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BlackDog 09-09-2016 05:18 PM

"V" Cut vs. Flat Cut
 
For those who use them, why do you prefer a "V" cut to a flat cut? I can't recall ever smoking a "V" cut cigar. I think I'd like to try it, and know my local B&M has a "V" cutter to use. Just curious what opinions are on them. I still have many cigars from the Big Sale of 2008 that have tight draws, and am wondering if a "V" cut may help open them up.

T.G 09-09-2016 05:27 PM

Re: "V" Cut vs. Flat Cut
 
I never noticed much of a difference between the two other than v-cuts seemed to tar up more, but were less likely to cause the wrapper to unravel

AdamJoshua 09-09-2016 05:45 PM

Re: "V" Cut vs. Flat Cut
 
Never really liked the V cut for some reason, call it mouth feel.

https://cdn.meme.am/instances/52330373.jpg



I actually like to use a punch now and then though.

heyferg 09-09-2016 07:16 PM

Re: "V" Cut vs. Flat Cut
 
I use the V cut every now and then to mix things up, but I don't really notice a difference.

Ogre 09-09-2016 07:31 PM

Re: "V" Cut vs. Flat Cut
 
I will use the Vcut or punch for larger ring sizes, all others I go flat

Ripplingh2o 09-09-2016 10:31 PM

Re: "V" Cut vs. Flat Cut
 
With my minimal experience I prefer the V-cut because more of the cap is retained & I seem to get a better bite on the cigar. Of the two V-cutters, I much prefer the one with the inverted blades since it cuts significantly more clean & crisp. Resulting draw is just as good as a flat cut and if I want it open more I can cut a second "V" which becomes a + or X cut.

T.G 09-10-2016 07:46 AM

Re: "V" Cut vs. Flat Cut
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ripplingh2o (Post 2100883)
Of the two V-cutters, I much prefer the one with the inverted blades since it cuts significantly more clean & crisp. Resulting draw is just as good as a flat cut and if I want it open more I can cut a second "V" which becomes a + or X cut.


Very true, the Xikar/Wolf v-cutters cutters where the cut starts at the base of the triangle / tip of the cap and progresses inward towards the apex (vs starting at the apex and cutting outward) do tend to be much cleaner cuts.

ujponds 09-10-2016 12:27 PM

Re: "V" Cut vs. Flat Cut
 
I have a table top cutter with 2 flat cut options and 2 v cut options, I almost always use the smaller v cut. To me it seems like it gives an easier pull and they seem to burn more evenly. :2

Ripplingh2o 09-10-2016 12:29 PM

Re: "V" Cut vs. Flat Cut
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by T.G (Post 2100902)
Very true, the Xikar/Wolf v-cutters...

Didn't know if I should identify manufacturers, but my Xikar V-cutter is superb!
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T.G 09-10-2016 01:38 PM

Re: "V" Cut vs. Flat Cut
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ripplingh2o (Post 2100918)
Didn't know if I should identify manufacturers, but my Xikar V-cutter is superb!
-(P

No problem with mentioning manufacturers or non-Cuban cigar vendors here, unlike many other boards, no sponsorship/advertisements are accepted here.

AdamJoshua 09-10-2016 02:10 PM

Re: "V" Cut vs. Flat Cut
 
So my real question here would be is the V cut any different on a cigar with a TC, how does a cigar with TC hold up against one without, I'm assuming they are fairly close?

T.G 09-10-2016 04:06 PM

Re: "V" Cut vs. Flat Cut
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by AdamJoshua (Post 2100925)
So my real question here would be is the V cut any different on a cigar with a TC, how does a cigar with TC hold up against one without, I'm assuming they are fairly close?

Triple Cap?

I never noticed any difference.

RevSmoke 09-10-2016 05:33 PM

Re: "V" Cut vs. Flat Cut
 
I really like my punch cut, but that wasn't the question.

bmayyy 09-13-2016 08:49 AM

Re: "V" Cut vs. Flat Cut
 
As stated above, I use a V cut to change things up or on larger ring gauges.

tsolomon 09-13-2016 10:30 AM

Re: "V" Cut vs. Flat Cut
 
I like a V cut with smaller RG cigars and I will often use it on larger RG cigars that have a tight draw after making a straight cut. :2

Cigar Fan 29 10-07-2016 10:53 PM

Re: "V" Cut vs. Flat Cut
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tsolomon (Post 2101140)
I like a V cut with smaller RG cigars and I will often use it on larger RG cigars that have a tight draw after making a straight cut. :2






You could easily avoid having to do that additional V cut by using the PerfecDraw -- far more effective too.

icehog3 10-07-2016 11:36 PM

Re: "V" Cut vs. Flat Cut
 
If you are referring to the Shuriken, I have used it, and I was not impressed. :2

pnoon 10-07-2016 11:41 PM

Re: "V" Cut vs. Flat Cut
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by icehog3 (Post 2103575)
If you are referring to the Shuriken, I have used it, and I was not impressed. :2

:tpd:

Just a marketing gimmick.

Cigar Fan 29 10-08-2016 01:58 AM

Re: "V" Cut vs. Flat Cut
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by icehog3 (Post 2103575)
If you are referring to the Shuriken, I have used it, and I was not impressed. :2



No idea what a Shuriken is. It is the PerfecDraw. Google it.

Porch Dweller 10-08-2016 07:28 AM

Re: "V" Cut vs. Flat Cut
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Cigar Fan 29 (Post 2103582)
No idea what a Shuriken is. It is the PerfecDraw. Google it.

What you're referring to is the Shuriken PerfectDraw. You may also feel free to Google it.

You should head to the New Members section and post an introduction to let us know a little about you. Because - speaking only for myself - it's a bit odd that you joined us last night and have made three posts, all of them advocating the SHURIKEN PerfectDraw.


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