If you find a Zippo cover you like more than this type (silver), it’s easy to look for something more appealing. Recommended for both casual and pipe smoking enthusiasts. The lighter can be used in a horizontal or vertical position Once lit, the flame envelops a wide portion of the lighter itself, where only one inhale is necessary for tobacco to remain burning The lighter is wind resistant and stays ignited, even when blown with moderate gusts.
The lid must be closed in order for the lighter’s flame to extinguish Flint wears down quickly when used heavily The rayon must constantly be fed lighter fluid in order for the Zippo to produce a flame Difficult to adjust the flame. Brog Tobacco Pipe Lighter – Best Soft Flame Pipe Lighter. Brog Tobacco Pipe LIghter was made for those who don’t like to carry around all the tools required to upkeep and clean their pipes or don’t have access to them when needed. There are three separate utensils: a reamer, tamper and pick. All three of them fold out when pulled and cannot be unfolded separately from the body of the lighter. As for the design, it’s straightforward, having a body built from stainless steel parts that are sold in a neat little box. This is to make it easier for you to press down on the switch without moving it in awkward angles when you’re about to smoke. So strong, you should be advised about its default adjustment being on the highest setting. When you fill it with butane for the very first time, adjust unless you want to be surprised with a large blowtorch-like ignition.
As for drawbacks, multiple clicks to ignite might occur, even when the lighted is completely filled with butane. And, like many butanes, adjusting the flame’s output means purchasing a separate driver. Crosspoint screwdrivers work best, so if you don’t have one laying around in your garage or toolbox, try to acquire at the same time the lighter is bought. And you might find that the tools are a little too small for certain types of pipes. For instance, when attempting to use the tamper or scraper, the bottom of the lighter might hit the pipe’s edges , making it harder to clean around its base. Brog lighter scores high for its fuel longevity, and refills won’t happen as often as its competitors. Has additional tools for preparing and cleaning pipes that fold out When activated, produces a very strong flame that resembles a blow torch (on the highest setting) Can last for up to a week before a butane refill is needed. Does not always light up due to poor adjustment design, even when filled with butane Flame adjustment requires that a cross-point driver be used to move and is made from cheap plastic No instruction manual sold with the product The tamper and stylet tools are too short be used effectively with some pipes. Vector Elio Angled Flamу – Best Butane Pipe Lighter. The vector Elio lighter also comes with a nozzle that’s sideways. There are three types in total, one with a grip, polished chrome, and satin chrome. The gripped version is probably the better of the two since its easier to keep steady in your hands when the flame is up. Like the others (except for the Zippo), there is a tamper inside the lighter that extends out when pulled. It’s the only one available though, so look for more tools if this single utensil alone won’t suffice. This is especially useful if you like to smoke with small pipes, a good way to have control over small segments of the bowl without all the tobacco going up in flames with one inhalation. Furthermore, don’t let the flame sit for a long period. Anything over 30 seconds might cause the handle to become too hot and/or slowly cause damage to the adjustment screw. And get ready to click more than once for activation, especially after you’ve used it for a while. Although it’s not something that could happen with every user, multiple presses with a filled lighter is very annoying, especially when you’re smoking time is limited. Anyhow, the Vector Elio remains a great buy for casual and heavy smokers that like their pipes small. Has a leather-like grip around the handle that gives the user a better grip during operation Has a built-in tamper for packing and/or cleaning The flame adjustment wheel quickly opens for fast refills Give precise burns that char the tobacco fast with less smoke. Must be clicked several times for it to work on most occasions May malfunction when the flame is lit for more than 30 seconds. The Tobacco Pipe Flint Stone might sound like a pun but it’s certainly not from the era in which the cartoon is fictionally depicted. The outer design has a great pattern that looks durable and easy to grip. As this is a butane lighter, you’ll have to look for fuel that isn’t liquid.
When lit, the flame comes are strong, quickly igniting anything in its path. There are a small reamer and tamper featured with this as well. The tamper is used to pack the pipe prior to smoking. And adjustments won’t deviate from their original setting, a problem that’s likely to happen with cheaper butane lighters. You can set it and get the same flame height without moving the screw again until refilled. Find yourself a good screw for this, one that’s easy to use on small plastic pieces. If you unscrew too hard, the cog might break free and require a replacement from the manufacturer. And since the lighter is quite small, refueling is likely to happen, particularly with heavy smokers. But these small hiccups don’t make the Flint Stone any less of a contender among the other lighters reviewed. It’s made to withstand years of use without losing its ability to produce a strong flame for your pipe.
And if it does, just clean it up and it’ll be as good as new. The pipe’s tools are well made and will touch hard-to-reach areas of the bowl during cleaning and preparation Adjustments do not change when placed at the desired position; flame strength is not altered (so long as butane is added when needed) Flame adjustment cannot be done by hand During adjustment, the cog may come loose and is difficult or impossible to place back Fuel capacity is small, making repeat refills likely to occur, even with moderate to occasional use. Zahara – Best Plasma Electric Lighter (N/A) The Zahara Plasma Cigar Lighter has several unique features that you’ve probably never seen before. It’s sort of the “e-cigarette” of its class, being entirely dependent on electricity to produce fire. That means you won’t have to spend any money on butane with this product since it doesn’t operate with gas and liquid-based fuels.