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What type of cut do you prefer?

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    Young Puffer Fish


     

    What type of cut do you prefer?

    What kind of cut and brands do you all prefer and why? I have just gotten into punch cutters and picked up an Xikar 11mm punch and have not used my Palio since. Never have tried a v-cut yet, but it is on my list.

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    Young Puffer Fish hunter19delta's Avatar


     

    Re: What type of cut do you prefer?

    I just switched to the Xikar 11mm punch for my cigars that are 54 ring and over. Otherwise I use a Xikar X8 cutter.

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    Resident Perdomo Whore Wicked_Rhube's Avatar


     

    Re: What type of cut do you prefer?

    I can't say I prefer one over the other for any real reason. I switch from double guillotine to punch to knife to V and ...
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    Re: What type of cut do you prefer?

    I punch everything that allows for it. Typically I just use old 22 shells with the tips chopped off and the edge sharpened.

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    Young Puffer Fish


     

    Re: What type of cut do you prefer?

    I completely forgot about the knives and scissors. Anyone ever tried one of those shuriken cutters? Looks interesting, but I'm not convinced enough to buy one and try it.

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    Young Puffer Fish


     

    Re: What type of cut do you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tobias Lutz View Post
    I punch everything that allows for it. Typically I just use old 22 shells with the tips chopped off and the edge sharpened.
    Funny you say that, I got ammo cans full of brass and was just thinking the other day that a 9mm casing would make a great punch with a little edge work. Maybe even a .308 (About 7mm)

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    Alpha Puffer Fish Laynard's Avatar


     

    Re: What type of cut do you prefer?

    I used to be into the v cut, but now I punch a lot. I just got some scissors I may try tonight. It's like deciding what to smoke: completely spur of the moment and arbitrary.
    To smoke is human; to smoke cigars, divine.

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    bombero apollo's Avatar


     

    Re: What type of cut do you prefer?

    Not saying cigar smoke does not have bad things in it, but the residue from the primer and powder contains some bad things (mercury, lead, etc). I would not put those things into something I was going to smoke/put into my mouth.

    I'll buy a cutter/punch all day long before putting anything ammo related into my mouth.

    ETA: To the question, this is the cutter I use: XIKAR | Xi1 Cutters
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    Full grown Puffer Fish Joe Bonzo's Avatar


     

    Re: What type of cut do you prefer?

    Prefer double guillotine, wedge is okay. Haven't tried punch before, never had a reason to try anything other than straight cut until bro-in-law bought me the wedge cutter.

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    Puffer Fish with some spikes Dagesh's Avatar


     

    Re: What type of cut do you prefer?

    Read or saw a video about different cutters and one fellow recommended cutters over punch as the tar can build up a little easier w/ a punch causing the stick to go bitter. To test he recommended punching the cigar and after it tastes like it might be getting bitter, cut it and try it from there. Being a newb I've been cutting ever since but I might try my punch again just for kicks.

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    Re: What type of cut do you prefer?

    I have been pretty happy with my Xikar ultra slim ('gunmetal' one). I switched from cheapie cutters to it a year ago. Cuts any cigar great since I prefer open cuts.

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    Huge Puffer Fish packed with spikes brimy623's Avatar


     

    Re: What type of cut do you prefer?

    I like a punch.
    I guess it's because my "cheap" guillotine tends to mess up my shoulders. Been hearing a lot about the Cuban Crafters Perfect Cutter & may try one.
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    Puffer Fish with some spikes iatrestman's Avatar


     

    Re: What type of cut do you prefer?

    I've really been enjoying the punch cut since I got a decent punch. If you don't like the draw you can give it another few punches or use a guillatine to clip of the end per usual. I have been wanting to try a v-cut but have heard that if you want to use a v-cut you need to get a high-end cutter or else they crush your stick.

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    Puffer Fish with some spikes


     

    Re: What type of cut do you prefer?

    Xikar v cut is awesome. Some cigars work much better than others with the v cut though

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    Alpha Puffer Fish Laynard's Avatar


     

    Re: What type of cut do you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gerace716 View Post
    Xikar v cut is awesome. Some cigars work much better than others with the v cut though
    This. My go-to v cut.
    To smoke is human; to smoke cigars, divine.

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