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I, for the longest time, used to only use a punch style cutter to cut my cigar. I was lucky enough to get in on the second group buy for a Palio cutter and I haven't been the same since. The Palio is the absolute best cutter I have ever used and I make sure it is close by anytime there is even a possibility that I may have a smoke.

Does anyone use a V-Cutter? I think this is an intriguing cut for a cigar, especially a torp. style.

I really wasn't looking to do a poll on this topic, I was just looking for everyone's preferred tool for cutting their cigar.
 

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Generic two blade cutter, can't keep one around long enough to spend the money on a quality cutter.
 

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I use a generic two blade cutter, although from time to time I will use a punch.

I had a cigar V-cut for me by Pierre Blatter at Blatter & Blatter in Montreal. Couldn't tell you it made a big difference, but I found it kind of cool! :)
 

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I've only used a guillotine or bullet to cut my smokes and prefer the bullet. Sometimes the bullet mangles the cap and produces poor results, the guillotine has a tendency to also do damge if the cut isn't clean. Is there a better method? I like that the bullet produces the same size hole to draw from every time. Whats the difference between the other cutters
 

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nice little xikar cutter... in leiu of that, teeth!
 

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Could someone post a picture of a v-cut. I not every seen one. I am a young ape and still learning. Oh by the way I perfer full cut over a punch.
 

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flipflop said:
I have two Xikar cutters.

Never use a punch or vcut.
Same here. I only use a punch or v-cutter when I am smoking a sandwich.
 

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Looks like there are a lot of Xikar users out there. Have any of you used the Xikar and the Palio? If so, why do you like the Xikar better?
 

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ff6849 Head over to jrcigars.com. They have the JR University, it would be fun reading for you. It will give you pictures of all different types of cuts.

I go with the 2 blade, has worked fine. Hopefully Santa will bring a new cutter this year.
 

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I use a cheapo two-blade cutter I got at the local B&M on clearance. Works OK, but is starting to gum up a little. My father-in-law has a bullet cutter I've used a couple of times. Not bad for smaller ring guage cigars, but I really don't like it for the bigger ones. Probably going to get a Xikar or Palio early next year.
 

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Palio, bullet, swiss army sissors (not the cigar cutters, the small sissors, any port in a storm), and sometimes my pocket knife. Some cigars don't take the plug well and the cap gets mangled. I prefer plugs, but I need to find a plug cutter that stays sharp. I had a Xikar plug cutter that was not worth the money...a disappointment. Now I have a cheap one.

I heard there is a ceramic one somewhere, but paying the cost of a box for a cutter bugs me. I almost did that for the palio, and I don't need to do that again for a Xikar or other cutter.
 

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Depends on the stick. I usually start out with a punch if I expect a loose draw. Otherwise, I have a Zino/Davidoff guillotine cutter that does the job. I have a cheap v-cutter, but don't really like it.

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I just have a single blade guillotine cutter. I think I might to get a double blade or a Palio or something as they tend to cut cleaner. Usually the single does the job, but sometimes with a small cap it is a bit too ragged. Newbie here, so I might just be crappy at cutting. :)
 
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