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2.0 out of 5 stars Get a "peanut" for a few dollars more, squinty eye!, October 31, 2011
This review is from: True Utility TU262 FireStash Miniature Key Ring Lighter, Dark Chrome Plated Zinc Alloy (Sports)
Ok, this thing is essentially pot metal, with a not so impressive rubber "washer" to seal the unit and a dip-zinc paint job. Carry this in your pocket dinging around with your keys, and yes that awesome zinc plating will begin to make this $10 lighter look like a $0.50 lighter that came out of a gumball machine, causing you to lament the fact that you didn't get the blow-pop ring instead.

There are MUCH better products out there for a few dollars more, and no... you don't have to be Clint Eastwood to get this. Try google-ing "peanut lighter" and you will find something made of stainless steel, with an actual internal o-ring that is shielded from pocket debris and erosion, and that relies on gentle compression instead of a vice like twist seal toy-seal similar to this product. This means is that the gasket will last a lot longer on the other product and I forget what I paid, maybe $14, and the makers of the peanut actually drive over it with a truck to illustrate the strength (not that I'm plugging this other mfgr, so I won't even mention their web site, but you'll find it in a certain county perhaps).

Instead of this China-pot-metal trinket that belongs free with a cap gun, sporting corroded cap popping studs and a rusty hammer, seriously get yourself an actual stainless type and save your $10 for a couple of happy meals.

Two stars to be fair to the fact that it does light and produce fire, and if kept in a drawer, wrapped in tissue paper, with gentle twisting force applied ONLY, ...this lighter will look OK and probably light your vanilla-chai candles just fine.
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Initial post: Jan 2, 2012 6:58:48 PM PST
amudzen says:
funny review. Can not disagree or agree with this review as I don't own the True Utility lighter but I do own the peanut lighter that was mentioned as a comparison and it performs great.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 3, 2012 6:09:14 PM PDT
enosoner says:
your freaking EPIC funny LOL

Posted on May 3, 2012 2:09:14 PM PDT
David D says:
You might "find it in a certain county perhaps." That is funny. (I visit that "county" for EDC equipment myself.)

Posted on Jun 6, 2012 9:58:04 AM PDT
Erick says:
I haven't tried this one, but I bought the peanut lighter on your recommendation (and other reviews) and I have to say it sucks--it has the same problem as a Zippo: it dries out within a week or so. Can't be just a fluke with the O-ring, either, because I bought two of them and they have the same problem. Other than that they're very nice, but what's the point of a fancy lighter on your keychain if you have to refill it before every time you use it?

Posted on Jun 16, 2012 3:05:35 PM PDT
"try google-ing 'peanut lighter'"; ya thanks, I did that and ordered the split pea. The bozo shipped it *without* the lighter part, then refused to solve the prob. Now I'm out more time & money than the thing was worth. I should've just written it off as a loss immediately. No, I should've just stuck with Amazon.

Posted on Dec 11, 2012 11:04:26 AM PST
D L says:
Hilarious review, loved it. :-)
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