Recommend decent but not expensive butane "jet" lighter/torch!

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Recommend decent but not expensive butane "jet" lighter/torch!

I used this Jet 1300 C lighter from DX and it was good for many things but it is not the best quality.
It has a filter inside of the jet that now and then needs cleaning and disassembling this thing is annoying
also after some use, after 2-3-5 minutes when it gets hot it doesn't want to light up, other quirks: have to
"click" couple of times, doesn't want to fire from the first, "Hold" button doesn't hold after some use...
Overall it's nice concept and it works nice when new but after some wear and tear it gets worse and worse
and since mine died today I have to buy new one Smile

Anyone have a recommendation? preferably from ebay!

Thanks

P.S. I was using this to reflow things and it works nicely if you are careful Smile

 

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http://m.harborfreight.com/micro-torch-60645.html

You can also find a 20‰ off coupon online. I buy these to melt cut webbing ends. If it stops working just take it back to harbor freight. I have one that I use daily that has lasted me a year.

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I had one of those 1300C Jet things and it failed pretty quickly..I bought this after and have had it for years..highly recommended http://dx.com/p/jet-2000-c-butane-torch-dual-flame-1319#.UwJL4PldUdo

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Would a pipe lighter be a better option, they’re designed to work on their side.Pipe lighter or a creme brulee torch.
I have two the same as yours, one used mostly for melting the ends of paracord and the other in my EDC pouch.
Dremel in the U.K. sell the Versa tip heat tool but it’s not exactly budget and I can’t see one listed on Amazon.com.

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I have the same lighter and it works perfectly here. I like the option to lock it, in on or off state. Never needed cleaning…

I also have some different models all from DX.
http://dx.com/p/12142
http://dx.com/p/143285
http://dx.com/p/1320
All are working good, the big black one is the one I reflow with it also can be locked in on mode.
The one you have is in my maxpedition edc bag.
The other one is the one I light up firecrackers with, this kills the butane torches normally very fast but until now it still works good.

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If you want durability:

http://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10000695/1062500-large-butane-iron-melting-handheld-torch

 

 

For reference:

I have used ONE PIECE of these for over 7 years. Wait, is it 8 already?

All cigars.

All candles.

...and on top of all them, firing up a fireplace 1-2 times a day, all winter. Sometimes it needs a real long "blow".

I´m lazy to put some good fire starters since this is pretty good at it! 8)

 

I have run through a full refill gas tank with this, going on second one now.

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For some class, this is my second most used lighter. Some cigars:
https://www.xikar.com/products/lighters/enigma/

Pair 50EUR.

Replaced already once for warranty.
Nice but not maybe your choice in terms of budget and durability.

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I have one of these:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Master-Class-Blowtorch-Professional-Cooks/dp/B00...

Costs more but much bigger capacity and flame. Nice controls but a little fiddly to set up because of the safety features.

Honest 503 pen from FastTech:
http://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10001862/1134600-honest-503-pen-style...

I’ve had a couple of these (gifted one), they don’t get quite as hot, less capacity but controllable. I often use this as it’s easier to use than the larger torch above.

Lastly, my oldest is just like this Micro Torch, though I am not sure it’s the same brand, it has the metallic attachment and internal lighter. I used to use it for heat shrink before I got the rework station. It doesn’t produce a flame though.

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I bought a bunch of these about a year ago and gave them out as gifts.

http://dx.com/p/jet-1300-c-butane-lighter-with-clear-tank-1455#.UwKUmmJdWSo

So far so good, all are still working fine. I like these because you don’t have to fuss with the cap. The cap lifts up when you press the trigger and closes when you release. Easy one handed operation. I think the one my fellow MMA fan pounder recommended does the same thing also.

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if your lighters give one bad flame ,no prussure,ugle flame or they are dirty there is one good solution work like new again and it is very easy :bigsmile:

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I got one of these as a gift a few years ago. Maybe not quite what you’re looking for but it has worked real well for me. I like that it uses cheap lighters as the fuel source.
http://www.rei.com/product/806554/soto-pocket-torch

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penumbra wrote:
if your lighters give one bad flame ,no prussure,ugle flame or they are dirty there is one good solution work like new again and it is very easy :bigsmile:

???

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if your jet lightner not working properly you need the gas can where you fill them once they purge.

just a 3x hard by pressing where the flame comes out and he goes back as new.

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OK, some interesting recommendations here thanks all, I inspected them all and, of course, found some things I have not paid attention at first:

- dual or triple flames: although interesting they produce too much heat for my use (reflow, hot glue melting, plastic welding…) it’s hard to control them precisely because they have two (or 3) heating points and they burn fuel much faster,
- I kind of got used to see how much fuel there’s left so transparent reservoir would be nice feature,
- also noticed that there are names or brands among lighters like HONEST that with many different models which leads me to think that they are developing them and producing, not just copyng popular designs
- I also see a pattern in basic shape of good jet burners which would be something like this:

 

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When I was a smoker, I bought some of those jet butane lighter from DX.
http://dx.com/p/jet-1300-c-butane-lighter-1320 I have 3 of that model, 1 got a problem, I can’t have a good pressure (si the flame is not a jet).

http://dx.com/p/honest-1300-c-butane-jet-lighter-11868 this one is much much better, but lack the lock function is you need that. As a cigare or windproof lighter, it works perfectly. The head is metal unlike the first one. Not that on the first one it will melt (but maybe idk). Honest product are quite good quality, for budget price.

