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What type of cut do you prefer?

This is a discussion on What type of cut do you prefer? within the Cigar Accessory Discussion forums, part of the The Cigar Lounges at Puff category; Originally Posted by Just1ce I never though of that. You're absolutely right. I looked at the punch cutter and the ...

  
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    Full grown Puffer Fish LewZephyr's Avatar


     

    Re: What type of cut do you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Just1ce View Post
    I never though of that. You're absolutely right. I looked at the punch cutter and the taper is on the outside. It's a little cheapie I picked up on cbid.
    Sign up for the Montecristo Social Club and they will send you a free punch. Its pretty good for around the house, but a little hefty to haul around in your pocket.

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    Re: What type of cut do you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by LewZephyr View Post
    Sign up for the Montecristo Social Club and they will send you a free punch. Its pretty good for around the house, but a little hefty to haul around in your pocket.

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    yeah ! ! !
    I got-in on that too! ! ! Their web site (as a forum) sucks but the cigars & cutter were nice! I also keep this punch in the office (where I smoke) . . . this thing weighs a couple pounds! JK, but VERY hefty. This big-boy would look good and work well in the Stinky Cigar Cutting Station [1:38 minute video].

    Zoom in. Look closely at the cutting cylinder in the photo! The knife taper is on the outside of the cylinder. I took mine into the metal shop and modified the blade (cylinder). Works just fine.

    PS
    it's never a good idea to put your knife edge on a stone surface! Now, go re-sharpen that thing! .. .. .. and brush your teeth before you go to bed!

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    Puffer Fish with many spikes WNYTony's Avatar


     

    Re: What type of cut do you prefer?

    Always used the plastic cheap 2 blade cutter the shop would throw in until I bought a Colibri lighter with both a guillotine cutter and a punch onboard - great accessory for the car and golf bag ! Ever since I've been a big fan of the punch for everything but Torpedos. I might try the suggestion to then cut the end if the stick seems bitter and see if there is a noticeable difference. I did just order a cheap stainless 2 blade scissor cutter from Amazon to make free shipping and will be trying that as well. Tried a v-cut once and not for me, but a golf buddy of mine likes that one alot.
    Great thread !

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    Young Puffer Fish Harley3381's Avatar


     

    Re: What type of cut do you prefer?

    My go to lately has been my xikar mtx tool( scissors) so long as the ring gauge is under 54. Anything bigger I use a xikar x8 cutter. Been very happy with both.

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    Trust Me, I'm Not Lion SeanTheEvans's Avatar


     

    Re: What type of cut do you prefer?

    Since I picked it up, my "go to" is the Xikar V Cutter. It has the "cat's eye" shape and works perfectly for me. Great draw, but more focused than just cutting the cap off, so I feel like I get more flavor out of my smokes. Sometimes I'll deviate and use a CC Punch, and if things feel clogged or anything seems botched, I can just use a Palio or Xikar Xi3 to chop the top and open things up.

    All of these cuts work for me, and all of the tools I use for them I'd highly recommend. It just seems that the "V" does it for me atm, who knows a month from now
    I <3 Cigars

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    Full grown Puffer Fish


     

    Re: What type of cut do you prefer?

    I have CC perfect cuttter, Xikar 11mm punch, Xikar V cutter. I like the V cutter the best!

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    Maturing Puffer Fish


     

    Re: What type of cut do you prefer?

    straight cut. usually twice per.

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    Puffer Fish with some spikes


     

    Re: What type of cut do you prefer?

    I usually use a punch but had a V cut the other day and I liked it. I find myself doing all of the above though too.

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    Young Puffer Fish


     

    Re: What type of cut do you prefer?

    95% of the time I use a guillotine cutter. I do have a punch cutter on my key ring as well as a Bugatti lighter that has a punch cutter built in. I use the punch cutter rarely, typically only when I'm out and only have the punch available. I don't dislike punch cuts, just rarely do it. Never tried a V cutter, and while I'm curious, don't see myself ever buying one.

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    TJB
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    Re: What type of cut do you prefer?

    guillotine cutter all the way. I alternate between my x8, cc perfect cutter, palio. Don't use the punch anymore. I think the tar builds up faster with punch cuts.
    "Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman - or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle." George Burns

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    Straight outta Sunnyvale thechasm442's Avatar


     

    Re: What type of cut do you prefer?

    I prefer guillotine cuts. I have a Xikar Xi2, and a cheapo Colibri that actually works decent ever since I cleaned it real good.

    I have a few torch lighters that have punch's on them, but I rarely use them, and the quality is pretty mediocre at best anyway.

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    Maturing Puffer Fish Reggie's Avatar


     

    Re: What type of cut do you prefer?

    I've tried the punch and it's ok - but really like the CC Perfect cutter and a nice, clean, straight cut.

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    Maturing Puffer Fish Lobo218's Avatar


     

    Re: What type of cut do you prefer?

    Lately, I have been using punch while out and about since its on my key ring, at home use CC perfect cutter.

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    Huge Puffer Fish packed with spikes Frodo's Avatar


     

    Re: What type of cut do you prefer?

    80% of the time its a double guillotine cut for me.

    I used to use a punch cut 20% of the time, but found way too many instances of tar build -up so I discontinued this. When I switched to a V-cut for 48-52 RG cigars, I found I got the same concentration of smoke from the punch cuts without the tar build-up problem from the punch cuts.

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    Puffer Fish with some spikes


     

    Re: What type of cut do you prefer?

    +1 Double guillotine cut... I have 3 Xikar Xi3's and 2 Davidoff Zino's, but I prefer using the Xikar's over the Zino's.

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