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Re: Poor-Man's 'Old-Boy'...

Postby RompinDonkey » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:13 am

They perform very well apparently. I can't really see a business like Peterson adopting a lighter that is crap somehow. If I didn't have an Old Boy - I think that I would buy one of those Pete lighters.
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Re: Poor-Man's 'Old-Boy'...

Postby jbyrd » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:48 am

Well, got the Xikar today... filled up with 'Newport Extra purified' and let 'er rip! Apart from the flint-assembly-arm wobble, its a solid lighter. Worth £40...? Maybe not


As for the flint arm assembly wobble, there is only one screw that holds the whole thing together, if you are feeling handy, it is really simple to tighten it up. I received the same lighter for Christmas, and had the whole thing apart about an hour after opening it, very easy fix. Hope this helps.

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Re: Poor-Man's 'Old-Boy'...

Postby FlakedOut » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:09 am

jbyrd wrote:
Well, got the Xikar today... filled up with 'Newport Extra purified' and let 'er rip! Apart from the flint-assembly-arm wobble, its a solid lighter. Worth £40...? Maybe not


As for the flint arm assembly wobble, there is only one screw that holds the whole thing together, if you are feeling handy, it is really simple to tighten it up. I received the same lighter for Christmas, and had the whole thing apart about an hour after opening it, very easy fix. Hope this helps.

~Jeremy


Thanks for the tip! Will try that out sometime soon...

RompinDonkey wrote:I like the look of those Peterson lighters ..... :)


Obviously Peterson are not tooled-up for this type of manufacture - so I wonder who actually makes them for Peterson...? :?

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Re: Poor-Man's 'Old-Boy'...

Postby ragefather » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:32 am

I just got one of these about a month ago from a site called shopwiseguys.com. I used a code like xikar10 or something and ended up getting it for $45 shipped.

Anyway, I think it is a great lighter for the price and it has been performing flawlessly so far.
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Re: Poor-Man's 'Old-Boy'...

Postby FlakedOut » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:01 am

ragefather wrote:...Anyway, I think it is a great lighter for the price and it has been performing flawlessly so far.


...Unless you are LEFT-HANDED!!! :cry:
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Re: Poor-Man's 'Old-Boy'...

Postby ragefather » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:36 pm

FlakedOut wrote:
ragefather wrote:...Anyway, I think it is a great lighter for the price and it has been performing flawlessly so far.


...Unless you are LEFT-HANDED!!! :cry:


Oh really? I have no prob lighting it with either hand. I do wish it had a slightly longer flame.
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Re: Poor-Man's 'Old-Boy'...

Postby FlakedOut » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:41 pm

ragefather wrote:...I do wish it had a slightly longer flame.


...There's an adjustment for that. Built right-in to the thing.
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Re: Poor-Man's 'Old-Boy'...

Postby ragefather » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:57 am

FlakedOut wrote:
ragefather wrote:...I do wish it had a slightly longer flame.


...There's an adjustment for that. Built right-in to the thing.


Yeah I have it maxed out and the length of the flame is about an inch. That does the job almost always, but sometimes its tough on my deeper bowls.
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Re: Poor-Man's 'Old-Boy'...

Postby FlakedOut » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:31 am

ragefather wrote:
FlakedOut wrote:
ragefather wrote:...I do wish it had a slightly longer flame.


...There's an adjustment for that. Built right-in to the thing.


Yeah I have it maxed out and the length of the flame is about an inch. That does the job almost always, but sometimes its tough on my deeper bowls.



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Re: Poor-Man's 'Old-Boy'...

Postby ragefather » Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:56 pm

So the flame on this lighter has gradually been getting shorter and shorter until today it was about .5". I decided to drain the tank and refill it. I only drained a tiny bit and tried alight and now it is back to about 1.5". Anyone know the cause of this?
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Re: Poor-Man's 'Old-Boy'...

Postby FlakedOut » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:01 pm

You need to use the in-built tool to expunge the tank of air then refill... Let the lighter warm to room temp. first though...
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Re: Poor-Man's 'Old-Boy'...

Postby ragefather » Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:18 pm

FlakedOut wrote:You need to use the in-built tool to expunge the tank of air then refill... Let the lighter warm to room temp. first though...


Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it.
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Re: Poor-Man's 'Old-Boy'...

Postby englanddave » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:15 pm

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I bought a becks promotional lighter like this no makers name on,but it looks very similar to the peterson lighter.
I paid £8 for this a while back ebay and I must say it works just fine
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Re: Poor-Man's 'Old-Boy'...

Postby FlakedOut » Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:54 pm

Nice one, Dave! I find myself using a black IMCO more and more these days...

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Re: Poor-Man's 'Old-Boy'...

Postby ChuckMac » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:06 am

FlakedOut wrote:Nice one, Dave! I find myself using a black IMCO more and more these days...

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Re: Poor-Man's 'Old-Boy'...

Postby Taspiper » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:23 pm

englanddave wrote:I bought a becks promotional lighter like this no makers name on,but it looks very similar to the peterson lighter.
I paid £8 for this a while back ebay and I must say it works just fine


Hey Dave looks like the hinge pin is about to fall out of the snuffer arm, may pay to check...
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Re: Poor-Man's 'Old-Boy'...

Postby Taspiper » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:26 pm

ChuckMac wrote:I used to use one of those until it decided to launch itself and fly around the room one day. That was enough of that shit!


I used to use an IMCO as a favorite cheapy for some time until after a filling something went wrong with it and it caught fire in a big way. Never again!
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Re: Poor-Man's 'Old-Boy'...

Postby englanddave » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:34 pm

Taspiper wrote:
englanddave wrote:I bought a becks promotional lighter like this no makers name on,but it looks very similar to the peterson lighter.
I paid £8 for this a while back ebay and I must say it works just fine


Hey Dave looks like the hinge pin is about to fall out of the snuffer arm, may pay to check...

The pic's are not actually of my lighter these were one's I pinched off the web as my camera is not that good
mine is the same but in better nick ;)
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Re: Poor-Man's 'Old-Boy'...

Postby ChuckMac » Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:52 pm

Taspiper wrote:
ChuckMac wrote:I used to use one of those until it decided to launch itself and fly around the room one day. That was enough of that shit!


I used to use an IMCO as a favorite cheapy for some time until after a filling something went wrong with it and it caught fire in a big way. Never again!


I've got one in the drawer behind me that loves to go from a low flame to flame thrower mode with no warning. It's good for laughs.
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Re: Poor-Man's 'Old-Boy'...

Postby FlakedOut » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:25 pm

Mmmmmm. Maybe I should go back to the Xikar...?

But not my Zippo...

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