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I’ve got one of the lighters in your first link, I carry it in my EDC pouch I’ve not used it much but it’s held a full tank of gas for 18 months or so.
I’ve had a lot more expensive lighters than that and they wouldn’t hold gas for one month never mind 18.

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I’ve had several of these Jet 1300 from the first post, but they always get stolen by my friends!!!!
In half times the flame locking mechanism wont work. If the flame is stangely shaped, just blow air in with your mouth, it’s probably something in there.

Finaly, proud owner of a Powerex Maha mh c-9000 for my Eneloops:)

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OK, so I saw this nice chunky lighter over at DX, big & nice reservoir and shiny flame barrel

but it’s 23.33 bucks Flat Stare well, that part of the story didn’t stick with me very well.

I decided to get this one from FT next time I place an order: HONEST Zinc Alloy Butane Jet Torch Lighter $16.12

on a first seeing it looks like a solid, trustworthy lighter!?

 

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That $23.33 lighter, the four small pictures in the bottom left corner, one of them says baking ceramic TEETH. :Sp

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“baking porcelain teeth” brings up lots of results for jet torches! Maybe it’s a cheap way of sanitising?

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hallo.this thread is dead,but can anyone help me to choose any good firestarter? as edc.into the forest….hanks

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I carry one of them torches that was mentioned here. Or u can use the tradional flint

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I know it is not firestarter but just to give an info what I bought:
THis:

and I am not that impressed, I have to disassemble it occasionally for cleaning, otherwise doesn’t work…

 

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Anyone use isobutane propane mix? Most mixes are usually around 80/20. Filling adapter
One reason to use an iso/pro mix is that butane doesn’t work below freezing. Its boiling point is 0°C; 32°F.

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pounder wrote:
I had one of those 1300C Jet things and it failed pretty quickly..I bought this after and have had it for years..highly recommended http://dx.com/p/jet-2000-c-butane-torch-dual-flame-1319#.UwJL4PldUdo

+1

This is the only lighter I’ve ever seen stand up to more than a year of normal use other than an old-school Zippo.

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I bought two of these: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Fashionable-Creative-Jet-Flame-Cigar-Ligh... $2.29
They work decently, apart from the nonfunctional lock. One didn’t ignite since the sparking wire (?) was a bit too short but that was easily fixed by taking the lighter apart and removing some of the plastic coating from the wire, resulting in a bigger spark.

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I make my own winter blends of 70% n-butane and 30% propane for my mini torch lighters which will work up to -25C. i-butane works up to -12C and is as expensive as n-butane lighter refill canisters.

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I’m a cigar smoker and I go through lighters like changing underwear and the best no nonsense torch lighters I use are these ones mini torch lighters that is based on the ultra expensive Blazer PB-207.
The Tin Pioneer aka DX Lighter, Blue Flame mini-torch for less than $2.00usd vs the genuine Japanese made Pocket Blazer at more than $110.00usd !

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Hallo.Any budget jet firestarters fan here? Many links are dead,any idea for good jet firestarter?Never bought it before…

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VrestoTaylor wrote:
Hallo.Any budget jet firestarters fan here?

When I was younger I thought they were the most amazing things, but I don’t need them anymore. I’d set the wrong thing on fire sooner or later if I started messing with them. I’ve learned not to open the doorway to certain experiences, you know?

They’re over-powered for pipe-smoking. Heck, they’re over-powered for starting fires unless it’s raining lol. If you want something creative and dangerous to start fires with, why not one of those 7 Watt engraving lasers? You’ll need eye protection.

Anyway, the biggest drawback to these is usually keeping it fueled. I recommend getting the single-flame versions, as the multi-flame ones burn through fuel at a crazy pace, the extra flames don’t really help anything, and the multi-flame ones tend to point the flame in multiple directions, making it a lot easier to burn yourself with when you light up your medications.

VrestoTaylor wrote:
Any idea for good jet firestarter? Never bought it before…

Usually vape shops and smoke shops sell them. You can probably find all kinds of reviews online. They have fancy, expensive ones these days… for the arsonist and pyromaniac who refuses to compromise on quality, I guess.

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Portasol butane soldering iron with the catalytic burner/ soldering tip removed. Hands down the best feeling pencil torch, with a catalytic attachment also a great hot air source (though I wouldn’t reflow SMT with it, it’s more of a heatshrink-shrinking tool). I’ve had many portable butane powered soldering irons before I switched to the TS-100 with a big 4S Li-po pack from my old drone for field soldering and nothing comes closer to the Portasol SuperPro in terms of build quality and ergonomics. Thumbs Up

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