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Old 08-29-2021, 09:11 AM   #1
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Default Xikar lighters

Looking for a new lighter and cigar page has some good deals currently. Does anyone have experience with the following?
Xikar vitara
Xikar pulsar
Xikar ELX

These are the 3 I narrowed it down to for these reasons
Double or triple flame
Built in punch cutter

Other suggestions are always welcomed!
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I haven't spent more that 5 bucks on a lighter for over 10 years, and my frustration level in very low.
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Old 08-29-2021, 09:49 AM   #3
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I haven't spent more that 5 bucks on a lighter for over 10 years, and my frustration level in very low.
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Old 08-29-2021, 09:54 AM   #4
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Lighters are a personal choice, as are cigars. I hope that you find good information from the inmates here at CA.
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Basically, the more you spend on a lighter, the more disappointed you will end up. I'd buy a nice punch and stick with cheap lighters that you understand won't last long.

PS: The cheap "5 for" lighters on the page you are asking about are worthless. Most do work at all.
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I haven't spent more that 5 bucks on a lighter for over 10 years, and my frustration level in very low.
You spend 5 clams for a lighter? Dude, you are a high roller indeed. My last purchase was four for ten bucks on Amazon.

Unfortunately DealeXtreme doesn't seem to carry lighters anymore. Now that was the place to score 'em cheap!
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Unfortunately DealeXtreme doesn't seem to carry lighters anymore. Now that was the place to score 'em cheap!
Yeah, but they started taking your money and not shipping. Didn't happen to me, but to many of my friends.

Mind you, I still have 6 of those. Last for years even with daily use.
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Yeah, but they started taking your money and not shipping. Didn't happen to me, but to many of my friends.

Mind you, I still have 6 of those. Last for years even with daily use.
I hadn't heard that but not surprised. I still have a number of their triple flames laying around somewhere. Ran out of their single flames though.

As far as the original question, I consider lighters expendable and buy them cheap. The four I recently bought on Amazon work great and were like two and a half bucks each. Punches and cutters on the other hand I look for decent quality. Personally I prefer Xikar punches, and I use my old Palio for the rare times I need a cutter.
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You spend 5 clams for a lighter? Dude, you are a high roller indeed. My last purchase was four for ten bucks on Amazon.

Unfortunately DealeXtreme doesn't seem to carry lighters anymore. Now that was the place to score 'em cheap!
Bill, I have half a drawer full of the Eagle torches that are like 10 for $19. Even if they only work for a month or two, they were less than $2 apiece.

The first $5 was a necessity, I was heading out and forgot a lighter. Found the $5 torches at Ace Hardware, and they actually work a little better than the Eagles.
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One side note: if you haven't already done so, experiment with lighting cigars from stick matches (not match books). Very cool and teaches you about toasting the foot.

Don't buy into the "3 matches" chit. Just play around.
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Bill, I have half a drawer full of the Eagle torches that are like 10 for $19. Even if they only work for a month or two, they were less than $2 apiece.
Great balls of weasel snot, you really know how to set that bar high.

Or low.

I feel my frugality under threat.
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Great balls of weasel snot, you really know how to set that bar high.

Or low.

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Old 08-30-2021, 06:19 AM   #14
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Plus one for cheapo lighters. I have been using the Dollar General torches recently and they are fantastic. Spend the $$ on cutters/punches.
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Plus one for cheapo lighters. I have been using the Dollar General torches recently and they are fantastic. Spend the $$ on cutters/punches.
Plus You Don't Worry About Scratching Up The Cheap Lighters!
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I use my self igniting, adjustable flame torch form the garage refill bottles last for months.
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My favorite lighter right now is the Palio Vesuvio. We have sold about 150 of them at the cigar shop I work at and have only had to replace one because of a leaky valve. Nice light for $9 and has a huge reservoir.

If you prefer single torches (the Vesuvio is a triple) Palio just released the Siena which is essentially the same lighter but just a single slightly more powerful torch.
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My favorite lighter right now is the Palio Vesuvio. We have sold about 150 of them at the cigar shop I work at and have only had to replace one because of a leaky valve. Nice light for $9 and has a huge reservoir.

If you prefer single torches (the Vesuvio is a triple) Palio just released the Siena which is essentially the same lighter but just a single slightly more powerful torch.
Nice! At $9, I would take a chance on these.
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Nice! At $9, I would take a chance on these.
I Just Bought The Palio Vesuvio & Love It!
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