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    Electric lighter.

    I was looking at a woodworking video this evening where the host was talking about some of his favorite tools He said that he wanted to mention an electric lighter even though it wasn't a woodworking tool 'cause he really liked it. I thought it was pretty cool too, so here's a link.

    https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07PJLDV...v_ov_lig_dp_it

    There are probably similar items out there, but I haven't looked for them...

    #2
    I bought an older version on a whim almost three years ago. I rarely have occasion to use it but when I do, it works really well.

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    • jlazar
      jlazar commented
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      Same experience. Wouldnt buy again.

    • RonB
      RonB commented
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      I'd like one, but don't need it. Still - it's only a few bucks....

    • jlazar
      jlazar commented
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      It works but lighters are like glasses for me. I have more than one laying around the house. Don’t have to worry if they are charged.

    #3
    They lost me at "meant to last forever"!

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      #4
      Stumpy Nubs?

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      • RonB
        RonB commented
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        Yes.

      #5
      I have a different one without the flexible neck. The plasma arc has a real cool factor to it. But.... to be honest, its great for lighting a candle wick, or lighting a propane or natural gas flame, but I've not seen how it would work well with lighting starter cubes for my kamado. Maybe it would light the tumbleweeds just fine, or a piece of paper to light the starter cubes with. I just don't want to dig the end into a Weber starter cube and get wax all over it, so I keep using my butane lighter...

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      • Panhead John
        Panhead John commented
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        RonB I also have gas assist, usually from a pot of beans.

      • RonB
        RonB commented
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        Panhead John - that explains a lot.

      • Polarbear777
        Polarbear777 commented
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        I use it to light Weber starter cubes etc. Works okay.

        Not nearly as effective as my torch, but sometimes it’s what is close at hand.

      #6
      I have seen similar lighters in a cigar lighter format. They always looked cool, but I never followed through and bought one. Any cigar smokers here have one?

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      • Alabama Smoke
        Alabama Smoke commented
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        I have found that high quality butane is the best fuel for cigars. Better cigar lighters usually have three to four jets delivering temps at or above 2000F. Don't fire up a short stick under you nose!!!!!!

        I often use one of these to light tumbleweeds. They are hot enough to light the charcoal but since the lighters are small, holding it to charcoal makes such a lighter rather warm before the coals are lit.
        Last edited by Alabama Smoke; January 4, 2022, 02:57 PM.

      #7
      I have something similar and it's great for starting a fire in the firepit when it's a little breezy. It works okay for Weber starter cubes, but you have to be careful not to get the wax stuck in it. My son used it to light a starter cube once and the tip ended up with a flame like a butane lighter.

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      • jfmorris
        jfmorris commented
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        That addresses the concerns I had with using it with the Weber cubes. I couldn't find the cubes last time, and bought a box of Tumbleweeds, and see it working better for those.

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