1. What does SSTB mean? See our glossary of acronyms.
    Dismiss Notice

What's your favorite torch or lighter to use with the Vapcap?

Discussion in 'Ask FC' started by Mr. Me2, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. Mr.Sifter

    Mr.Sifter Well-Known Member

    those vertigo lighters at the dynavap shop are hard to come by in europe.
    the cost like 20$ here. insane.
    george sells them for less than half the price
    steama, The Beagle and Squiby like this.
  2. Jah1975

    Jah1975 Well-Known Member

    Below are some decent fastech torches that might be better for you guys in Europe

    Aomai Single

    HONEST Single

    HONEST Dual
    pigfoot, ander, Milkaaa and 6 others like this.
  3. Pimpslapper

    Pimpslapper Well-Known Member

    That being said...i use the venom three flame(in a row) from vaposhop for my M and it has been flawless.
    If ever it breaks vsposhop has my back.
    Can't say that about the 10 euro eBay lighters.
    @VapoShop backs their shit up.
    manujoe, steama, Mr.Sifter and 2 others like this.
  4. beyond6strings

    beyond6strings Just another traveller in the Dynaverse

    I like it for out and about cuz it gloms on to my Dynastash' magnet and cuz it looks like a Zippo. It's a nice lighter. At home I typically use either a lockable single flame or my Vertigo triangle three flame.
    steama likes this.
  5. cybrguy

    cybrguy I mean really, WTF

    I like these a lot too. They work well and are reliable. I recently bought a pair from Amazon. The only problem I have with them is they are kinda small and need to be refilled more often than I would like. I have another triple that is larger and I like a little better. Here is a pic of both of them side by side.
    The wide bottom isn't as pocket friendly but it isn't too bad.
    steama, Jah1975, asdf420 and 2 others like this.
  6. mmenzie

    mmenzie My friends call me "Menz"

    Orange County, NY
  7. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

    Berlin, Germany
    Nice found! Fear it's too hot for the VC even with flame in smallest size (it needs a certain size to burn). Got the Blazer GB 2001 a few days ago which has nearly the same power and it's too hot for the VC. But bought it for my Supreme v3 which is nearly a perfect pairing. Guess the shown one would be good with the Sup too if angle of the flame isn't too low. For sure the most stable standing lighter with such a power.
    pigfoot, The Beagle, steama and 2 others like this.
  8. Alexis

    Alexis Well-Known Member

    Definitely will be too hot and Powerful a flame for the vapcap even on lowest setting it will just over cook the herb however far you heat from the flame. Looks really good though as another Blazer option next to Bigshot and Big Buddy.
  9. GreenHopper

    GreenHopper 20 going on 60

    Like @Hogni and @Alexis were saying, that torch would likely bee too hot.

    Also even at its reduced price its close to $50.

    For a bit more dosh you could get an @Pipes induction heater.
    steama, Alexis and Hogni like this.
  10. Hogni

    Hogni Honi soit qui mal y pense

    Berlin, Germany
    ...for sure a much better choice and investment!
    Induction heater, at least the ones from @Pipes ist the best heating source for the VC ever!

    I nearly never use any lighter for my VCs anymore. Just on the go. Waiting for the PS Mini and hope it will do it's job on the go in a manner way.

    BTW I'm waiting for my ordered Blazer Big Shot, Vector Ammo gunmetall and the Vector Thunderbird Zippo insert/2T. The last ones especially for my VCs
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2018
    GreenHopper, steama and Alexis like this.
  11. Alexis

    Alexis Well-Known Member

    When I saw it vapcap wasn't even on my mind for a second- but this looks like a potential non handheld option for the glass Elev8r though. Just hitting it this exact second and I found myself typing this post between taking a beautifully smooth large hit without clearing the still full UFO ... and clearing it! Done that now, but you know when you take a big hit sometimes and just compltely gaze out and lose track of things for a moment?

    Thinking "eh, :hmm:what time is it? Is it friday? Shit how long have I been here? How did I get here? Oh shit Im supposed to be cooking dinner...:lol:"
    It happens to me anyway with such lovely sunkissed herb.
    Coo, that hit was potent. Was a perfect temp for better potency IME recently, not too high. Several more before and to come. Better go now.:wave:
    Hogni and steama like this.
  12. Pustupillo

    Pustupillo 100% CombustionFree

    Alexis, GreenHopper and Squiby like this.
  13. Vapoleon

    Vapoleon Vapoleon Bonaparte

    armani likes this.
  14. Dynavaper

    Dynavaper Karma Farmer

    No, those do unfortunately not work with the Vapcaps...
    Alexis, steama and Squiby like this.
  15. Smoke420

    Smoke420 Member

    I have 2 lighters by Vector KGM, a single and dual torch. I bought the single a year ago, and dual about 6 months ago. They have never failed me once, the single runs out of fuel fast, but is good enough to heat a few caps. It takes more than 10 seconds to click, but the single flame is precise and easy to focus the heat where I want.

