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Old 10-08-2021, 06:20 AM   #1
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How to use a Cigar punch

As part of a recent bomb I received a My Father ashtray still in the wrapper and it came with a small punch.

Have had lots of problems with 10+ year old smokes not doing well with a guillotine cutter, and some have suggested using a punch instead.

Any tips, tricks, or general info on how to use a punch? Have never used anything but a guillotine cutter.

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Old 10-08-2021, 06:56 AM   #2
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yep

Center the punch the best you can and push on it with a rotating motion. It doesn't take much force to punch through the cap. You will be left with a clean cut and a tiny tobacco "donut hole."
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Center the punch the best you can and push on it with a rotating motion. It doesn't take much force to punch through the cap. You will be left with a clean cut and a tiny tobacco "donut hole."
Great thanks.
That's how I assumed it was done, but figured it was worth asking to be sure

Hopefully it helps with the dry, brittle wrappers I keep getting from smokes over 10+ ywars old

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Will have to give it a try as i have 10 Cigars from 1998 to 2001 that ElkTwin sent for me to review.

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a few months in a 70% humidity situation should solve the dry brittle part of that problem... but not everyone wants to wait 3-6 months to smoke a cigar...
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Old 10-09-2021, 08:07 AM   #6
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a few months in a 70% humidity situation should solve the dry brittle part of that problem... but not everyone wants to wait 3-6 months to smoke a cigar...
Really don't know why they are still so dry, brittle and prone to peeling wrappers after being at 65% in my tupperdoor for months.

Seems like they should be plenty hydrated.

A little perplexing to me

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John uses a punch and has god luck with it. At Maxwell's, I've taken to a vcut lately. So much smoke to be had.
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At Maxwell's, I've taken to a vcut lately. So much smoke to be had.
My son picked up a V-Cutter at a local shop and it has become my new favorite way to cut a cigar.
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