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Great lighter -- am buying a replacement one

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, CA Written on February 8, 2010
I'm surprised at the reviews elsewhere complaining about the poor quality. Either they got duds, or I got lucky. As discussed elsewhere, if you're complaining about it not working at 10K ft, complain to a physicist or chemist, and let them explain what's going on.

My Helios works great. What do I like about it? Lights every time. Burns hot. Cap opens all the way.

I'd probably buy the $15 tall skinny one some other company makes, but the cap only goes 90 degrees. Deal killer.

I wish it was smaller, though. The rubber edging doesn't seem to serve any useful purpose, and it makes it bulkier.

I wish it was metal, because I'm often melting the ends of ropes and 550 cord, and I'd like to press the end against a piece of metal when I'm done to flatten the melted cord.

Sorry to those that have had bad luck. I slipped mine to my brother at his wedding (he had to use it to light the uncooperative unity candle), and I'm buying another one now -- that's how I found these reviews. I wish there was a decent competitor on the market, but there doesn't seem to be.
Pros: Lights every time, hot, cap opens all the way
Cons: Should be less bulky, wish case was metal...
Would recommend: Yes
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great lighter

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, MA Written on September 25, 2009
For the price, this lighter does an excellent job, easy to light in wind, rubberized grip prevents it from slipping (the lanyard is a thoughtful feature as extra insurance). able to light it with work gloves on.
After filling, check the flame light regulator to make sure it is set at the height you want.
My only complaint is, although overall of sound construction, the screw top can be tricky to put back on...not sure if it is a threading issue but, takes practice to get right.
Pros: useful features, good grip surface, lanyard a plus
Cons: the bottom screw top not as easy to put back on and not as well constructed as I thought...
Would recommend: Yes
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