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Old 06-23-2009, 09:24 PM   #1
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Default Xikar Cutter cleaning tips?

I have a Xi2 Xikar Cutter. Seems to be a little sluggish and the blade is kinda dirty.

Any tips to correct these problems?


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Old 06-23-2009, 09:30 PM   #2
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I'll be the first of many to say it ... send it back. That's what the warranty is for.

But on a more immediate note, I've found that a Q-tip soaked in rubbing alcohol can help clear some debris.
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I use alcohol towelettes
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:50 PM   #4
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I just use dish soap. Get it wet and lathered up, rinse and dry. Mine works like new.
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Old 06-23-2009, 09:53 PM   #5
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I pull the handles off...they seem to only be pressure fit. If they're glued on, they're not glued very strongly. Anyway, after I remove the handles, I wash the cutter in warm water and dish soap. After dried, I install the handles and I'm good to go. Will it rust over time?? Perhaps, but it's only a tool and it'll give me an excuse to buy another one.

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I heard the best way to clean a Xixar is to return it and get a Palio.
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:11 PM   #7
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I heard the best way to clean a Xixar is to return it and get a Palio.
No need to start bashing people's cutters.
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:35 PM   #9
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I heard the best way to clean a Xixar is to return it and get a Palio.
Have to admit, I own both. I just got the Black Xikar Xi Cutter about a month or so ago. Its starting to "catch" or "stick" when you try to unlatch it about every 10th or so use. It also feels "sloppy" like its not as tight as it was when I got it. I paid full retail for it at a local B&M (trying to keep the good guys in business too). The owner said bring it back and he will swap it out and take care of the return for me, so I know it will get taken care of, but I have had the Palio for over a year and its like the day I bought it. Both are great cutters out of the box, so hopefully the new one will be better and it was just a fluke.

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I'll be the first of many to say it ... send it back. That's what the warranty is for.

But on a more immediate note, I've found that a Q-tip soaked in rubbing alcohol can help clear some debris.
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No need to start bashing people's cutters.
Relax, I'm just giving Scott a hard time, no one can take a joke?
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But on a more immediate note, I've found that a Q-tip soaked in rubbing alcohol can help clear some debris.
I always use a Q-Tip and rubbing alcohol.
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Relax, I'm just giving Scott a hard time, no one can take a joke?
And we would know you're joking how?

It is abundantly clear that folks here can take a joke. What wasn't clear is that you were joking.
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And we would know you're joking how?

It is abundantly clear that folks here can take a joke. What wasn't clear is that you were joking.
Usually jokes include a

I also just use soap and water. Works great!
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Default Re: Xikar Cutter cleaning tips?

On another note, I have used several Xikar cutters. I myself have 2 Xi2's, one in grey, one in red. I find that the Xi2's seem to be made more cheaply than the ones with wood or metal handles. Catfish has a Xi3 in the cool "spectra" (shimmery purple metal) finish. You can tell when you hold it that it's a solidly engineered piece of work. My Xi2's definitely feel more flimsy. There seems to be more play or wiggle room on the Xi2's. That might account for debris collecting in it, or it feeling "sluggish."
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Default Re: Xikar Cutter cleaning tips?

That did it.....

I started to clean it with rubbing alcohol, THEN I pulled on one of the sides and it came apart. Thankfully I caught the little spring before I lost it forever.

I'm leaving in one week and was hoping to take this cutter with me. Dang it.
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I'm leaving in one week and was hoping to take this cutter with me. Dang it.
I have an extra if you want to borrow it for your trip. Just let me know.

(notice how I will sneakily get Scott's address this way hee hee)
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