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Lighters and Cutters
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Feynix
Posted 10/16/2010 4:21 AM (#113829)
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What do y'all use?

I currently have a crappy single torch but every time I'm at teh cigar shop I wish I had bought a nice triple torch...the one there is so much nicer to light with.

And my cutter? Some cheapo...I think it came free with a sampler from CI lol. Most of my cigars it barely cuts. Getting ready to upgrade that however.
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Shukpaw
Posted 10/16/2010 5:20 AM (#113833 - in reply to #113829)
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I use an Honest double torch lighter. If I punch, the lighter has a punch on it. If I cut I use a Colibri Grip Diesel Cutter.
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Feynix
Posted 10/16/2010 5:24 AM (#113834 - in reply to #113829)
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I saw a colibri diesel on CI and was thinking about picking it up. Might look around some more to see if I can find one with a lighter combo!
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Shukpaw
Posted 10/16/2010 5:44 AM (#113839 - in reply to #113829)
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Ken Kelley
Posted 10/16/2010 5:47 AM (#113840 - in reply to #113829)
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Get any lighter you want to look at and admire but get a Ronson JetLight to actually use. I love mine and still have two left in case the first one breaks, which it has shown no sign of doing for almost two years! I got two twin torch cheapo Nibos in samplers from Cigar.com a couple of years ago, One just recently folded so I started using the other one. Those lighters work great on the larger ring cigars. So make a choice...do you want a $60 Xikar to admire or a Ronson JetLite for $5 with $55 left to buy cigars?

I started out with a cigar store free cheap double bladed guillotine cutter. I used that until I got a couple of free ones in the same sampler the lighters came in from Cigar.com. I used those until this past Christmas when my wife gave me a Xikar MTX Multitool. Shortly thereafter I bought a Xikar Xi2 from lowpro. Both are excellent tools and will last for a good long time. Or, you can use the cheap free ones just as effectively and have money you can use to buy cigars. Your choice.
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Feynix
Posted 10/16/2010 6:23 AM (#113845 - in reply to #113829)
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However....if I purchase a backpack flamethrower and a katana, I'd have the lighting and cutting taken care of...the two items together would intimidate others into giving me free cigars. This seems to be a more cost effective approach :D
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Cigary
Posted 10/16/2010 7:42 AM (#113848 - in reply to #113829)
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The Auction sites usually have some really good deals. I have about 26 lighters ranging in price from the Ronson to the ST Dupont. My favorite lighter so far is the Xikar Exodus which has a lifetime guarantee and won it off CBID for $25...it's a soft flame that works like a torch..windproof. Cutters are something that we usually have our own opinion about....V cut, punch, guillotine and there are good ones and not so good. I'd say that if you buy one there are those with a lifetime guarantee as well and that is probably the way to go...buy it one time and not worry about buying another one again.
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dwig
Posted 10/16/2010 7:57 AM (#113851 - in reply to #113840)
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Alphairon - 10/16/2010 5:47 AM

Get any lighter you want to look at and admire but get a Ronson JetLight to actually use. I love mine and still have two left in case the first one breaks, which it has shown no sign of doing for almost two years! I got two twin torch cheapo Nibos in samplers from Cigar.com a couple of years ago, One just recently folded so I started using the other one. Those lighters work great on the larger ring cigars. So make a choice...do you want a $60 Xikar to admire or a Ronson JetLite for $5 with $55 left to buy cigars?

I started out with a cigar store free cheap double bladed guillotine cutter. I used that until I got a couple of free ones in the same sampler the lighters came in from Cigar.com. I used those until this past Christmas when my wife gave me a Xikar MTX Multitool. Shortly thereafter I bought a Xikar Xi2 from lowpro. Both are excellent tools and will last for a good long time. Or, you can use the cheap free ones just as effectively and have money you can use to buy cigars. Your choice.




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Voexum
Posted 10/16/2010 8:50 AM (#113860 - in reply to #113848)
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Cigary - 10/16/2010 8:42 AM

My favorite lighter so far is the Xikar Exodus which has a lifetime guarantee and won it off CBID for $25...it's a soft flame that works like a torch..windproof.



I had gotten the Xikar Exodus and absolutely love it, I paid 60 for it but it was because my other (cheapo) lighter had broken and I was leaving for vacation the next day! Needless to say I ran down to the local cigar store and bought that Exodus I've been eyeing for awhile! I'm quite happy with it as it works perfect and as Alphairon put it, it has a look and admire it quality.

As for a cutter what I currently have is a double guilitine vector cutter. (nothing special)
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gitfiddl
Posted 10/16/2010 9:42 AM (#113875 - in reply to #113829)
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I use a cutter to clip the head, and a lighter to torch the foot. I tried it the other way around and it didn't work so well...


