Monday, March 7, 2016

Scorch Torch Dominator Review

Scorch Torch Dominator Triple Flame
Scorch Torch Dominator Triple Flame  
  The Scorch Torch brand is LONG overdue for a review on CLR. I have no excuse as to what took me so long, really why did I wait so long?! I picked this gem up for $12.95 off of Amazon. This is the Scorch Torch Dominator and the name is fitting for this beaut!
  The Dominator is a triple torch value packed powerhouse. It's very well thought from aesthetics to function. Aesthetically, the Dominator name is appropriate, with it's aggressive design. I purchased the gunmetal version for this review as I am a sucker for gunmetal. The overall construction is fantastic at this price point, with plastic only being used for butane adjustment from what I can tell. Scorch uses a simple single action thumb depressor to ignite the triple flames. The flame comes out orange and blue, then quickly turns all blue.
Scorch Torch Triple Flame Dominator Triple
  There is a nicely integrated cigar punch cutter that is actuated from a locking side lever. Even if you are not a fan of a punch cut for your cigars, it is always handy to have in a time of need. I found the butane adjustment a bit challenging if trying to use your fingers/nails. Also, noticeably missing is a fuel gauge window. Would be particularly handy considering it is a triple torch lighter. More torches equals the more quickly butane gets eaten up. Lastly, Scorch includes a velvet pouch to store the lighter. Odds of me using this? Zero. Though, still a nice added touch.
Scorch Torch Dominator Punch
  At the end of the day it is hard to knock the Scorch Torch Dominator on any shortcomings due to the obvious value at this price point. A well designed, triple torch, with an integrated cigar punch for $12.95 hard to truly complain about.

BEST Price CLR Found: Scorch Torch Dominator

CLR Overall Ratings (10 being best, all added, divided by 5)
9 - Aesthetics
8 - Finish/Construction
8 - Flame
8 - Function & Fuel Adjustment
10 - Value vs. List Price (first time I have ever given a 10 here)
CLR Final Score: 8.6

Fire It Up Test Results:
20 attempts, 20 successful lights
Pros - triple torches, value, cigar punch cutter
Consideration - one year warranty, no fuel gauge window

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Prometheus Robusto II Lighter

Prometheus Robusto Lighter Built In Cutter
Prometheus Robusto Lighter And Cutter Review

From Prometheus:
Prometheus Robusto is a double torch flame lighter with a built-in guillotine cutter. The cutter swivels out, and after cutting the cigar, you can rotate it back to the locking position. It has a large gas tank window for the easy reading of when to refill. Another great cigar lighter from Prometheus! Light up your favorite cigar and celebrate!

CLR Additional Information: 
The Robusto II has a suggested retail price of $75. Considering this cigar lighter features a dual torch and built in cutter, possibly not a bad price point. This Prometheus appears to have one of the better cutter integration's I have seen. More impressively the cutter will take on a cigar ring gauge up to 60 (according to Prometheus website). Personally, not sure I would use the cutter as an everyday go to scenario, but would be great to have a solid option readily available. Lastly, if you could not tell from the pic, it is a dual torch lighter. Does not seem too shabby at all if found at the right price point.