    The 2 flame torch last forever, if I turn the flame up and i can heat about 90 percent of the cap with it and it clicks in about 5 seconds. I don't usually have the flame set very high as it heats in under ten seconds and the flame layout allows you to focus it fairly well. This one last forever and I can go a few days without refilling it, although I refill them if I'm going out.

    I usually have them both with me and I have the single in a case with my Vapcap and some herb for the on the go, and the single is only used as backup when i'm on the go. The dual finds a place in my pocket or in my backpack. I have not been caring with these lighters, they have been beat up from drops and riding around in loose pockets with keys and all kinds of stuff as you can see from the pics. But they work, they are solid metal from what I can tell.

    After looking online and seeing the billions of options out there, I decided to go to some smoke shops, there are so many around me, and i like going there anyways, they always have cool shit there. I bought some cheap lighters at first for around 5-15 dollars, they all failed on me after a month or worked intermittently. I decided to spend a bit more and found the Vector Single Flame Torch for 20 dollars, it had a nice case and packaging, but I thought who knows, it could fail, but it never did and I went back 6 months later and bought the duel flame torch for 30 dollars.

    That's my 2 cents of what to get if your on the fence. Also I have not tested there warranty service, but they have a No Proof Warranty, you basically pay shipping send the lighter off and they will send it back fixed, no proof of purchase required.

    [​IMG]IMG_20180225_095739 by dan000206, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_20180225_095850 by dan000206, on Flickr
  16. Godspeed

    Godspeed Well-Known Member

    I purchased the Xikar Allume about six months ago and it gets light use.

    The sliding doors protecting the igniters would get stuck in the open position quite often which defeats their purpose. Today the Xikar Allume completely engulfed itself in big flame and burned my hand. Fortunately I was outside and dropped it on my lawn. Had it been in my home it could have started a fire.

    This was not an inexpensive lighter and I am very disappointed.

    Sirro, GreenHopper and Squiby like this.
  17. Winegums

    Winegums I make things from wood Accessory Maker

    The Fraser Valley
    Woaah I’m glad I didn’t buy it. Thanks for the review
    GreenHopper and Squiby like this.
  18. szai

    szai Well-Known Member

    Wow that's terrible! I actually love my allume. How old was yours? They did an update at some point, it changed the fuel gauge to the side.

    The vertigo Tron is kinds of fun. Not sure how reliable it is yet.
  19. abjake55

    abjake55 Tech Geek

    Alberta Canada
    I have a vertigo quad from DV, which is working well, and a Ronson jetlighter, which sparks but will not light . One of the dangers of reading these pages is catching a new acquisition syndrome. I have ordered a slender flint wheel single flame that @Squiby likes, and a vertigo Z2 twin flame from DV. It will be fun comparing the results from these different torches .
    GreenHopper, Alexis and Squiby like this.
  20. Slagzord

    Slagzord Don't fuckle with shuckle

    So, I picked up a Tron from the DV site, but I've really been having a heckuva time after the first refill. I must be doing something wrong because it does not seem to fill up with a tank of Colibri on its ass. The window has barely any liquid in it and it goes through maybe one or two caps before it is refill time. Like I said, I must be doing something wrong because this thing wasn't cheap and I can't imagine that it is being sold by DV with performance like this!
  21. Used2use

    Used2use Sometimes to stupid to become a fool

    Have u tried 'bleeding' it complete empty? sounds like there is some air in the tank...
  22. JetHead

    JetHead Well-Known Member

    DC Metro/Chicago
    Any recommendations for a single head but wide flame? Or where two heads meet to one?
  23. Slagzord

    Slagzord Don't fuckle with shuckle

    Indeed my man, indeed I did.
    Used2use likes this.
  24. xsteve420

    xsteve420 Member

    With my zplus I bleed it empty then fill it then I bleed very slowly and let a little air out then fill it the rest of the way full.
    If I don't do that it's never all the way full and the flame isn't constant .
    ander, Squiby and Used2use like this.
  25. analytika

    analytika Well-Known Member

    San Francisco, California
    Blazer PB207CR one and done

Support FC, visit our trusted friends and sponsors