Product Type: Clipper household products
Newest Review: ... any issues. They're refillable, you can add extra flints into the lighter stock and they come in a wide variety of colours and sizes. These... more
Member Name: MikeBorry
Advantages: Re-fillable, and generally better than others.
~ Clipper Lighter ~
To my sins I am a smoker and as such I do hold quite a variety of different lighters, I am not saying that they all work mind, just that I do have a good collection albeit a useless one at that! Amongst my many lighters I have a mini Clipper lighter that works and a large Clipper lighter that works, the rest are useless!
In PoundLand you can buy a pack of eight throw away/non-refilliable lighters for ... £1 or you can buy in Tesco/Asda etc a Clipper lighter, just one for around 98p. Now of course 8 for £1 does sound a good deal but you have to remember that these lighters are not re-fillable and generally run out of gas really quickly or the flit will pop, rendering the lighter useless. So as a rule you are probably much better off parting with you shiny £1 for a Clipper lighter that is not only re-fillable but you can also change the flints very easily too.
I do find that one Clipper lighter will last just as long as the eight pack and longer, so I do prefer to buy these over the cheapy ones. My current mini Clipper is white with pink flowers and the larger one is an ugly dark green, not my first choice in colours but I didn't buy it, my hubby did, saying that though it's not usually his first choice either!
They do come in a large range of colours and styles.
I have owned the mini clipper for about three years now, I bought it on a market stall along with another one, which is now long lost priced at 2 for £1. The larger green one did in fact cost my hubby 98p from the local Premier store not that long back.
I have in the past owned lots of Clipper lighters but always seems to loose them, yet never loose the cheapies! Typical!
To re-fill a Clipper lighter you will need to buy a bottle of gas, the gas usually comes with little nozzles that need attaching to the spray bit, you then push this into the bottom of the Clipper lighter, you will see a red plug at the bottom and that is where it needs to be, you will hear the hiss of the gas being let into the lighter as it fills.
To change the flint you need to remove the wheel bit, this piece comes out of the lighter as a whole, you simply lift the whole wheel part upwards and it will come out, the wheel sits on top of a long stick, at the bottom of which you will notice a screw in piece, you need to unscrew this, remove the spring and insert a new flit, you then place the spring back in screw it back up and you should fine your lighter is like new once again.
I like using a Clipper lighter, the rounded shape make them more comfortable to hold when lighting and they just generally look better, they also usually light on the first strike.
I also find it good for lighting the ring on my cooker, for some reason the clicker no longer lights the one ring, despite numerous cleaning attempts, so I flick the Clipper against the ring and the gas then lights, allowing me to use the ring for cooking.
Overall I find a Clipper lighter is the more superior in cheaper lighters and I will contine to use these for as long as needed.
Thanks for reading :o) x
Summary: An overall great lighter.
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