|Xikar Tech Single Torch Cigar Lighter|
The Tech for todays review has a single jet torch flame that burns a nice hot blue. Noticeably different from the rest of Xikar's lineup is the lighters mostly plastic body. The pro to this is keeping the cost down, while delivering a reliable lighter. A single depression of the pusher opens the lid and ignites the torch. CLR is a gigantic fan of single thumb action lighters. The Tech is very comfortable in the hand, dare to say just about the perfect size.
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Xikar designed the Tech to require fewer refills by including a huge fuel tank. The lighter being a translucent plastic gives the Tec superior fuel gauge viewing. The fuel adjustment wheel is quite large, it takes up the entire bottom of the lighter for easy adjusting. Being plastic, CLR does not think aesthetically it will visually look good over time, showing scratches and wear easily. That said, the Tech does come with Xikar's no proof of purchase lifetime warranty we all have come to love. A good piece of mind, that is worth the extra buck. Overall, this should make for a great utility lighter for $29.99.
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CLR Overall Ratings (10 being best, all added, divided by 5)
8 - Aesthetics
7.5 - Finish/Construction
7.5 - Flame
9.5 - Function & Fuel Adjustment
8 - Value vs. List Price
CLR Final Score - 8.1
Pros - immense fuel tank, Xikar Lifetime Warranty
Consideration - plastic build