Seriously, though, I use a cheap Ronson Jetlite I picked up at CVS or one of three CigarSavor lighters I got with samplers from Cigarfox.com most times. All are single torches that get the job done. As for cutters, I've got a nice Colibri Firebird cutter that was a gift from Junglepete and a handful of cheaper double guillotines. The latter aren't fancy, but again, they do just fine. I tend to lose things and live with two sons who are also smokers (I'm actually surprised I've managed to keep up with what I've got for as long as I have), so I don't want to commit a bunch of money for something I see as "utilitarian" in nature.
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Brlesq
Posted 10/16/2010 11:18 AM (#113898 - in reply to #113829)
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Tiger double torch lighter and Xikar Xi3 Titanium Spectra cutter
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mike6206
Posted 10/16/2010 12:42 PM (#113910 - in reply to #113829)
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I have 2 blazer venture two-torch lighters that I like using as well as a Jet-Line triple torch with the clear tank and one that looks like it was made by vector for another brand, but it's a triple torch with a cigar punch on the bottom. I have a Cigar Savor punch but I prefer one of the two Xicar X2 cutters. I tried the regular double guillotine with the finger holes, but the Xicar is more comfy to hold and use.
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DonM
Posted 10/16/2010 12:46 PM (#113912 - in reply to #113829)
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I have a few cutters, Xikar Redwood, MTX scissors, and a newly acquired Palio. I really like the Palio so far over the others....A RP triple flame at home and the ol trusty Ronsons, you cant beat them for the money
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dwig
Posted 10/16/2010 2:52 PM (#113938 - in reply to #113829)
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Lighters and Cutters and Beers, OH MY!
Lighters and Cutters and Beers, OH MY!

Kinda got a ring to it, and it can pretty well sum up the days discussion

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Posted 10/16/2010 3:06 PM (#113943 - in reply to #113938)
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Lighter - at home, I use a Harbor Freight torch. For $6, you can't beat it since it is more or less the same thing as the higher end models you see at cigar stores. When I'm traveling, I use Ronson Jetlites, although I have a newly acquired Tiger lighter (thanks Bruce!) that I plan on trying out soon.

Cutter - Palio and Xikar. Palio provides a much better cut, but the Xikar is more durable.
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kola
Posted 10/16/2010 3:08 PM (#113944 - in reply to #113829)
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With teenage boys traipsing through the house all the time, and my own inability to keep track of small objects, I spend as little as possible on implements.

The auction sites have become a great resource for $1 or less cutters. I don't mind replacing those!

I haven't bought lighters online yet. There are plenty of cheap or on sale for cheap (like < $10) lighters out there. I got my current no-name triple torch for just under $10 and it has worked just fine for about a year now.

Don't forget about a decent ashtray too. I got mine free with a sampler order on cbid. Sometimes you can snag one for cheap on the auctions too.
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Posted 10/17/2017 8:37 PM (#727629 - in reply to #113829)
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Brlesq
Posted 10/17/2017 8:40 PM (#727631 - in reply to #113829)
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Enough! Go to bed or get back on the herf!
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Posted 10/17/2017 8:49 PM (#727634 - in reply to #113829)
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Posted 10/17/2017 9:07 PM (#727639 - in reply to #113829)
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Xikar cutter, all the time. Never fails me.

On the go I use a Jetline Grenade triple flame lighter. At home I use a Vector Tripump Table top lighter.
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Posted 10/18/2017 7:09 AM (#727654 - in reply to #113829)
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Xikar and a blacks ops lighter been working great for, single torch
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Posted 10/18/2017 8:35 AM (#727655 - in reply to #113829)
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For me it depends on the cigar. I have the Colibri VCut and the Cuban Crafters perfect cut. For lighters, I have a single flame Xikar, 3 flame flat jet Vertigo, and a Lotus triple flame table lighter...
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Posted 10/18/2017 6:30 PM (#727688 - in reply to #113829)
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Posted 10/18/2017 9:02 PM (#727696 - in reply to #727631)
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Posted 10/19/2017 6:40 AM (#727703 - in reply to #113829)
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I agree with Ken on the reliability of the Ronson JetLite. It's a great lighter and I have several. I actually buy them for my wife...a cigarette smoker...blech...I do it to keep her from stealing mine...and since she always loses lighters... I definitely make sure she is not stealing mine...lol For my use, they are guaranteed to work in a pinch. But I like my multiple flame lighters more. I have not had the best luck with Xikar lighters...others have...Great looking lighter...but never lasted long for me and after a couple times getting it replaced...it just became a hassle...I have had GREAT Success with the Jet Line Lighters...I have a bunch of Quad Flames...Reliable, look good, relatively inexpensive, and they perform. I am not the biggest fan on the reliability of their Table Top lighters though...So I use my Alec Bradley Bunson Burner....lol...at least that is what I call it...

While I have not had success with their lighters. I have found the MOST success with Xikar cutters. I have an Xi4 (cheaper model than the 1 thru 3) That works Great. and I have a carbon fiber (real not simulated) super low profile guillotine (it isn't the X8 though). I have a a Cuban Crafters guilllotine that works well for me too. I have not been impressed with the Collibri cutters save one. I like their V-Cut and am looking to get one of those or the Xikar V-Cut...Another I wouldn't mind trying is the Lotus Jaws...
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