Always great for me.


    TIP: never shake the can before you add fuel to lighter, it adds air bubbles.

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