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What do you use on your Habanos? Guillotine, Punch, V Cutter or BITE

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I like a "Punch" as I tend to get less "tobacco" in my mouth and I think its a shame to waste that triple cap!

Curious what everyone else uses?

Tried to do a "poll" but never could get it to work.

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I tend to use a punch cutter on smaller ring gauges.  Anything 47 or above I use a guillotine.  Not sure why other than it works for me.

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1 minute ago, Duffer said:

I tend to use a punch cutter on smaller ring gauges.  Anything 47 or above I use a guillotine.  Not sure why other than it works for me.

Very different...I do the opposite. I do guilotine on small and punch on larger!?  That is how this question is going to go. I should delete now before the ridicule LOL

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Really want to perfect the bite. Until then, I've had the most success with the guillotine. A v cutter is on my list though. I've only liked the punch on smaller rg cigars, otherwise it seems I can't generate enough smoke.

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1 minute ago, nvnvnv said:

Really want to perfect the bite, until then, I've had the most success with the guillotine. A v cutter is on my list though. I've only liked the punch on smaller than cigars, otherwise it seems I can't generate enough smoke.

So great. And again the complete opposite of why I use punch. I love the taste an feel of the cap on my tongue.  I can't imagine cutting it off and throwing it away!

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Learned the hard way that punches and cheap single blade guillotine cutters can crack the head and virtually destroy a cigar. Now I mostly use a double blade cutter.


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Haven't carried a cutter in many years. I pinch the very top of the cap off, pulling the "lump" out of the divot. On the rare occasion that I smoke a pyramid or beliCoso, I borrow a cutter or use my pocket knife.

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It's always been guillotine for me. I should try a punch at least once and see what happens.

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Really want to perfect the bite. Until then, I've had the most success with the guillotine. A v cutter is on my list though. I've only liked the punch on smaller rg cigars, otherwise it seems I can't generate enough smoke.



Use the right sized punch, there not a one size fits all option like a lot believe

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A punch or a v-cutter. Usually a v-cutter for larger RG.

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Guillotine always - I use the Cuban crafters, self sharpening perfect cutter (double blade). Works like a charm every time!

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Punch and guillotine for me. Punch first, and if i need more off, then guillotine.

Although I've noticed that tar ball build up happens more often with a punch cut. 

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Double blade curved cutter if I have one at the time, otherwise it's fingernail.

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I'm curious if those that responded guillotine are actually using a single blade guillotine, or a double blade curved cutter? 

There is a big difference.

This is a Guillotine (angled, single blade, like the old "off with his head" kind of guillotine)

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THIS IS A DOUBLE BLADE CUTTER (sometimes called a Guillotine, but it's actually a scissor cut (2 blades pinch to cut))

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8 minutes ago, Philc2001 said:

I'm curious if those that responded guillotine are actually using a single blade guillotine, or a double blade curved cutter? 

There is a big difference.

My post changed ;-) Thx Phil! 

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4 hours ago, backbone said:

Start with a punch. If the draw is tight, off with her head!

Same - I started punching since the start of this year and it's my favourite method right now, moistening the wrapper before hand stops cracking most of the time. The punch has saved a few more open draws

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7 hours ago, GrouchoMarx said:

Guillotine always - I use the Cuban crafters, self sharpening perfect cutter. Works like a charm every time!

Getting one for Christmas from the wife. 

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I only smoke White Owls and they already have a hole in them....  Saves the decision on how to cut.  

I can't handle too many options....

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