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Old 09-09-2016, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default "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.
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Old 09-09-2016, 05:27 PM   #2
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Default 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
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Old 09-09-2016, 05:45 PM   #3
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Default Re: "V" Cut vs. Flat Cut

Never really liked the V cut for some reason, call it mouth feel.





I actually like to use a punch now and then though.
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Old 09-09-2016, 07:16 PM   #4
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Default 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.
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Old 09-09-2016, 07:31 PM   #5
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Default Re: "V" Cut vs. Flat Cut

I will use the Vcut or punch for larger ring sizes, all others I go flat
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Old 09-09-2016, 10:31 PM   #6
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Default 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.
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Old 09-10-2016, 07:46 AM   #7
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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.
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Default 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.
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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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Old 09-10-2016, 01:38 PM   #10
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Didn't know if I should identify manufacturers, but my Xikar V-cutter is superb!
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Default 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?
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Old 09-10-2016, 04:06 PM   #12
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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.
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Default Re: "V" Cut vs. Flat Cut

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

As stated above, I use a V cut to change things up or on larger ring gauges.
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Default 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.
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Old 10-07-2016, 10:53 PM   #16
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Default Re: "V" Cut vs. Flat Cut

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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.





You could easily avoid having to do that additional V cut by using the PerfecDraw -- far more effective too.
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Old 10-07-2016, 11:36 PM   #17
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Default Re: "V" Cut vs. Flat Cut

If you are referring to the Shuriken, I have used it, and I was not impressed.
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If you are referring to the Shuriken, I have used it, and I was not impressed.


Just a marketing gimmick.
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Default Re: "V" Cut vs. Flat Cut

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If you are referring to the Shuriken, I have used it, and I was not impressed.


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