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Tri vs Single Flame lighters??

This is a discussion on Tri vs Single Flame lighters?? within the Cigar Accessory Questions forums, part of the Cigar Accessory Discussion category; so I am new to the cigar world. I picked up 2 ronson jet lites. They have both worked like ...

  
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    Tri vs Single Flame lighters??

    so I am new to the cigar world. I picked up 2 ronson jet lites. They have both worked like a charm for the last few weeks. Anyway, last saturday my brother-in-law saw me using it and said it was a single flame and that I should get a tri flame lighter. I didn't ask him any questions about it.

    What is the difference? what is the benefit? etc...

    can someone help me out or point me to some links?

    thanks!

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    Puffin' Colt Esoteric's Avatar


     

    Re: Tri vs Single Flame lighters??

    Good choice with the Ronson. I have to say I have a nice Xikar single flame torch and am extremely happy with it as it is very reliable.

    To me, the biggest difference is that a tri flame will light a cigar a lot faster but will also burn through fuel 3 times as fast.

    I personally like to take my time when lighting a cigar so that is why I went with the single flame. To me, it is all about personal preference.

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    Re: Tri vs Single Flame lighters??

    Quote Originally Posted by Esoteric View Post
    Good choice with the Ronson. I have to say I have a nice Xikar single flame torch and am extremely happy with it as it is very reliable.

    To me, the biggest difference is that a tri flame will light a cigar a lot faster but will also burn through fuel 3 times as fast.

    I personally like to take my time when lighting a cigar so that is why I went with the single flame. To me, it is all about personal preference.

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    that's what i thought. I figure I'd be three times as prone to burning the tobacco with the tri flame...

    I'll stick with my single flame for the time being.

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    Re: Tri vs Single Flame lighters??

    Quote Originally Posted by UCLAJediKnight View Post
    Anyway, last saturday my brother-in-law saw me using it and said it was a single flame and that I should get a tri flame lighter. I didn't ask him any questions about it.

    What is the difference? what is the benefit? etc...
    I keep a single flame Colibri. Three flames will light a cigar more quickly but I am concerned that it is easier to scorch the tobacco with a tri-flame, as well. For this reason I use a single flame, turn the flame fairly low, and make sure to never let the flame touch the cigar.

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    Re: Tri vs Single Flame lighters??

    Quote Originally Posted by Scardinoz View Post
    I keep a single flame Colibri. Three flames will light a cigar more quickly but I am concerned that it is easier to scorch the tobacco with a tri-flame, as well. For this reason I use a single flame, turn the flame fairly low, and make sure to never let the flame touch the cigar.
    haha that's just what i was thinking

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    Elder Puffer Fish Leader Cigary's Avatar


     

    Re: Tri vs Single Flame lighters??

    Quote Originally Posted by Esoteric View Post
    Good choice with the Ronson. I have to say I have a nice Xikar single flame torch and am extremely happy with it as it is very reliable.

    To me, the biggest difference is that a tri flame will light a cigar a lot faster but will also burn through fuel 3 times as fast.

    I personally like to take my time when lighting a cigar so that is why I went with the single flame. To me, it is all about personal preference.

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    Agree with this. Unless you have stock in butane fuel I'd stay with a single flame for sheer savings and not welding your cigar. I rarely use the 5 triple flame lighters I have around. I once almost flamed some poor lady on a cruise ship years ago who needed a light and I forgot I had my triple flame adjustment all the way up. Nearly burned up the entire cigarette she was smoking. Ha ha ha
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    Young Puffer Fish


     

    Re: Tri vs Single Flame lighters??

    I think multi-flame lighters are more useful for lighting larger cigars quickly, but I like to have a single flame torch for evening up the burn & relighting because they don't burn up as much of the wrapper.

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    Evolving Lead Puffer Fish Vic81's Avatar


     

    Re: Tri vs Single Flame lighters??

    I use a single flame, but when at the local B&M use a triple. All told I prefer a triple, but haven't purchased one yet

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    Teh Kid thegoldenmackid's Avatar


     

    Re: Tri vs Single Flame lighters??

    I've been tempted by three flames and five flames, but really one torch flame lights tobacco plenty quickly.

    That being said, I definitely am thinking about picking up an Alec Bradley The Burner.
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    Full grown Puffer Fish GentlemanJester's Avatar


     

    Re: Tri vs Single Flame lighters??

    Unless you have a large ring guage... Then three flames is just overkill, and it is a whole lot easier to mess up a cigar with the tri-flames. I'll never buy another tri-flame again, and would only use one again if I had to.
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    Puffer Fish with some spikes metinemre's Avatar


     

    Re: Tri vs Single Flame lighters??

    Quote Originally Posted by thegoldenmackid View Post
    I've been tempted by three flames and five flames, but really one torch flame lights tobacco plenty quickly.

    That being said, I definitely am thinking about picking up an Alec Bradley The Burner.
    I had no idea how that lighter looked. Now i know you guys are talking about a portable camping stove

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    Huge Puffer Fish packed with spikes JustinThyme's Avatar


     

    Re: Tri vs Single Flame lighters??

    Quote Originally Posted by metinemre View Post
    I had no idea how that lighter looked. Now i know you guys are talking about a portable camping stove
    LOL it does kinda resemble a Coleman camp stove!
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    Puffer Fish with some spikes


     

    Re: Tri vs Single Flame lighters??

    I like a four flame Jetline...never a problem...all I need a lighter to do is fire up a cigar...I don't make a ritual of it, and I don't need to spend dozens or hundreds of dollars on a lighter. The job is simple. The tool is simple too. Spending twenty bucks on a lighter is about the max I'll go...same thing with a cutter... I smoke cigars to relax, not to make yet another structured activity out of it.

    Having said that I have no problems with those who consider it a religious experience, but I only fire up two or three times a week at most...

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    Full grown Puffer Fish


     

    Re: Tri vs Single Flame lighters??

    I own a good Xikar single torch and a $10 Vertigo triple. I like the triple for lighting the cigar, much faster, but it is harder to control, and I much prefer the Xikar if I have to touch-up.

    Lately I've been wondering if a twin flame might be the best of both.

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    Young Puffer Fish RobertNYC's Avatar


     

    Re: Tri vs Single Flame lighters??

    I strongly prefer a single flame. A triple or quad flame really doesn't save me any time and they are all but useless for touching up. Bottom line, it's all personal preference.

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