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Cutter vs Punch

Last post 03-25-2009, 10:39 AM by phobicsquirrel. 8 replies.
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  • Cutter vs Punch

     03-24-2009, 2:45 PM

    Which one is better, why and what one do you have?
  • Re: Cutter vs Punch

     03-24-2009, 3:14 PM

    I have both and i think they are both wonderful in the correct circumstances. I use my punch with cigars with such a large ring guage that I can't cut (some nubs etc) or when a cigar tends to have a looser draw. I cut in almost all other situations. I guess I prefer cutting, but the punch comes in handing quite often.
    "As I grow to understand life less and less, I learn to love it more and more." - Jules Renard
  • Re: Cutter vs Punch

     03-24-2009, 3:25 PM

    If it has a rounded cap I punch it, anything else I cut. I have a ixar 07,08 and a xi3.

  • Re: Cutter vs Punch

     03-24-2009, 4:14 PM

    Punch for largest and cut everything else....cheapies on both...save money to spend on smokes
  • Re: Cutter vs Punch

     03-24-2009, 4:58 PM

    I actually punch parejos in the smaller gauges, because I have a smaller punch. I lick the cap well to get it ready for the punch, and it's very reliable. I do the 4-leaf clover method for larger gauges. On mid-sized parejos, I'll start with a punch, and draw-test. If it's too firm, I'll either punch out a bit more, or switch to the cutter, depending on how much looser I need it to be. Even the large ring gauge parejos (like Nubs) can be crammed into the cheap guillotines, and you'll never get it on far enough to take off the cap :)
    phobicsquirrel:
    ummm milk it..
  • Re: Cutter vs Punch

     03-24-2009, 9:59 PM

    I have a punch and a cutter. I've only ever used the punch a few times. Seems that when I punch I don't get a good draw.
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  • Re: Cutter vs Punch

     03-24-2009, 10:57 PM

    I own a cutter, but my buddy has 2 punches on the bottom of his lighter that I use quite often. Getting to the point where I only use my cutter on torpedos and other tapered figurados and the punch for pretty much everything else. Though if the cigar is around 45ish ring gauge and lower, I usually cut it.

    Edit: @brc Try offsetting the punches, one just to the right of center and one just to the left, gets you a bigger hole without having to get a bigger punch. The cut should look a little like an infinity symbol.
    brsmith21:
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  • Re: Cutter vs Punch

     03-25-2009, 3:25 AM

    I do it a bit diffrently. I start off with a punch and draw test, if its not to my liking i cut. On small rings i notch and that works out really well because my notcher is uber-sharp. I like punching more than cutting (unless a torpedo or belicoso) because it doesnt damage the head as much....but i have a Xikar cutter on the way which may fix that. The experimentation continues....
    Lee.mcglynn:
    One of the b&m's near me is owned by hoe's I always argue with
  • Re: Cutter vs Punch

     03-25-2009, 10:39 AM

    Garen B:
    I own a cutter, but my buddy has 2 punches on the bottom of his lighter that I use quite often. Getting to the point where I only use my cutter on torpedos and other tapered figurados and the punch for pretty much everything else. Though if the cigar is around 45ish ring gauge and lower, I usually cut it.

    Edit: @brc Try offsetting the punches, one just to the right of center and one just to the left, gets you a bigger hole without having to get a bigger punch. The cut should look a little like an infinity symbol.
    ixar 08 baby...

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