This thing is awesome!
December 11, 2012
I hate hate hate those giant safety pin sparkers. They are difficult to use, they twist and don't catch, they are huge and ungainly, and the flints wear down fast. This thing makes a lovely little spark for my silversmithing acetylene torch. I have also dropped it about a thousand times and knocked it off the workbench onto the concrete floor when putzing with solder pallions and not paying attention to anything else in the area. I even stepped on it once. It does have a little hole at the end so I should put it on a string or chain, shouldn't I?
(I wonder if the guy who gave it a one star things it is supposed to light and have a flame like a barbeque lighter? It is only supposed to make a spark, which it does ever well and very easily.)
ProsColor, shape, size, ease of use, durability, resistance to abuse
ConsIt's so fun it makes me wish my gas stove needed to be lit with one!