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I also usually take the refill bottle and press it down over the flame-jet every few fills as well, seems to help clear out any carbon or soot that may have built up.
As Mikem said, with any butane lighter, bleeding it regularly is part of the maintenance process.
So if you want just ONE lighter to have save your pennies and get what WORKS ! If i came down to aesthetics alone, the "OB" would win hands down. I don't have experience with either but do have some long term experience with a "good" lighter which might relate. But throw in price, not having to remove that little screw to refill (doesn't have a spring on it? Friend works at B&M and can get me 20% off on Xikar. I like the fact that, in the end, I feel like I can take the Xikar out into the real world cause of price. I bought a Sterling Dunhill Rollalite lighter in Hong Kong when i was coming back from Nam in 70 and am STILL using it today. I sort of like this IMCO G77r, but the plastic ring to control the flame already broke off--at least it still works. I wanted it mainly for windy conditions where I likely won't be put off by the fuel scent. Bics are cool (much to my chagrin, I mean, the damn French can make a flawless disposable lighter but no one seems to make a cheap refillable that lasts...) ..I hear Xikars are crap, too.