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Old 06-07-2006, 08:05 PM   #1
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Single Blade Cutters

I have always been lead to believe that cutters with 2 blades are supperior to those with one. It makes sense to me. I was wondering about single blade cutters from companies like ST Dupont, any of there 300-400 dollar cutters that look and feel nice, I assume they will get the job done... right? Is investing in these a good idea (i know they are overpriced, try to keep that out of mind )
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Old 06-07-2006, 08:10 PM   #2
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I prefer a single blade. How much you want to spend is up to you. More money doesn't mean it will cut lots better. It will just look nice doing it.
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Old 06-07-2006, 08:13 PM   #3
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I mean I dont want to be spending 600 dollars, but I dont mind spending 100-200 dollars. I have seen some of the colibri 30 dollar single blade cutters. I want something that looks very classy and feels solid in my hand. I like something that feels like (and hopefully is) good quality.
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Old 06-07-2006, 08:49 PM   #4
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Look for a single cutter blade made with Soligen steel.
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Old 06-07-2006, 11:58 PM   #5
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What about cutters like the first two. They are about 30 bucks, has anybody had experience with these cutters?
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IME, single-bladed cutters are more likely to tear the wrapper at the end of the cut than double-bladed. That's not to say that ALL single-bladed cutters will do it, just that they seem more likely to.
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Old 06-08-2006, 08:17 AM   #7
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IME, single-bladed cutters are more likely to tear the wrapper at the end of the cut than double-bladed. That's not to say that ALL single-bladed cutters will do it, just that they seem more likely to.
That has been my experience. Could be my technique or could be a low quality cutter, but it tears on the opposite site from where the cut started if that makes sense. I ordered a Cuba Crafters double blade cutter and it should be here this week. It looks top quality and has a lifetime warranty. I will do a review on here once I get it and get a few cuts outta it. For $10, I can't go wrong even if it isn't the greatest.
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Old 06-08-2006, 09:07 AM   #8
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BargainHumidors.com has an excellent single blade cutter for 4 bucks.

It cuts as well as my Palio...seriously. It has a locking blade, easy to use. Not one single bad cut with it EVER.

I've been tempted to spend more on a "really nice" cutter before, but I know I'd just lose it..and this cutter is better than others I've tried that cost MUCH more.

I was completely surprised by the quality of this cutter.

http://www.bargainhumidors.com/bh/Pr...id=ACC-HAVANAC
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BargainHumidors.com has an excellent single blade cutter for 4 bucks. It cuts as well as my Palio...seriously...
I have one of those. For a budget-priced, single-bladed cutter, I agree it's excellent. However, I can't say that it cuts as well as my Palio. As between the two, I'll take the Palio every time (unless size and weight are critical). I also have a $2 double-bladed guillotine from Holt's, and it cuts almost as well as my Palio, but not quite as smoothly. FWIW.
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Cuba Crafters double blade cutter and it should be here this week. It looks top quality and has a lifetime warranty. I will do a review on here once I get it and get a few cuts outta it. For $10, I can't go wrong even if it isn't the greatest.


Works like a charm for me . Haven't even thought about having to use that warranty, either.
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