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Old 11-10-2010, 09:37 AM   #21
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:52 AM   #22
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I have used Mac's X8. I think when he commented on "sturdy" what he ment is that is is a lot lighter, no heft to it. The couple of cuts I made with it were good. But it is a new cutter, let's see how it cuts after a couple of months use.

The dip that appears to be able to hold a cigar is not as big as it seems. I tried it and if the table gets a small bump it rolls/bounces out. It is not a secure place to place the cigar. I do like the heavier Palio feel beater.

So, for the $25 versus a black Palio for $35, that's the question. Both are reputable companies with warranties that can't be beat. If the X8 can keep an edge like the Palio it's gonna be hard to recommend the Palio for an additional $10. And if you like the Carbon fiber look/camo look, the Palio runs $47 and up versus the $25. The Palio has a slight edge in the holding of a cigar but as I never set mine there it is a moot point to me.

One could argue the Palio comes with a case, $10 worth.... personal opinion time. As I have lost my Palio, I am holding off on a new cutter until I can see how Mac's works out.

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edit - just saw the Monster deal - pulled the trigger on 2. At $15 ea, that becomes a good deal.
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I have used Mac's X8. I think when he commented on "sturdy" what he ment is that is is a lot lighter, no heft to it. The couple of cuts I made with it were good. But it is a new cutter, let's see how it cuts after a couple of months use.

The dip that appears to be able to hold a cigar is not as big as it seems. I tried it and if the table gets a small bump it rolls/bounces out. It is not a secure place to place the cigar. I do like the heavier Palio feel beater.

So, for the $25 versus a black Palio for $35, that's the question. Both are reputable companies with warranties that can't be beat. If the X8 can keep an edge like the Palio it's gonna be hard to recommend the Palio for an additional $10. And if you like the Carbon fiber look/camo look, the Palio runs $47 and up versus the $25. The Palio has a slight edge in the holding of a cigar but as I never set mine there it is a moot point to me.

One could argue the Palio comes with a case, $10 worth.... personal opinion time. As I have lost my Palio, I am holding off on a new cutter until I can see how Mac's works out.
It's a Xikar, I think the blade will hold and I'm guessing like their other cutters, you can send it in for a free sharpening and cleaning any time.

Also, I know on the others they sent you a free case if you registered it on their website, hopefully they do that with this new one.

Thanks for the review and comparison.
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:24 AM   #24
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I was going to give Mac's a try at EPIC but for $15 with Xikars warranty I went and grabbed one. For me the lighter weight is a plus considering I will haul it to and from work.
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Damn...I missed the deal!!
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I was going to give Mac's a try at EPIC but for $15 with Xikars warranty I went and grabbed one. For me the lighter weight is a plus considering I will haul it to and from work.
Haul I mean it's lighter by grams not ozs. I can't see either an issue to carry around.
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:32 AM   #27
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Damn...I missed the deal!!
So technically then, I was IBM because I got 2 and you got none, zip, nil, zero, nada.
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Haul I mean it's lighter by grams not ozs. I can't see either an issue to carry around.
I carried my Palio for two weeks while my other Xikar was getting serviced. I found it cumbersome in my pocket with all my other crap. I work long hours and I don't have an office just a box in the middle of a container field. I use my Palio at home and Xikar at work. This arrangement has worked out well for me.
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So technically then, I was IBM because I got 2 and you got none, zip, nil, zero, nada.
Usually at 6PM on Friday they run all the deal...we'll see if it pops up.
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Usually at 6PM on Friday they run all the deal...we'll see if it pops up.
excatly what i was thinking .... monster mashup
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It may show up again later tonight as well
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I carried my Palio for two weeks while my other Xikar was getting serviced. I found it cumbersome in my pocket with all my other crap. I work long hours and I don't have an office just a box in the middle of a container field. I use my Palio at home and Xikar at work. This arrangement has worked out well for me.

Ahh, ok. What's funny is I found the Xikar to feel "heavier" as it was seemed more weight over a smaller space in my dress slacks. The Palio being longer seemed to distibute the weight better. The X8 may be worth taking a look at for you then.
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I can see Mac now, all huddled over the computer, hitting F5 every 30 secs to reload the site. over the possibility of the big score.

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Old 11-10-2010, 07:04 PM   #34
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Its on there now on the Accessories tab.
I have used this cutter before, and I think it is better than the $70 Xikar!
An absolute steal at $15 with Free Shipping.
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Its on there now on the Accessories tab.
I have used this cutter before, and I think it is better than the $70 Xikar!
An absolute steal at $15 with Free Shipping.
Just Ordered! Thanks, Travis!
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An absolute steal at $15 with Free Shipping.
These are still available on tonights Mash-Up until 8:59 PM PST. Ya got about 30 minutes to get this deal!

http://www.cigarmonster.com/mashup.cfm
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Thanks for the notice last night. Pulled the trigger on one of these great deals. Steve
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I ended up buying 3 of these. A heck of a deal for a Xikar product @ 15.00 each and they'll make great gifts!
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Its on there now on the Accessories tab.
I have used this cutter before, and I think it is better than the $70 Xikar!
An absolute steal at $15 with Free Shipping.
Thanks for the heads up, I was able to get me one.
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Dang I missed it!
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