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Old 02-10-2003, 12:26 AM   #1
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Help me find the best cigar lighter for $100 or less.

Well, I am going to be buying myself a nice lighter, I can spend up to $100 US.

I like the idea of the Corona "Old Boy" as the design appeals to me, I enjoy the old style "lift arm" lighters. However, I do not really like the angled flame, I prefer a straight up flame.

I also like the Dupont X-Tend, however the temperature worries me a little and I have also read quite a bit that would suggest they are problematic.

My main problem is I only smoke outside as my wife doesn't share my appreciation for cigar smoke. I have a Zippo as well as a generic windproof type lighter, but find they can give me problems in slight winds as the flame seems to dull down too low.

Any suggestions are appreciated!
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Old 02-10-2003, 03:20 AM   #2
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I have to reply to this one.

One day when I grow up (I am only 44 now) I hope to post a thread JUST like this one.

I too have always wanted to pull a nice cutter out of my pocket. You know, one that costs more than a machine rolled cigar. The type of cutter that stores keep in a locked display alongside the $445 ashtray. After putting the cutter away I would like to take out the type of lighter you are inquiring about with this post. AND>>> I promised myself that on the day that I held onto the same lighter and cutter for a year, I would IMMEDIATELY look into such a purchase..........<SIGH>
as you might have guessed, though I have been smoking cigars all of my adult life, the combined value of my cutter and lighter is about 3 bucks...
.....well maybe next year!
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Old 02-10-2003, 03:57 AM   #3
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I've been really happy with both of my Solo lighters that I got from CK. I bought the single flame version after the double torch got to running through too much gas. Great lighters, great warranty and less than twenty bucks to boot.
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Old 02-10-2003, 04:35 AM   #4
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Unless you want a "name" brand or expensive exotic metals I have yet to find a lighter that beats the performance of the Solo lighters. Lifetime warrenty, less then $20, and they work and work well. I love my double flammer.

-Jin "Big Solo Fan" E
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Old 02-10-2003, 11:24 AM   #5
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of course one has to wonder what would happen if Jin E had both flames going and Stinky Pete lets one loose..........
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Old 02-10-2003, 03:35 PM   #6
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hello i'm new well i've gone through a few cigar lighters the one i'm happy with so far is my trusty zippo... i only had to buy new flints for the darn thing...

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Old 02-10-2003, 04:13 PM   #7
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Blazer lighter. Model PB-207
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Old 02-11-2003, 08:02 AM   #8
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Cigarfiz, look at the Corona Slim Boy...a flame that goes straight up and about $25 less than an Old Boy...
"Hey, I found a live one!" - Red Skelton as Freddy the Freeloader, picking up a discarded, but still smoldering cigar butt.
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Old 02-11-2003, 08:23 AM   #9
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Another vote for PB-207

I've got many lighters, some in the range you are talking about, and I use my Blazer PB-207 more or less exclusively.

IMHO Colibri's suck, I'd never buy another one, they break constantly and the service is not very good either.
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Old 02-11-2003, 10:37 AM   #10
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Torch: Blazer PB-207
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Lighter you can take on an airplane: Zippo
My current rotation: Bolivars (RC, PC, BBF, CE and Corona JR), Punch Punch, El Original Claro Corona and Lancero, Davidoff Grand Cru #1, VR Famoso, Upmann #2, and R&J Churchill.
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