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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 5
Good and hot – Steel Butane Jet Torch Lighter Reviews

posted by perruptor on 05/15/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
Lightweight, easy to use, and seemingly well-built. Strong jet flame, but not a flamethrower.
Cons:
Slight learning curve. (See Other Thoughts, below.) May require frequent filing. (I don't use it enough to say.)
Other:
To get it to light every time, you have to depress the trigger partway for a second, then complete the press so the piezoelectric thing makes a spark. If you just mash the trigger down, there isn't any gas plume for the spark to ignite. Pressing the trigger partway releases gas, which the delayed spark sets on fire.
Bottomline:
I don't smoke, but I wanted a better-than-disposable lighter for things like melting cut rope ends. This works very well for that.

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