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Old 01-09-2010, 03:36 PM   #1
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Default Is a Xikar really worth it?

Hey guys, I'm looking to upgrade my cutter because I'm always pinching my hands with the one I have.... clumsy. Looking around on ebay I see that these cutters go for around $50 bucks, thats pretty steep for me but I see alot of you have them. Do you think they're worth it? Or could I just as well use a similar model like the Lotus Spectre for a cheaper price tag? thanks for the input
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:40 PM   #2
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Default Re: Is a Xikar really worth it?

Though I've used an Xikar every day for a coupla years, and have been pleased as punch, fitty bucks sounds a little steep. F'instance, I got mine in a deal back then, with 3 red-dot Cohibas and "free" cutter for $40. If you look at deals with some of the big retailers online, you may find something similar.
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:41 PM   #3
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Default Re: Is a Xikar really worth it?

I actualy have one of the cheaper Xikar's, I realy like it. It is pretty much all that I use.
I got mine on cbid on a special deal that came with a couple of sticks. Alot of other people realy like the palio's (not sure of the spelling sorry if it is wrong) and from what I have seen those are great aswell.
But you can get a good xikar for about 35 bucks, it all comes down to what you like realy.
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:42 PM   #4
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Palio

The last cutter you will ever buy.
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:45 PM   #5
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Default Re: Is a Xikar really worth it?

I have a Xikar and it's hard to beat the cool factor of the cutting action, but end up using my Palio more often because of its consistently clean cuts.
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:57 PM   #6
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Default Re: Is a Xikar really worth it?

I used a Xikar for 2 years before switching to a Palio last year. I'd have to say that the new style Palio (they came out last summer) suit me better and in my opinion give a better cut.

I've bought my Xikar and Palio cutters from Heartfelt, which is also where I get my beads for humidification. http://heartfeltindustries.com/categ...rs+and+Punches

My everyday is a new style burl Palio that was a gift from Marc, one of the owners of Palio, but I also have 2 new style carbon fiber ones and an original in flat black.

My preference is Palio, but I have nothing bad to say about Xikar.
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:11 PM   #7
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Get a Palio...
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:17 PM   #8
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Default Re: Is a Xikar really worth it?

I have a Xikar and a Palio. I prefer the Palio. It's easier for me to use. The Xikar takes a little more practice.
I've heard of a few people getting pinched with the Xikar and I did too the first time.
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:20 PM   #9
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Default Re: Is a Xikar really worth it?

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I have a Xikar and it's hard to beat the cool factor of the cutting action, but end up using my Palio more often because of its consistently clean cuts.


Exactly what I was going to say.
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:22 PM   #10
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I have a Xikar and it's hard to beat the cool factor of the cutting action, but end up using my Palio more often because of its consistently clean cuts.
Thanks for that post. I have been back and forth between these two. I love the cool factor of the xikar but after testing both at the B&M the Palio kind of kicks butt on the xikar. I like to hear from people with both. Most of what I hear matches your opinion.
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:24 PM   #11
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I like them both but I always go back to my trusty $2 Havana cutter. I think it cuts better than either one.
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:01 PM   #12
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Default Re: Is a Xikar really worth it?

I actually carry both a Palio carbon fiber and a Xikar X2. I tend to use the Xikar more often, but I've found that the Palio will cut a larger RG than the Xikar. Since I tend to smoke smaller RG sticks, I carry the Xikar in my shirt pocket.

I like them both, and use them both some nights. Either way, they are both quality cutters.

I also have gravitated towards Xikar, especially for lighters. I really like their "No questions asked" lifetime guarantee, for everything they sell!
I have a cigar box full of old torch lighters that no longer work.

Another thought is the Xikar cigar tool / scissors. Greg Dunn (Dunng) had put together a group buy for these a while back, and a lot of inmates really like this item!

Have fun deciding!

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Old 01-09-2010, 05:03 PM   #13
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I'm not qualified to say, cause I always use cheap cutters.
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I like them both but I always go back to my trusty $2 Havana cutter. I think it cuts better than either one.
I've got a couple of those and they are ridiculously sharp! SOOO much better than the typical plastic guillotine cutters for about the same price.
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:08 PM   #15
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I've got a couple of those and they are ridiculously sharp! SOOO much better than the typical plastic guillotine cutters for about the same price.
And they stay that way. The one I use most often is 3 years old ans till cuts like a champ.
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:09 PM   #16
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:10 PM   #17
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Default Re: Is a Xikar really worth it?

I have a couple of Xikars and love them. Not to mention their customer service is top notch! One of my cutters didn't make it through a long weekend and ended up in very bad shape. I called Xikar they said send it to them. They sent me a brand new one no questions asked. They will also sharpen them free of charge. So I'm pro Xikar!


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If anybody has an extra palio they would like to trade for some smokes let me know.
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I think Palio-Xikar is like Coke-Pepsi, mainly a personal preference. Both companies make excellent cutters and back them with lifetime warranties to boot.
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I have both, but always go for my Palio!
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