Thunderbird Vector Lighter Insert - Pipe Lighter
Pipe smokers, there is now no need to buy a whole new "flip-top" lighter with a pipe insert as other manufacturers force you to do. Enjoy a wind-resistant flame without the smell and hassles of liquid lighter fluid. Best of all, you can enjoy the security of KGM's Lifetime Guarantee on the product. Keep your favorite lighter style while adding the modern convenience and reliability of a butane fuel-powered flame.
The Thunderbird Pipe Lighter Insert features:
- Fits Most Popular Liquid Fuel Lighter Cases including Zippo (except for slim-line Zippo lighters)
- Ultra-reliable flint wheel ignition system that have proven to work over the decades
- Butane Refillable, No Odor, No Mess, and it won't evaporate
Regular Gas Lighter Insert: Steady yet soft flame behind a windscreen is perfect for quickly and evenly lighting your cigar without the usual gas odor tainting
Torch Insert: Steady torch flame is perfect for quickly and evenly lighting your favorite cigar without the usual gas odor tainting
Lock works with most popular lighter cases
Makes a great gift for the Millions of flip top lighter collectors Worldwide!
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Sometimes have a hard time lighting w/ flint wheel. Have many variants of this and it is my "go to" for replacing zippo inserts. Use 5x butane and you are good.
I am very pleased with thunderbird vector lighter insert and I will definitely get more for my other zippos. Best gift for my pipes!!!
Cons: A little tight to insert and remove. Sometimes it takes 4 to five strikes to light.
Pros: Easy to fill, once lit flame stays on without the need to hold the striker down so your fingers do not burn (unlike the Piezo tye). No taste of fuel while you feel as though you are using a traditional Zippo lighter.
Great zippo style inserts!
I have used these inserts, along with two Old Boys, for some time and find them to be reliable. In order to operate well, they need to be cleaned from time to time with compressed air and an alcohol-soaked Q-tip run through the burner chamber and along the flint wheel The only downside is the translucent fuel chamber makes it hard to see fuel levels. I top mine off every other time I am going to be smoking. At this time, KGM Vector has a lifetime, no-proof warranty on these lighters; just send $5 for s&h. There are piezo models on the market but I prefer the flint version. Uses standard flints. Royal Meerschaum's prices are very good on these, shipping cost was reasonable, and I received them quickly. I would order from them again.
bit hard to find by worth the wait!