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  • KenpoKnightKenpoKnight KansasPosts: 1,046 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I use a little Vertigo Cyclone.  3 Jets and works great.  I have a single torch from Menards for touch ups. 
  • RhamlinRhamlin WVPosts: 8,710 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Just because I like to piss people off I’m going to throw my 2 cents in and say screw xicar. They suck. Plain and simple. The only good thing about them is the warranty. I don’t need a lighter that has to be in the shop all the time. Best ones made are vertigo. And since they are so cheap to buy if something does happen it’s no sweat buy a new one. My old one made it 9 years before it finally bit the dust. 
  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 16,062 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have a xikar in the junk box, soon to go to recycling. Most reliable lighter I have is a double flame z plus butane insert for a zippo case. 
  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 9,433 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Rocky no. No! 

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  • ShawnOLShawnOL The People's Communist Republic of MassachusettsPosts: 6,221 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have a xikar in the junk box, soon to go to recycling. Most reliable lighter I have is a double flame z plus butane insert for a zippo case. 

    I wasn't aware they made such a thing.  I'll have to investigate.
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,881 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Bob_Luken said:

    Rocky no. No! 

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    So, whaddaya expect?  Ol’ Rocky’s a lawyer. Everyone knows ya can’t teach’em anything useful. 

    Besides, you’ve also gotta factor-in the negative influence of dear brother Nish. It must run in the family.... 🙄
  • JGruveyJGruvey IndianaPosts: 607 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I’ve got the Bugatti B - 2002 dual flame with punch going on 8 years and I love it.
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,881 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Rhamlin said:
    Just because I like to piss people off I’m going to throw my 2 cents in and say screw xicar. They suck. Plain and simple. The only good thing about them is the warranty. I don’t need a lighter that has to be in the shop all the time. Best ones made are vertigo. And since they are so cheap to buy if something does happen it’s no sweat buy a new one. My old one made it 9 years before it finally bit the dust. 
    I’m inclined to agree with you, Ricky. I have a couple Xikars and, as you say, they just keep traveling back and forth between me and Xikar Support. 

    I think I’ll look into the Vertigo. I’d maybe go for a Zippo insert but I don’t have the shell to put it in so maybe a Vertigo this time.....  🧐
  • Far_North_64Far_North_64 AlaskaPosts: 925 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I have the Vertigo and it didn't work out of the box. For $12 they' sent a new one. Not a great warranty, should have been free IMO. 
    Now this is not the end of the cigar. It is not even the beginning of the end of the cigar. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning of the cigar.

  • VegasFrankVegasFrank Real ManPosts: 14,165 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Just get another vertigo for 12 bucks ^.  Vertigo is a lotus product line.  Very good quality though a lot of plastic parts.  Firebird is the same for colibri. Great quality.  No, you won't be passing either vertigo or firebird down to your grandkids, but that's not the point. 

    This is my favorite lighter...don't know what brand it is.  I like it because it's big and weighty.  Hybrid between a tabletop and a pocket lighter that pocket guys think is too big and tabletop fans think is too small, but I really like it. It has the cigar rest (useful novelty) and has the large thumb wheel at the bottom.  Holds a half a can of fuel, and has a window the size of a small porthole. Downside is that it's quad jet, which is a stupid overkill, but the Jets are angled in toward each other, which makes it usable on 50 + RGs. 


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