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Old 11-11-2022, 01:18 PM   #1
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Zippo Soft Yellow Flame Butane Gas Insert

Zippo recently put out a new soft flame butane gas insert that fits right into your standard zippo lighter. It is a soft flame so it works great as a pipe lighter.

It uses a traditional flint wheel and flint to ignite the gas. It has a small button that pushes down to release the gas. Once released, it stops the gas flow. Thereís no leakage so the gas lasts longer between refills.

Itís not pretty like an Old Boy or a Kiribi but it is built rugged with an all metal housing. It feels solid.

It should be noted, it is manufactured in CHINA and has a 2 year warranty.

The flint wheel is smaller then the normal fluid model. It does strike well and lights the flame well.

The gas flow button is small compared to popular 3rd party models but I had bo problems lighting and keeping the flame lit while lighting my pipe.

The left side is the flint spring screw mechanism. Unscrew and remove to replace with new flints.

The right side is where you refill the butane gas. There is no flame adjustment, but the flame is calibrated so it is a large flame that lights pipes well.

There have been some criticism about the gas button being too small but I had no problems keeping the flame lit.

Nice snug fit into a standard size Zippo lighter housing. I love that thereís no gas leaking so the gas lasts longer between refills.

Good size flame for pipe lighting. Holding the lighter for pipe lighting does take some practice if you are use to using side flame pipe lighters, but you will get use to it quickly.

Price is around $20 plus $3 shipping. Amazon prime is free shipping. It is a high price considering you can get a new standard Zippo fluid lighter for around the same price. But the build quality and soft flame make it great for pipe smokers without breaking the bank.

Itís not wind proof as regular Zippos but itís ok, about as good as any butane gas lighters when it comes to a light breeze.

It is built well and works great. Highly recommend it as a pipe lighter. If you like the look and feel of your trusty Zippo, add this insert. You also wonít get that lighter fluid taste using this butane lighter.
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