Cutter/Punch Survey


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I use one a Xikar ultra slim cutter because its sticks to the Xikar ultra lighter via ingenious use of magnets.

Failing that I use a Fox's covered double blade for bringing out as they'll let you through airport security with it and it never cuts too much off when you're drunk!!

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No complaints with my Xikar cutter; however, the Xikar lighter, well...

Guillotine!!! Maybe because I'm French ?

Missing an option for "multiple" - I use scissors at home, and a guilloutine cutter (Palio or Xikar Ti) or a punch (Xikar) when away, depending on the cigar.

I have multiple cutters & all different types of cut,but I do prefer a punch and use them most of the time.I use scissors on torpedos.

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I use one a Xikar ultra slim cutter because its sticks to the Xikar ultra lighter via ingenious use of magnets.

Failing that I use a Fox's covered double blade for bringing out as they'll let you through airport security with it and it never cuts too much off when you're drunk!!

I use a cheapo punch made from Winchester .44 Magnum shell case. Still working after many years. However I would like to know more about this "Fox" covered double blade for my figurados and small rings. Last double blade I had is now used by a TSA agent.

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I use a cheap £5 double blade cutter. Still sharp. Does the job and has done for over a year! I am tempted to upgrade and get the Xikar Xi2 though.

iExplore on my Tappytalk part duex

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I use the Xikar VX V-Cutter. It is the perfect cutter. I've used scissors, guillotine(sp?), puches, nothing compares. You can even use it on Torpedoes. The cut ends up looking like the 'notch' where you put the string in an Arrow...Perfect draw, doesn't fall apart. It is the ONLY cutter I will EVER use.

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I've fallen in love with my Xikar MTX scissors. If I don't have those for some reason, I use my pocket knife. Hell, sometimes I just use my thumb nail...only on Cubans though, nc wrappers are too thin/fragile for that to work very well.

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Sometimes I use the V-Cut twice to make an "X"

I been using xikar v-cut for a while. I like it because the nice cut and if I do need to open it up a bit more I also make an X.

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I've always used a Guillotine style cutter but sometimes feel that I cut too much and then the wrapper starts to flake away during the smoke. I tend to feel the wrapper problems are more a problem with my cut rather than the construction when I do get problems. Been interested in trying a punch as an alternative though. Apparently you get a more even smoke?

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Typically use a Guillotine... just started using a punch and I'm cracking the head every other stick.

Have you been moistening the cap beforehand? I've been getting the cap nicely wet and twisting slowly and I haven't cracked any, yet

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Punch. Punch only as it's at the end of my lighter so it's very convenient.

On top of that, it doesn't leave that dry, sandy taste that a cutter leaves when you first put it in your mouth.

Once can always punch a small crescent if one needs to.

Only downside is no Torp. cigars for that cut. HOWEVER, if the torp is plugged, a simple insert from the punch loosens it all the way up. Very good for that, i've found.

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Strictly use my Cuban Crafter's Perfect Cutter. No punch or v-cuts for me.

Keep Smilin! :)

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Nothing worse than a dull punch, on the other hand, nothing better than a sharp one.

I use an 11mm Xikar punch the most, and I've found that the best punches are sharpened with the taper on the inside applying the pressure to the piece of cap being removed and not adding pressure outwards against the shoulder of the cigar head. I've made a ton of bullet shell casings and the inside taper works ten times better.

Many new punches come too dull to use properly and a few seconds with a Dremel and a polishing cone-bit and it's fixed to the point of barely needing to twist or use much pressure at all.

Guillotine for my torps and skinnies, and my fingernails and/or teeth when needed.

I can't stand the V-cut. Not for me at all.

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