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Old 10-24-2008, 06:59 PM   #1
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Default 411 on punch

I'm interested in trying a punch and I need a little info from the masses here . Are there different sizes ? If so what size do you use ? and is 1 type better than another ? I really don't want to spend a lot in case I don't decide to go that route but I'd like to try one..


any and all input is much appreciated... Thanks
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Old 10-24-2008, 07:31 PM   #2
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Default Re: 411 on punch

Pick up an inexpensive one from your local B&M or add one to an order that you place online. Then if you decide that you like a punch, you can get a better one. I got one of these from CI.
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:03 AM   #3
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what's the main difference between cutting and punching a cigar? I mean, I know what the difference is, but will it really change the way you enjoy a cigar?
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:52 AM   #4
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Default Re: 411 on punch

You will have a tighter draw with a punch, so it's good for cigars with notoriously lose draws. I find that a smoke will last longer with a punch instead of a cut.

What I usually do is punch first, if I find the draw is much too tight then I'll go ahead and snippity-snip-snip.
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Old 10-25-2008, 04:52 PM   #5
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Grab a .99 cent cheapy first to see if you like it, cigarbid has them up all the time for dirt cheap. Personally I hate them so I'd hate to see you waste a lot of money on something you may never use.
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Old 10-25-2008, 05:05 PM   #6
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Default Re: 411 on punch

Also check any cigar lighters you have laying around. Even my cheapo has a built-in punch cutter that flips down at the bottom of the lighter.
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:42 AM   #7
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Default Re: 411 on punch

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Also check any cigar lighters you have laying around. Even my cheapo has a built-in punch cutter that flips down at the bottom of the lighter.
What he said. I have the same deal on my lighter, and it's the only punch I use. Works just fine. I use it for larger RG sticks.
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:11 AM   #8
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Default Re: 411 on punch

I find myself punching more often than not now (except with torpedoes and very small RG cigars). It cuts down on wrapper unraveling for me as I've been keeping my sticks a little on the dry side.
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:50 AM   #9
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You will have a tighter draw with a punch, so it's good for cigars with notoriously lose draws.
I haven't used a punch in a long time so I didn't think of that. I have a bunch of Hoyo's that have a really loose draw and will try a punch on the next one. Thanks!
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Old 10-26-2008, 01:48 PM   #10
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Default Re: 411 on punch

Thanks guys I will be getting a cheap one . the reason I want to try is because It seema no matter how I cut my Sancho Panza double maddys they unravel a bit..
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