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post #1 of 19 Old 01-26-2020, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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There can be only one......

Ok so if you oculd only have one would it be a punch, v cutter, or straight cutter? I love the punch and the v cutter but know once and a while you might have aneed to use a straight cutter. I want to buy one cutter right now and gift the one the cigar shop gave me to my buddy that likes cigars as well.. Giving him a few sticks from what I have to get him started. ANd if you say v cutter how do the colibri and the xikar xv2 compare. I had bad experiences with colibri lighters in the past.
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post #2 of 19 Old 01-26-2020, 10:25 AM
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Straight cutter is all I use ci has a cutter grab bag for like 30 bucks I think they send you 4 random cutters I never got the cutter grab bag but I got the lighter grab bag a few times they are worth the price I imagine the cutter grab bag would be a good deal too
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post #3 of 19 Old 01-26-2020, 10:27 AM
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ĎOnly Oneí would have to be a straight cut. Capable of cutting any cigar, I like using a punch whenever possible but they donít work well on torpedoís. My V is the Xikar, no complaints. I think the Colibri V makes a deeper cut, lots of the guys here use em so Iím guessing that the quality is a whole lot better than the guillotines Iíve gotten from them in the past.
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post #4 of 19 Old 01-26-2020, 10:38 AM
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i only have one cutter...a straight perfect cutter from cuban crafters. works like a charm
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post #5 of 19 Old 01-26-2020, 10:41 AM
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Always used a straight cut.. I had the Xikar multi tool/scissors and used them exclusively. However, over the course of my down time through a couple of moves I seem to have lost track of them. That really sucks, as I had to scramble to find a very cheap and not super good replacement when I lit up the first return cigar. Will have to find something that's a good replacement soon.
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post #6 of 19 Old 01-26-2020, 10:46 AM
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If only one. Get the V.
Straight can be done with a sharp knife.
Punch can be done with a spent 9mm or 30cal brass cartridge.

I've got both the Colibri and Xikar V cutters. Both are decent. Xikar doubles as a cigar rest.

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post #7 of 19 Old 01-26-2020, 10:47 AM
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Well... I mean... if you're only going to have one...

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In truth, there CANNOT be only one!

95% - Double-bladed straight-cut guillotine. I have about a dozen good ones.
4.95% - Punch. I have 3 or 4 twist type, plus the punches integrated on my Modus tools.
0.05% - V-Cut. Only one, a Colibri. (quality is top notch)
0.00% - Rotary Quad-Cutter (pictured). Sorry, it's packed away for lack of desk space.

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post #8 of 19 Old 01-26-2020, 10:48 AM
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Straight cut. Xicar XO. I've had it and used it almost every day and it still hasn't needed to be sharpened. Cut's cigars like it's new out of the box still
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post #9 of 19 Old 01-26-2020, 10:58 AM

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I have every kind of cutter and use different cutters on different cigars. But if I could have only one it'd be a Punch.

Good on:

small gauges - use normally

Large gauges - double Punch

Really large - cloverleaf pattern

Torpedo - modified dickman

Short fillers - you don't get little tobacco bits

And IT'S ALWAYS ON MY KEYCHAIN when I misplaced all of my Xis.

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post #10 of 19 Old 01-26-2020, 08:30 PM
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Straight cutter for sure. I do enjoy using a punch, but they never seem to stay sharp for long. My Xikar X8 and Xiís have been very dependable.

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