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post #16 of 21

My zippo died on me while i was trying to change the flint..

 

Apparently all zippos are covered under a lifetime warranty but i haven't got round to sending them in... i do want a matte black one though.

 

My 90cent BIC lighter has been the most reliable so far :D

post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by Elon3 View Post

My zippo died on me while i was trying to change the flint..

 

Apparently all zippos are covered under a lifetime warranty but i haven't got round to sending them in... i do want a matte black one though.

 

My 90cent BIC lighter has been the most reliable so far :D


This is true... They take pride in the fact that they have never charged anyone for the repair of their products. Zippos are a really good value considering how well they work.

 

An interesting alternative is the IMCO lighter. These are made in Austria from folded sheetmetal, and flip open and light in one stroke. They also feature an adjustable wind screen that will alter the flame height. Exchanging the flints is much easier than with a Zippo, and the cap seals a little better, meaning that the fuel dries up less quickly. They do have sharper edges than the Zippo, though, and I would say that the Zippo lighter feels more solid. But they're definitely worth a look considering the interesting mechanism of operation, and the fact that they cost less than a Zippo.

post #18 of 21

IMCO are great lighters for the price but my Heart lies in the IM Corona brandbiggrin.gif

post #19 of 21
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IMCO are great lighters for the price but my Heart lies in the IM Corona brandbiggrin.gif

We think alike wink.gif. I think the I.M. Coronas are among the best values in lighters out there, considering the quality of the product.

post #20 of 21

Indeed, I've blown a seal before and Corona repaired the lighter for free plus I told them I lost my fuel cover on another model and they gave me a replacement for it as well. Great company, killer productwink.gif

post #21 of 21
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I use it for tick removal and burning things. I don't smoke.
I would kill for a zippo though. Might invest in one... I just wanted a butane lighter.
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