Scripto Aim'n Flame Lighter - Trigger Wheel Lock Removal




Introduction: Scripto Aim'n Flame Lighter - Trigger Wheel Lock Removal

The goal of this was to remove the "wheel" which locks the trigger. After I bought this, I found unlocking this trigger took some practice and I didn't like the way it made using the lighter so difficult. Of course your situation may be different. We have no children on the premises so I didn't mind leaving this trigger interlocking device off.

My disassembly instructions are brief and in some ways redundant to the more detailed step-by-step Scripto Lighter breakdown  posted by an earlier writer at:

As this is my first DIY instructable I wanted to practice photographing a project that had small pieces and using a SmartPhone camera. The phone is a T-Mobile Huawei called MyTouch. The Smartphone's camera is helped by viewing the small objects through a handheld strong magnifying glass. No flash was used. All photographs were done with the morning sunlight pouring through a window.

Step 1:

First, remove the small Philip's screw with a Jeweler's screwdriver, which comes in sets from places like Radio Shack. There is only this one screw.

Step 2:

The red plastic case splits in half but won't come off right away. It is held in place by a sleeve. Tug at it and slide the sleeve off. Also there is a self adhering label on the seam. Peel that off too. It was later used to cover the hole where trigger interlocking "wheel" was found.

Step 3:

A SPRING IS HERE.... BE CAREFUL, there is a spring that can fly off if you are not careful when splitting the case apart. This is where it belongs.

Step 4:

Another view of the "wheel" and how the lighter fluid tubing passes through it.

Step 5:

A close-up view of the "wheel" and the spring. Note there is some white lubricating grease on the prongs. This wheel is a half-round and not truly a wheel that can spin.

Step 6:

Screw it back together and it's done. After reassembling, to keep dirt out I taped the hole where the trigger interlocking was designed to be.

Step 7:

As this is my first instructable, I'm happy with the way the photographs turned out, hope you the viewer found them easy to view and understand.

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you so much. We need the lighter for the stove on our boat. My
    wife has a little arthritis and could not use the lighter. I am going
    to pick up a few more of these, now that I can remove the wheel for my


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    FlagPole, You're welcome.

    Another use for the lighter.

    After the butane fluid is
    used up, the lighter spark generated is very handy for lighting my
    propane torch or natural gas kitchen stoves. The kitchen stove is a
    pre-1960 stove designed with a constantly burning gas pilot light. The
    pilot light we shut off. We light the top burners when cooking with the
    spark of this lighter, no flame just the spark. This is
    not as instantaneous as when the pilot light was left on. There is a
    delay as the gas has to flow and mix with the oxygen and might be as
    slow as 8 seconds after turning the knob.

    Sometimes you'll have
    to shut it off and start again. When a pot is on the stove covering the
    burner area, it seems to light more quickly. We learned of lighting
    stoves with the piezo electric spark from these lighters while living in
    an apartment in Paris, France in the 1980s.

    But it doesn't work for lighting the oven nor the broiler. We keep the pilot on for that.

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    Tip 8 months ago

    Thanks for this!! The additional child-safe lock was so annoying to get right, even though we have the means and strength of pushing it, it's a show stopper when trying to light up our gas stove. Just a tip for others, you'll just need to remove the wheel and spring as shown in the pictures. Be very careful when splitting apart the lighter otherwise the parts will fall out (the lighter fluid and mechanism leans towards one side, while the other shell is really just pressing down on it). Small tweezers help to put things back in place (the gas tubing came off when I was fiddling with it). The white piece of plastic illustrated in the image that clearly shows off the sprint (right above the ruler that says 'inches'), is crucial for the lighter to keep working. Mine fell off and it the lighter was no longer engaging the fluid tank whenever I tried to light it, I had to gently place it back in. Awesome work again!

    Tobias L.F
    Tobias L.F

    4 years ago

    The lock on my lighter was jamming about every other time I tried to use it. Sometimes I could roll the lock backwards with my thumb to reset it, but other times only waiting seemed to work. My solution was to pull the sleeve off of the stem and keep it off. It's only held on by friction. Now the handle is a bit loose but disengaging the lock is easier and it never jams any more.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    A correction about my comment that lighting the kitchen stove with the electronic spark from lighter and not the flame from this lighter. I said it can take as long as 8 seconds. That's 8 seconds is sometimes true but it varies from lighting right away to four seconds on the average.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks Ringai. Glad to know I'm not the only one woo dislikes the lock! Iinspecting the design it seems even if that locking wheel were easier to operate, it's placed a bit too far forward, making it awkward for people with smaller hands.