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  • Works fine but small gas tank

    posted by Ghlargh on 11/21/2008
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    A very solid and well worked design.

    Nice redish jet flame made by heating small pieces of metal in the jet stream.

    Cons:

    The gas tank is extremely small, something like 1cc, it only lasts for 75 seconds. (the reason for the low usefulness rating)

    instead of using the trigger, this lighter uses the hammer to light itself. Using the trigger would be more "realistic".

    OtherThoughts:

    This is quite beautifully designed, but it doesn't seem like the designers thought too much about the fact that a lighter is supposed to be used to light stuff, meaning that they should have designed it at a slightly larger scale so that the gas tank could last more than 75 seconds...

    Bottomline:

    If you want a cute but quite useless novelty lighter, this is really nice and well built.

    If you need something to light your pipe or whatever you smoke, this holds way too little gas.

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