New "lighter"

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Bfinnigan
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New "lighter"

Post by Bfinnigan » Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:30 pm

I lost my "wind proof" lighter and needed to replace it ASAP. Over the years I have had several of them and was never impressed with the very small flame and the fact that they are really just breeze resistant. So I started doing some online research to find the best ones according to the reviews. The over all consensus was many are switching to the small refillable butane torches. I never realized how small they have become and read great reviews about the Blazer ES-1000.

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Large ignitor button so it can be used with gloves on or partially numb fingers.

30 minutes of fuel on high and 40 on med.

The flame adjustment has good selectivity and is easy to reach.

The nozzle is extended so you don't have your fingers right next to whatever fuel you're lighting. Or have the flame curl up onto your fingers.

Lock on feature and a flared base to stand it upright.

The child safety is easily snapped off (if you choose). I hate all those goofy safety catches.

It's made in Japan and has very tight machining tolerances.

It has a nice size chunk of piezo for a bigger spark.

So I don't consider it the be all, end all in lighters but it's a huge improvement over the regular cig lighters. They work fine for cigarettes but I don't want my life to depend on them.

Even a bad day on the mountain is better than a good day at the office.

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Re: New "lighter"

Post by zelph » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:06 pm

Nice find......I'm getting one for Christmas, I'll tell my wife she's getting it for me :mrgreen:

I put a little emphasis on the name of the torch so I can see it more easily :D

I like the adjustments that it can go through and the large trigger. Maybe I won't be able to wait for Christmas :shock:
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: New "lighter"

Post by Bfinnigan » Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:19 am

If you leave the safety catch on you probably would not be able to light it with gloves on. Most likely not with cold fingers either.You have to roll it forward to kick out the chunk that keeps it from being depressed.

Here's a better video about it.
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Re: New "lighter"

Post by zelph » Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:43 am

I think I would be inclined to leave the safety latch attached. It's there for our safety when in storage and for kids that are inquisitive. I informed my wife this morning after viewing the video to come and see what she can get me for Christmas :D She smiled............I think that was a "yes" :DBfire:
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Re: New "lighter"

Post by sudden » Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:59 am

Been looking for deals on these "lighters" and found this one today.

Looks similar in quality but on sale and lower in price by $10.
Couldn't find a video of it in action. Apparently this product was exclusive to Snap-On and is now available to the general public.

Opinions? Good deal or not?

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http://www.amazon.com/Portasol-01268004 ... 219&sr=1-6
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Re: New "lighter"

Post by Bfinnigan » Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:39 am

Looks like a good torch from reading the description. You don't see too many products made in Ireland. I didn't find any reviews of it but it may be a brand new product. For the price I would get it and see how it works. Post a review of it. It's bound to be better then a cig lighter.
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Re: New "lighter"

Post by zelph » Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:09 am

Might be a good torch.

The smaller wattage one looks more sleek, nose is without the large ring.

http://www.tooltopia.com/portasol-mt220 ... =nextag_r1
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: New "lighter"

Post by sudden » Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:09 pm

The smaller one maxes out at ~250 watts. The other can get to 850 watts. I'm trying to find a comparison of torches based on watts. So far no luck.
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Re: New "lighter"

Post by zelph » Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:36 pm

I need small for lightweight, one piece stoves :mrgreen:
http://www.woodgaz-stove.com/

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Re: New "lighter"

Post by realityguy » Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:42 pm

Hmm..How can a non-electric torch be based on "watts"?..wouldn't the be based on BTUs?That seems weird to me!Okay..I'm not a science major.. :roll:
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